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 The whole house was in need of a major makeover as it was outdated and needed some new paint.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...

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...