Picture this — your dream has finally come true and you have bought a 3BHK apartment. But a newly purchased apartment is rarely in livable condition. And it is up to you to transform your apartment into a home, which is where interior design comes in. But what about the cost? Understanding what affects the 3 BHK interior design cost requires expertise. Luckily, you don’t have to go hunting for the right answers. We are here to help you estimate how much your home interiors will cost you.

What affects the 3 BHK interior design cost?

The cost depends on how complex you make design of your home

To understand how much you would have to shell out to design your 3BHK apartment, you first need to identify the factors that will affect the cost.

  1. Location: The first factor that determines a 3 BHK interior design cost is the location. It will be higher in cities like Mumbai compared to smaller towns like Pune. The reason is that most big cities have higher real estate prices and costs of materials, services and other aspects are also higher.
  2. Size: We then consider the size of the apartment, which is a pretty straightforward relationship — the larger the 3BHK the higher the cost of designing it.  
  3. Valuation: Estimating the cost of your 3BHK apartment, it is important to know that the cost of the interior design is directly proportional to the cost per sq. ft. of the property. So, the greater the cost of your apartment, the higher the interior design cost
  4. Scope of Design: Do you want to get the interiors done for your entire home? Or do you just want a kitchen design? The scope will affect the overall cost.
  5. Renovation vs New Property: The interior design cost for a renovation is always higher than a new property as you have to factor in civil changes and other expenditures due to old and faulty wiring, plumbing etc.
  6. Materials: Depending on the type of materials and finishes you choose for your cabinets, furniture and wardrobes, your 3BHK interior design cost can go up or down.

How and why does the 3 BHK interior design cost differ across cities?

You must have heard the line: “Homes are so expensive in Mumbai!” We all know that both apartment cost and interior design cost differs across cities. But why is that so? The obvious reason is the real estate market. But if you dig deeper, there are multiple other reasons. The difference in cost is mainly due to supply and demand. Cities like Mumbai have high employment opportunities, resulting in a spike in demand for homes. However, the infrastructure is not up to the mark. This pushes up the real estate and interior design cost. On the other hand, a city like Bangalore also has high employment opportunities. However, due to adequate and strong infrastructure, the interior design cost is lower than compared to other cities.

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Top 3BHK Homes Designed by Livspace

Now that you know what affects the 3 BHK interior design cost, you can go ahead and start designing! But before you do that, here are some 3BHK Livspace homes spanning low, mid and high budgets, to inspire you.

#1: Low Budget — Under ₹15 Lakhs

1. Stunning Custom Designs in Hyderabad

The jhoola is a quintessential element of Indian design

Location: Hyderabad

Size: 3BHK spanning 1,870 sq. ft.

Budget: ₹₹₹₹₹

Scope: Full home design

This Hyderabad 3BHK shows how stunning, custom interiors can also be low budget. Usually, custom work can take up a majority of the money you have set aside for your interiors. And Neha and Omkar’s home features some gorgeous custom designs like a jhoola, reading nook and handpainted walls.

To ensure that they did not cross their budget, they refurbished some of their existing furniture and used local artists for the handpainted walls. Also, the kitchen, wardrobes and TV unit all come in a laminate finish, which is cost-effective.

2. A Potpourri of Styles in This Pune 3BHK

A traditional south Indian style living room in Pune

Location: Pune

Size: 3BHK spanning approximately 1,200 sq. ft. 

Budget: ₹₹₹₹₹

Scope: Full home design

Designing a home that features not one, not two, but four different styles can be a challenge. The Panickars’ home in Pune has a south Indian living room, a modern master bedroom, a contemporary bedroom for the daughter and a bohemian-style bedroom for the son. Despite this, every room has been designed to fit seamlessly together. To keep the design low on budget, our designer used modular wardrobes in different finishes across the three bedrooms. The living room takes up the lion’s share of the budget with solid wood furniture and wooden false ceiling.

3. A Stylish and Spacious 3BHK in Noida

The spider chandelier is a cost-effective showstopper!

Location: Noida

Size: 3BHK spanning approximately 1,700 sq. ft. 

Budget: ₹₹₹₹₹

Scope: Full home design

When we first entered Gunjan’s 3BHK, we were mesmerised by the peaceful aura and soothing design. Pastel colours, judicial use of space and some Balinese accents make up this gorgeous home. Although this home is quite large, our designer managed to keep this 3 BHK interior design cost within just ₹15 lakhs! The kitchen is completely modular, with laminate finishes, which makes it very low cost. In addition, simple wall treatments like wall trims and wallpapers brought down the cost. The only expensive element in her home is the stunning false ceilings and wooden furniture.

