How much should you budget for your renovation?
We did the math so you didn’t have to! Backed by data from over $20,000,000 worth of contracts, get a detailed breakdown of renovation costs, based on the type and extent of works you intend to do.
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Although there are many variables that determine how much you'll need to pay for a home renovation in Singapore, it's possible to account for main cost contributors with the help of the right tool.
By analysing pricing data from $20,000,000 (and counting) worth of completed renovation projects, the Qanvast Renovation Calculator can give you a good estimate of the amount of money you have to save, or even how much you need to take out on a renovation loan!
Factors that affect the cost of a home renovation in Singapore
While the average renovation cost for new BTO flats is between $30,000 and $50,000, what you might end up paying for your home makeover could end being more (or less) depending on the following factors:
Property-related renovation cost factors
- The type of home you have
Surprisingly, renovating a condominium unit could be less expensive than an HDB flat. This can be attributed to the fact that condominium apartments in Singapore often come ready with storage fixtures and flooring, which means saving on carpentry and tiling costs.
- The age of your HDB flat
No surprises here, the older your HDB flat, the more expensive it's going to be to renovate. The difference in renovation cost between a brand-new BTO flat and a resale HDB flat can be as low as $2,000 to as high as $14,000
- The size of your HDB flat
The bigger your HDB flat, the higher its renovation cost. For instance, the difference in cost between renovating a new 3-room BTO flat and a new 5-room BTO flatcan be as much as $8,000
Work-related renovation cost factors
The bulk of costs for an HDB flat renovation tends to come from:
- Hacking: $400 – $700
Demolishing and/or re-building walls or structures within a house.
- Masonry: $1,300 – $3,000
Laying of tiles and flooring foundations as well as post-hacking touch up.
- Carpentry: $3,400 – $6,100
Construction of home fixtures like shelves, box-ups, and cabinets.
Other renovation works that add to the bill include:
- Electrical works: $1,700 – $3,200
Installation of electrical outlets, lighting, and heater power points.
- Painting: $200 – $1,400
Painting 2 to 3 coats of paint to walls and ceilings.
- Windows, doors, and grilles: $2,600 – $5,100
Installation of fixtures like glass panes, aluminium window grilles, and wooden doors.
- Cleaning and disposal: $300 – $1,100
Includes post-renovation clean up works, including acid/chemical washes, haulage, and debris disposal.
Estimated average renovation costs for different houses in Singapore
For an accurate estimate of the average renovation cost for new BTO flats, resale HDB flats as well as new and resale condominium apartments in Singapore, check out the Qanvast Renovation Calculator to see how your renovation choices will affect the final cost.
And once you're done with the math, let us know and we can link you up with five interior designers to start comparing quotes!