House Renovation Mangere

House Renovation Mangere
Renovating to sell. Our clients at this address came to us for help to renovate their home. They had engaged other companies to provide a quote, but didn’t feel that their priorities would be met within their budget. We regularly complete this type of renovation when a home has been lived in, but not updated for some time. We were able to take the list of client wants and tailor the budget to make the biggest impact for re- sale. The home itself was a classic 1950’s style bungalow. We get quite excited to see these old homes, generally the structure is good and they have beautiful character. In this case the flooring was native matai, such a joy to find. Here is a before and after of the living room.                                                   Which areas to renovate? We recommend that the best areas to renovate if you want to add value, are the kitchen and bathroom. If you have the budget it’s worth adding quality fixtures with a neutral colour scheme to appeal to more buyers. Our clients went for a white embossed cabinetry with recessed handles and soft closure fittings with a 30 mm Granite bench-top. Take a look at the before and after pictures                                            In the bathroom the existing plumbing was laid out poorly and the area was very small. The client opted to...

Bathroom Renovation Howick

Bathroom Renovation Howick
Bathroom Renovation Howick Our clients at this property in Howick wanted a complete change of style and flow in their bathroom. The layout of the house was easily optimised by removing a separating wall between the toilet and what was a small bathroom. We also took away a small section of the hallway and moved the entrance to create a large open space bathroom.                                                            Choosing the right tile When choosing the colour scheme of your bathroom we recommend choosing a tile with a neutral colour scheme. All tiling in wet areas require a waterproofing membrane which has to be redone every time you re-tile an area. The tiling you choose can create a wow factor but it can be costly. We recommend thinking long term when you make a choice. Consider you budget. Budget for your bathroom renovation is a major consideration of most of or clients. While a floor to ceiling tile like this one is absolutely stunning; it also nearly doubles the cost of standard painted bathroom. High-end items like tiling and custom made frame-less shower increases the cost whereas the standard fitout of a bathroom (with an acrylic shower, vinyl on floor, painted walls, toilet, vanity and towel rail) costs around $12,000. A bathroom with full floor to ceiling tiled bathroom with a custom made shower is around $23,000. We recommend considering your budget and needs carefully before you make a...

The cost of leaks and water damage

The cost of leaks and water damage
Water leaks around the Home: During winter at the majority of our work comes from leaks within the home and the water damage they make. How can you tell if water is leaking? As a home or rental property owner it is important to deal with leaks fast before the damage builds up. Usually depending on the source of the leak there are signs. Signs you have a leak: A large water bill, this can indicate issues with your plumbing Noises from your pipes could be a sign that your pipes are loose Unpleasant odor, this can be caused by a clogged pipe or broken sewer Damp Walls or ceilings and floors could be a sign of roof leaks, leaking pipes or bathware Poor water pressure may be an indication that you have a leak before the tapware Poor water quality can be caused by degraded pipes or a leak Over flowing gutters, these can cause excess water to seep in through the roof or the walls How to check for a leak: A simple way to check for leaks is to turn off all appliances and taps inside and outside your home and then check if your water meter is moving. You could also take the meter reading before you leave the house after switching all water off and check again a couple of hours later. A check like this will give you an indication of a slower less obvious leak. How to prevent a leak: There are some simple things you can do to avoid some of these from happening: Empty your shower trap regularly because buildup...

How to select the right kitchen

How to select the right kitchen
When it comes to kitchen design, there are many options to choose from, but not many sources offering information on what the options are. Are you planning a kitchen renovation at your property? We have put together the information on the most commonly used kitchen cabinets in NZ and give you tips on which ones may be right foryou. Types of Kitchen Cabinets: Solid Wood Melamine Particle Board Melamine MDF Ply Wood Melamine particle board and Melamine MDF are the most commonly used materials in New Zealand. MDF is an engineered wood composite that is similar to particle board but is much denser and stronger than particle board and more resistance to water damage. Plywood is the other option but because of its high price is not very popular for residential use. Ply Wood is a material manufactured from thin layers or “plies” of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another. Plywood is stronger and more water resistant compared to Particle board or MDF board. To give you a better idea about those products have a look at attached photos. Cabinets: The inside of the most kitchen cabinets in New Zealand are constructed from Melamine particle board. This is a product manufactured from a wood bi-product core sandwiched between two layers of melamine material. To increase our product quality, we use Melamine Plywood for our under sink cabinet which is most resistance of all three options against water and moisture damage. Doors: Melamine doors The greater percentage of kitchens installed in New Zealand still consist...

Benefits of renovating your home

Benefits of renovating your home
Why Renovate your home? Kiwis love a good renovation and there are few better markets in the world to achieve gain than Auckland. There could be many reasons why you would want to renovate your home. You may want to add value to your property, add more space to your home, add rental value or simply create a more modern and comfortable space. It’s important to choose the right renovation team to do your work. Always research contractor feedback as you could end up with poor quality of work or being out of pocket. Always go with a team who you feel that you can trust with your most precious commodity. Financing a renovation can come from your own pocket, or you can speak to the bank. Banks are aware of the reward and value of renovations and it straightforward to seek further finance to fund the cost of your project. With a great team who  provide a start to finish quote with no surprises it will be a straightforward process. Any contractor worth using will be able to provide you with a final of cost before the renovations begin. Which renovations add Value? It’s no secret that the most important areas of your home to renovate are the kitchen and bathroom. You can achieve a simple fresh and modern kitchen to suit your taste for as little as $15,000 including appliances. When it comes to kitchens costs can go as high as you want if you are wanting a more tailored and specific look for your home. Remember that there is a threshold to the value you can...

