Before and After – Renovation Ellen Avenue Hillcrest

Before and After – Renovation Ellen Avenue Hillcrest
When stepping into Ellen Avenue Hillcrest, you could be forgiven for thinking that you had fallen through a time warp. Tones of peach, orange, yellow and brown set the scene throughout this house. It had been some time since any updates had been made and time had not been kind to this solid little building. Maintain To Profit was brought on board to see what could be done to make this house a welcoming, enjoyable home. We think the before and after shots showcase the transformation perfectly. The Lounge Orange. The lounge was orange. From the wallpaper to the carpet and the time-worn ceilings – this room needed a makeover! Maintain To Profit stripped the wallpaper off the walls and prepped them for painting, filling any dents and sanding before painting the walls and ceiling white. Because this room was not a large space, having white walls and ceilings instead of contrasting walls and ceiling invite light into the room. The orange carpet you see in the lounge was throughout the house. It was dated, worn, and quite unsightly. This carpet (and color!) was removed and a new soft, hard-wearing carpet was re-laid in a very muted grey tone.  Keeping muted colors in a home allows your color scheme to last almost forever and you can give your home its own personalized touch by using pops of color in your furniture and décor. In the long run, it is a much cheaper way of staying close to the current trends than having to completely redecorate. The Master Bedroom   The master bedroom is now viewed as a place of...

Sunnynook home and bathroom renovation

Sunnynook home and bathroom renovation
The Sunnynook Road complete home and bathroom renovation is a great example of how “doing up” your existing home can reap fantastic rewards! Often people think about renovating and decide it is just too hard and there’s too much work to be done and give up. This is where having a chat with us at Maintain To Profit can really pay off. Bathroom before renovation Bathroom after renovation Have a look at the before and after photos for our project at Sunnynook Road. This property had seen a lot of life lived between its four walls. In fact, so much life had been lived in it, the interior hadn’t been touched since it was built. It has been some time since bright pumpkin orange has been seen as the height of interior design and yet this gorgeous color was found everywhere throughout this house! Typical for the age of the house there were lots of dividing walls to separate spaces, however, all this really serves to do is close in the light and provides no real sight lines or a feeling of space in an otherwise large home. The paint on the walls had thinned with age – or perhaps only one coat was ever applied and the walls looked dark and unclean because of it. The carpets had worn over time and were threadbare in places. There were various stains throughout the house that no amount of carpet cleaning was ever going to remove. The rooms that had wallpaper, had wallpaper that had sustained damage with parts torn off and others lifting away from the walls where the...

A Quick Update on Renovating in 2023

A Quick Update on Renovating in 2023
  In 2023, renovating your home may be an intelligent way to increase its value, even if the housing market has dropped. Renovations can improve a home’s functionality, aesthetics, and energy efficiency, making it more desirable to potential buyers. Additionally, by making updates that are in line with current trends and styles, a home can stand out in a market with less demand. Check out OneRoof’s article about the relative ease of getting a renovation done this year but the increase in material prices over the past few...

How to add value to your home in 2023

If you’re looking to add value to your home in 2023, you can do a few things. Home renovations are one of the best ways to increase your home’s value. Whether you’re updating the kitchen or adding an extra bedroom, these renovations will increase the overall value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Lastly, if you want to add value to your home, don’t forget the basics. Regular maintenance, such as painting, plumbing, and other repairs, can help keep your home in tip-top shape and maintain its value over time. All these measures will help make sure your home is worth more when you decide to sell — and make sure you get the most out of your investment.   That’s not the only thing you can do to increase the value of your home, check out this statement from Oneroof: “Not all renovations add value. Homeowners often assume that a new kitchen or bathroom will pay themselves back in spades. Sometimes, the less sexy jobs such as paint and carpet bring the best bang for buck.”   You can read more about what’s in the article here. If you’re looking for ways to improve the value of your home, give Maintain To Profit a call and see how you can gain the maximum return on investment for your...

Not long now until Clubhouse Rescue premieres on Bravo!

Not long now until Clubhouse Rescue premieres on Bravo!
Bravo is premiering a new show called Clubhouse Rescue on Friday, February 3rd at 7.30 pm. The first episode will focus on the Hibiscus Coast AFC club. Clubhouse Rescue follows a team of experts as they travel to different sports clubs to help them improve their facilities and boost morale. From renovating run-down clubhouses to updating equipment and providing training sessions, the team works to give these clubs the support they need to thrive. Maintain To Profit is proud to have both participated in and sponsored the upcoming TV series Clubhouse Rescue. Dean Larritt from Maintain To Profit North Shore collaborated with the show’s host, Hamish Dodd, and interior designer Catherine Portland to make the dream makeover a reality for eight fortunate sports clubs in Northland, Auckland, and Waikato. Fans of the show can check out the latest updates on Bravo New Zealand’s Instagram page or the show’s own Instagram page, Clubhouse Rescue. Make sure to tune in on Friday, February 3rd at 7.30 pm to catch the premiere of this exciting new series on...

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