Renovation Checklists – Before It Starts
29 November 2019
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Before Reno Checklist
In this newsletter, we delve in deeper to provide a renovation checklist for our readers so they truly understand what to look out for every step of the way. We begin this journey by providing a list of things to keep in mind before you embark on your renovation. Our hope is that this series will help our readers make more informed choices and help prevent them from going into any renovation process blindly. Snuggle up and read on to find out more!
Checklist 1: Set a Date
Before you begin your renovation you have to be sure of all the important dates.
- Key Collection Date
Know when you can collect your keys. That is also when renovation can start. It is therefore important to find your ID in advance and have all designs confirmed before renovation.
- Move In Date
Be sure of the date of when you need to move in and make sure your handover date is about 2 3 days before that.
- Handover Date
Handover date is when the ID completes all the work and gives the home back to you. Ensure the renovation schedule is planned around this date.
Checklist 2: Permits
When you have finalized on an ID. You have to check on what permits/licenses the ID is doing for you and what you have to arrange. In addition, it is better to check if the quote by the ID includes these charges or do you have to incur extra along the way. Some permits/licenses you should check are:
- PE Charges
- SP Account
- Service Provider
- HDB/Landed Renovation Permit
- Deposit to the management if the house is in a condo
Checklist 3: Budget
Budget is something that must be planned and monitored carefully before and during the renovation period. It is essential to know what you need to spend before the renovation happens. It will be good to make a checklist of what you will be spending so that you will not get any nasty surprises at the end. Some things to plan for are:
- Design Fees
- Construction Cost
- Loose Furniture
- Materials like flooring
- Sanitary Wares.
It will also be great to take note of the payment terms and dates to plan your money flow. It will be great to source some shops you like and also get your ID’s recommendations to compare.
Checklist 4: Design Theme
Before searching for an ID, it will be good to discuss with your partner, family, or yourself what are the rooms that are necessary, what are items are required to ease your everyday lifestyle and what are the design concepts you prefer. You can do some research to gain an idea of what you like or do not like. This can be relayed to the ID in the first meeting and both sides can proceed from then on to see if you are both a match made in design heaven!
All designs above by Baum Project.
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