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Donny Phillips – Full House Renovation, Glenfield – Auckland

Donny Phillips

Full House Renovation

“I think it’s to his nature, he takes everything on-board and fixes it, and thats what you want to see; you don’t want to be mucked around with just being told what you wanted to hear, you want action and he was pretty good at it…”

Glenfield, Auckland

Donny’s Full House Renovation Project included: New Floors, Kitchen Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, Full Interior Painting, Remove in Bathroom Wall to Open Up Space, Carpet Flooring, New LED Lights throughout the house, Custom Bathroom Design and Custom Kitchen Design.


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Stephanie & Kieran – Bathroom + Kitchen Renovation, Wattle Downs – Auckland

Stephanie & Kieran Eades

Bathroom Renovation + Kitchen Renovation

“To me it just seems like he just slotted in like he’s always known us, there was no awkward moments…he was just a part of the family…very personable, easy to talk to and always calm all the time and thats what we really liked..”

Wattle Downs, Auckland


 

Stephanie and Kieran Eades have a young family and basically needed to upgrade their bathroom and kitchen. They had heard a lot of horror stories about companies that blew their budget or did not finish within the timeline. They decided to test the waters of the renovation industry and decided to renovate their bathroom first.

The talking point of this case study is not a bathroom or kitchen renovation but the relationship that our project manager Jimmy forged with the family. “He slotted right in and it was like he had always known us. There was no awkwardness at all” explains Kieran. Jimmy is one of our main project managers who specialises in managing kitchen + Bathroom renovations and Full home renovations.

His sunny disposition, ability to talk frankly, and more importantly his calm demeaner gets our clients through even the most stressful of situations. Stephanie felt that his calm attitude made her feel calm throughout the renovation process which can become overwhelming.

Budget was another aspect of the renovation that the client was worried about as they were weary of renovations costs blowing up during the process. She was happy to know that we give our clients a fixed contract which means that the quote that you have accepted is what you will be paying. You will only find discrepancies in what you pay if we find something like a leakage or rotting floor bases during the renovation.

In Stephanie’s words “because of the bathroom we have come to trust him and are confident that we will have the same calm experience. And that we will remain within the budget”.

We completed Stephanie’s kitchen renovation after the bathroom renovation was completed.

“it is much better than we thought” – Stephanie

Bathroom renovation

Stephanie’s aim was to make her bathroom look bigger so she went for white tiles and white walls to give an illusion of space.

  • Custom made shower box and glass door
  • Custom white tiles in shower

Kitchen renovation

  • Blum soft close door hinges – very popular in contemporary and modern kitchens
  • Maier slim fit soft closing drawers
  • Top mount Blanco Black Silgranit sink
  • 30mm engineered stone benchtop with waterfall end – Marble look
  • Melteca cupboards – popular for easy maintenance and textures
  • Custom made wine rack

 


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I just wanted to give a lift to this house, renovated and make it look nicer and to use it we always had old vanities and everything, so I just wanted something new and something modern. We were just looking for someone that does everything -- that’s what we needed.
When I called Superior Renovations, the lady said Jimmy will come and see you. So they gave us a time and a date. When he came, we told him what we wanted and he took it down on his paper and it was easy peesy -- he made everything look easy.
The project was done quickly too, so Jimmy was very easy to talk to too and to understand. I wanted a bit like pale colors to make it look spacey -- like I think dark colors make it look smaller and thats the idea we had so Jimmy allowed us to pick the tiles and fittings and everything -- so that was quite nice, he didn’t just put what he wanted to put.
He asked us to come to the showroom and pick the tiles, the vanities, the fittings which was really good thing to do. So we picked all the pale/whiter tiles – it looks smaller before and now it looks a little bit bigger now I think because of the tiles and the white paint Jimmy and the team has put.

Yes I have already spoke to Jimmy and Kevin about Superior Renovations to do the kitchen. What you guys did with the bathroom – was so impressed, so so impressed. I think the kitchen, once we’re ready, we’ll have Superior Renovations, Jimmy and his team to come and do it. Because of the bathrooms, we’ve come to trust him, we’ve come to like his work and the trust is a big thing. And to keep everything in the budget was very important to us, and Jimmy/Kevin and with all the renovation team I think, with the kitchen we won’t be going over budget, I think it will be the same experience we had with the bathroom.

