In Singapore, most home renovations cost between $30,000 and $80,000, give or take. But did you know that you can renovate your home with even less than $30,000? While a higher budget opens up more possibilities in terms of the materials and the scope of your renovation, a low-budget home makeover is definitely possible. To help you demystify those high renovation costs, here’s what a home renovation under 30K can look like.
Unless you have some major hacking and structural works to do, renovating doesn’t have to be super pricey, as proven by this cosy condo unit. Local design firm Noble Interior Design managed to squeeze carpentry works for the living room, dining room and master bedroom into this $15,000 reno budget.
A brick-effect feature wall in the living and dining room was also possible despite the tight budget, which goes to show that careful planning can go a long way when renovating.
Finally, the whole 1,001 sq ft house was given a fresh look with some painting works, culminating in a lively rainbow feature in the kids’ room.
Another condominium unit to get a brand new look on a tight budget, this one was renovated by DISTINCTidENTITY with just $20,000. The bulk of the budget went to carpentry and painting works, as well as some wallpapers, in order to not only up the aesthetics of the home but also give the homeowners some extra storage space in this 463 sq ft condo.
An accent wall was also added to the living area to lend this small space some extra depth and dimension.
Raising the budget by a few thousand dollars can get you some extra bells and whistles during your renovation. Like the homes mentioned above, this 689 sq ft condo by Noble Interior Design received new carpentry works in the living area and bedroom, but the extra budget also made room for some other exciting features.
One of these special features is a full-height, mirrored storage cabinet with a hidden door leading to a bathroom. The condo unit also boasts a sliding glass door, which opens up into the kitchen area for a more spacious look.
Of course, the entire house was painted too, breathing some fresh air into every room.
This 4-room BTO flat was renovated in the hands of Cozyspace and saw a whole lot of change with just $25,000. The team did the vinyl flooring for the entire home and crafted some custom-built items, such as a shoe cabinet for the entryway and a partition for a sense of separation between various spaces.
The kitchen in this 990 sq ft flat also saw custom carpentry works done, plus a complete overlay of the original flooring with new tiles.
In the main bedroom, a platform was constructed to elevate the bed next to a custom-built wardrobe.
Entrusted to the designers behind Home Philosophy, this 3,444 sq ft condominium unit had a slightly higher budget of $30,000, which made upgrades to the bathroom possible, something low-budget renovations often cannot accommodate.
Other parts of the condo required some new wallpaper, as well as electrical works and better lighting.
The budget also made room for lots of furniture shopping, so the entire unit was fitted out with new pieces that suit the homeowners’ style.
Finally, an artificial wall was constructed on the balcony, making for a unique and perfectly private outdoor area.
Last but not least, a $30,000 budget got these homeowners plenty of new carpentry works and even some hacking, giving the 1,216 sq ft condo a much-improved layout in the hands of Fineline Design.
The budget also made tiling, plumbing and painting works possible throughout the entire unit.
While a big budget will get you marble feature walls and smart home upgrades, a renovation for under $30,000 is definitely possible and can end up looking pretty good! Just keep in mind that the higher you go with the budget, the more in-depth the renovation will be, opening up new possibilities for things such as hacking, plumbing, tiling and more. But if you’re just looking for a fresh coat of paint and new carpentry, you can absolutely keep your budget low.