A Comprehensive Guide to Home Renovation Packages in Singapore

Embarking on a home renovation journey in Singapore can be both exhilarating and daunting. As a seasoned contractor and homeowner who has navigated through renovation pitfalls firsthand, I understand the importance of making informed decisions when it comes to choosing the right renovation package. In this article, we will go into the complexities of home renovation packages in the Singapore market, offering insights and practical tips for both existing and future homeowners.

Understanding Home Renovation Packages:

Home renovation packages in Singapore typically includes a set range of services and works. It is a good start for gauging price and amount of renovation involved. These packages often include design consultation, project management, material procurement, and construction work. By opting for a renovation package, homeowners can benefit from cost savings, streamlined project management, and access to professional expertise.

Types of Renovation Packages Available


Kitchen cabinet package: 

This renovation package mainly consists of kitchen cabinet, countertop, electrical for hood, hood, hob, sink and tap with installation. It can also include hacking and concrete base depending on whether it’s a resale or BTO kitchen cabinet package.


2 Toilets Package: 

As the name suggests, the package is more focused on your 2 toilets. Depending on the type of house it’s targeted for, this package can include hacking or just overlay. Most packages offered only focuses more on the tiling works, mainly for overlay. This is so that the package seems more lower priced than what it should generally cost. Even plumbing is not included yet in the lower priced package. So be sure you know what you’re getting and go through the quote with your contractor to understand it more. Never judge a quote solely on price.


Kitchen Package: 

Package above is targeted mainly at the kitchen. Either a full hacking or overlay of your kitchen floor and wall tiles, with kitchen cabinets. What you’ll need to take note of is that the kitchen cabinet offered is mainly for 10ft top, and 10ft bottom. Length of actual kitchen cabinet can only be determined after planning. Electrical is another cost consideration when renovating your kitchen. Especially important when your unit is a typical HDB resale. 


Kitchen & 2 Toilets Package: 

Mainly consists of kitchen package plus 2 toilets package. As explained above.

Whole House Renovation Package:

This is where it gets more tricky. From the name of the package, understandably you would think that it includes the whole house. Well, you’re not wrong. And not 100% right either. Many would offer whole house packages that only includes the hacking and tiling to make the initial price seems low. Some will offer you tiling for the whole house that includes a full renovation or your kitchen and 2 toilets. And even include things like kitchen carpentry, painting, cleaning and minor electrical works. Always know what you are getting. Spend the time going through your quote and also set a realistic budget. Priced low doesn't mean it's not good, priced to high doesn't automatically makes it good.

The above renovation packages can further be broken into:

  1. Resale Renovation Packages
  2. BTO Resale Renovation Packages
  3. BTO Renovation Packages

 Key Considerations When Choosing a Renovation Package:

Define Your Renovation Goals:

  1. Before selecting a renovation package, it is essential to outline your renovation goals and priorities. Whether you aim to enhance functionality, improve aesthetics, or increase property value, clarifying your objectives will guide you in choosing the most suitable package. However, you need to thread carefully with each aim chosen as increasing property value through renovation is subjective.

Budget Allocation:

  1. Establishing a realistic budget is crucial when evaluating renovation packages. While it may be tempting to opt for the cheapest package available, it is essential to consider long-term value and quality. Allocate your budget wisely, focusing on areas that will have the most significant impact on your home's overall appeal and functionality. While choosing a renovation package that is the more comprehensive.

Research and Due Diligence:

  1. Conduct thorough research and due diligence before engaging a renovation contractor. Seek recommendations from friends, family, or trusted online platforms, and review past projects and client testimonials. Verify the contractor's credentials, licenses, and track record to ensure reliability and professionalism. 

Clarity on Scope of Work:

  1. Ensure clarity on the scope of work included in the renovation package to avoid misunderstandings or disputes later on. Request a detailed breakdown of services, materials, timelines, and payment terms before signing any agreements. Clear communication and transparency are essential for a successful renovation project.

Flexibility and Customization Options:

  1. Choose a renovation package that offers flexibility and customization options to accommodate your unique preferences and requirements. Whether you desire specific design elements, eco-friendly materials, or smart home technology integration, select a package that can be tailored to suit your individual needs.


Navigating the wide range of home renovation packages in Singapore requires careful planning, research, and decision-making. By understanding the different types of packages available, clarifying your renovation goals, and conducting due diligence, you can embark on your renovation journey with confidence and peace of mind. Remember, your home is your sanctuary, and investing in the right renovation package can transform it into a space that reflects your lifestyle and personality.

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