Thats the reason why I even told Kevin and Jimmy I won’t go looking for any other renovation company for the kitchen, because I like you guys. I wasn’t here during when he was doing it so, I just saw the end result which was really good. I mean we told him what we wanted and he just put it in and he did it, and the end result was what we wanted. It just looks nice and better then we thought, it was really nice dealing with Jimmy.
To me it’s just like he just slotted in like he’s always known us, there was no sort of awkward moments or any thing like that, just a part of the family -- part of the family almost He was very personable, easy to talk to, and was calm all the time, that’s what The way they were calm about everything, I think is also important, it helps keep us calm, because doing a renovation can always be scary but with you guys, working with you guys it’s been very peaceful, it was fantastic.

Stephanie & Kieran Eades, Bathroom & Kitchen Renovation in Wattle Downs, Auckland


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How Much Does it Cost to Renovate in Auckland in 2019

People try to make renovations to their homes almost every season depending upon the changes and choices they decide to make. Renovations are made to make your home look more attractive and beautiful from inside and outside. Whether you are looking to extend your home area or you are trying to make changes in the furniture, all of it is related to the renovation. People always look for specialists who are very high at renovating because people want to spend money on the right and best work available in the market.

People think that the proper cost of renovation depends upon the size of the room or the place, but it’s not true. Costs for renovation in Auckland varies according to the different styles, adjustments, fixtures and the material that is used to renovate your place.

Renovations in the year of 2019

It doesn’t seem that the renovation industry will slow down because a lot of renovation work is available. Our services and interaction with the customers have always been our plus point and has made us the best among all other companies. If you are currently living in Auckland you might have noticed that the number of renovation cranes has increased in significant numbers and it’s still not enough.

As the renovation builder Auckland industry is going to an upper level, the construction and House renovation Auckland work has increased to a significant level as well, especially in the residential sector. If you are also looking to purchase some property in Auckland and the upcoming areas, let us tell you that this has now also become very challenging.

Having your own home is a blessing. The mood of people changes with time. People want to renovate their homes whenever they feel for a change or see something new in the market and they want that at their place. You do not need to wander and ponder on the internet to look for renovation services as we are always there for you to provide the best and quality renovation Auckland services.

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If you have considered renovating, then it might be of the following types:

  • Extending your home.
  • Add another level to your home.
  • Make aesthetic changes on the inner side of the home as per your mood and ideas.
  • Upgrading the kitchen or bathroom
  • Subdivide or extend different areas of the home.

We renovate and adequately design the place according to the budget and lifestyle of our client. We try our level best to make your place look more attractive and beautiful. Whenever you are in the need of talking to a company for renovation in Auckland, make us the first call to speak to the team.

If your priority in Auckland is the property, then its renovation should be your second priority. People are spending billions of dollars for the renovation of their properties. The renovation costs NZ per square meter is almost according to the budget. Each is in Auckland is full of renovation space. If you want to know the cost of renovation of your place according to your requirements, contact us and we will let you know the cost and time needed for it.

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Where to look?

As you know that Auckland is well known for its property and location, there is a lot of room available for renovation. Almost in every area of Auckland, different renovations are being made. The critical role to renovate a property is to increase its look and worth in the market so that the buyer gets more attractive. To attract couples and families renovation is the most important thing for your property.

We suggest that you should never be spending on parking if there is a lot of free space available in the market. This will reduce your renovation cost and you will get more focus on the renovation points in your property. Subdividing certain areas of your home or renewing the paint on the walls will be the best way to make renovations at your home. Every buyer in Auckland also first looks up to the place of property available and then its renovation.

How much does it cost to renovate in Auckland in 2019?

Confirming the renovation costs is a bit tricky and complicated

It depends upon different requirements and ideas of the client. Before buying a place you should also save money for its renovation. And in the case you are having your own home, focus on the basic things that need to be renovated. This will let you spend less money on extra and useless renovations at your property. Renovation builders Auckland requires some amount of money to get their services. The best thing about us is that we do not charge the customer out of their budget. All of our renovating services are provided according to the budget set according to our client.

A few of the renovation costs/rates that can be calculated in Advance are the interest rates. Every time the unknown factor is the cost factor. You should have a 5% deposit with you and some renovation money and the interest payment for the renovation purposes. This is the only thing that can be calculated regarding the cost for renovation.

