Last updated on May 13th, 2022
We’ve already spoken about the advantages of Modular units, basic estimates for kitchens and wardrobes, and how the kitchen layout will affect your spend.
In this module, we’ll tell you how much the approximate cost for a 2 BHK and 3 BHK would run to. Get your calculators out and your Math minds on!
How much does it cost to do up a 2 BHK interior, and a 3 BHK interior?
Here are some approximate figures, based on your material choices. Let’s assume that you will be doing up the kitchen, wardrobes in all the bedrooms, a shoe rack and an entertainment centre in the living room, as well as bathroom cabinets and mirrors.
Please note that we are taking into account only the fitted units. This could also include the cost of some basic ceiling designs and wall textures as well.
The table below shows approximate costs that you can use to chalk out a rough-and-ready estimate.
|Core Materials used||Cost range for a 2 BHK||Cost range for a 3 BHK|
|Prelaminated particle boards||4 lakhs to 6 lakhs||6 lakhs to 9 lakhs|
|MDF and laminate||5 lakhs to 7 lakhs||7 lakhs to 10 lakhs|
|Commercial ply and laminate||6 lakhs to 8 lakhs||8 lakhs to 12 lakhs|
|BWP and veneer||7 lakhs to 11 lakhs||10 lakhs to 14 lakhs|
|BWP and Acrylic or PU||9 lakhs to 13 lakhs||12 lakhs to 16 lakhs|
If you are also factoring in the cost of soft furnishings and loose furniture, you can consider an additional minimum amount of 3 lakhs for a 2 BHK and 5 lakhs for a 3BHK unit.
I have Rs.4 lakhs with me. Will this be enough for the interior of my 2 BHK? What will I be able to get within this budget?
If you choose cost effective materials and finishes, you can complete your basic interior for a 2 BHK including kitchen, wardrobes in all bedrooms, shoe rack, bathroom cabinets and entertainment unit in this budget.
I have Rs.6 lakhs with me. Will this be enough for the interior of my 3 BHK? What will I be able to get within this budget?
If you choose cost effective materials and finishes, you can complete your basic interior for a 3 BHK including kitchen, wardrobes in all bedrooms, shoe rack, bathroom cabinets and entertainment unit in a budget of 6 lakhs.
If you are working with a tight budget, it’s best to plan to do your home interior in phases. Make a list of what all you must absolutely have before you move in, and plan to add the rest of the furnishings and accessories at a later date. For instance, that lovely armchair which you would like in your bedroom can always come later, as also the soft fleecy rug underfoot—but the bed must be part of Phase 1!
Again, you should keep in mind the possible inconvenience of having the décor fitted in later, when you’re actually staying in the house. Any civil work, plumbing and false ceilings, for example, must be done before you move in. But artefacts that can be easily added, like loose furniture, artwork and so on, can always come a few months down the line.
In fact, the most warm and personalised home interiors are those that keep evolving! Over the years, you should think of making room for memorabilia from your travels, treasures from children’s accomplishments at school, and sentiment-ridden family keepsakes. Feel free to swap around the décor as your mood changes and the seasons come and go. Your home décor should tell the story of your life, with all its ups and downs, and be a reflection of who you are, and what you’re all about!