When it comes to home renovation, finding a reliable and competent renovation company to do the job can be the hardest part. Knocking down walls, retiling floors, or installing kitchen cabinets, are easy tasks compared to the struggle to find a quality contractor who will work from the start to finish.
Before you live happily in your new home, there is a process that must be going through by every homeowner whether they are old and new – design, layout, and renovation. You may wonder what you should choose, a contractor or an interior. They are different from each other.
Interior designers are those who manage and coordinate your renovation projects. They can provide a 3D drawing of the design ideas in various themes like Scandinavian, Star Wars, et cetera based on your personal needs. They can execute everything from ideas to designs to renovations.
Homeowners can request the renovation work to be executed by a contractor. The work may not only be carried out by the contractor itself, but they might also hire external subcontractors.
Even if you think that you choose a good home renovation contractor, home renovation can be expensive, stressful, or involve unpleasant surprises such as leaking pipes or dangerous electrical wiring behind walls, or rotting basement visible when tiles are removed. Here are a few tips for finding a reliable contractor while staying in control of your sanity and your budget.
Starting with a plan and some ideas is the first thing you need to do. If you can be more specific about the materials you want to use and what you want to do to make it happen, you can get a more accurate result. So, don’t start with talking to contractors.
At least, always get 3 written estimates from different contractors. There should be a description of the work to be done, a detailed list of services and products and their prices. Make sure that you list everything you expected.
Once you choose a contractor, make sure the estimate is a part of your contract. This way, there will not be more than a 10% charge over the estimated cost – unless you take a new price or a new project and agree with the change to your contract.
One of the great resources is those in your neighbourhood who have done a similar project. Also, ask them who is in the building trade. Local hardware store employees may also give you information about the contractor’s referral.
Read reviews on sites like HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List, Google, and Yelp to make sure you get the best contractor for your job. Remember that you cannot substitute checking references with reading reviews. Keep in mind that an unpleasant comment or a single negative review may not provide the actual picture of the business.
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The health and safety management system has established and implemented the duty according to the standard.
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Diva’s Interior is registered to the Association of Singapore Renovation Contractors and Material Suppliers.
We choose our home aesthetics based on personal preferences. Cosy little homes can have a very different style to upscale condos but are of similar size in downtown cities. They can be beautiful in a different way. Are you looking for inspiring and fresh interior design for your home in Singapore? Diva’s home interior design is the right Singapore renovation company for you.