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Tips For Renovating Your Auckland Home: Maintenance & Renovation

Home maintenance and renovation in Auckland can be a risky business, especially in the current housing market. House prices have not bounced back to pre-2007 levels and houses need to be renovated to a high standard in order to achieve a sale in a realistic time period.

Here are our top tips for renovating your home within Auckland that will help you make a profit when selling your home.

If you are planning major renovations

make sure that you have the finances in place to cover the entire works, including a decent sized contingency fund in case things don’t go entirely as expected. A property that is stuck at the halfway point of property renovation is likely to be worth less than you originally paid for it!

If you are buying a house with the intention of renovating it and selling it to make a profit

You need to make absolutely sure that you buy the house as cheap as possible and cut costs as much as you can when carrying out the works. Doing the work yourself and saving the cost of expensive tradesmen will enhance your profit margin, but remember all works must be completed to a good standard.If you do not have the property maintenance skills to complete the job, it is better to employ someone in the first place, rather than having to pay someone to rectify any mistakes you may make.

Don’t take on a home renovation project that you can’t handle.

If you are new to the world of property renovation it’s best to start with less challenging properties. Ideally, homes that just need decorative work are the best starting point. This type of home puts off the majority of buyers as they are ugly, by today’s standards, and most people are looking for a home they can move into straight away. As you get more experienced in renovating houses, you can take on houses with more work needed and potentially make bigger profits.

The best way to add value to a home is to add square footage.

Extending a home, when done right, will automatically boost its value. It is important to thoroughly research how much it will cost and how much value it will add to the home first, to ensure that it is a viable option. You don’t want to spend $35,000 adding a bedroom only to find out that it only adds $25,000 to the value. You also need to make sure that it will appeal to its target market. For example, dramatically increasing the number of bedrooms, but not living space is a bad idea as not many families will want a 5-bed house with only one reception room, unless it is priced cheaply.

Always keep in mind the end goal: selling the home to make a profit.

It is very easy when in the throes of home renovation to get too attached to the project and fit it out with fixtures and fittings that are to your own taste. It is important to remember that a neutral theme will always sell better at the end of the process and it is not worth paying more for a kitchen because it is the one you would want. If you fall foul of this trap you will be lucky to recoup the money you put into the project, let alone make a profit.

If you are not planning on selling the home once renovated, but want to rent it out instead.

You need to think about the on-going property maintenance that may be required. It could well be worth renovating the home with more hardwearing materials in the first place, as you will only incur extra costs to replace worn or broken items in the future. A good hard wearing carpet and durable paint are worth paying that little bit extra for, as it will reduce the cost of the on-going home maintenance required.

Pete from Trilect says adding an automatic gate in some locations in Auckland can also be seen as added value – but have a look around the neighborhood to see what the trend is. You’ll find that gates in Kingsland, Auckland is quite common because that target audience there values privacy.

Whatever your reasons for renovating a home, it is always important to decide on a budget and then stick to it.

Keep track of your outgoings and keep an eye on the housing market to ensure that you do not lose money, as so many new property developers do. Home renovation can be a very stressful and costly process and you need to make sure it is going to be worth your while.

 

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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[TOP 20 CHECKLIST] Select The Right Renovation Company

Selecting the right renovation company is a key step in the journey that leads to your dream renovation

Asking renovation companies the 20 questions below will help you choose the right company to create your dream renovation — and give you confidence in your choice. These questions will also help you better understand key steps in the building process and the decisions you’ll make, in partnership with the builder, to bring your new home to life.

check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 1. How many years of renovation experience do you have?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 2. How many homes have you renovated?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 3. Are you licensed and insured?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 4. How do you compare yourself to other builders, What are the most important benefits of the homes you renovate?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 5. What type of guarantee do you offer?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 6. What standard features do your renovation include?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 7. Who will oversee the renovation of my home?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 8. How and when can I make changes or upgrades before and during renovation?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 9. How and when will the final price for my renovation be determined?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 10. How often (and when) will I have access to the home during the renovation process?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 11. How long will my renovation take to complete?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 12. What’s your process for inspection at key points of the renovation, at final walk-through, and to address any matters that need to be corrected or finalized?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 13. Ask to see a copy of their standard building contract.
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 14. how will you track progress on a job vs key milestones and how they propose to handle variations that arise during the job.
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 15. Ask whether they can provide an independent, written guarantee, and who this is with.
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 16. Ask what insurances they have, how much they are covered for and what their liability limits are (this will be on their disclosure statement).
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 17. Ask them what subcontractors they will employ and why they use them.
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 18. Find out what brands of building materials they will be using.  This will help you understand whether they are using quality products, or substituting lower quality versions.
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 19. Assess their general impression.  Are they professional in their approach and appearance?
check, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, House Renovation Auckland 20. Do they follow a structured process?  Are they listening to what you say and offering helpful suggestions?

 

 

____/20    (Did they meet your expectations?)

 

Make sure you are looking at ALL your options and you are fully informed before renovating your home.

 

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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Home Renovation Ideas for Auckland homes By design Experts

If you live in Auckland and have been looking for some home renovation ideas, then you might be frustrated by the lack of real content on the web. After all, home renovation is such a key part of most homeowners’ lives, so does it really why is there a lack of content?

Luckily, we’re here to help. Here are some key home renovation ideas for those living in Auckland. While this list is not comprehensive, it will almost definitely help in getting you on the right track

Planning

The first major step to getting started with your home renovation ideas is to plan out the process. This is not a step you want to neglect, as careful and detailed planning will undoubtedly help you succeed in your project!

Some aspects of this step include ensuring that you have the proper funds, determine what you will be doing and what an Auckland professional will be doing, searching for contractors, and applying for permits. Once you have all of these aspects completed, your home renovation ideas will be much further grounded in reality and likely to be completed successfully.

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Large Projects

After you’ve finished the planning stage, the first thing you’ll want to do is start on the large projects. These have to be completed before the smaller projects involved in your home renovation ideas, because they are so critical to the house’s design and general functioning.

Some aspects of this step are roof replacement/repair, fixing your home’s foundation, putting an end to infiltration of water, and repairing or installing new windows and siding. First, you’ll want to go over and repair any major foundational or structural problems. Next, you’ll want to secure your home’s foundation. Then, you’ll want to repair/replace the roof (if necessary). Finally, you can replace windows that are so seriously damaged that they might have a negative impact on future home renovation projects.

Smaller Projects

Now that you’ve completed the larger projects, you can get started on the smaller home renovation ideas for your Auckland home. These include, but are not limited to, demolition, electrical and plumbing work, structural carpentry, drywall, insulation, fine carpentry, windows, painting the interior, siding and gutters, flooring, and auxiliary building.

These factors will involve carefully demolishing areas to be renovated, moving and constructing your new walls, having your Auckland HVAC company installing the ductwork for the home, installing fiberglass insulation, closing the walls with drywall, installing new windows, hiring an Auckland fine carpenter, interior painting (once you’re done with all the major interior work), installing the new flooring, and working on the exterior of the house.

While this list of smaller projects is not comprehensive, the general principle remains the same: Start with the most crucial parts of your home renovation and gradually work up to the smallest stuff. This is to make sure you have maximum stability and that you won’t have a difficult time going through larger projects because you did the smallest ones first.

 

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)

 

Still have questions unanswered? schedule a no-obligation consultation with the team at Superior Renovations

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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

www.superiorrenovations.co.nz

 

 

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