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Full House Renovation In South Auckland


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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 Kitchen Renovation The existing kitchen was very outdated, with cabinets falling apart and was in desperate need of upgrading.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 cut pile carpet was installed in…

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 project in progress - south Auckland house renovation created large open space

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.

kitchen renovation - before kitchen remodel in south Auckland kitchen renovation - after - new modern kitchen

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.

bathroom before renovation - Manurewa-south Auckland

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 cut pile carpet was installed in the lounge and bedrooms. The high-density underlay and 40 ounces carpet thickness makes it feel very luxurious and will last longer than the cheap low-density polyester products.

open space living dining kichen after renovation renovated bedroom - rental property

Added Bonus

Installing an exterior hot water cylinder and converting the hot water cylinder into the cupboard created more storage. We have also upgraded the switchboard to comply with the electrical codes.

Project Summary – Cost and Returns

Scope of work: Kitchen renovation, Bathroom renovation, flooring replacement in all the rooms, full interior paint, switchboard upgrade.

Completion time: 4 weeks

Cost: $55,000

Rent increase: $75/week = $3900/year

Loan interest (based on 3%): $1650

Added value approx.: $80000 =45% ROI

 

Feedback From Our Client

“Great service by Ramin and his team. They kept their promises and stuck to the timeframe. All done in 4 weeks and looks amazing.”

 

renovated house-Manurewa, south Auckland-exterior kitchen and dining room after renovation

 

 

 

Renovating an older home without losing its character


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We had the opportunity to renovate the full interior of this home. The owners wanted to update their property to meet the new rental requirements and decided to get everything done at once. The idea is that the space would be more comfortable, attractive to tenants, and have low ongoing maintenance needs after. Removing internal walls We could see how a few changes to the internal layout would optimize the space and make the home more comfortable. We were able to open up the living area by taking out two walls, the walls were not load-bearing so we were able to make the choices without applying for consent. Preserving the home's original character We fully removed the wallpaper from the interior of the house and plastered and painted the walls throughout. The house had some lovely character features with the molded coving in the living area and some rounded feature corners. We were able to maintain the character by leaving these in place and working around them. Double glazed windows keep winter outside We removed the flooring throughout the home and supplied new carpets and vinyl. The owners opted to remove the fireplace and replace it with a heat pump. Throughout the home, the glazing was replaced with Aluminum double glazing windows and doors for added insulation and a clean and modern look.   Full bathroom renovation We completely renovated the bathroom installing a new bath with a shower over it with a bath screen and replaced the toilet with a new back-to-wall toilet, we installed a single floor mount vanity and mirror with an extractor fan ducted out through the soffit. The kitchen suited…

Renovating an older home without losing its character

We had the opportunity to renovate the full interior of this home. The owners wanted to update their property to meet the new rental requirements and decided to get everything done at once. The idea is that the space would be more comfortable, attractive to tenants, and have low ongoing maintenance needs after.

Exterior photo of South Auckland home before renovation by Maintain To Profit South East Auckland

Removing internal walls

We could see how a few changes to the internal layout would optimize the space and make the home more comfortable. We were able to open up the living area by taking out two walls, the walls were not load-bearing so we were able to make the choices without applying for consent.

home before renovation - wall to be removed space opened after interior wall removal - south Auckland home renovation

Preserving the home’s original character

We fully removed the wallpaper from the interior of the house and plastered and painted the walls throughout. The house had some lovely character features with the molded coving in the living area and some rounded feature corners. We were able to maintain the character by leaving these in place and working around them.

interior home - cove renovated decorative cove

Double glazed windows keep winter outside

We removed the flooring throughout the home and supplied new carpets and vinyl. The owners opted to remove the fireplace and replace it with a heat pump. Throughout the home, the glazing was replaced with Aluminum double glazing windows and doors for added insulation and a clean and modern look.

 

Full bathroom renovation

We completely renovated the bathroom installing a new bath with a shower over it with a bath screen and replaced the toilet with a new back-to-wall toilet, we installed a single floor mount vanity and mirror with an extractor fan ducted out through the soffit.

Bathroom before Renovation - Papakura, South Auckland Bathroom after renovation - papakura, south Auckland

The kitchen suited for family life

We completely replaced the kitchen with standard melamine cabinets, installed with German-made hardware. The kitchen was fitted with soft close hinges and drawers and stainless steel handles. We supplied an engineered stone benchtop and a glass splashback and the overall look is new and fresh and suited to family life for this rental property. We moved the existing hot water cabinet to the outside and installed a gas infinity creating extra kitchen space.

Kitchen before renovation - full interior house renovation in Papakura, south Auckland Kitchen after renovation - Papakura, south Auckland

The owners are now able to increase their rental income and with such a lovely home to rent they can take their pick of tenants.

kitchen after renovation Bedroom after renovation - south Auckland renovated laundry - south Auckland

Project Summary – Cost and Returns

Scope of work:
Kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, interior wall removal, fireplace removal, flooring replacement in all the rooms, full interior paint, laundry upgrade, switchboard upgrade.

