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Family Homes Vs Investment Properties – Renovation Guide for 2021

Are you looking at adding comfort and convenience to your home? Or renovating for an investment property?

Intention or motive is a key factor when planning your home renovation.  It will determine your budget, the type of suppliers, raw materials, design and time-frame of your renovation. When you are renovating with the intention of renting it out or selling then your budget can be more limited as you do not have to make the house luxurious.

As long as it is functional and aesthetically pleasing with everything working well then you can look at getting more medium range supplies. However, if you are going to be living in the house then you might want to splurge more on design and luxury along with making it more functional.

In this article we will discuss the following:

We will discuss there broad intentions for renovating a home in Auckland. This guide will provide a comprehensive guide for planning your renovation based on 3 broad categories. It will talk about budget, types of materials that we recommend for the three types of renovations based on your intention to renovate in Auckland.

  1. Renovations for when you want to rent your house in Auckland

  2. When you want to add value to your home to sell in Future

  3. Home Renovations for a family home – to increase functionality and comfort

1. Intention of renting your property

When you are renting your property your two aims should be aesthetics and functionality. When it comes to aesthetics you want to renovate your kitchen and bathroom with a medium range budget. Tenants are looking for a place which is modern and with minimal wear and tear. They also look for homes that are functional so they face the least amount of inconvenience.

Kitchen renovations in Auckland for rentals

Kitchen is one of those places that should always look and feel clean and hygienic. Old Auckland kitchens usually have a dated look about them which make them look aesthetically unappealing. No matter how any times you clean them they always appear slightly worn out and yellow. Hence, giving your kitchen a makeover greatly increases its chances of being rented at a good price. An easy way to renovate old kitchens is to replace the flooring, counter tops and work benches.

You can use mid-range materials for counter tops which will look nice and are durable but will not break your bank. Materials such as laminate, Engineered stone and glass counter-tops could be a great option for the kitchen if you are looking at renting the house out. They look great and will instantly make the home look much more appealing to the tenants. Laminate flooring is also a good option for such kitchens as they look great, are good for the budget and are durable.

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10 ways to increase rental yield through renovations and upgrades

Bathroom renovations in Auckland for rentals

If your bathroom is looking grimy then it is best to get it renovated before renting it out. An average bathroom renovation costs about 15K if you are replacing the shower, toilet, adding a vanity and replacing the floors. You can use Vinyl floors or simple tiles for the bathroom at a very reasonable cost. Basic showers and toilets can also be found at a reasonable price. If you are not changing the pluming around then bathroom renovation costs can be done at a very minimal cost.

Adding Rooms

One of the tricks for getting most out of your rental property is to make larger rooms into two different rooms. If you have a two bedroom home then it would be rented for about $550 on an average in most Auckland suburbs. But if your lounge is very spacious, you could erect a wall making a small study out of the lounge. This would give you a third bedroom or study. This would effectively let you increase the rent of your place. The added wall would cost you as much and is almost always possible because there is no structural change if the wall is added inside the house.

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Rental Full house Renovation in Hillsborough to get better rental yield

Painting in Auckland for rentals

If your home has started looking worn down then a good paint job throughout the house can also prove to be a good investment. The important thing is getting it done by a professional. A good paint job will make all the difference to your home and overall aesthetics of your rental property.

2. Intention of reselling or adding value to your property

If you are thinking of selling your house in the future then you should renovate with the intention of adding value to your home. Adding value does not mean that you have to spend a lot of money to ‘add value’. The perceived value of your home is the buyer’s perception of your home.

They want the foundation and structure of your home to be sound as they do not want to buy something that they will have to put more money into ‘fixing up’. Some of the key elements of the house like kitchen, and bathroom also need to be in good condition so that they do not have to spend money in maintenance like fixing leakages etc or even renovating.

Kitchen renovations and Bathrooms renovations to add value

When trying to sell your home you want to make sure that your bathroom has no plumbing issues, leakage or damage. That is the first thing that you should fix. You do not have to install the latest fixtures or accessories if your present toilet and shower are still in good shape. If they are however dated then it would be a good idea to pull the old bathtub out and install a new shower. The idea is to make the buyer have a higher perceived value of the home.

The kitchen is another aspect of the house that should be looked into before selling your home. If your kitchen is very outdated and has started to look shabby then a change is in order. Change the flooring and pull down the old cabinets to give your kitchen a fresh new look. There is no need for customisation; simply use the most basic cabinets and counter-tops to make it look modern.

