Planning Your Reno Budget: How Much Do You Really Need to Spend?

Budgeting for a full home renovation is stressful work. Not only can the task of budgeting give you a few extra white hairs, but finding real reference numbers to start planning is almost impossible. That’s why we’re going to break them down for you today, using real, local homes as a guideline.

Without further ado, here’s how much you should budget for your home renovation, depending on what kind of work you want to get done.

 Type of renovation work  Recommended budget*
 Paint, wallpaper and carpentry works  $15,000-$20,000
 New vinyl flooring plus tile overlay  $25,000
 Sliding doors and room partitions  $25,000-$30,000
 Custom-built furniture, platform beds and padded headboards  $25,000-$45,000
 Plumbing works, electrical works and lighting installation  $30,000
 Hacking of one wall  $30,000-$35,000
 Artificial green walls  $30,000-$35,000
 New furniture and decor for the whole house  $30,000-$35,000
 New kitchen island and countertops  $35,000
 One feature wall (brick or stone)  $35,000-$47,000
 Tile removal and installation of new tiles or cement screed  $40,000
 Hacking of multiple walls  $40,000
 Window and window grille replacement  $40,000
 Marble backsplash  $45,000
 Custom-built cabinets and wardrobes  $45,000
 Custom arches and hole-in-the-wall features  $46,000
 False ceilings  $47,000
 Balcony decking  $47,000
 New doors  $48,000
 Custom glasswork  $48,000

*This refers to the recommended budget for the whole renovation, not the singular cost of that particular type of renovation work.

Curious to see how these numbers apply to real homes in Singapore? Check out these budget home renovations under 30K, 40K and 50K.

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