Saturday, 20 December 2014
Some ideas and ways to save money on RENOvation! *Renotalk feature.
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I am going off topic a bit and talk a bit about Renovations.
This is a scary term, especially to those not design incline...
Also it may cost an arm and a leg, to some people both legs or both arms :X
An average HDB 5 room reno which is decent will only be at around $100k SGD.
So how to counter this?
It can be enjoyable to some, and tragic to some.
FOLLOW AT RISK.
Well I am a person whom enjoys visiting factories, mainly because I own one.
I love to see and understand how people run businesses from other sector.
I love to keep my options open when it comes to choices.
I am also a business owner so I understand sometimes how logistically expensive it can be when it comes to bringing it to your doorstep. (Convenience is expensive!)
What if I am not afraid of trouble and am able to handle difficult logistics?
How much can I save?
Remember my tiles ? :P
I saved a huge load on these... Average $10/sqft. I saved imagine, I have 3,600sqft of space that I catered for.
$36,000 SAVED :)
This involved a lot of labor to move the tiles. But it was all well worth it.
Now.. The Lights...
The story of my lights was quite interesting. I wanted to source the kind where people can screw in the bulbs, thinking that it saves me money.
The average cost for the adapter is around $15 SGD, which is not expensive la honestly.
But thinking that I need 100pc of down lights I told myself why not go try source it in GZ.
So I did.
Day 1 - went to run round checking prices, get leads and get price point.
Day 2 - did all my comparison and couldn't find the adaptor for the bulbs... All I saw was LED lights everywhere every corner. So I fed up and just asked how much like a typical Singaporean and understanding that it was expensive. The average price of LED lights in SG is $18-20/ downlight.
I asked, "bro, how much is the LED that you guys sell?"
they replied, " how much V do you need for the downlight?"
I said, "small one is fine, maybe 6V good enough for me."
they replied, "oh this one having promotion, $X dollars."
I smiling inside secretly and trying to make a unimpressed face stating that it was still too expensive.
They went lower again :P
I said, "ON!"
hahaha, so that is how my lights story is.
Moral of the story is, the adapter + bulb is more expensive then the LED downlights I intended to buy. Hence I gave up the idea of buying the adapter and just went with the LED instead.
Now my showroom is fully fitted with LED down lights + LED spotlights.
These are some of the experiences I got through travelling and they are time consuming.
But importantly I enjoyed it.
These are legit ways of really saving substantially and can end up making you interested in the business :X haha.
The Perfection of Passionate Manufacturing
- Tilam King