Firstly, the 10-year duration starts counting from the date when your S&P (Sales and Purchase) agreement is stamped. It’s important to note that most RUMAWIP units require substantial renovation before moving in.
To ensure durability and maintain the condition of your RUMAWIP for the average 6-7 years before you are allowed to sell it, consider the following tips for renovating with durability in mind:
- Choose durable materials: Opt for materials known for their durability, such as solid wood, plywood, and avoid lower-quality options like particleboard or MDF. For furniture frames and accents, select high-quality metals like stainless steel or aluminum.
- Quality fixtures: Install high-quality fixtures made from durable materials like brass or stainless steel, such as faucets and showerheads. Look for trusted local brands like DOE, as expensive Italian brands may not be suitable for this market segment.
- Water-resistant features: In areas prone to water exposure, such as bathrooms and kitchens, use water-resistant materials like waterproof drywall, moisture-resistant flooring, and quality sealants to prevent water damage. Purchase from hardware shops known for good-quality products rather than malls.
- Prioritize storage: Install sufficient storage solutions like built-in cabinets, shelves, and closets to prevent clutter and maintain a tidy and organized space.
- Consider maintenance: Choose materials and fixtures that are easy to clean and maintain over time, ensuring your condo remains in great condition.
Plan for the future: Think about how you might use the space in the future and select timeless design elements that appeal to a wide range of potential buyers if you plan to sell the condo in a few years.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your condo renovation is not only aesthetically pleasing and functional but also durable and built to last. To avoid dealing with never-ending defects, consider buying the materials yourself and paying the contractor for labor. Request a list of materials needed from the contractor and pay them more than their asking price, as workmanship is crucial.
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