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Renovate your HDB flat and move in within 8 weeks!

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If you're undertaking your home renovations without an interior designer, you've got to be really disciplined about managing the renovation timeline. Long-drawn renovations are stressful, tiring and unnecessary. We share a tried and tested to-do list that will ensure you renovate your home and move in in 8 weeks!

WEEK 1
1 . Establish a decor theme
2 . Create mood boards
3 . Set a budget

WEEK 2
1 . Get contractor quotations
2 . Apply for renovation permits

WEEK 3
1 . Confirm the renovation quote with your chosen contractor
2 . Sign the renovation contract
3 . Source for materials, fittings, and furnishings

WEEK 4
1 . Hacking (two days)
2 . Wet works (three days)

WEEK 5
1 . Check on flooring finish
2 . Cabinetry
3 . Test paint and wallpaper looks. Confirm what colour/pattern to use.

WEEK 6
1 . Buy and install lighting
2 . Install built-in appliances

WEEK 7
1 . Inspect cabinetry workmanship
2 . Schedule movers

WEEK 8
1 . Check contractor’s work against your renovation contract for defects.
2 . Move in!

Don't be disappointed if you don't meet every deadline. Some of the hiccups you may face may be due to the contractor's limitations. However, it is wise to discuss this timeline with them beforehand and negotiate accordingly. 

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