How much does it cost to renovate a kitchen in Singapore? That is a common question that many residents in Singapore usually ask. The truth is that there is no actual standard cost for kitchen renovation .The renovation cost will mainly depend on the requirements you want and some other factors. To help you determine the cost of your renovation, below are 6 factors that will affect the cost of your renovation.
· Space to be renovated
The space to be renovated will determine the cost. Since the factors differentiate depending on the type of space to be renovated, the cost of renovation will also vary as well. For instance if your kitchen has large space, you will have to hire more staff, more kitchen equipment and also more time. This means that you will have to dig deeper into your pocket to have your kitchen renovated the way you want. On the other hand, if your kitchen has less space, you will need fewer workers, less equipments and it will also take short period to complete the renovation process. This means that the renovation process will cost less money.
· The kind of residence you got.
Kitchen renovation cost of condo units, HDB units and executive apartments differ in large extent. This means that the cost of renovating a kitchen in a condo unit is different from that of HDB unit. It will actually cost you more to renovate your condo unit kitchen as compared to renovating a HDB unit. Your renovation costs will vary depending on the type of residential house you got.
· Material used.
Having expensive material used to renovate your kitchen will increase you renovation costs. The type of material used in renovation affect the cost of renovation profoundly. For instance, if you want to use unique, rare and expensive materials to renovate your kitchen, you should be well prepared to pay for the prize. There are materials which are cheap and affordable but they are of good quality.
· The place where you buy your materials
Some companies sell their materials at much cheaper rates (and that does not mean they materials are of low quality) and others sell materials at higher prices (and that does not mean there materials are of very high quality).The cost of renovation will depend on where you will buy your renovation materials. Some companies have adopted some ways to produce their product at a cheaper cost and that makes them to sell their products at a cheaper cost. On the other hand, some companies have high cost of production that makes them to sell their products at high price.
· The chosen renovation contractor
The contractor you choose to do your kitchen renovation will largely impact on your renovation cost. If you choose a well experienced and established contractor, you will definitely pay him/her more for the service. Likewise if you select a contractor who is not well experienced and established chances are that you will pay him/her less for his/her services. The contractor will be the one to tell how much material you need to buy for renovation purposes.
If a contractor is well experienced, He/she will maximize on few resources available without wasting any material. An experienced contractor will only tell you to purchase things that he/she is sure will be used for renovation. The contractor will also recommend the best place to buy renovation material at a cheaper rate. He/she will also use less time to complete the renovation process. This means that the contractor you choose to do your kitchen renovation will determine the cost.
· Your involvement
If you are planning to do a minor kitchen renovation, you can actually save more money if you do some of the work by yourself. Some simple work like replacing countertops, refinishing kitchen cabinets and possibly replacing the floor can actually be done on a weekend do-it – yourself. If you have the time to complete the whole renovation process by yourself, then the only expense will be for materials. But if you are planning to renovate the whole kitchen then you will need to hire a professional to do the renovation and that means you will have to dig deeper into your pocket.
In conclusion the cost of renovating a house in Singapore largely depends on your involvement, the space of your kitchen, material used and the contractor you choose. If all this factors are well considered, your renovation costs will actually be less.