“Want to plan your renovation but have no idea of what kind of costs or budget to renovate my house?” This is a common question, especially for new homeowners or those undergoing first-time renovations. It definitely makes sense to know how much the various works can cost, so you can plan according to your budget. Here are a indicative price guide with estimated costs of the various renovation works for you.

 

  1. Floor finishes and tiling

There are many new designs for tiles out there, some even replicating the look of wood or stone. Different flooring materials have different costs, likewise the cost of labour is also different for different flooring materials. Total cost depends on size of area as well as type of flooring or tiles chosen.

Marble: $10 – 15 per square feet (psf)

Laminate: $3.50 – 4.50 psf

Vinyl: $6 – 7.50 psf

Ceramic or Homogenous tiles: $3 – 15 psf

Parquet: $7 – 14 psf (depends on short or long length strip)

Granite: $10 – 20 psf

Labour: $3 – 10 psf

 

  1. Hacking of Walls

Be it partial or full demolition, hacking of walls is common during renovation works. This could be to combine two rooms into one to create a larger space with an adjoining walk-in wardrobe, open up the space in an area or replace existing wall with other partition materials such as glass. Costs depend on the size, thickness and amount of hacking needed. Hacking of a single wall in a HDB flat or apartment costs between $400 and $900, depending on the length, thickness and the area to be removed.The quotation quote should include haulage and clearing of debris to approve site

 

  1. False Ceiling

False ceilings are a great way to elevate the overall look for your house and also conceal service lines and cables. Many homeowners use them in living rooms or bedrooms to install recessed lighting. Costs vary depending on area covered, however ultimately the cost depends on the design homeowners are looking for.

For HDB: (Height of 8.5 feet) False Ceiling: $4 – 10 psf

For Condo and Landed properties: (Height of more than 8.5 feet) False Ceiling: $6 – 12 psf

 

  1. Carpentry Work

Carpentry as a interior design is typically the first thing a person notices when they walk into your newly renovated home. From the kitchen to the bathroom and living and bedroom, carpentry is needed in every part of your house. The cost for carpentry depends on the materials used and the amount of workmanship required. A more customize design, with the use of more expensive materials for your countertop at the kitchen or bathroom, such as granite instead of solid surface are more likely double the cost.

Living Room Shoe cabinet: $250 – 350 per ft. run

TV console: $150 – 300 per ft. run

Settee with storage: $120 – 160 per ft. run

Display cabinet: $220 – 500 per ft. run

Kitchen Kitchen cabinet: $110 – 180 per ft. run

Kitchen top: $75 – 180 per ft. run

Bedroom Wardrobe: $200 – 350 per ft. run

Bed Frame: $700 – 2000 per set

Bedside table: $200 – 350 per set

Study Room Study table (with drawers): $150 – 300 per ft. run

Suspended table (without drawers): $90 – 150 per ft. run

Book cabinet: $220 – 500 per ft. run

Bathroom Vanity counter: $120 – 150 per ft. run

 

  1. Paint

The colours, shades and style of painting you choose add character and bring your interior to life. Surface area and painting costs are directly proportional so the size of your home which will determine cost of painting. Costs may differ based on type of paint chosen .

HDB (3 Colours + White (Ceiling)): $1000 – 1700

Condo (3 Colours + White (Ceiling)): $1100 -1900

Landed properties (3500sf build-up) – $4000 – 6000

 

  1. Feature Wall

A feature wall acts as a highlight piece of art in a space of your home and is a great way to add another dimension to your interior., there are several materials like stone ,granite and timble laminate materials you can experiment with to create that eye-catching wall. Of course, costs depend on material chosen as well feature wall area.

Using Craft stone: $60 – 80 psf

Using Wood/Stone Looking Tiles: $15 – 30 psf

Using Solid Core Wood and High Quality Laminate: $20 – 40 psf

 

  1. Electrical Re-wiring

The electrical costs ultimately depends on the amount of work required in your house such as the number of power points, lighting points and cable points. Concealment of wires and plastering will also affect pricing for electrical work. Since prices differ from electrician to electrician, we have included a range of costs to allow more accurate budget planning.

13amp Power Point (single): $80 – 90 per point

15amp Power Point (double): $70 – 160 per point

Lighting Point: $45 – 70 per point

2-Way Switch: $100 – 150 per piece

Install Water Heater Point: $120 – 150 per point

Telephone Point: $80 – 140 per point

SCV Point: $130 – 180 per point

Installation of Lights: $8 – 20 per light

Installation of Pendant Lights: $15 – 30 per light

Installation of Ceiling Fan: $40 – 55 per fan *

*All prices indicated do not include concealment and plastering work

 

  1. Plumbing works

For bathroom renovation, plumbing is one of the prominent costs incurred. Our guide includes installation costs for bathroom fittings Price for bathroom products such as toilet bowl and basin depend on quality, size, type and brand.

Install Water Heater: $100 – 150

Install Toilet Bowl: $120 – 150

Install Wash Basin and Tap: $50 – 100

9 .By area

If you haven’t yet determined to what extent you are renovating, a good estimate is to set aside at least $100 per sqf, area wise. The cost varies according to factors like your design, requirements and materials used. However, don’t forget the other components such as loose furniture, soft furnishings, lighting fixtures, window treatments, electrical appliances and sanitary ware and fittings. For landed properties like semidetached and bungalow house the cost can go up to $200 per psf

 

Do add 10 to 20 percent more to your original budget. Unexpected problems may crop up when you knock down a wall, lift the floorboard, or remove a ceiling

Don’t compromise the quality of material. If it’s dirt-cheap, chances are, it’s not of good quality, and will just give you more problems in the future.

 

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