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Renovation Wiki

Renovation Process and Details

The renovation process can be roughly divided into seven stages: demolition, plumbing and electrical, masonry, preliminary carpentry, painting, final carpentry, and finishing touches. While there isn't a fixed procedure in reality, understanding the overall process allows homeowners to better grasp the progress, making communication with renovation workers smoother.

1. Demolition: Removal of existing renovation, built-in furniture, and partitions.

2. Plumbing and Electrical: Installation of water, electricity, gas, air-conditioning, telephone, broadband and other piping; setting up scaffolding; installing split-type air conditioners and aluminum windows.

3. Masonry: Brick partitioning, leveling floors and walls, waterproofing, installing bathtubs, laying wall and floor tiles.

4. Preliminary Carpentry: Creation of light troughs, false ceilings, feature walls, etc. (There may be concurrent painting during this phase to treat the wooden structures.)

5. Painting: Priming, plastering, and applying layers of paint (usually three).

6. Final Carpentry: Installation of furniture, doors, and door frames; finishing touches on wooden structures.

7. Miscellaneous Installation and Final Touches: Installing window sills, countertops, ceramic basins, sinks, toilets, faucets, light fixtures, sockets, electrical appliances, etc.; removing renovation waste and sealing gaps with caulking.

8. Completion: Rectifications during the maintenance period.

For a typical apartment with a usable area of 300 – 500 square feet, a complete renovation takes about 75 working days, depending on the specific renovation requirements and complexity. Among these, furniture production takes the longest time. From finalizing the furniture drawings to delivery and installation, it takes about 20 to 35 working days, subject to the complexity of the furniture.

Many homeowners like to visit and inspect the progress during the renovation. DECOLAND suggests that before visiting the unit, it's best to notify the renovation workers. Some stages might be hazardous, or it might not be suitable for visits (e.g., when the masonry isn't finished, paint isn't dry, or furniture assembly is ongoing). Additionally, after the masonry work and before the furniture arrives, there might be periods when the workers are not frequently on site. This is mainly because they're waiting for the furniture delivery and not because they're slacking off.

If you have any questions about the entire renovation process, feel free to contact our renovation specialists!


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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