Adding value by renovation

Adding value by renovation
Kiwis love a good renovation and there are few better markets in the world to achieve gain than Auckland. There could be many reasons why you would want to renovate your home. You may want to add value to your property price, add more space to your home, add rental value or simply create a more modern and comfortable space. It’s important to choose the right renovation team to do your work as you could end up with poor quality of work or being out of pocket. Always go with a team who you feel that you can trust with your most precious commodity. Financing a renovation can come from your own pocket, or you can speak to the bank, banks are aware of the reward and value of such renovations and it usually isn’t very difficult to seek further finance to fund the cost of your project. With a great team who will provide a start to finish quote with no surprises it will be a straight forward process. Any contactor worth using will be able to provide you with a final of cost before the renovations begin. It’s no secret that the most important areas of your home to renovate to add value to your home are the kitchen and bathroom. You can achieve a simple fresh and modern kitchen to suit your taste for as little as $15,000 including appliances, prices can go as high as you want if you are wanting a more tailored and specific look for your home. It is important to remember that there is a threshold to the value you can...

Renovating in South East Auckland

Renovating in South East Auckland
Renovations are exciting – but, they can be costly. Hence, you need to know what you want and plan ahead before starting your renovations. You also need to find a renovations company that won’t bleed you dry. Do you live in the South East Auckland area? If so, there are some reputable renovation companies that you can hire to help you with your renovations. Planning Your Renovations If you’re planning to renovate your home in South East Auckland, then you should definitely create a plan first so everything will flow smoothly. There are excellent renovation companies that you can approach to help you with your project from start to finish. If you’re looking for the best, look no further than Maintain To Profit Renovations. Why Maintain To Profit Renovations? Whether you are planning, already have plans, or need a reliable company to pick up someone else’s slack, Maintain To Profit Renovations is your professional partner in providing affordable key turn solutions. We are qualified, certified, experienced and ready to do any size renovation work throughout New Zealand. Whatever your plans are, Maintain To Profit Renovations will help you with all of your renovation needs. Our team of builders and professionals at Maintain To Profit Renovations will guide you every step of the way. We will plan with you and carefully implement every single part of your renovations. Whether you’re looking to renovate just part of your home like your kitchen or bathroom, or you’re keen on rebuilding all areas of your house, we’ve got it covered. How It Works Are you planning a full home makeover? Or just bedroom...

Full Home Renovation In Ryburn, South East Auckland

Full Home Renovation In Ryburn, South East Auckland
Another renovation by our South East Auckland renovations team, this time in Ryburn with a full home renovation including kitchen rebuild, bathroom restoration and living room area. These are the photos before the renovation, and as you can see, the time had come for an update. The styling of the home was very outdated, and was beginning to get run down. The appliances were also up for a change so this was the perfect time to get everything sorted.   Our renovations team went in there with the new design and a determination to create the perfect home for the owners. Everything from top to bottom was redone, including ceiling, floor and walls. New paint, new flooring, new appliances, and new furnishings all went in. This was the final result: After the renovation was completed, we received this letter from the owner: “I’d like to once again thank you and your team for the exceptional finish on the renovations. I have had a lot of great comments from friends and family. Your attention to detail is amazing. Your quick dealings with any changes and concerns was fantastic. Great work Thanks. Much appreciated Linda Walsh” We could this home renovation a complete success and would like to help you turn your dream renovation into a reality. Speak to our team today to get started on your...

Renovation in Coxhead, South East Auckland

Renovation in Coxhead, South East Auckland
The Renovations Team have been at it again, working hard to build the homes of peoples’ dreams. This time, it’s was a home in Coxhead, South East Auckland that got the honor. This home was overdue for an interior renovation, and it’s deck wasn’t exactly up to standard either, so the customer decided that a spruce up was in order. The colors were outdated, the carpet lifting, and most surfaces were worn down. Our renovations team got in there and worked their magic to create a whole new environment. All the rooms including living room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom received a makeover, and the deck got an update to match. A whole new color scheme was introduced, making use of a white base and bright colors to bring some life and a modern touch to the home. As you can see, the improvement is grand and the home owner agrees, sending us this testimonial: “Ramin and his team were trustworthy and reliable, keeping the vacant property secure while the renovation was underway. The quote was returned quickly. The team worked hard to complete the project within agreed timeframes. Any issues that arose, were discussed and resolved quickly. I was pleased with the quality and workmanship of the renovation. I am happy to recommend Maintain To Profit Renovations to you and will be calling on their services again. Helen Brosnan Property and Planning Solutions Limited“ If you would like your home renovated, or would just like to consult with us about doing so, contact us today and let’s get started on your...

A Recent Renovation In The South East Auckland Suburb Of Manurewa

A Recent Renovation In The South East Auckland Suburb Of Manurewa
Our team was recently involved in this building project in South East Auckland, this time a Renovation in Manurewa. This project involved a complete strip down and redo of the interior as well as a new deck installed on the side of the home. Manurewa Renovation – The Before This home was very much in need of a do over. The carpets were stretched and lifting, the walls discolored. The fittings were outdated and the curtains were old and in dire need of a change. The bathroom was run down, and the tiles were stained and not up to par. The deck had also seen years of use and was reaching a point where it was no longer presentable, so that also needed a spruce up. Our Manurewa renovation involved removing the whole interior of the home including the furnishings and carpet and redoing the walls, the ceiling, the floors and everything in between. Manurewa Renovation – The After   As you can see, all rooms including bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen have had a complete makeover. A complete new color scheme was brought to the house, with a clean white used as a base and a number of carefully chosen vivid colors used to accent areas and provide a bit of flavor. The kitchen received all new cupboards and shelves in a style to match the new theme and flow with the living room. New wooden flooring was also put down, which aside from pleasing aesthetics services to make the kitchen appear longer to the eye. Carpeting throughout the living room and bedrooms was put down in a color...