Receiving keys of a well deserved home from builder is the first fillip for a buyer.
However, what follows next is the strenuous task of getting the interiors done from home improvement and safety/security perspective.
The exercise involves finding the best in business at the best possible price.
This article is just an attempt to help you plan your finances better with respect to cost involved in interiors of a flat/floor/villa property post possession. It would also help ensure you cover all possible interior work items while you plan.
|Interior Item||Remarks||Cost Involved|
|Fans||1 each for bed rooms, 2 for drawing/dinning, 1 for terrace/big balcony||1.5 k per fan for basic, 2.5-4 k for fancier fans + 500 to 1k labour|
|Exhaust Fans||1 each for bathrooms, 1 for kitchen||0.5 k per fan for basic, 1.5 k for advanced + 500 to 1k labour|
|Lights||Fancy or simple - flat entry, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, balconies, drawing dinning room, store||20 per bulb, 300 per cfl, 500 per led, 1500 per fancy light,
4000-10000 for chandlier + 0.5k to 2k labour
|Geysers||You would want to buy if winter is approaching or in progress - 1 for each bathroom||3k for basic, 10k for advanced and higher capacity|
|ACs||You would want to buy if summer is in progress or approaching - At least 1 for Drawing/Dinning, |
1 for master bedroom at least
|20k to 35k per AC|
|Curtain rods||For each window and door (internal and external)||80 to 200 per sqft depending upon selected quality|
|Curtains||For each window and door (internal and external)||0.3k per curtain for basic, 0.5k to 0.7k for good quality|
|Civil work||Civil work if any for modular kitchen, shifting for electricity cables etc.||Labour and material cost varies on nature of work|
|Modular kitchen||For wooden/steel cabinets and baskets for kitchen||700-1200 per covered sq ft for self arranged wood,
800-1500 per covered sqft for complete contract depending on ply used
|Wardrobes||For wooden/iron wardrobes for each room||600 to 1100 per covered sq ft depending on wood/steel
|Other Wood work||For bathroom storage, for store room. If required, for dressing, tv unit, show piece units, |
study table, beds
|600 to 1000k per covered sq ft|
|Bathroom mirror||Full view mirror above washbasin||2k to 7k per mirror|
|Balcony/window grill||Mandatory for lower floors for security, Also mandatory for higher floors with children||120 to 200 per covered sqft|
|Mesh windows/balcony doors||Required for keeping mosquitoes and flies away||150 to 350 per covered sq ft|
|Main iron door||Required for security||7k to 20k depending upon strength, design, lock etc|
|Pop paint||Required if any civil work done on walls or if you want to change the theme||Labour and material cost varies on nature of work,
paint cost 15-20 per sqft
|False ceiling||For interior improvements||Labour and material cost varies on nature of work. Average 120-160 per sqft of covered area|
|Re-tiling||For interior improvements||100 to 1k per 2*2 tile, 150 to 1.5k per 3*3 tile,
50 to 500 per 1*1 tile. Cost reduces if bought in bulk
|Hob and Chimney||For kitchen if found necessary||5k-15k for hob, 10 to 15k for chimney, 15k plus for combo|
|Electric switches||If builder provided switches are not of good quality||5k to 15k for entire flat depending upon quality and number of rooms|
The above is prevalent cost in NCR and there is only a slight variation in labor cost involved at other locations.
We would soon follow this up with references of people who could help you with the interiors.
We hope you would find it equally helpful.
Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 16:43 pm