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A specialist full house renovation contractor for condo, HDB, bungalow, and other types of homes will save you money in the long-run
Finding a professional and reliable full house renovation contractor for condo, HDB, bungalow, and other types of homes is the crucial first step in any major home remodelling project. The apparent potential savings of carrying out a complete home reno by yourself, possibly with a little help from friends and family, may seem an enticing prospect, but in most cases the DIY approach will ultimately end in tears.
Your home is much more than a collection of bricks and mortar, stone, wood, or concrete; it’s the place where you feel safest and most comfortable, surrounded by fond memories and, in many cases, loved ones. Your home is where your heart lives. So, if you’re thinking about home renovation, you owe it to yourself to get it right.
It’s one thing to spend a leisurely Saturday afternoon giving your bathroom a new lick of paint, but a whole home renovation is an entirely different matter. Countless pitfalls await the inexperienced who attempt a full home renovation on their own. Falling into this corner-cutting trap can result in a botched job that leaves your home looking worse than before. Then you have to fork out more of your hard-earned cash to get a professional to do the job properly.
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Adding value to your property
It’s particularly important to hire experienced home renovation contractors if you’re looking to add value to your property. A bungled house renovation will almost certainly leave you out of pocket when you try to re-sell your home.
Estate agents and valuation experts know that certain types of residential remodelling boost the selling price of a home, notably bathroom and kitchen upgrades, so, in consultation with a residential contractor, you might want to pay particular attention to these rooms.
Besides the bathroom and kitchen, residential renovation of condominiums, HDB (Housing & Development Board) flats, and other residences typically also involve remodelling of the living room and bedroom. With many landed private homes (where the owner has the title to the land), full house renovations may also include basements, decks, and lofts.
Even if you aren’t planning to put your home on the market, a house remodelling project with the help of a professional residential contractor will ensure you get the home of your dreams.
Fools rush in…
Whatever type of residence you live in, a complete home revamp is a big job, so, instead of rushing in with a monkey wrench in one hand and a sledgehammer in the other, it pays to take time to find the right house renovation contractor for your specific needs.
A house remodelling contractor will be able to offer expert advice on all aspects of residential renovation, from tip to toe – ceiling, flooring, partition wall, painting, custom furniture, wall coverings, electrics including lighting, plus custom furniture and fixtures.
Further, engaging a professional home remodelling contractor will not only guarantee your new-look home is everything you could want, but also ensures that you can enjoy your new surroundings in complete safety. For example, if you aren’t an expert in handling electrics, a DIY job could well put you in danger during the work and pose a potentially-lethal threat to you and your family when you’ve finished.
The devil is in the detail
One vital feature of home renovation often overlooked by the amateur is preparation. Diving right in, with only a rough sketch and a few vague ideas of what you want to accomplish, is a recipe for do-it-yourself disaster.
In the Style at Home magazine in September 2015, Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property, ranks poor preparation as the worst mistake in a complete house renovation. He states: “A proper renovation takes a lot of preparation. A detailed plan will help keep you on budget and on time. You should be able to see how your renovation is going to play out before it even begins.”
McGillivray also points to another common error associated with poor preparation – buying appliances before the renovation is fully planned out and accurate measurements drawn up. Beware of the temptation to snap up a bargain only to discover your stylish-looking new refrigerator won’t fit in your kitchen.
If your household includes an elderly resident, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure your home reno provides them with comfort, convenience, and safety, especially in areas such as the bathroom and kitchen.
Expect the unexpected
Other areas of a house revamp where a home remodelling contractor can offer invaluable advice include planning for custom furniture and cabinets, ensuring adequate storage space, appropriate flooring design, and use of appropriate lighting.
Having a professionally-drafted plan worked out is imperative but it may not all be plain sailing once implementation of it begins. Unexpected obstacles often lurk out of sight; fortunately, a professional contractor is experienced in dealing with these setbacks.
Removing a wall or taking up flooring can reveal previously-hidden problems, such as plumbing and electrical issues, that must be sorted out. This is why you should have a contingency fund within your renovation budget.
Even the legendary general Napoleon relied on a complete home renovation and remodelling contractor!
You may have heard of the quote by Napoleon Bonaparte: “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself”. This may apply to many aspects of life but certainly not when it comes to home renovation, a fact recognised by the military general and first emperor of France himself.
When Napoleon and his wife Josephine decided to restore their Chateau de Malmaison, just outside Paris, to its former glory, they turned to the professionals of the time – young architects and decorators Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine, who famously went on to help produce the design trend called “Empire”.
Hence, anyone planning to do up their own home – albeit on a less grand scale than the Chateau de Malmaison project – would be well advised to take a leaf from the Bonapartes’ book.
Besides potentially adding value to a property – a condo renovation, HDB house renovation, or bungalow renovation – carried out by experts, can greatly enhance your quality of life, improving the appearance of your home, providing extra comfort and better security, and offering a healthier, more efficient living environment. It really can be your very own home sweet home.
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Why choose Kepha Design and Contracts
We take ownership of our actions by taking responsibility.
The proficiency and experience of the Kepha Design and Contracts team in full home renovation means we always keep the bigger picture in mind as we design and carry out projects for residences in Singapore.
Our expert designers pay close attention to scale and proportion across all aspects of a project – especially important for small homes like HDB flats and condos.
Our skills in interior design, coupled with our customer-focused, high-quality delivery during every stage of the project, ensures results that will transform your home beyond your dreams.
We can guide you through your project to save you time and hassle and avoid costly mistakes. We also pride ourselves in setting a competitive and honest price for our whole range of services.
What our client says
Kepha did our home renovation more than 10 years ago. I recall Kepha met our tight budget and short deadline, but they did not cut corners or scrimp on materials. After all these years, our custom furniture pieces are still in good condition – which is quite amazing.
My wife wanted a walk-in wardrobe, so Kepha’s interior designer managed to squeeze one into our master bedroom without even sacrificing a room!
We evaluated 5 interior designers including Kepha, and they all cost pretty much the same. However, we settled on Kepha because they’re the most responsive and friendliest of the lot.Kirby
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