Home Decoration Costs In Singapore

Design and decoration are a big decision when it comes to your house, and much thought should be put into it. There are different concepts that you can adopt when making such an important choice.

Often, when it comes to house decoration, we are making decisions about how to express ourselves.

Contemporary, modern, traditional, retro, vintage, Scandinavian and Industrial are just a few examples of what styles you can choose. Each carries its unique style and people often want one that fits their personality and style. Of course, each choice comes with its price tag.

When you are looking at these different styles and designs, interior designers naturally comes first to mind.

Hire an Interior Designer

Helpful read: Interior Design Cost Guide

There are a few general categories that home design and decoration can be split into.

  • Textile
  • Lighting
  • Flooring and tiling
  • Painting
  • Furniture

Types of Home Design and Decoration

Textile

Cost: Subject to styles you choose from

Textile refers to a cloth or any woven fabric. Rugs, tablecloth, bed linens, wall coverings are some examples of interior textiles.

Due to its wide variety, its cost is usually within similar ranges. However, if you take a look at them beforehand, we are sure that you will find one that suits both your budget and your style.

You can look for more textile-related companies such as blinds and curtain on Homees.

Lighting

Cost: Subject to project scale and work needed

Installing a new light feature is an excellent way to give your house a new look.

However, this is one of the few electrical jobs that may have its material cost exceeding its labour cost, though there are a few factors that may increase the latter.

For example, capacity issues that require either board upgrades or access may cause the labour cost to increase. Do speak to your electrician for a quotation before he/she starts on the job.

Hire a Light Installation Professional

Flooring and Tiling

Cost: S$3-S$20 per square foot

Typically there are six types of flooring in Singapore: vinyl, laminate, tiles, cement screed, hardwood, and marble.

Each type has its pros and cons, so do consider which is more suitable for your current situation. They have been organised from the cheapest to most expensive where vinyl is the most affordable.

You should talk to flooring companies, compare quotations and catalogue before confirming in your order. You can find out about the cost of flooring installation and repair in our cost guide.

Helpful read: Different Flooring Materials And Advice From Experts

Paint

Cost: S$350-S$500 per room

We have covered the estimates more in-depth regarding painting cost and estimates in our cost guide.

When choosing the paint suitable for you, examine the ingredients added to it. You should avoid heavy metals and organic solvents as they are release compounds that are harmful to human.

Choose paint solutions that are water-based or have the Singapore Green Building Label as they are less harmful to health. After going through your quality checks, there usually are three general types of paint that you can choose from – odourless, waterproof and mozzie guard.

The odourless paint is as the name states odourless, hence it is essentially Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) free. This is the choice for you if you are sensitive to these compounds.

The waterproof paint has a surface protector that allows you to wash off stains hassle-free. Lastly, the mozzie guard paint has a mosquito mortality rate of over 90 per cent, and you can finally get rid of those pesky insects. Popular paint options in Singapore are Dulux and Nippon Paint.

Engage a Home Painting Company

Furniture

Cost: Subject to project scale and work needed

Your furniture has a significant role in deciding the mood and feel of any room. Try to choose pieces of furniture that suit the theme of your room, and you will be amazed at the outcome.

Do not go throwing your old pieces of furniture away when you no longer like them. You may want to consider refinishing or repairing these old furniture pieces, giving it a new vitalised look and also saving you money along the way.

Because every home is unique in its own ways, such as its dimensions, engaging a carpenter to build customised furniture is almost a necessity if you want a customised look and feel for your home.

IKEACourts, and if you dare, Qoo10 and Lazada are fantastic options that you can choose from when looking for new furniture.

Talk to a list of our furniture assembly companies and compare quotations and catalogue today.

Additional Home Design and Décor Help

Demolition

Cost: S$50 per foot

Looking for an open concept or just want to combine rooms? Tearing down walls is a great way to get the floor plan that you always wanted.

Before getting a contractor to tear the wall down, do remember to check if you are allowed to alter the floor plan as some walls are crucial to the structure of the building.

Engage a Demolition Contractor

Plumbing

Cost: S$270 to S$600 per kitchen or bathroom

Sometimes, replacing a sink or faucet can change the look and feel of your kitchen or toilet.

With many brands and options available in Singapore, you can easily talk to toilet installation companies on Homees.

Read also: Plumbing Cost Guide

Electrical

Cost: S$50 to S$150 per piece

You may also require rewiring or installing different switches and outlet at your home should you do drastic changes to its looks.

However, should you decide to DIY, you should take note of the danger in handling electrical works.

It is strongly recommended that you engage licensed electricians in Singapore to avoid injuries fires and in extreme cases, even death that may arise.

Hire an Electrician

Miscellaneous

Who do you call when you need help with unusual and time-consuming activities? That’s right; you call a handyman. A handyman can prove to be a valuable asset to your home improvement team. They have experience fixing or doing almost all kinds of jobs and projects at home, from furniture assembly to clearing a choked gutter.

Helpful read: Handyman Services & Pricing Guide

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