I just got my keys, what's next?
Many of new home owners are anxious and will definitely want to know what to do. Friends, relatives and parents are those who went through it and will provide lots of details on what to, and not to do. What matters most, how much budget would you set aside for the whole reno, including things like appliances and such?
A typical budget cost for a 4-room flat would roughly be:
- $10k for reno (including kitchen bottom cabinet, clothing cabinet for all rooms and laminate flooring for all rooms)
- $1k for home appliances (fridge, washing machine)
- $500 for lightings
- $1k for a good dining table with chairs
While the above is the most decent budget, some may even get a lower total cost as compared to what we have stated. If you want even better quality products, you may wish to top up more.
After setting aside the budget, next is to find a good contractor. A contractor typically cost lower to engage as they don't focus on designing your house. Just tell them what you want to do and they will just do that part.
Lights, curtains, reno or painting? Though there's no strict rules stating which should come first, we always believe curtain should be the last to enter as they are mostly fabrics and would be the last to enter the house. Lights should enter typically once most of the reno work and pre-painting of walls/ceiling are done.