Successful Renovation at Archmillen Ave Pakuranga Heights

Successful Renovation at Archmillen Ave Pakuranga Heights
Before Photos, not great as the house was full. Full interior and exterior cosmetic renovation of 3 bedroom house in Pakuranga, completed by the Rodney team for one of our first ever renovation clients who only wanted to work with Mike and the team. The property has been inherited and retained as a rental and required a major over hall to bring it up to standard whilst keeping the costs as close to 10% of the properties value as possible. In the kitchen we removed the doors into the laundry and reinstated the opening to the hallway to open up the space and improve the flow from the front door to the rest of the property. All new quality cabinets with soft close runners & hinges, composite stone benchtops and tiles splashbacks to give a durable and modern finish. BEFORE AFTER The bathroom has been increased in size by moving the HWC outside and the layout improved by installing a large 1200 x 900 shower and moving the vanity away from below the window. BEFORE AFTER The rest of the interior has been fully repainted in a light neutral colour scheme and a durable plush cut pile carpet installed to complete the look. Outside we have washed and painted the exterior using a fresh white on the cladding and a contrasting dark grey on base boards and trims. A new and slightly larger deck has been added to give a functional outdoor entertaining space. We have the latest after photos on our video below.  ...

10 Common Renovation Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

There is no denying that deciding to renovate your home is super exciting. Finally getting your home to a place you are happy with is incredibly satisfying. But, renovations can be costly, especially if they aren’t done right. There are lots of common mistakes that people make, regardless of whether they choose to renovate themselves or use the professionals. Let’s take a look at those mistakes now so that you can avoid making them too!   Mistake 1: Budget Every renovation project should have a budget. That means you don’t end up spending more than you intended. However, you need to ensure that you have a realistic budget in mind. Obviously, $5k is not going to get you a completely overhauled brand new kitchen, but it would definitely freshen the space and modernise it if you spend your funds wisely. Make sure your budget matches your expectations for the project. Mistake 2: Plans Renovating without a plan in mind is like driving to a destination for the first time without a map. You might get there in the end by following your nose, but it will take longer, probably cost more and cause a lot of unnecessary frustration. Having a plan that details exactly what the end outcome will be makes the renovation process a lot smoother.   Mistake 3: DIY While some jobs can totally be done yourself, there are times when you need to call in the experts. Unless you are a builder/plumber/electrician etc. then it is unlikely you will have the required skills (or legal requirements) for certain renovation projects. Don’t take on more than your...

Successful Renovations at Seakens Way Glen Eden

Successful Renovations at Seakens Way 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...

Your Complete Guide to Renovations Costs in New Zealand

Your Complete Guide to Renovations Costs in New Zealand
Plenty of folks in New Zealand love to renovate their homes. Some do it to increase their property’s market value while others simply want to have a better, comfier, and more functional home. This 2020, the country has seen a massive increase in home renovation projects. The upward trend is believed to be caused by several factors. The first one is the low-interest rates on financing options. Then, there’s also the lack of things to do because of the pandemic. Home renovations also rose to popularity because many people want to bump up their property’s value while the market remains stagnated. Also, a lot of homeowners look into renovating their property so they can accommodate their growing family and save money on relocating. Lastly, there are a lot of citizens who recently moved back to the country. Most of them had their fixer-uppers remodelled to become their home. If you’re also keen on doing your remodelling work for your property, there are some key things you need to look into. For starters, you should know the general renovations costs in New Zealand. This would allow you to set your expectations and plan for the project. To understand the finances involved in renovating a residential property, check out the guide below. Factors that affect home renovation costs in NZ It’s quite impossible to provide a ballpark figure for the cost of renovating a property in New Zealand. According to Westpac, Kiwis spend around NZD 2,000 plus or minus 10 percent per square metre. The prices can significantly vary because of certain factors. Knowing and understanding them will help you come...

Interior Home Renovation in Auckland City

Interior Home Renovation in Auckland City
Are you looking into having work done on your property? Do you want to renovate parts of your home interior and update the current look and feel? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We do renovations right and we’ve just finished an interior home renovation on Hobson Street in Auckland City. Check out our before and after photos – they speak for themselves!     As you can see, the house isn’t falling apart or in disrepair – it just needed a new look to bring it back to life. The whole house was in need of a major makeover as it was outdated and needed some new paint. When we started working on the house, it was looking quite plain with the original interior dating back to when the house was first built. The bathroom tiles were definitely discolored, and the carpet was dirty. It was obvious that the house needed a total makeover. The good news is we were ready to get to work! We started with the bathroom and used marble look walls in the bathroom and kitchen. We installed dark wood floors to add color and life to the home. Using a few colors, we created a nice modern palette instead of painting everything a boring white. We brought in new furniture as a finishing touch. Are you looking to renovate your home interior? We can help you with that! Maintain to Profit is here to guide you and hold your hands from start to finish. We help you plan everything right from the beginning and we make sure your vision comes to...