#2: Mid Budget — Under ₹25 Lakhs

1. Vibrant Hues in This Mumbai 3BHK

Vibrant pops of aqua blue!

Location: Mumbai

Size: 3BHK spanning 1,700 sq. ft.

Budget: ₹₹₹₹₹

Scope: Full home design

When a home is a blank canvas, it is easy to transform it into the final product that you desire. When the Churis moved into their new 3BHK, they wanted the home to be vibrant and functional. The defining element in this home is the lime green high-tech semi-modular kitchen. The cabinets are made of high-quality materials and feature special sliding mechanisms and a handleless system. The home also has several custom elements like the TV unit, the beds etc. But our designer also mixed in modular elements from the Livspace catalogue so that the design stayed within the budget.

2. A Child-friendly 3BHK in Hyderabad

The partition divides the large living room into two zones — formal and informal

Location: Hyderabad

Size: 3BHK spanning approximately 1,800 sq. ft. 

Budget: ₹₹₹₹₹

Scope: Full home design

In Nilima’s Hyderabad home, her kitchen is the biggest investment. She wanted it to be functional, spacious and convenient for a young working mother. To increase the space, our designer incorporated an extra room into the kitchen. Loaded with accessories and featuring high-end finishes, this kitchen is what dreams are made of! Since the kitchen took up the majority of this 3 BHK interior design cost, our designer used a mix of storage solutions that had MDF as the base material so that the design stayed within the budget.

3. Detailed Space Planning for an Elegant and Spacious 3BHK

A simple false ceiling design will bring down the cost

Location: Gurgaon

Size: 3BHK spanning approximately 2,100 sq. ft. 

Budget: ₹₹₹₹₹

Scope: Full home design

A well-designed home is one that is easy to live in. This stunning 3BHK in Gurgaon is a result of smart space planning to create a comfortable home. While each room is packed with storage, the designs have been kept sleek and minimal so as not to take up too much space. A large chunk of the overall budget was used in redoing the ceiling and flooring. However, low-cost wallpapers and cost-effective laminate finishes in the kitchen brought down the cost.

#3: High Budget — Above ₹25 Lakhs

1. A Minimal and All-White 3BHK in Mumbai

The jhoola adds a desi touch to this minimal living room

Location: Mumbai

Size: 3BHK spanning approximately 1,300 sq. ft. 

Budget: ₹₹₹₹

Scope: Full home design

How often do you come across a home that has multiple design lessons for you? Very rarely, we believe! But Mansi’s Mumbai 3BHK teaches you how to design an Indian minimalist home, how to have low-maintenance white interiors, how to make your space  elder-friendly — and so much more! Her home is the epitome of elegant design. Her living and dining rooms feature plush onyx tabletops. A stunning gold metal partition and a jhoola with a turnaround mechanism are the showstoppers in this home! The simple walls and fuss-free false ceiling design ensure a minimal look.

2. A Scandinavian 3BHK Apartment in Gurgaon

A Scandinavian living room with warm wooden undertones

Location: Gurgaon

Size: 3BHK spanning 2,000 sq. ft.

Budget: ₹₹₹₹

Scope: Full home design

Would you believe us if we said that a Scandinavian-style home existed right in the middle of Gurgaon? The owner of this home, Puja, wanted a creative home that was also clutter-free and elegant. This 3BHK has some stunning custom designs to watch out for, like the unique walls, study unit and mandir. One of the key tenets of the Scandinavian design style is the use of wood. However, considering the high cost of solid wood, our designer used laminate units with a wood-like finish to keep the design cost-effective.

3. This Bengaluru 3BHK is Plush with Vibrant Pops of Colours

This plush bedroom has a cost-effective laminate flooring

Location: Bengaluru

Size: 3BHK spanning 2,200 sq. ft.

Budget: ₹₹₹₹

Scope: Full home design

Lavish and contemporary, the Jains’ Bengaluru home is vibrant with gorgeous, customised interiors. While the entire home is high end, the majority of the 3 BHK interior design cost budget went into the kitchen. With maximum storage, innumerable accessories, high-quality acrylic cabinets and a Corian stone countertop, their kitchen is modern, functional and well designed. However, to offset this splurge, low-cost laminate flooring has been used in the bedrooms.

The 3 BHK interior design cost will change depending on the final look that you want for your home. But regardless of whether you want a budget home or you want to splurge, at Livspace, we can give you exactly what you need!

Now that you know how much a 3BHK will cost you, calculate the cost of a 2BHK.

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