Cost of home extensions Auckland

Why consider a house extension when you could sell your Auckland house and move to a larger home? Here are four good reasons to consider adding a house extension:

  • If you like the area you’re living in, you don’t have to move
  • Make the changes you want to make and not settle for something that’s just okay
  • A home extension may be more affordable than moving to a larger home
  • You may be attached to your current home or location and not want to leave

As a general rule of thumb, the average cost of a house extension in Auckland – a 50SQM ground floor house extension costs $100,000 – $150,000. That works out to $2,000m2 – $3,000m2. The difference is in the type of construction and the quality of the inclusions.

You won’t know the exact cost of a home extension until you’ve made plans and know how large the extension is going to be and what will be included in the extension. The cost of Architectural plans will go from $3,000 – $5,000 dependant on complexity.

Want to figure out a custom price for your own extension project? Check out this free to use House Extensions Cost Calculator (NZ) developed by Superior Renovations.

Cost of Two storey House Extensions in Auckland

What about two-story extensions, then?

If both storeys are the same size, a generally-accepted rule is to add 50% extra to the build cost of a single storey house extension.

$150,000 + 50% = $225,000

Add 20% for professional fees and GST (15%).

Don’t forget about windows, finishings and fixtures when you’re pricing your house extension, Make sure you include these in your planning and cost estimates. If you don’t, you could be in for a surprise when the final invoice comes.

Planning a house extension is a big job that can seem daunting, especially with so many things to think about. It’s best to start with figuring out the cost. Once you’ve got a rough idea of how much your extension will cost, you can move forward with everything else.

There are other places to start, of course. But the best place to start will always be with a general cost calculation.

General Process for House Extensions NZ

  1. Initial enquiry to a construction/renovation company
  2. Feasibility study to be carried out by an architect
  3. Pre-construction costs are proposed
  4. Client agrees to initial costs
  5. On-site meeting with client along with architect and builder
  6. Draft architectural plans are drafted and briefed to client
  7. Final architectural plans are submitted for consent
  8. Consent approved
  9. Quote/proposal/specs are generated by builder based on approved plans
  10. Awaiting client approval
  11. Building contract signing process
  12. Initial deposit received
  13. Construction start date (as estimated finish date) is confirmed

Renovations Costs NZ per Square Meter

Different types of renovation costs NZ per square meter made in different areas of Auckland have ranged from $1,800 to $2,500

The interior part takes almost $41,000 and it might range up to $100,000 depending upon the client’s requirements. If you are looking to make some renovation in your Bathroom, then the necessary changes will cost you at least $10,000 and the price will increase with a more attractive renovation. This was just a small cost guideline according to the different renovation rates available in Auckland.

Renovation costs in Auckland as per Square Meter

If you are having a thought of the cost of renovating your place as per square meter, you can follow the guide mentioned above. Although the figures mentioned above for renovation costs NZ per square meter are not exact. They are just an estimate for you to consider your renovation area according to your budget. In the beginning, $1,800 square meter is the cheapest renovating cost. The average cost is 2,500 per square meter. Anything that is over $ 3,000-meter square is undoubtedly a prohibitive renovating price.

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Average Home Renovation Costs Guide

See below on the break-down of house renovation costs:

TYPE OF HOUSE RENOVATION COSTS COST RANGE
Renovation Architect Cost $2,000 – $6,000
Surveyor / Engineer $1,500 – $4,000
Heat pump $1,500 – $3,500
Renovation Management $1,200 – $3,000
Electrical $2,200 – $4,400
Plumbing $2,700 – $4,200
Builder $15,000 – $25,000
Joinery (windows) $4,000 – $7,000
Insulation $1,000 – $3,600
Roof $4,400 – $9,600
Interior Renovation costs $41,000 to well over $100,000
Renovation Costs Bathroom Starting at only $7,500 for a basic upgrade with an average spend of $12,000 – $19,000 and well over $25,000 for a full redesign.
Renovations Costs for Kitchen Ranging from $13,000 to $22,000 for average size, $22,000 – $28,000 mid-size and $28,000 + for high end designer kitchens.
House Extension cost $100,000 +
Recladding cost $150,000 +

 

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Is a home renovation worth it?

