When you are planning your family room addition, please keep these suggestions in mind. They are 9 useful tips to save more on home renovation.
- Decide on the square footage of the room
- Figure out what fixtures you plan to add
- Decide on the construction and renovation needs
- Talk to a contractor if required
- Compare prices from as many contractors
- Address other costs associated
- Continuity is the key Before you build any new room or area, the addition should work seamlessly with the original section. As with your own personal preference, you need to take into account the architectural integrity and continuity of your home and street it’s important to blend the old and new, particularly when an extension is added to a traditional home. A good ideas is to extract elements and space of use that are still relevant in the original section and feature them in the new part of the house .Period items such as pendant lights, recycled boards provide a visual link. Replacing old door handles and adding new matching ones is a simple and reasonably inexpensive way to add continuity .and another way to create a cohesive look is to use similar paint colours and timber tones in the new and old sections.
- How important is Lighting in the Room?Proper lighting is essential for any home. It is important to maintain balance between personality and the functionality of the room when it comes to lighting the extension room. One can transform the entire atmosphere of their room within the proper use of lighting. One should remember that lighting not only has aesthetic and mood enhancing values, but play an important functional role in illuminating important task areas in the extension room.
- Setback Requirements from the authorities For the land properties, below are some of the guideline from the Singapore authorities on the setback requirements for the addition of the construction and renovations of new rooms, car porch and patio etc. Other than the terrace house II and good class bungalows, other bungalows, semi-detached houses and terrace houses share the same setback requirements. The main building setback for landed houses hence varies depending on the types of landed (land title) housing. They are shown as fig .6a
For more details of this guideline for setback Requirements from the authorities , please go to URA website for further details