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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 (and counting) worth of completed renovation projects, the 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 Renodots 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!

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What will your home be like?

Answering the following questions will allow us to tailor the results based on your needs.

Property type to be renovated?

Renovation Quotation

Is it a new or resale unit?

How many bedrooms and bathrooms?

Bedrooms

Master bedroom, bedrooms, and study

Bathrooms

Master bathroom and common bathrooms

What is the unit area size?

Select areas you wish to renovate.

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Did You Know?

The bulk of renovation costs come from major works like carpentry, hacking and masonry works.

Hacking

Typically consists of labour to hack and/or re-build, touch-up and plaster up walls. Costs do not include endorsement from a professional engineer.

Masonry

Typically consists of flooring, tiling and wet works. Cost is often determined by area size and labour costs for laying of tiles and foundation.

Carpentry

Typically consists of wardrobes, cabinets, storage features and other customised solutions such as settees. The cost is often determined by the size, materials and amount of workmanship required.

Other Works

Below is the list of other works that go into your renovation. We will get into those details later.

  • Ceiling & Partition
  • Plumbing Works
  • Electrical Works
  • Painting
  • Cleaning & Polishing

Living/Dining

Select the works required and your desired budget.

Hacking

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves the dismantling of one fixture, such as a cabinet, TV console, window or false ceiling without hacking of walls and/or floors.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $300

Involves the dismantling of several fixtures, such as cabinets, TV consoles, windows or false ceilings with partial hacking of walls and/or floors.

Approx. Budget:

$300 - $2,800

Involves the dismantling of all fixtures such as cabinets, TV consoles, windows or false ceilings with complete hacking of walls and/or floors.

Masonry

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves basic construction of appliance/cabinetry bases and post-hacking touch up, with little to no tiling.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $1,900

Involves regular construction of appliance/cabinetry bases, post-hacking touch up and tiling.

Approx. Budget:

$1,900 - $21,000

Involves comprehensive construction of appliance/cabinetry bases, post-hacking touch up and tiling.

Carpentry

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $2,400

Involves basic renovation of 1-2 home fixtures, including TV consoles, feature walls, cabinetry, bar counter and shelves.

Approx. Budget:

$2,400 - $5,200

Involves regular renovation of 2-3 home fixtures, including TV consoles, feature walls, cabinetry, bar counter and shelves.

Approx. Budget:

$5,200 - $22,600

Involves the dismantling of all fixtures such as cabinets, TV consoles, windows or false ceilings with complete hacking of walls and/or floors.

Ceiling & Partition

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves basic renovation of home fixtures, including box ups, partition beams/walls, pelmets and false ceilings w/ lighting.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $300

Involves regular renovation of home fixtures, including box ups, partial partition walls, pelmets and partial L-box false ceilings w/ lighting.

Approx. Budget:

$300 - $2,200

Involves comprehensive renovation of home fixtures, including box ups, full partition walls, pelmets and full L-box false ceilings w/ lighting.

Kitchen

Select the works required and your desired budget.

Hacking

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves the dismantling of one fixture, such as a cabinet, door, window or cooker hob without hacking of walls and/or floors.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $300

Involves the dismantling of several fixtures, such as cabinets, doors, windows or cooker hob with partial hacking of walls and/or floors.

Approx. Budget:

$300 - $2,100

Involves the dismantling of all fixtures such as cabinets, doors, windows or cooker hob with complete hacking of walls and/or floors.

Masonry

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $300

Involves basic construction of appliance/cabinetry bases and post-hacking touch up, with little to no tiling.

Approx. Budget:

$300 - $2,800

Involves regular construction of appliance/cabinetry bases, post-hacking touch up, waterproofing and tiling.

Approx. Budget:

$2,800 - $10,200

Involves comprehensive construction of appliance/cabinetry bases, post-hacking touch up, waterproofing and tiling.

Carpentry

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $3,300

Involves basic renovation of home fixtures, including worktops and one cabinet using laminates.

Approx. Budget:

$3,300 - $5,800

Involves regular renovation of home fixtures, including worktops and up to 2 cabinets using laminates.

Approx. Budget:

$5,800 - $16,800

Involves comprehensive renovation of home fixtures, including worktops and 3 or more cabinets using high-grade laminates.

Plumbing

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves the renovation of one water fixture, such as a kitchen sink/tap, water filtration systems, piping and heater storage.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $300

Involves the renovation of 2 – 3 water fixtures, such as kitchen sink/taps, water filtration systems, piping and heater storage.

Approx. Budget:

$300 - $700

Involves the renovation of 3 or more water fixtures, such as kitchen sink/taps, water filtration system, piping and heater storage. Plus, extension and concealing works for pipes.

Bedrooms

Select the works required and your desired budget.

Hacking

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves the dismantling of one fixture, such as a wardrobe, cabinet, bed frame, study table, door, window or false ceiling without hacking of walls and/or floors.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $300

Involves the dismantling of several fixtures such as wardrobes, cabinets, bed frames, study tables, doors, windows or false ceilings with partial hacking of wall and/or floors.

Approx. Budget:

$300 - $3,400

Involves the dismantling of all fixtures, such as wardrobes, cabinets, bed frames, study tables, doors, windows and false ceilings with complete hacking of walls and/or floors.

