Resale Flat Renovation ID & Contractors

The nesthouple bought a 4 room resale Premium flat that was around 7 years old and started on our hunt for an ID/ contractor! Before searching for ID/contractors, we engaged famous Feng Shui Master David Tong for fengshui advice for our new home so that we know what are the dos and donts (we’ll be writing on our great experience with Master David Tong subsequently!)

What we intended to do for our modern scandi renovation budgeted at $30k included:

  • Demolishing existing kitchen & toilet cabinets
  • Hacking off a part of the wall separating the common bedroom & master bedroom & sealing up of existing door frame for the common bedroom
  • Hacking off half height of kitchen wall and installing glass panel
  • Overlaying wall and floor tiles for common & master bedroom toilet
  • Hacking and laying of floor tiles for kitchen
  • Carpentry for kitchen cabinet
  • Carpentry for master bedroom wardrobe
  • Carpentry for master bedroom vanity
  • Construction of L box with cove light at living room
  • Polishing & varnishing for existing timbre flooring
  • Painting

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5 Things to Note when Buying Resale Flats

As the resale market prices start to lower, resale might be a better choice for you than BTO. With recent trend of buying a resale flat at ZERO COV (Cash Over Valuation), it also means you do not need to worry about paying cash upfront.

Location, location, location! Increasingly, new BTO projects are at far-flung places such as Punggol end (I mean units that are not even near to Punggol MRT), Sembawang (it takes years for the new MRT station to be ready) or Choa Chu Kang etc. If you have a tight timeline to follow, the ever-popular mature estates such as Ang Mo Kio and new town Bidadari provides you with no certainty of securing a unit. As for resale, you have the entire control over the flat you will purchasing.

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