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Our Top 5 Bathroom Renovations In Auckland

Our Top 5 Bathroom Renovations In Auckland
Bathroom renovations are a great way to add value to your home and make it a pleasant place to be. More and more people are starting to renovate their bathrooms to bring them up to date and take advantage of new technologies that have come in recent years. You can even make more space in your bathroom through remodeling! Where to begin? When renovating your bathroom, you will want to consider the following this: Budget – This is the first and most important thing to consider. Without it, there will be no renovation. Have a clear budget in mind and make sure that all things you select will fit within this. Time –  When do you want to start and when do you want the project finished by. You will want to account for hidden problems and issues that may arise. Design and functionality – The colors, style and bathroomware you choose. You want all these things to tie together and function together provide an efficient and user friendly bathroom. Here are some of our favourite bathroom renovations that we have been involved in recently. Hobson St, Auckland City Bathroom Renovation – A bathroom renovation recently tackled by our North Shore team, this bathroom was part of a full interior home renovation. The whole interior of the home, including the bathroom, was getting old and badly needed a refinish. As you can see in the bathroom, the whites had become discolored and unsightly. Not to mention that it was well out of style. We updated the look by introducing a few carefully chosen colors, as well as all updated...

Hobson Street Home Renovation Project

Hobson Street Home Renovation Project
Our North Shore team recently completed an interior renovation of a home on Hobson St in Auckland City. This home, unlike a lot of the houses we do, wasn’t falling apart, but the owners felt it was time to bring some new life to the house and change the way it looked inside. It was definitely a dated look. Before As you can see, it was very plain inside and more than likely the original interior from when the house was first built. The whites in the bathroom were starting to get discolored, the carpet was getting dirty and a general makeover was due. Luckily for the owners, we were on the case! After We made use of various textures to add color and life to the home, from the dark wood floors to the marble look walls in the kitchen and bathroom. We introduced a few select colors to make a nice modern palette which has a bit more life than just painting everything white. New furniture was introduced throughout, finishing off the new theme. Would you like to renovate your home interior? If the time has come for you to begin rebuilding your home, here are some things to consider. Budget should be one of the very first things to take into account. Without a budget that will cover the cost of a renovation, you will not get very far. And you certainly don’t want to be left with a half done project, holes in your walls or uninstalled bathroomware! Time frame is something else that you should consider. Make sure you can live around the project...

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 were brought on board to see what could be done to make this house back into 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 ceiling instead of contrasting walls and ceiling invites 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 colour!) was removed and a new soft, hard wearing carpet was re-laid in a very muted grey tone.  By keeping muted colours in a home, this allows your colour scheme to last almost forever and you can give your home it’s own personalised 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...

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 colour was found everywhere throughout this house! Typical for the age of 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 glue...

Bathrooms from design to renovation

Bathrooms from design to renovation
No other space in your house will reflect your personality more than your bathroom. It is important that your bathroom reflects the best quality, workmanship and style that your budget can afford. Your bathroom is the one space in your home that can truly set your mood for the rest of the day. With this in mind, when it comes to home improvements there are a few more satisfying than renovating your bathroom. Many people believe they can take on home renovations by themselves however, spending the time and choosing an experienced designer and then contractors will repay you by making a tough project a truly positive experience. Legalities New Zealand has a strict building code and most renovations will need a building consent. Your designer will guide you and in most cases make the applications on your behalf, if they are required. Even if you don’t need building consent, the building work will still need to comply with the Building Code. Under the Building Act 2004, building work (relevant to alterations and renovations) which requires consent includes: Alterations, additions and structural repairs to existing buildings, for example, removing or changing structural load-bearing walls. In some cases, you will need consent to replace all wall linings at once as they may serve a structural purpose. Repairs to leaking buildings also require a consent as does the installation of insulation to existing external walls. The demolition of existing buildings and structures. The removal or relocation of existing buildings. Sitework, for example, earthworks for a new extension. The construction of decks where a person can fall more than 1.5 metres or...

Planning your bathroom renovations?

Planning your bathroom renovations?
Planning Planning is extremely important.  A good idea is to look at other bathrooms, what do you like and don’t like? Look at websites and magazines for ideas.  A bathroom should be a sanctuary, a place to relax and distress, so look at lighting, dimmers and design.  To keep cost down, leave major elements where they are.  It’s a good idea to get a plumber in while renovating to check all those hidden pipes and fitting and also ensure you waterproof your bathroom too, this will prevent major damage, that could go unnoticed and end up costing thousands.  If you are on a budget simple changes can really make a difference. New tiles or a paint job can give the bathroom a whole new look without costing a lot for example.  Also tradespeople, such as plumber and electricians, they need to be on site when they are needed so make sure you discus thoroughly when you need them with your contractor, or will the company you hire do all that for you? Also the fixtures and fitting should be ordered well in advance so they will be ready to be installed at the appropriate time, allow for delays when ordering.  However, discus with your contractor if what your ordering will fit or work in your bathroom. Selecting your contractors Are the fully insured and licenced? Do they have a good reputation, check references thoroughly? Ask around, talk to people, who do they recommend, who do they warn about? Ask questions Be involved Don’t be intimidated, it’s your home and your money. Talk to at least three contractors, and go...