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Todd Chandler’s Home renovation in Saint Heliers to Add Value before Selling (see case study below)

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Todd Chandler’s renovation in St Heliers to add value before selling

Stay away from themes

When selling your home it is good to stay away from modelling your rooms after certain themes. This might actually become detrimental to the sales process as your personal themes might not appeal to the buyer. If you are going for classic themes then it would be okay as classic timeless themes do appeal to most people. We would however not recommend renovating your home keeping a theme in mind as the return on investment for a project like that would not be great.

Painting in Auckland for Adding value

Adding a fresh coat of paint to the exterior and interior of your home can also add considerable value to your home in the minds of the buyers. Again, we would advise you to paint in neutral colours as opposed to bold colours. Buyers will be willing to buy a house at a higher price if the house is well painted and looks striking.

Adding a deck to add value to a house

Add a deck to the house to instantly increase the value of your home. If you do not have a deck but do have the space on the outside of your home then we would recommend you to add a deck. The return on investment for building a deck is exponential as buyers would pay much higher for a home which provides them outdoor living.

3. Intention of giving your Family home to add comfort

When it comes to doing your own home renovation, then the options are unlimited. You can renovate your home based on your priority and needs of your family. If modernising your home is a priority then kitchen and bathroom would be the first few things to consider renovating. If you want a stylish makeover then you have plenty of options based on your budget, trends and personal preference for your home renovation.

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Kitchen renovation in Blockhouse Bay for a family home (see case study below)

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Full Kitchen transformation in Blockhouse Bay of an old dated kitchen to an open plan space

Kitchen Renovations in Auckland for a family home

If you want more functionality then consider changing the interior of your cabinets to the current shelf storage system trend. These cabinets have custom built shelves in cabinets for different types of appliances. This saves space and adds functionality to your kitchen. There are also numerous styles and designs available for designer kitchens if you want to add a touch of luxury to your home. Most renovation companies have an in-house designer that can help you with the design process and source supplies to complement the style of kitchen you are after.

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Lynette and Henry’s Kitchen renovation was done keeping their lifestyle in mind (see case study below)

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Lynette and Henry’s kitchen in Bucklands Beach was renovated to make it more functional for their family

Bathroom Renovations in Auckland for a family home

You could renovate your bathroom based on the needs of your family. If you are a growing family then you could convert your en-suite into a separate bathroom and toilet. Or you could convert the bathroom and toilet to make a luxurious en-suite. This type of renovation will really depend on your budget and your needs.

Adding Rooms

You could add or pull down walls to either add rooms or make your current rooms more spacious depending on what you want out of your house renovation.

When doing your own home renovation, you should first ask yourself what you want and how much are you willing to spend. When you have a limited budget then drawing up a priority list is a must. If you have any problem areas like leakage then it is best to tackle that first as opposed to giving your home a makeover. If next on your list is the kitchen due to limited functionality then the best way to go forward would be to increase functionality rather than getting a makeover in terms of design.

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Before the kitchen renovation

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After completion (see case study below)

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Amber and Craig’s full home renovation (picture above) 

Materials for family home renovations

When doing your home renovation we recommend using premium materials and supplies even if it means doing your renovation in stages. For example use granite or marble or solid wood for your kitchen counter-tops rather than laminate as you want to be able to enjoy the luxury of your home.

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Guru and Neeta’s Kitchen renovation (Kitchen area + Bar area)

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(see case study below)

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Guru and Neeta’s full Kitchen renovation to add luxury, comfort and convenience

 


Featured Projects for Family Homes and Investment Properties

Investment Property to increase rental yield in Hillsborough

Our client had a 2 bedroom house in Hillsborough which fetching very little rent due to its state. It was an old house with a very old and dilapidated bathroom and kitchen. Our client renovated the entire house in accordance with the current tenancy laws. The bathroom and kitchen was renovated with mid-range durable and easy to maintain materials see full project specifications

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Todd Chandler’s renovation in St Heliers to add Value before Selling

Todd Chandler initially started his renovation for the family but then decided to just add value to sell it. We renovated 3 of his old leaky bathrooms with mid-range materials. The entire house was painted and the decks were re-built in accordance to the code of compliance see project specifications

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Full home renovation in Avondale for a 3 generational family living together

A full home renovation with structural changes, making space and room for 3 generations to live with comfort and convenience. This home needed to accommodate three generations with each generation having its unique needs in terms of convenience, comfort and aesthetics see full project specifications

 

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What are the best rental renovations for my investment?