People are confused if renovating their property will increase its value or not. Let us assure you that if you are a resident of Auckland, then renovation is the best way to increase your property’s value and beauty.

This is the reason that the knowledge regarding Home renovation Auckland is very essential. The best way to pursue is that you should overestimate the budget for renovation and set the sale priceless. This will let you make a proper price and profit analysis.

Whether you intend to modernise an old kitchen or enhance your outdoor space by adding a deck to your home, your first step when planning a renovation will be figuring out the cost, work and time involved in the project.

So here are a few tips to help you get off to a good start for your home renovation.

  • Do you research, figure out what you want

You should have a clear idea of what you want before you start getting quotes and choosing materials. If you know you want to redo your bathroom, but aren’t sure what style you want, you can get inspiration from home improvement and design magazines or use Pinterest to find creative ideas and bookmark them for later.

  • Make a detailed plan

Creating a detailed renovation plan is essential to the success of your renovation project, and while your renovation company can certainly help with this, there are some things you’ll need to decide on beforehand, including your budget and preferred materials and finishes.

  • Allow plenty of time for your renovation

Home Renovation projects in Auckland can often end up taking a lot longer than anticipated, so you should allow plenty of time for unexpected delays. Planning in more time than you think you’ll need to prevent unnecessary stress when things move more slowly than anticipated.

  • Make sure you have considered all your options

It’s best to get advice and proposals from a few different renovation companies in Auckland before making a final decision so you can compare them and make sure you are making an informed decision. Of course, high-quality materials cost more and skilled contractors often charge more than less experienced ones, so check the contractor’s reputation, ask plenty of questions and look for hidden fees.

The key to renovating your Auckland Home beautifully yet inexpensively is to devise a goal for yourself, and paint an entire picture of what you want and then step by step renovate each part of your house with the guide of a trusted renovation company – they’ll be able to guide you through the process by giving you sound advice to avoid costly mistakes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have a choice of fixtures and fittings and can I supply them myself?

Absolutely – if you would like to purchase anything directly and provide it for installation at the appropriate time then we have no objections to this but we always suggest clients to choose our suppliers for a number of reasons, we’re confident of the quality, we can manage the logistics, trade prices, and any troubleshooting during the renovation is easier since we can direct contact.

Do I need to employ any other trades for the renovation?

Generally an established renovation company will have all their trades setup and a network of suppliers they use and trust. It just makes the renovation a lot less stressful and cost-effective. A house renovation will typically require 8 – 10 different trades and if any of which are unreliable they will affect all other trades involved. For this reason we are reluctant to carry out a renovation if a customer wishes to employ trades separately.

All the builders I’ve spoken to say they can do my Job. What makes Superior Renovations different?

Yes, there are many builders out there today, but Superior Renovations are not just builders. We specialise in Home Renovations, and that is important when transforming existing properties into modern contemporary homes – our service isn’t limited to renovation but we also take care of the design process, consultation process with architects, consents and supplier communication/logistics.

How long does a kitchen renovation take?

Generally a kitchen renovation will be between 5-6 weeks from date of demolition and this assumes design is finalised and parts have been manufactured (not including splash back which takes additional time for manufacturing)

How long does bathroom renovation take?

Generally a bathroom renovation will between 3-4 week from date of demolition, however will be longer if it involves consent.

How to plan house renovation?

Work out exactly what you’re getting done first and receive a detailed scope of works from your renovation company. Once this is received, then you know what you need to consider – check lists are very helpful to simply the process otherwise it does become overwhelming. You’ll find plenty of check lists online (eg how to choosing a builder), also check out Superior Renovations E-book (plenty in there for you to use).

How long does house renovation take?

Normally full house renovations would take between 3-6 months dependant on the scope of the renovation, complexity and size of the renovation.

How much to spend on full house renovation?

The average spend for a full house renovation in Auckland (including bathrooms and kitchen) is between $80,000 - $160,000 dependant on the size of home, building requirements, choice of products/fittings and a number of factors.

Do I need a building consent for my renovation?

If you are carrying out building work you may need to apply for a building consent. Here are some examples of work that requires consent: Any structural building including new buildings, additions, alterations, accessory buildings (sheds), and re-piling Changes to original plumbing and drainage Site works for a building Retaining walls higher than 1.5 metres, or retaining walls with a building or driveway near the top Fences higher than 2.5 metres and any swimming pool fence Swimming pools Decks more than 1.5 metres from ground level If in doubt we recommend you ring your local council and discuss your project with them.

