Deciding how to renovate your home can be overwhelming. Throw in the actual construction and painting work needed, and many homeowners might be put off from actually going ahead with any renovation plans.
However, some do not have much choice, for example, those who live in old Housing Board flats.
Since 2007, the Housing Board’s Home Improvement Programme has been offered to such residents to take care of common problems such as spalling concrete, structural cracks and replacing waste pipes.
These come under HDB’s “essential improvements”. Homeowners can also choose “optional improvements” such as upgrading their toilets.
Between last year and this year, about 100,000 households have been offered HIP. Depending on how much work needs to be done, renovations under HIP will last either four or 10 working days.
For those undergoing HIP renovations, or want to renovate their house on their own, we offer tips on how to survive an on-going home renovation.
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