Rental renovations are very different from Family home renovations. This guide discusses these differences in terms of budgets, materials used and customisation. Kitchen and bathroom renovations are the top two renovations that increase rental return for investment properties. You can also read our article on 10 best ways to increase rental returns on our article https://superiorrenovations.co.nz/rental-renovation-and-upgrades/

Do I have to manage my own renovation?

Renovation companies like ours provide a project manager for every renovation who manages the entire renovation as well as all different trades involved.

Do i have to get my own builder, electrician or plumber?

If you are doing your renovation on your own and sourcing all trades then yes. However renovation companies like ours provide our clients with all the different trades which go into any renovation. So we would provide electricians, plumbers, tilers, builders, grouters, painters, plasterers, installers, waterproofer, and project management.

Do i have to get my own products?

Our company will provide all products required to renovate any given area of your home. We have longstanding relationships with our suppliers. We take you to our various supplier showrooms so you can pick and choose your fixtures, flooring, lighting, tiles. For kitchens we built custom cabinets.

 

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Five Great Ideas for Ensuite Bathroom Design NZ

En-suites are all the rage at the moment as they make life a whole lot easier, especially in the mornings! When it comes to design however, our clients are usually overwhelmed by the number of options out there. 

We have put together a list of ideas to help you design the en-suite of your dreams. 

1.Modernise with the use of mosaics

First in the list of tips is actually our favourite one. Make use of mosaics in en-suite bathroom design NZ. Not only does it injects a certain vibrant feel, but it also adds an exotic personality to the bathroom. If you want a nice extra touch, make sure to introduce some decorative lettering into your space and personalize the look even more.

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The use of Mosaic on walls and floors changes the look of the bathroom completely giving it an exotic Moorish feel

2.Play with the colour pallet

A bathroom suite can be positioned center-stage if you decide to restrict your colour scheme. The goal here is to reflect the chrome details of a basin or the silver paint finish on a roll-top bath – and choose your elements wisely. Make sure to add more contrasting colors that highlight the originality of your white ceramics or other items.

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En-Suite renovated in Greenhithe – by Superior Renovations

3.Introduce a theme

A theme can work well for your en-suite. In fact, it is one of the best ways to add personality for example an absolutely white bathroom. Another example is a nautical feel as one of the easiest themes to implement – all thanks to the choice of (blue and marine-like) accessories available. To begin, just decide on an accent color and just build up the accessories as you go.

4.Recreate your favourite hotel bathroom scheme

One of the best ways to make most of the en-suite bathroom is to find the best ideas from hotels; mastering this design – and re-creating them with your own boudoir hotel-inspired scheme. As you will notice, hotels use strong and textured tiles as well as reflective surfaces in order to build glamour and glitz around a modern bathroom suite.

5.Patterns are your friend

Last but not the least in our list of en-suite bathroom designs are patterns. As you probably know, this has become a new modern trend which is embraced by many minimalist-inspired bathrooms as well as functional spaces all around the world. If you want to use patterns in your bathroom suite, make sure to start with one wall and see how much you actually need.

 Are you ready to transform them to reality and give your bathroom a facelift?

 

Need more information?

Take advantage of our FREE Complete Home Renovation Guide (48 pages), whether you’re already renovating or in the process of deciding to renovate, it’s not an easy process, this guide which includes a free 100+ point check list – will help you avoid costly mistakes.

Download Free Renovation Guide (PDF)

 


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What should you be paying your builder?

These days keeping up with the interior and exterior design trends is way more challenging than ever before. Trends are always changing and what was ‘in’ today could easily be considered dated tomorrow. Cost is another factor that concerns people as they are unsure how much they should be how much they should be paying their builders. 

There is no price that is carved in stone when it comes to home renovations. However, there are three important factors that you need to consider. 

1.The actual value of your renovations

Ask yourself, 

‘How much value will my renovation bring – and what will it add to my home?’

Ideally, every dollar that you  spend on your house renovation should give you a solid return on your investment. While some improvements have a higher rate of return, others have a short one. For example, if you hire renovation builders in Auckland for a room addition, the value of a project like that will be big.

Kitchen and bathroom renovations are also great in terms of value – and can increase the value of your home, paying back around $1.50 for every $1 spent. A swimming pool, on the other hand, is generally a big investment and something that is difficult to maintain and might not yield a great return.

2.Are you renovating your home for profit – or for your comfort?

Some people are hire renovation builders to renovate their homes so they can get the best price when selling them. Others want their renovation to pay off in terms of comfort.

The idea here is to see the actual purpose of renovating before calling a Auckland renovation builder. For example you might want to erect a wall and split your living room to add another room which will be great if you are renting out the property (another room means a higher rent!). However this will definitely not be great in terms of comfort if you plan to continue living in the house. 