Completion time: 4 weeks

Renovation cost: $80,000, Aluminium joinery cost: $26,000*

Rent increase: from $420/week to $600/week = $9,360/year

Loan interest (based on 3%): $3,180

 

*The Aluminium joinery was supplied by Lance Tarrant from Winworks Ltd: 021 122 1377

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Beach house renovation


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Our client has recently acquired a house in a beautiful coastal location and assigned Maintain To Profit South East Auckland with the project of updating the interior of this three-bedroom brick house. The focus of this beach house renovation was creating a modern and easy care space for their family holidays and possibly full-time living once the owners decide to retire and leave the hustle and bustle of the city.   Kitchen renovation Our client has decided to keep the existing kitchen layout. U-shape kitchens offer a lot of workspace and space for cabinetry. The open-plan room allows one arm of the ‘U” to be made into a peninsula that can be accessed from both sides and used as a breakfast bar. It also offers a lot of storage volume, easily accessible from both sides. With high-quality, German-made hardware, quality stone benchtop, and dense MDF cabinets, this timeless kitchen will last well over 15 years.   Accommodating growing family needs As the family grew, it was essential to focus on making the house kid-friendly and easy to clean. The German-made laminate flooring works great for kitchen and living areas. It’s durable, easy to look after, and the underlay is sound absorbent. Commercial grade vinyl was installed in the bathroom and en-suite. A thick carpet with good quality underlay was the perfect choice in all the bedrooms and the corridor. We also installed industrial carpet in the garage as it might be providing additional accommodation options in times of big family gatherings.   With the new kitchen, new flooring, and newly painted walls, the house looks fresh and ready to create many treasured memories.   Beach…

kitchen after beach house renovation

Beach house renovation

Our client has recently acquired a house in a beautiful coastal location and assigned Maintain To Profit South East Auckland with the project of updating the interior of this three-bedroom brick house.

The focus of this beach house renovation was creating a modern and easy care space for their family holidays and possibly full-time living once the owners decide to retire and leave the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Kitchen renovation

Our client has decided to keep the existing kitchen layout. U-shape kitchens offer a lot of workspace and space for cabinetry. The open-plan room allows one arm of the ‘U” to be made into a peninsula that can be accessed from both sides and used as a breakfast bar. It also offers a lot of storage volume, easily accessible from both sides.

With high-quality, German-made hardware, quality stone benchtop, and dense MDF cabinets, this timeless kitchen will last well over 15 years.

beach house kitchen before renovation beach house kitchen after renovation

 

Accommodating growing family needs

As the family grew, it was essential to focus on making the house kid-friendly and easy to clean. The German-made laminate flooring works great for kitchen and living areas. It’s durable, easy to look after, and the underlay is sound absorbent.

laminate flooring - perfect choice for beach house living areas laminate flooring in kitchen and living areas

Commercial grade vinyl was installed in the bathroom and en-suite.

vinyl flooring in bathroom - beach house renovation family bathroom- new commercial grade vinyl flooring

A thick carpet with good quality underlay was the perfect choice in all the bedrooms and the corridor.

master bedroom with new carpet and high density underlay beach house bedroom with new carpet

We also installed industrial carpet in the garage as it might be providing additional accommodation options in times of big family gatherings.

garage with industrial carpet garage with laundry

 

With the new kitchen, new flooring, and newly painted walls, the house looks fresh and ready to create many treasured memories.

beach house kitchen renovation - detail beach house renovation - living room bedroom with new carpet - beach house

 

Beach House Renovation – Project Summary

Scope of work:

– Remove and replace kitchen cabinets

– Full Interior Painting (including doors, and window frames)

– Electrical work included installing new LED lights and Switchboard upgrade

– Laminate, vinyl, and carpet flooring installation

– Installing ceiling insulation

Completion time: 4 weeks

 

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Optimising the property value – Cockle Bay unit renovation


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Maximizing 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 maximize the space that they had and optimize 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 prioritize their renovations, respecting their budget and the value of their property in the area they lived in. We at Maintain To Profit southeast 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 – modern look white mosaic tile for the splashback The…

Optimising the property value – Cockle Bay unit renovation

Maximizing 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 maximize the space that they had and optimize 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 prioritize their renovations, respecting their budget and the value of their property in the area they lived in. We at Maintain To Profit southeast 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.

open space after full house renovation in Cockle Bay, east Auckland renovated kitchen - Cockle Bay, east Auckland

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
  • – modern look white mosaic tile for the splashback

The overall look is clean and fresh and completely rejuvenates the space.

