If the average cost of completely renovating a 1,000 sq ft four-room HDB flat is S$50,000. Here’s a more detailed room-by-room breakdown of that estimate, based on medium-range appliances, accessories, furniture and features:
Needless to say, the age of your home will affect the cost of the full renovation. Apartments or houses older than a decade may need to have their electrical wiring and plumbing repaired or replaced, both of which involve hacking into the walls and/or floors to access them. The large the space, the higher the cost involved due to the greater complexity of the job.
The basic renovation cost – hacking, electrical/plumbing infrastructure, basic flooring and carpentry – accounts for S$25,000-S$30,000 of the total cost, or S$25-S$30 per sq ft.
If you find a good home package for your HDB flat, that cost can be shaved down to under S$20,000, or less than S$20 per sq ft.
Office and commercial packages are also available from contractors and IDs direct from time to time, and you’ll find more promotion packages during expos/trade fairs.