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Home Renovation Package Considerations

Numerous renovation companies offer package deals, often luring customers with low prices. However, many don't provide a detailed breakdown of services. They then make adjustments during the project, adding and removing items to increase the cost. When considering a renovation package, DECOLAND suggests paying attention to the following points:

1. Limited Electrical Outlets in Package Deals

Electrical outlets constitute a significant portion of a full-home renovation cost. While the suitable number of outlets varies from person to person, a rough estimate suggests 10 outlets per 100 sq ft. For power-intensive appliances like water heaters, air conditioners, and ovens, additional outlets are required. For a 400 sq ft unit, roughly 40 outlets are needed. At an average cost of $800 per outlet, this sums up to $32,000. Many packages only include a few outlets and don't account for high-powered appliances!

2. Ambiguous Project Details

Quotations should clearly specify every aspect of the job - from demolition, electrical and plumbing work, masonry, furniture, to painting. Some package deals might ambiguously mention "kitchen renovation" without detailing the demolition, tile work, plumbing, and electrical tasks or the materials used. Such companies often exploit customers' eagerness to move in, surcharging unexpectedly and stretching budgets.

3. Beware of "All-Inclusive" Deals

DECOLAND has previously discussed the pros and cons of "all-inclusive" packages. While they can be effective when both company and client understand the materials involved, many packages have varying definitions of included labor and materials. Some might include specific fixtures and furniture but exclude tiles or use inferior materials, leading to additional costs for the client.

4. Unspecified Furniture Dimensions and Materials

Many packages might offer custom-made furniture but fail to specify dimensions and materials. Only when the actual process begins do customers realize that the package only provides unconventional sizes or restricts certain materials, leading to extra expenses. Furthermore, some packages may prematurely order furniture before confirming measurements with clients, resulting in misfits and financial losses.

The issues highlighted above are just some of the common pitfalls associated with renovation packages. Customers should ensure clear and explicit terms in quotations. Though there's no standard market price for renovations, you often get what you pay for. Avoid making decisions based solely on low prices or other enticing offers. DECOLAND also offers special renovation packages for residential units. Contact us to learn more!


For many, renovation isn't an easy task. Aside from cost considerations, the process can be quite vexing for homeowners. That's where DECOLAND comes in with its all-in-one service approach. Whether it's finding the right renovation team, designers, getting accurate quotes, or managing the project, DECOLAND is here to support.

DECOLAND is here to help you solve all your renovation worries effortlessly!

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