With our first home finally done and completed, I’ll be adding more posts on this topic over the coming months, so do keep a lookout for those!

2020 threw a spanner in the works when Singapore entered the Circuit Breaker, which resulted in the last leg of our home renovations to be delayed for several months. With our renovation journey finally completed, I thought I’ll kick off this series with a few key tips on how we reduced our renovation costs for a start!

1. Draw up your renovation budget.

Your budget will vary based on the age of your house (newer, BTO flats or a resale flat that just MOP-ed can obviously cost you so much lesser in renovations), your design and materials used. If you’re buying an older resale flat like we did, you may need to factor in additional costs of rewiring the electrical circuits, pipe replacements, etc.