Answered: 4 FAQS about Bathroom Renovation in SG
Nothing beats the ambiance of a clean and well-formed bathroom. So if you want to make your dream bathroom come to life, then renovation could be the answer!
If you don’t know where to start, then you’re in luck! To give you an idea, we’ve answered some common questions about bathroom renovation in Singapore.
What should you consider before renovating your bathroom?
Bathroom renovations are indeed costly. Hence, it’s wise to plan one right before deciding to pursue the project.
Renovations require proper budgeting and will require plenty of time to think over. To make things easier, you can start by hiring a home renovation consultant who can take care of the nitty gritty for you.
However, there are still things you need to consider before renovating your bathroom:
- Your budget and financial options
- Choosing between a DIY or a professional contractor
- Coming up with your design and style
- Prioritising plumbing and electrical works
- Considering the fixtures and finishes
Technically, all of these will be the basis of your renovation. It will help you and your contractor (if you chose to get one) to start assessing how long the project will take and its estimated cost.
On one hand, DIY bathroom renovation can help you save money. On the other hand, there is no guarantee that the renovation will truly work.
There will be a lot of risk involved due to the lack of guidance and proper management by experts. So it’s still best to get professional help when it comes to extensive home projects.
What are some things to keep in mind when choosing a contractor?
The first thing that you need to do before choosing a renovation contractor is to know their specialisation. In this way, you can make sure that they’ll give you the best results.
Here are some tips in choosing the right contractor:
- Ask for recommendations from family or friends
- Browse the net for the best renovation contractors near you
- Check online reviews about various contractors
- Try to meet with potential contractors or schedule an online discussion about their experiences and latest projects
- Request for written estimates from 3 to 4 contractors for a thorough comparison
The next thing that you should also work out is a payment schedule. For example, larger renovation projects usually require 10% of payment during contract signing.
Later on, payments are normally split thrice during the duration of the project. And finally, you can pay the balance toward the end of the project.
What is included in bathroom renovation?
Technically, bathroom renovation will cover the entire area of your bathroom. However, you may also choose to renovate or fix certain areas of the bathroom like the shower or sink.
Keep in mind that the renovation cost will vary depending on the size of your bathroom and the project.
Generally, bathroom renovation includes the following:
- Refurbishment of the whole bathroom
- Replacement of the bath, shower, sink, and toilet
- Installation of new tiles or flooring
- Installation of new cabinets and mirrors
- Installation of new plumbing fixtures
- Installation of new lighting
Your chosen theme or design affects the total cost as well. So if you opt for a modern vibe with a touch of Scandinavian, the materials and fixtures may end up being more costly than plain designs.
How much does it cost to renovate your bathroom in SG?
On average, the cost of an entire bathroom renovation ranges from $7,000 to $30,000. However, the cost may get higher due to certain factors such as the duration of work, labour, and professional fee.
To give you an idea, the table below shows the type of work involved in bathroom renovation and its estimated costs:
|Type of Work||Average Costs of Light-Moderate-Extensive Bathroom Renovation|
|Hacking||$100 - $6,800|
|Carpentry||$200 - $9,000|
|Masonry||$100 - $17,500|
|Plumbing||$100 - $3,900|
|Vanity||$850 - $1,200|
|Shower Screen||$600 - $850|
|Tiling||$3,000 - $4,000|
After knowing the cost, it’s best to lay down your budget. There are also renovation loans that you can avail, as well as other renovation contractors that offer in-house loans to help you finance your project.