Bathroom

There had been some unusual changes made to the interior in the bathroom laundry area, with a home of this vintage it is often the case that changes are made over the years, sometimes for better, but in this case, they didn’t suit the current lifestyle of the owners. The laundry had been moved into the kitchen with a partition in the bathroom. The refrigerator had also been cut into the bathroom area so the bathroom felt cramped and the toilet was in a small niche.

We decided to restore the laundry into the bathroom and made space for a machine under the bench with cabinetry for storage. The simple white look would match in with the clean bathroom feel. For the electrical work, we replaced the light fittings with LED downlights, upgraded the switchboard, and installed extra sockets in the home.

We renovated the bathroom installing a new shower and toilet. We installed a double wall mount vanity where the old shower had been and installed a similar-looking mosaic tile on the wall with the vanity. Then laundry cabinetry was custom made to match the kitchen. By removing the nib wall and bringing the cabinetry in we also opened up access to the full window which had been cut off before. The result was a lighter and more open space.

before and after - bathroom renovation in Cockle bay, east Auckland

Rimu Floors Restoration

We fully removed the wallpaper from the interior of the house and plastered the walls where required throughout the home, the owners preferred to complete their own painting. Under the existing carpet was beautiful rimu flooring, we were able to restore the beautiful character by sanding back and polishing the floors in the kitchen-living and bathroom areas. We replaced the carpet in the bedrooms.

living room after full house renovation, Cockle bay, Auckland


Feedback From Our Client

“From the first consultation, we knew that Ramin & Ruth had the knowledge and experience to carry out the renovation on our 1960s house and we are very glad to have worked with them. Their project management was exceptional, our project was completed within the 4weeks as advised. Ramin worked with us to meet our budget, there was minimal variation from the initial quote, and was very accommodating to the minor changes we made along the way. Our renovations turned out better than we had anticipated and we are absolutely thrilled. Thank you, Ramin and Ruth, look forward to working with you again on our next house.”


 

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before renovation and after renovation image - east Auckland, Cockle Bay. Another great renovation by Maintain to profit, south east Auckland

Full Interior Home Renovation at Glen Eden


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We had the opportunity to renovate the full interior of this home. The owners wanted to create an open plan kitchen and living space. When we made our inspection, we could see how beneficial this would be to the space. Our inspection revealed that the wall in question was load bearing and therefore required council consent. Our architects drew up the drawings and applied for the consent and then our builders installed 4.5m Flitch beam to bare the   of the rafters so that the space could be opened.   We fully removed the wallpaper from the interior of the house and plastered and painted the walls throughout. There were some areas  We removed the flooring throughout the home and supplied new carpets and vinyl. The owners opted to remove the fireplace and replace with a heat pump. The was an issue with dampness in the basement so we applied waterproofing to the floors and back walls to stop the damp coming in. By applying waterproofing to the basement it stops the issue of moisture ingress. It is fairly common to see homes with this issue when the basement has been dug into the ground. The waterproofing solution is the best way to protect the contents from damp. In some cases extra external drainage can also help. Throughout the home we installed PVC double glazing windows and doors for added insulation and a clean and modern look. We installed in wall insulation and ceiling insulation by pumping it in. For the ceiling we had to lift the roofing and pump it in underneath because of the type of ceilings in the house. We completely renovated the…

Full Interior Home Renovation at Glen Eden

We had the opportunity to renovate the full interior of this home. The owners wanted to create an open plan kitchen and living space. When we made our inspection, we could see how beneficial this would be to the space. Our inspection revealed that the wall in question was load bearing and therefore required council consent. Our architects drew up the drawings and applied for the consent and then our builders installed 4.5m Flitch beam to bare the   of the rafters so that the space could be opened.

 

We fully removed the wallpaper from the interior of the house and plastered and painted the walls throughout. There were some areas  We removed the flooring throughout the home and supplied new carpets and vinyl. The owners opted to remove the fireplace and replace with a heat pump.

The was an issue with dampness in the basement so we applied waterproofing to the floors and back walls to stop the damp coming in. By applying waterproofing to the basement it stops the issue of moisture ingress. It is fairly common to see homes with this issue when the basement has been dug into the ground. The waterproofing solution is the best way to protect the contents from damp. In some cases extra external drainage can also help.

Throughout the home we installed PVC double glazing windows and doors for added insulation and a clean and modern look. We installed in wall insulation and ceiling insulation by pumping it in. For the ceiling we had to lift the roofing and pump it in underneath because of the type of ceilings in the house.

We completely renovated the bathroom installing new bath with a shower over it with a bath screen and replaced both the upstairs and downstairs toilets. We installed a single wall mount vanity and mirror.

 

We completely replaced the kitchen with standard white melamine cabinets, installed with German made hardware. The kitchen was fitted with soft close hinges and drawers and recessed handles. We supplied black granite benchtop and white subway tiles and the overall look is clean and fresh and suited to the black and white colour scheme the client wanted.

 

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