27 August 2012

House Renovation at Johor Bahru

Following up from the post - My First Property Purchase in JB, I just got my keys at June 2012. Now it is my time to continue to complete my first property renovation so that it can be rented out or for own use. You may realize that my first property (Sri Pulai Perdana 2) located 26KM away from JB town and 22KM away from Second link Custom. I have checked from some websites such as iproperty or propertyguru that my neighbours would like to sell the same type (Cluster / Semi-D Detached) at RM550K or even RM650K. It is a sign that JB property has gone crazy, especially for those suburbs with value-added facilities such as G&G, swimming pools, clubhouse and gym rooms etc.

Ok, let's back to the topic. I engaged one of the contractors in this taman, and so far this is the list of the renovation:

1. Wet Kitchen (Including Top Cabinet + Low Cabinet)
2. Dry Kitchen (Cabinets)
3. L-Box (For Living Room and Dining room)
4. Flooring at Balcony
5. Iron Window + Doors

Above cost me about RM25.8K. So my remaining balance of budget would be used for:

1. Furnitures - sofas, beds, dining sets, tables, chairs etc.
2. Electrical Wirings & Socketings etc
3. Electrical items - Refrigirators, Air-conds, Washing Mashine, TV/Entertainment Sets etc
4. Kitchen Stuffs
5. Others

I hope that the expenses can be within the budget. Do feel free to give me comment on renovation as this is the first time I spend a huge amount in new house renovation. Thank you.


44 comments:

  1. Hi Jack,

    How was the quality of the workmanship? Perhaps you can share with me some tips and advise since I reckoned that you have gone through. masonjason6@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Jason,

      I have a budget plan of around RM50k-RM60k which includes but not limited to renovation + furniture + other expenses for a new house in JB. It is good if you can find out the contractors outside so that you can have more varieties.

      Don't be rush when you renovate. Try to spend more time sourcing good quality and reasonable stuffs. You can treat it as a relax tours or finding out more shops around your living place.

      Last but not least, try to be hardworking to do more homework to save unnecessary expenses.

      Regards,
      Jack Phang, CFA

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  2. Really interesting as you kept the renovation expenses too low that is required for a homeowner along with a new free architecture.

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  3. Hi Jack, was it possible to get all your expenses within 60k? How many bedrooms? Hope you can share some tips as I need to furnish my house soon. Its a 4r 3b house. I will really appreciate it if you can email me at krishna75kumar@hotmail.com. Thanks Jack

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    1. Hi,

      I have a breakdown of my budget, but I do not have any idea to post it up here. Nonetheless, below is the summary of the Renovation Costs:

      1. Iron Doors & Iron Windows - RM7,800
      2. Wet Kitchen Cabinet (Top & Bottom) - RM6,200
      3. Dry Kitchen Cabinet - RM4,500
      4. Master Bedroom Balcony Floor - RM2,300
      5. Plaster Ceiling - RM3,000
      6. Kitchen Wall Rebuild - RM1,000
      7. Electrical & Lighting - RM4,200 + RM 3,000
      8. Refrig - RM1,700
      9. Washing Mashine - RM1,300
      10. TV - RM1,700
      11. Beds - RM1,300
      12. Mattress - RM988
      13. TV Console - RM1,000
      14. Sofa - RM4,200
      15. Dining Sets - RM1,500
      16. Fans - RM1,500

      I sent a soft copy of detail breakdown to your hotmail. Thanks.

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    2. Iron grill cost is high compare to the cost about $5600. By Mr. Wong 0127560032

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    3. Hi Anonymous,

      Can i know is Mr Wong reliable and can i know the cost of this is for how many windows?

      Qaty

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    5. Hi Jack, thanks for sharing the great info here. Can you email me the soft copy of the detail breakdown of the renovation as thinking to source and do the comparison before committed? My email address is peter_ybv@yahoo.com. TQ :)

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  4. Hi Jack,

    I m looking for good contrator also , how is your contrator in JB ?Did they provided good quality and service ?How was the works?And you mention Mr Wong is the Iron grill contrator?
    could you share some information?below is mt Email
    lesliechew99@gmail.com

    Regards,
    Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie,

      Sorry reply late, I engaged with the contractor directly. So far their service is good. I need more time to access their work quality.

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    2. HIi Jack

      My house is at nusa sentral n i just got my key..do u mind sharing with me the contact number of ur contractor? my email is juimm1309@gmail.com. i have ask quotation frm interior design n they r very expensive..