3.Where will your money come from?

How are you financing your home renovation?

If you are using your savings to pay the renovation builders in Auckland, you should avoid the trap of thinking that your project will ‘squeeze itself’ to fit your budget. As you probably see it on TV, renovation projects come with a lot of unplanned renovation costs which is why you should plan your budget ahead and know how much the work will cost.

On average, New Zealanders spend from $15,000 to $50,000 for typical home renovations – still depending on the type of renovation and the amount of work needed. So, it is always wise to estimate the costs and work out how much value your renovation will add – whether to yourself or your pocket.

We hope that this article helped you determine how much to pay your renovation builders in Auckland!

 

Need more information?

Take advantage of our FREE Complete Home Renovation Guide (48 pages), whether you’re already renovating or in the process of deciding to renovate, it’s not an easy process, this guide which includes a free 100+ point check list – will help you avoid costly mistakes.

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5 Tiny Yet Beautiful Guest Bathroom Ideas

Make Your Guest Bathroom Truly Comfortable

The guest bathroom should be so nice that those of your household prefer it, but avoid using it in order to maintain its excellence. It’s like the living room, where the lady of your home has situated all the fine china behind a transparent wooden cabinet adorned with floral arrangements and family photos.

But getting your guest bathroom “up to muster”, as it were, can be costly if you’re pulling out all the stops. Bathroom Renovations  Auckland wide can easily cost you upto $30,000. The thing is, it doesn’t need to be. You don’t have to effect a total remodel. Here are some ideas for bathroom remodeling on a budget. You can use these, and the five featured below, to help you round out your strategy in terms of designing your guest bathroom. 

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Doing up your walls with decorate murals and paintings can be a great way to add a new life to your bathroom

1.Artwork On The Walls/Murals

This is a simple beatification technique: put some pretty pictures on the walls. You can choose anything. You might have your bathroom totally agree with the theme in the rest of your home, or you could have it be entirely separate—its own “animal”, as it were. Natural landscapes framed on the walls can really spice up a space.

 

Something else you can do involves actually making the walls in your guest bathroom an art project. How handy are you with a paintbrush? Could you make a piece of art on the walls? Or could you incorporate a fractal, geometric design? There are a lot of options worth pursuing here, and they can all be done with a fair amount of affordability.

2.Luxurious Hand Soap With Exotic Aromas

Hand soap with a fragrance is simple, and has a big impact. The most simple things are often the most impacting. You can avoid the majority of medical conditions and fully flourish through proper diet and exercise. This is simple, yet effective. So is washing your hands regularly. Accordingly, good soap and reliable water from an aesthetically-designed faucet can make your guest bathroom sing, and won’t cost you much.

3.Aesthetically Excellent Vanity Cabinets

Vanity cabinets don’t have to be expensive, and they can really make a room feel classy. There are all kinds of options to choose from out there which fit any budget. One excellent resource for bathroom vanity cabinets is Cabinet City; they offer modern and traditional styles in a variety of designs in the States. Auckland also has a myriad of options for vanity cabinets. A few of them are Kohler, Athena and FRECO.  

4.Aromatic Candles

There are smells to consider when it comes to the restroom. If you want your guests to be at their ease, you’re going to need to take that into advisement. Aromatic candles can make things easier on everybody. When you know you’ve got guests coming over, just light them up. Many are designed such that they’ll burn out safely if you forget—do try to keep from forgetting them, though.

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5.Reading Material

This may sound cliché, but you can put some stylish books sourced from a second-hand store in your restroom. Look for those that are large, professionally printed, and include full-page color pictures. Comic strip collections can be ideal here. So can nature books which show foreign locales.

Avoid novels and the like; these aren’t as classy, and the implication of their presence isn’t all that polite to consider. Joke books can also be good, depending on the theme of your guest bathroom décor.

Make Your Guest Bathroom An Oasis

Using your imagination to design a restroom for your guests that is aesthetically pleasing can help you see the results you seek without impacting your budget. Using a restroom that isn’t your preferred one can be something that makes anybody uncomfortable. If you’ve got a nice guest restroom, this goes a long way to giving those who visit your home the most comfort possible

 

Need more information?

Take advantage of our FREE Complete Home Renovation Guide (48 pages), whether you’re already renovating or in the process of deciding to renovate, it’s not an easy process, this guide which includes a free 100+ point check list – will help you avoid costly mistakes.

Download Free Renovation Guide (PDF)

 


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Get started now by booking a free in-home consultation.

Request Your In-home Consultation 

Or call us on   0800 199 888

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