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How Long Does Renovation Usually Take?

How Long Does Renovation Usually Take?

One of the prime concerns for homeowners is the duration of renovation. As they prepare for the transition between their old and new apartments, imprecise timing can lead to extra months of storage and rent costs. According to informal statistics in Hong Kong, for an apartment sized between 300 to 500 square feet, the renovation typically takes about three to four months. However, the actual duration varies depending on the size of the unit and the complexity of the work.

Beyond the size of the unit, the month chosen for renovation also influences the timeline. The renovation industry experiences peak and off-peak seasons. The summer vacation period is particularly busy, with reputable skilled workers in high demand. In contrast, the Lunar New Year is traditionally a quieter period. Many aim to finish their renovations before the Lunar New Year, and many construction material shops might close until the tenth day of the Lunar New Year. If the ordered materials or furniture involve mainland China, production and logistics can take even longer.

Pre-renovation Stage: 30 to 60 days before possession

It's advised for homeowners to start planning their renovation one to two months before possession. This includes finalizing the renovation company, obtaining quotes, and finalizing the design. It's also crucial to decide on the primary materials early to ensure timely delivery and prevent project delays. If hiring an interior design company, more time should be allocated.

Construction Phase: 60 to 90 days

The construction phase involves various components, broadly categorized into demolition, plumbing and electrical work, masonry, carpentry, and painting. Each category has its specific considerations, which can be detailed in standard construction processes. It's best to order materials like tiles, flooring, and sanitary fixtures around 30 days in advance and arrange timely delivery to avoid delays.

Handover and Inspection:

As the renovation concludes, most of the work will be completed. While inspecting the unit is vital, often issues aren't discovered until after moving in. This is where a maintenance period becomes invaluable. Mark problematic areas and schedule a session with the contractor to address them. Companies matched by DECOLAND offer up to a year of maintenance warranty, so there's no need to worry about potential issues cropping up later!


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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