Full house renovation in South Auckland

Full house renovation in South Auckland
Our clients at this property in the South Auckland suburb of  Mangere wanted a full house renovation of their rental property to bring it up to the latest healthy homes standards, increase their rental yields and attract better-qualified tenants. The goal was also turning this property into a worry-free investment: minimizing any future maintenance costs and stress from dealing with constant issues. Opening up space By cutting back the wall between the kitchen and living room we have created a smooth transition between the kitchen and living area and greatly enhanced the function and layout of this room. The high ceiling, now painted all white, makes the living area look taller and grander. Kitchen renovation The existing kitchen was very outdated, with cabinets falling apart and was in desperate need of upgrading. We have installed new melamine cabinets with stainless steel handles and an engineered stone benchtop. The main reason we recommend using the engineered stone rather than the laminate is its durability and ease of maintenance. The stone also makes the kitchen look very attractive. Bathroom remodel By replacing the existing vanity, bath, and mirror with new, modern units and installing large marble-pattern tiles around the bath we have added comfort and beauty to this room. By keeping the colors light and bright we have managed to make the bathroom feel bigger. Rental property flooring recommendations For any areas exposed to water and dampness, we recommend installing vinyl – it’s waterproof, durable, and cost-effective. Our client has decided to follow our advice to install the heavy-duty vinyl flooring in the kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. The solution-dyed nylon...

Optimising the property value – Cockle Bay unit renovation

Optimising the property value – Cockle Bay unit renovation
Maximising the space Our clients at this address wanted to update the style and feel of their Cockle Bay unit. With a growing family they wanted to maximise the space that they had and optimise the value of the property as they would be likely to sell in the future to accommodate their need for more space. With that in mind we were able to discuss their needs and prioritise their renovations, respecting their budget and the value of their property in the area they lived in. We at Maintain To Profit south east Auckland take a whole picture approach to renovating a home and we understand that every project has its own unique set of criteria. Scope of work: Our clients decided to renovate the kitchen, bathroom and laundry while updating the full interior of this home.   Kitchen The existing kitchen had a breakfast bar which limited the flow of the open plan area. In the kitchen we closed off what was the fridge space and laundry. We removed all fixtures and designed an “L” shape layout. When we took the breakfast bar away we were able to carry the cabinetry along the back wall of the kitchen living and we made use of the wall height so we could actually have more storage though we took up less room. The space where the breakfast bar had been could now be used for a dining table. We completely replaced the original kitchen with: – standard white melamine cabinets – German made hardware – soft close hinges and drawers with recessed handles – custom made composite stone benchtop...

Full Renovation in Massey

Full Renovation in Massey
We completed a full transformation of this beautiful 1950’s character home in Massey west Auckland. Having just completed another full renovation we were delighted to hear from the owners at this address. The owners were related to our customers we had just finished working with and impressed with the renovation we completed for their family. The house was due for a facelift and it was having a few issues such as damp in the basement and leaking from the join in the conservatory roof. We made our inspection of the home and the issues they were facing with the building. We discussed design options and we put together a quote which included solutions for the issue of the damp basement and the leaking roof.     The Kitchen To redesign the kitchen space we removed a wall completely to create an open plan kitchen, living and dining room. The fireplace was taken out and replaced with a modern heatpump. The client selected a white kitchen cabinet with embossed and recessed handles. The kitchen contains soft close hinges and drawers with pull out storage baskets. The bench is made from engineered stone in sparkly white with an undermount single sink. Parmco appliances were opted for and a feature textured tile selected.       The Bathroom For the bathroom the client opted for an acrylic shower tray with frameless glass shower cubical and black fittings. The client chose the vanity, mixer, shower slider, towel rail all in black. The character of the wood floor was accented by the sleek wall mounted vanity, designer fittings and embossed tile. The toilet remained...

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...

Recent Wordsworth Road Renovation

Recent Wordsworth Road Renovation
Maintain To Profit Renovations and the team were contacted by a homeowner, whose property in Wordsworth Road was in need of repair and renovation. Ramin met with the homeowner and they discussed what the needs were in the home and what the homeowner wanted to accomplish by the end of the project. Some before and after photos from the Wordsworth Road project are below. Take a look through and see the transformation for yourself. The Kitchen Although not in terrible disrepair, the kitchen of this property was looking tired. The cabinets had ingrained grime and the tiled back-splash certainly was in need of an update. Some of the cabinet doors had long fallen off and were nowhere to be found.                           There was a doorway that lead directly into the kitchen. This was blocked off and the kitchen gained well needed space. This allowed for extra storage and new cabinetry. The colour scheme was kept neutral so that the scheme would not age so well as colour trends change in the future and new hardwood laminate flooring was installed. This instantly freshened the area and is a practical solution to a high traffic area like a kitchen. The Dining Room The dining room was stuck in an 80s time warp. The yellow stained glass and brown joinery made a tired, cramped space look and feel much smaller than it truly was. What a transformation! Ramin and his team extended the hardwood laminate flooring from the kitchen all the way through to the Dining Room. This elongates both spaces...