Masonry

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves basic construction of appliance/cabinetry bases and post-hacking touch up, with little to no tiling.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $900

Involves regular construction of appliance/cabinetry bases, post-hacking touch up and tiling.

Approx. Budget:

$900 - $7,000

Involves comprehensive construction of appliance/cabinetry bases, post-hacking touch up and tiling.

Carpentry

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $2,600

Involves basic renovation of 1 home fixture, including full-height wardrobes, doors, study tables, headboards, bedframes and bedside tables.

Approx. Budget:

$2,600 - $5,700

Involves regular renovation of 2-3 home fixtures, including full-height wardrobes, doors, study tables, headboards, bedframes and bedside tables.

Approx. Budget:

$5700 - $31,800

Involves extensive renovation of 3 or more home fixtures, including full-height wardrobes, doors, study tables, headboards, bedframes and bedside tables.

Ceiling & Partition

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves basic renovation of home fixtures, including box ups, partition beams/walls, pelmets and false ceilings w/ lighting.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $300

Involves regular renovation of home fixtures, including box ups, partial partition walls, pelmets and partial L-box false ceilings w/ lighting.

Approx. Budget:

$300 - $3,200

Involves comprehensive renovation of home fixtures, including box ups, full partition walls, pelmets and full L-box false ceilings w/ lighting.

Bathrooms

Select the works required and your desired budget.

Hacking

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves the dismantling of one fixture such as a sink, toilet bowl, vanity cabinet, door or bathroom accessory without hacking or floor and/or wall tiles.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $300

Involves the dismantling of two fixtures such as a sink, toilet bowl, vanity cabinet, door or bathroom accessory without hacking or floor and/or wall tiles.

Approx. Budget:

$300 - $5,400

Involves the dismantling of all fixtures, such as sinks, toilet bowls, vanity cabinets, doors or bathroom accessories with complete hacking of wall and/or floor tiles.

Masonry

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves basic construction of shower kerbs and post-hacking touch up, with little to no tiling.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $4,300

Involves regular construction of shower kerbs, waterproofing, post-hacking touch up and tiling.

Approx. Budget:

$4,300 - $16,100

Involves comprehensive construction of shower kerbs, waterproofing, post-hacking touch up and tiling.

Carpentry

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves basic renovation of one compact mirror or vanity storage cabinet.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $700

Involves regular renovation of a one top-hung mirror or vanity storage cabinet.

Approx. Budget:

$700 - $7,600

Involves extensive renovation of a top-hung mirror vanity and bottom storage cabinet.

Plumbing

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves the renovation of one water fixture, such as a wash basin/tap, toilet bowls, shower set, bathtub or other bathroom accessories.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $300

Involves the renovation of 2 – 3 water fixtures, such as wash basin/taps, toilet bowls, shower sets, bathtubs, and other bathroom accessories.

Approx. Budget:

$300 - $2,500

Involves the renovation of 3 or more water fixtures like wash basin/tap, toilet bowls, shower sets, bathtubs and other bathroom accessories. Plus, extension and concealing works for pipes.

Last Step

Other Works

Select the works required and your desired budget.

Electrical

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $900

Involves the basic renovation of electrical outlets such as lighting, data, heater and power points for select rooms.

Approx. Budget:

$900 - $2,100

Involves the regular renovation of electrical outlets such as lighting, data heater and power points for most areas of the house.

Approx. Budget:

$2,100 - $15,000

Involves the comprehensive renovation of electrical outlets across the entire house, including add-ons like extra lighting points and wire extensions.

Painting

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $500

Involves a standard 2-3 coat wall and ceiling paint job for 1 room or studio unit.

Approx. Budget:

$500 - $800

Involves a standard 2-3 coat wall and ceiling paint job for 2 rooms.

Approx. Budget:

$800 - $7,000

Involves a standard 2-3 coat wall and ceiling paint job for 3 rooms or more.

Glass & Aluminium

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $1,200

Involves the renovation of 1-2 glass fixtures such as window panes with little to no aluminum works done (e.g. fitting of new window grilles).

Approx. Budget:

$1,200 - $3,700

Involves the renovation of 2 or more glass fixtures, such as window panes, mirrors or glass partitions. Includes additional aluminum works (e.g. fitting of new window grilles).

Approx. Budget:

$3,700 - $14,700

Involves the renovation of 2 or more glass fixtures, such as window panes, mirrors or glass partitions. Includes major aluminum works (e.g. changing of window and door grilles).

Cleaning & Polishing

Approx. Budget:

$100 - $200

Involves cleaning of the entire house, installation of corrugated paper for floor protection, haulage and debris disposal for minor renovations.

Approx. Budget:

$200 - $800

Involves cleaning of the entire house, acid/chemical wash, installation of corrugated paper for floor protection, haulage and debris disposal for major renovations.

Approx. Budget:

$800 - $12,800

Involves cleaning of the entire house, acid/chemical wash, installation of corrugated paper for floor protection, haulage, debris disposal, polishing of marble and/or varnishing of parquet flooring.

Your estimated budget

$14,500 to $17,400

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