Love it or List it – Papakura home renovation

Love it or List it? This was a dilemma our clients had been going through for many years.

The kitchen was small, and the working space was very restricted. Cooking and baking for a family of six was getting more and more challenging as the kids were growing up. The dining area and living space were crammed, and the bathroom urgently needed an upgrade.

For a while, they were toing and froing between selling or renovating, but as they really like the location and their big backyard, they have decided to invest in renovation in the hope of getting the house to fit all their needs.



Getting the kitchen right was crucial for this renovation. By extending the kitchen cabinets to stretch over the whole wall, the new kitchen nearly doubled in size compared to the original one. With quality MDF cabinets, engineered stone benchtop, soft closing hinges, and quality German-made hardware, this kitchen will last for many years to come.

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Living and dining

Extending the size of the opening between the kitchen and dining and living areas made a big difference to the usability of this space. The initial plan to install laminate flooring throughout the living areas and the kitchen was changed after we discovered the house had an original native flooring hidden under the carpets. The rimu floors were restored to their original beauty by sanding back and polishing. They make a beautiful feature of the house.

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Bathroom and toilet

The original bathroom had a moisture problem and was very outdated. The owners opted for a fully tiled (floor to ceiling) bathroom with a customized walk-in shower with a shower niche. The light color tiles make the room look bigger, and the overall look is very modern and stylish.


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We are very pleased the owners love their home transformation and that “List it” is definitely not on the agenda anymore.

Thank you, Joseph and Sereana, for giving us the opportunity to renovate your lovely home.


Project Summary

Scope of work: Kitchen, dining and living renovation (flooring, interior paint, new kitchen cabinets). Bathroom and toilet renovation. Switchboard upgrade.

Completion time: 4 weeks


Feedback From Our Client

A great team of tradies led by Ramin, who is knowledgable and experienced and knows what they doing. Thanks, guys for the great work done and job completed today.


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