Many families in Singapore prefer to purchase Build to Order (BTO) flats since they are affordable and available in the right localities. Before moving into the flat, they would like to hire an interior designer for the flat to customize the furniture, flooring and other design of their flat to meet their requirement. This will help them make optimal use of their newly purchased house. Since the bto interior design will be fairly expensive, families would like to ensure that they have chosen the right design firm for the renovation. Some tips for choosing the right firm for renovation are discussed below.
Most home owners are busy professionals or business owners who do not have the time to co-ordinate the renovation of the house. Usually a number of subcontractors are hired for the different work which has to be done for home renovation. While carpentry is a major work which is done during renovation, other work includes painting, flooring work, electrical wiring and plumbing. Hence most home owners prefer to hire a reputed interior design firm who will handle all the renovation work, dealing with the various contactors to ensure that they complete the work on time, according to the specifications.
Since renovation is expensive, it is important to ensure that the firm hired is financially sound so that it can complete the work on time. If the firm hired is facing a financial crisis, the home renovation may get delayed or may not get completed, even if some advance is paid. So it is advisable to check the financial records of the firm which the home owner is planning to hire, whether it is facing any kind of financial problem online on various websites. Hence it is better to choose well established firms for home renovation, since they have a good cash flow, and can complete the renovation work as promised.
Another factor which should be considered is the quality of the workmanship. While photos provide some information, the best way to check the quality of the carpentry and other renovation work is by personally visiting the clients who have used their services. The home owner usually has some plans on how the house will be used, and so it is important to find a designer whose interior design is matching the requirement of the home owner. The budget for the renovation is also another important consideration while choosing the designer, since most home owners can afford to only spend a particular amount for the renovation work.