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 in...

East Auckland – Pakuranga Renovation Case Study

East Auckland – Pakuranga Renovation Case Study
The existing kitchen was small, it was closed in by a partition wall between it and the living room. Our first step was to remove the wall and fridge area cabinetry and relocate to outside wall. Removing the wall created an open space. The open plan living looks so spacious now allows dining table setting. Installed high quality tile flooring and subway tiles splash back which is easy to clean. The kitchen looks completed and stunning.   Laundry / toilet/bathroom The existing bathroom was small, had a shower over the bath and was in need for an upgrade. Toilet was in the laundry room which had wasted space. We suggested to open wall between laundry and bathroom and utilize the wasted space to create a tiled shower. To create better flow we relocated the bath and vanity, also reposition the laundry tub. The laundry and bathroom now has a wow factor tiled shower, a better flow and looks spacious with tiled floor which is easy to clean....

Successful 2020 Bathroom Renovation in Tauranga

Successful 2020 Bathroom Renovation in Tauranga
We met with our client one evening after work, Client had a few ideas around her bathroom / toilet renovation, and also wanted to make some changes to the master bedroom wardrobe, Removing the 4 hinged doors and the internal dividing wall, framing up for the opening for 4 sliding doors. We noted down the information and also offered a couple of our own ideas and options of products. Following the initial visit, a concept floor plan was drawn up and sent out with a scope of works outlined and the requirements for the work was sent out to each of our contractors (building, electrical, plumbing, plastering, painting, tiling, floor coverings, shower cubicle) to provide costs. Our client also received the floor plan, this is to ensure that we have covered everything that was discussed. Once all contractors quotes were in, a full fixed price quote was written up ready to present to the client. ​ On acceptance of the quote a time line was drawn up and sent to all contractors and the client. Once we started the bathroom renovation and had stripped out the area completely, we found that the floor area under the existing acrylic shower tray had originally been set up for a tiled shower. We overcame this by using a floor levelling compound, and then set up the new shower tray. We came across some rotten framing which needed replacing due to the shower leaking from a poor install and set up. The bathroom was completed in a timely manner 15 working days, start to finish. Our clients expectations were exceeded, she was thrilled...

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Renovate?

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Renovate?
No house is perfect. After living in it for a while, there will always be things that you would like to alter. It might be as simple as hanging new wallpaper or as major as an extension. Whether it is a change in circumstances, a growing family, or simply the need for a change, renovations are always on the cards. But, when is the right time to do those renovations? Funnily enough, right now could be the perfect time to get them underway. After all, we are all spending a lot more time at home, there might be some holiday savings that you have squirrelled away, and you could be enjoying a newly renovated home in time for summer! Sound good? Then, read on to find out more about why now is the perfect time to renovate your home.       Spending More Time At Home During April and May, New Zealanders spent a LOT more time at home than ever before. During those 8 weeks of social restrictions, you might have noticed some things about your home that you wanted to change. Now that lockdown is over, many people are embracing a new way of living. You could potentially be working some (or all) days from a home office or simply continuing habits that keep you closer to home. If you are working from home or spending more leisure time there, you might find that certain spaces need some modification. You may need to introduce a home office or a great entertaining area for all those home-based gatherings. Renovating is the perfect solution, allowing you to enjoy...

Decks And Fences – Upgrades And New

Decks And Fences – Upgrades And New
Thinking about a new deck or fence this weekend? Have a read of this first, and get in touch! New Deck When it comes to increasing the size of your living space, adding value to your home or rental property, and creating indoor-outdoor flow without breaking the bank, a new deck, terrace or patio is hard to beat. They let us enjoy the sun and fresh air as a comfortable extension of our living space. For many kiwi renovators, adding a deck is at the top of their to-do list. Innovative decking businesses have been instrumental in making decks more environmentally friendly, durable and attractive. There are heat treated woods which eliminate the need for harmful chemical treatments. Other options include solid composite decking or hardwoods like vitex or kwila woods grown in the Solomon Islands. Solid composite decking is a truly sustainable outdoor decking solution. There is no need to oil or stain it, so it is extremely easy care. Depending on whether it is a one level platform just above the ground or a more complex design with multiple levels and built-in features, it may or may not need building consent. We can design a deck or terrace to suit your needs and budget while taking care of all consents necessary. Repair or replace existing deck Damaged or rotten decking boards are ugly and they could be dangerous too. By rebuilding your deck, we can help make your deck safer and give it a longer life span. The trick is to keep the look consistent with what was there before. Mixing different finished materials (wood and composite)...