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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Alma Uka – Full House Renovation for a Rental Property

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“Main reason why I wanted to renovate it was because the property looked a little bit worn out and I needed to do a little bit of a change of plan so I create a little bit of more space I had three things that I was really worried about it was of course budget I wanted to stay within the budget, the quality of workmanship and the timing because obviously this is intended to be rented out again.
I didn’t have really much idea how long these projects run, the companies for example that I spoke with before, before I got in contact with Superior Renovations they were talking about two months you know, ten weeks and so which with and then the start time they wouldn’t some of the companies weren’t happy to start straight away for example they would be very busy with other projects which with Superior Renovations, Kevin said oh we can start next week.
Once I got in touch with Superior Renovations, I had a little bit of a plan but I needed someone to put it together for me so I got in contact with Jimmy It just we sort of like that energy he was very approachable he was listening, I saw that he’s very organized as well every suggestion with the idea that I had he would also write it straight away and it just felt easy communicating and easy working with Jimmy.
He made it look so easy for me, really the process as well was so easy I thought it’s going to be such a time consuming and stressful process but it actually it wasn’t at all Jimmy took me in the office and he set me down with Kevin and he sat me down with designers and we went through all the process and through all that they made few designs for me and let me choose what I want and even I made some minor changes to the designs which they made it work as well and then they showed me you know the materials the colors so I can touch and feel them you know that was really good.
I picked all the tiles and Jimmy is very patient so I changed my mind about tiles a few times which was very fine with Jimmy he said that’s okay that’s okay we can do it so yeah I chose as I said they took me in their showroom and they said you could just choose whatever you want and it was some suggestions from them about the colors it was very helpful.
They did even more than I expected them to do my ceiling was really ruined so I wanted a brand new ceiling there were companies would say we can just paint it if you want to save money but with Superior Renovations they said nope we have to change the ceiling but that’s within the budget of course and then they put after they change the ceiling they put insulation as well which I didn’t expect them to do really.
I absolutely would choose Superior Renovations definitely, I like the whole Process it was so easy working with the whole team really Yeah definitely, I’ve already spoken to some of my friends who are intending to do the renovation that I’m absolutely amazed with the results that have you know that I’ve got with my property, with quality of workmanship with professionalism that they handled every single detail, it was absolutely fantastic I feel like I want to live here, even my son whose, you know maybe he will move in here because he really likes now that the place it really looks brand-new maybe tenant it for a little while if he doesn’t move in here and then we’ll see from then on I don’t know.”

Alma Uka -- Full Home Renovation Project in Hillsborough, Auckland


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5 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Winter

 If you experience the same problems last winter that everyone else did in Auckland, then you’ll be more than aware of the inconveniences and potential dangers the weather can do cause for your home. Getting your home ready for this year’s winter can be tricky and you may not even know where to start. That is why we’ve created this short guide – 5 different tips and methods for protecting your home for the upcoming winter.

1. Make sure the roof is tight

Water can seep into and through any hole or crack that otherwise you wouldn’t notice. Ensuring your roof is in the right condition to protect again water damage 100% involves professional help. If you’ve noticed problems before then you’re going to want to call in a professional roof maintenance contractor or repair and replacement services depending on the type of problem.

If you haven’t noticed any issues so far with the roof, then we recommend still observing it and trying to identify any weak points. If you want to be extra cautious, even hire a professional to inspect it for you.

  1. Check the gutters

A blocked gutter that is filled with dirt and grime can cause instant problems for your house. Home renovators in Auckland in particular need to ensure that they check the gutters regularly and clean them accordingly. A property can never be fully protected from natural insulation sources such as surrounding trees. It’s important to use stainless steel premium gutter filtering systems to prevent any future damage to the gutter and prevent them clogging over winter.

  1. Make sure the windows are secure

Preparing for winter in Auckland can be a challenge and a half for home renovators. Replacing the windows may be a costly process and seem a bit extreme. But if you consider the cost of repairing broken windows or flooding or mould caused by unsecure window placements, the price isn’t so bad.