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  5. Can you send me details of your id too? I'm expected to get my keys for my house in Seri Austin soon !!!!

    Regards,
    Qaty

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    1. Hi Qaty,

      Sorry reply late. I hope you already started your renovation. I actually do not have id (I believe it means for Interior Designer) as I just did a very simple renovation on my new house.

      Appreciate if you could share with me your experience in getting renovation done at your house. Congrats to have a new home in Seri Austin, it's a nice place to stay. :)

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  6. Hi I am a Singaporean and is looking for a reliable and good contractor in JB for my new house in Bukit Indah. Anyone can provide me a recommendation? Can email me at ablmsw1011@gmail.com. Thanks.

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    1. Hi for readers who wish to have reno contractor contact no, you may search for better more alternatives (asking for quotations first from vary contractors) before commit to any contractors. This is my lessons learnt.

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  8. Hi Jack

    I would like to seek your advice as i plan to do some renovation to my house within next month.I have a budget of rm60k .its a single storey with 3rooms.do u think this amount is feasible? as an extensive reno is needed from tiling,piping,electrical,built in/s as well.appreciate that you could mail me your breakdown on how your budget looks.
    pls mail to kira_061087@outlook.com

    Thanks
    Fitry

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  9. Hi Jack,
    I need to do some renovations to my apartment in JB and l am getting a few quotations for comparison. Could you email to me your contractor's contact.
    Thanks.

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  10. Hi Jack,

    I'm planning renovation for my new house at JB, impressed that you actually have the same budget as me. Would like to know which contractor you hire and other vendors if necessary. Please email me at jasminelow12@gmail.com
    Many thanks ya!!

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  11. Hi Jack,

    My friend looking for contractor to renovate the house at Kulaijaya. Do you have any contact that can pm me? Email: meichoo75@yahoo.com

    Thank you very much!

    Regards,
    Mei

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  12. Hi Jack, me too planning renovation for my new house at JB, would appreciate u pm me your good contractor's contact to me at my_starry_sky@hotmail.com.

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  13. Guys, the renovation prices are much higher nowadays as compared to 2012. Perhaps for the same renovation as Jack did for his new house (stated above) might costs RM70k or RM80k nowadays.
    As mentioned by Jack, try to get vary contractors for cost quotation instead of committing to one contractor.

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  14. Besides the quotation, it's good if you could ask your potential contractors to showcase his products / other units under renovation so you could roughly know his quality of renovation job compared to the quotation.

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  15. hi jack can i have the contractor contact number. my email add is juimm1309@gmail.com. tq

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  16. hi jack i plan to renovate my house at desaru,pls introduce me a contracter.Budget pls....pls email me at ramavin97@hotmail.com....tks

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  17. wow great property investment blog there, I will share you blog to others as well :) below are other good property investment related sites to share with all as well, http://propertyguru.com.sg , iproperty.com.sg and http://roomwithaircon.com enjoy all

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  18. hey thanks for the property website list, propertyguru gives only limited free post of rooms for rent ads. i like roomwithaircon.com better, there is unlimited free property and room posting for free for unlimited period. i can post my room for rent in roomwithaircon.com free! Thanks again!!

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  19. thanks i need to post to find roommates for my flatshare, just nice the roomwithaircon.com thing

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  20. try propertyguru.com.sg instead in singapore

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  21. propertyguru is expensive unless u have millions of property to sell
    go with roomwithaircon.com if you have many rooms to rent out

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  22. Hi Jack, sorry to disturb you.... Have noticed everyone are coming to you for the same purpose.... likewise for me. Are you able to email me your contractor's contact and some info on your renovation... I have just collected keys for my Service Apartment in Jb. Need a reliable contractor to start work as I have no time to ask around to compare prices. Thank you. Hear from you. Cheers.

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  23. Hi Jack.. i was wondering if the contractor do above ground swimming pool...??? And how much would that be?

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  24. Hi Jack,

    I am planning to renovate my whole house. may i know what is the cost incurred.

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  25. Hi Jack,

    I'm planning renovation for my new house at JB. Would like to know which contractor you hire and other vendors if necessary. Please email me to kvn_kavina@yahoo.com
    Many thanks ya!!

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  26. i would to reno my house....i want to do balcony and put tiles and change door.
    my house is medium cost oly...

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  27. I am currently looking for contractor renovation at Taman Putri Kulai. Pls email me contact at bill_cc@hotmail.com TQ

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  28. anyone try this freelancer site http://singapore8.com seems not bad, i also tried elance.com site too

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