Any Interior Design Firms to recommend?

sherica

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I think it would be better to check Hometrust. I see Qanvast like a lot of fake reviews all submitted one lump shot one. The way it is written it is obviously submitted by the id themselves. Whoever you choose do be careful. Lot of negative feedback these days https://www.hometrust.sg/latest-reviews/lowest-rated
Yes. Need to be a bit more discerning.. I find that many of the so-called Interior Designers are really just contractors in diguise since the industry is not really regulated here and they upsell "standard packages" with tons of exclusions. If possible try to go for those designers who are certified architects as they think about the use of space/layout flow holistically. In my case I actually engaged the ID (who provided design and project management) and the contractor through a separate RFQ/quote process, and not part of a bundle. Please don't believe it when a firm tells u design is free, since you are paying for huge mark-ups in the overall renovation package anyway.
 
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is the above demolition works too expensive?


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is the above demolition works too expensive?


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after going through 2nd appt with 6 different IDs to run through quotation i can tell you if they charge you cheaper on some area they will carrot you in other area so if budget is your number 1 concern just go with the cheapest and hope for the best. since i assume whichever IDs you have shortlisted you have done your homework they are not gonna suck even if they are cheap.
 

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is the above demolition works too expensive?


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It looks still ok, but hacking and demolition is very dependant on the amount of area which the works has to be done.

Like some hacking can even go up to 12k if you see the pricing breakdown here:https://www.hometrust.sg/interior-designers/design-avenue/project/holland-grove while some hacking only cost 4k https://www.hometrust.sg/interior-designers/design-avenue/project/holland-grove

You would need to see what is the area of works that will be done to make a more fair and accurate comparison.
 

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Yes. Need to be a bit more discerning.. I find that many of the so-called Interior Designers are really just contractors in diguise since the industry is not really regulated here and they upsell "standard packages" with tons of exclusions. If possible try to go for those designers who are certified architects as they think about the use of space/layout flow holistically. In my case I actually engaged the ID (who provided design and project management) and the contractor through a separate RFQ/quote process, and not part of a bundle. Please don't believe it when a firm tells u design is free, since you are paying for huge mark-ups in the overall renovation package anyway.
Yup the line between contractors and so call ID is very blurred now. In fact a lot of so call IDs are more like "project managers" more than designers who actually design the place. Better to check on their portfolio, ask them questions about how they design the works in the profolio to see if they can answer.
 
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