Look for signs in the most important windows of the house such as the family room or children’s bedrooms. The signs of a window in need of replacement include chipped paint, distorted vinyl and milky glass. Also, if you find that a window doesn’t open properly anymore, then chances are it needs replacing before the winter ahead.

 4. Insulation

Keeping warm is just as important as protecting your home during winter. We recommend using energy professionals to test the insulation around your home. Sometimes, the best way to get the job done properly is to have someone who is trained at doing the job well. There’s no better time than now to get ahead on these necessary improvements on your home.

  1. Test the air quality

Last on the list and most important to your family’s safety and wellbeing is the air quality in your home. Uneven levels of carbon dioxide and chemical pollutants are very common in Auckland home. This is more prevalent in the winter when the home relies on indoor air being kept in and insulated. Hire a professional to take care of this burden and give you an air quality test.

When preparing your home for the winter it is important to plan far in advance. So we recommend getting on top of it now to make sure your home and family is as safe as they can be during the harsh Auckland winter to come.

 

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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Superior Renovations is quickly becoming one of the most recommended Kitchen Renovation & Bathroom Renovation company in Auckland and it all comes down to our friendly approach, straightforward pricing, and transparency. When your Auckland home needs renovation/ remodeling services, Superior Renovation is the team you can count on for high-quality workmanship, efficient progress, and cost-effective solutions.

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

Request Your In-home Consultation 

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3 Vintage Styles With All The Modern Amenities Of Today

Vintage styles are becoming very popular with many Aucklanders as they often bring a touch of luxury and character to homes. So how exactly can we define a Vintage style? This has often been debatable as there is no definitive answer to that. The one consistent element that all renovators agree on is that vintage styles borrow the best bits from the past. Designs that aren’t common anymore, that have a rich heritage and traditional flare attached to them.

Vintage homes of today do not lack in any modern amenity. Most designers renovate homes to make them look Vintage with all the functionality and amenities that today has to offer. This is how we define vintage styles. However, there are many different styles but for the purpose of this article, we have narrowed it down to 3 distinct and overarching styles for home interior design.

Mid-century

Mid century modern styles take the best from pinnacle times of extraordinary architecture and history. These designs often incorporate vaulted ceilings with either natural or sleek painted wood with clean lines. The emphasis was on minimal, tidy designs that emphasised the available space in the home. The bathrooms and kitchens will be top priority in mid-century homes, focusing on simplistic colour palettes with surprising and intriguing splashes of extra colour and light.

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Home renovators in Auckland can implement this style particularly well with added features and availability of natural wooden materials. The intention is to highlight the traditional and bring it into the modern with mid-century vintage decor.

Vintage farmhouse

The emphasis with this design lies in the blending of white or off-whites to create a contrast with rustic warmer wooden coatings and materials. These combined elements are inspired by traditional farmhouses of well off families, without all the mess of course. The most important thing for home renovators to incorporate into a vintage farmhouse design is the abundance of wooden features.

The focus should be rustic farm life meets modern interior design. The wood is used to add chairs or stools or even floating shelves. The property will often include traditional furniture and cabinetry placed by the homeowners. These features are strong and durable while having the bonus of being aesthetically pleasing.

Many innovators of this particular style attempt to bring the table to the kitchen, making the kitchen the primary eating place for the family. This infusion highlights practicality and style while celebrating true craftsmanship.

Vintage industrial

 This style borrows from similar inspirations as the mid-century style, heavily using architecture to increase natural space and potential. These styles often implement an exposed brick wall for the simple, stripped back look of the mid-century. This element adds a touch of traditionalism and rustic appeal to any property.

Home renovators in Auckland should consider the limitations with this particular design. Because of the necessity for exposed natural materials, this calls for lots of metals and reclaimed wood. This can be expensive and difficult to find but can be worth it in the end.

The most appealing aspect of this style is the openness it adds to the house without needed to alter the light potential. The emphasis is on making everything accessible like pots and pans, spice racks and shelves. If you prefer a more simplistic, minimalist look then this may not be the style for you.

When defining these styles, the aim for many home renovators is to understand what is popular and what will increase the value of the property. Many home renovators in Auckland opt for unique designs that stand out on the market and attract interested individuals.

The goal with each design is staying true to the original style it is borrowed from. This doesn’t mean incorporating additional elements of modern design. It simply means keeping the colours consistent and the interior design complacent with the source material.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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