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Choosing the Right Interior Designer in Singapore

Turning your dream home renovation project into reality starts from choosing the right interior design (ID) company. Doing so will not only ensure that you end up with the look you want for your property but also achieve it with the least amount of stress possible.

Many homeowners check out reviews of different interior design companies and base their choice solely on five-star ratings or good words they read online about a particular company. However, what one client is looking for may not exactly fit another one’s standards so how can you choose your design company objectively?

Licenses and Accreditation

You would want to hire an interior design firm that has all their licenses and accreditation properly sorted out. This gives you a safety net since you know you are dealing with a legitimate company who has the right training and experience in the job as proven by these documents.

If you are an HDB owner, you can look up your prospective ID company’s HDB registration at the Housing and Development Board website. Also, for general confirmation on a company’s business integrity, you can check if they are CaseTrust certified. CaseTrust is under the Consumer Association of Singapore as an accreditation arm for companies who want to show their commitment to fair trading and transparency to customers.

In terms of renovation projects, having a CaseTrust certification means that clients can get a detailed and transparent document for their renovation fees, hire a company that implements fair refund policies, and deal with staff who are professional and conscientious with their work and service.

Local Contractors

There are ID companies who subcontract their works to other companies for different reasons such as cutting costs or not having the resources to complete the project themselves. This could be a recipe for disaster as subcontracting means the ID company no longer has full control of the project, which may lead to delays and added cost for the client.

It is always best to choose company who uses their own factory or in-house designers and carpenters for their renovation projects. In this way, the company can guarantee homeowners the quality of their craftsmanship because it is the one “in-charge” of the entire process from the design to hiring the people qualified to complete the renovation.

Design Expertise

Going back to what was mentioned earlier, what one client is looking for may not be what another wants. So based on your particular design or theme for renovation, you should approach an ID company who specializes in that specific style you want to achieve.

For example, if you want a retro interior for your home or office, you would be better off with a company that designs and builds for this type of look rather than approaching and insisting what you want with one that specializes in minimalist-modern designs. The fact is that ID companies have their own areas of expertise when it comes to designs, not all will be able to successfully pull off a project just solely on their years of experience or available resources.

These are three of the most important criteria you should base your decision on when choosing an interior design company.

For more details or if you have a renovation project you want to consult about, our experts designers at Pure Carpentry would be glad to assist you.

Contact us now for a free consultation.

Everything You Need to Know About Carpentry

The truth is that carpenters are mostly extremely skilled and valuable. In fact, they are some of the home improvement industry’s best craftsmen. Of course, all carpenters are skilled in working with wood, many of them have moved onto specialize in certain aspects of carpentry. There are so many different areas that you could literally write a book. However, most of these tend to be grouped into two broad categories by the average homeowners.

Rough Carpentry

If you are looking for someone that can conduct framing, scaffolding, installing a subfloor, or another type of construction that doesn’t need a fine touch and careful attention to small details for the design, rough carpentersare what you are looking for. These can sometimes specialize on one particular job, however. For example, you may hire a framer to build the frame for your home, and this is their area of expertise.

Delicate Carpentry.

If you are looking for a carpenter to provide the finishing touches to a job, then you are looking for a delicate carpenter. These are the ones that do the baseboards, put in hardwood floors, build the elegant cabinets, and multiple other jobs that need careful attention paid to the finer details. These type of carpentry generally requires more skill and sometimes needs specialized tools in order to do the job.

Other Areas

Maintenance, trip, and acoustical carpenters are just some of the many other types of specialized areas for carpentry. Basically, if there is some kind of woodwork needed, you can find a specialist to do it.