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.   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...

Full House Renovation In South Auckland

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 Kitchen Renovation The existing kitchen was very outdated, with cabinets falling apart and was in desperate need of upgrading.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

Optimising the property value – Cockle Bay unit renovation

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. 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...

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...

House Renovation Mangere

House Renovation Mangere
Renovating To Sell Our clients at this address came to us for help to renovate their homes. They had engaged other companies to provide a quote but didn’t feel that their priorities would be met within their budget. We regularly complete this type of renovation when a home has been lived in, but not updated for some time. We were able to take the list of client wants and tailor the budget to make the biggest impact for re-sale. The home itself was a classic 1950’s style bungalow. We get quite excited to see these old homes, generally, the structure is good and they have beautiful character. In this case, the flooring was native matai, such a joy to find. Here is a before and after of the living room. Which Areas To Renovate? We recommend that the best areas to renovate if you want to add value, are the kitchen and bathroom. If you have the budget it’s worth adding quality fixtures with a neutral color scheme to appeal to more buyers. Our clients went for white embossed cabinetry with recessed handles and soft closure fittings with a 30 mm Granite bench-top. Take a look at the before and after pictures In the bathroom, the existing plumbing was laid out poorly and the area was very small. The client opted to get rid of the bath and install a frameless glass shower over a PVC tray with a single wall-mounted vanity. This option suited their budget and gave the feeling of space when you walked into the room.                    ...

How to select the right kitchen

How to select the right kitchen
When it comes to kitchen design, there are many options to choose from, but not many sources offering information on what the options are. Are you planning a kitchen renovation at your property? We have put together the information on the most commonly used kitchen cabinets in NZ and give you tips on which ones may be right foryou. Types of Kitchen Cabinets: Solid Wood Melamine Particle Board Melamine MDF Ply Wood Melamine particle board and Melamine MDF are the most commonly used materials in New Zealand. MDF is an engineered wood composite that is similar to particle board but is much denser and stronger than particle board and more resistance to water damage. Plywood is the other option but because of its high price is not very popular for residential use. Ply Wood is a material manufactured from thin layers or “plies” of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another. Plywood is stronger and more water resistant compared to Particle board or MDF board. To give you a better idea about those products have a look at attached photos. Cabinets: The inside of the most kitchen cabinets in New Zealand are constructed from Melamine particle board. This is a product manufactured from a wood bi-product core sandwiched between two layers of melamine material. To increase our product quality, we use Melamine Plywood for our under sink cabinet which is most resistance of all three options against water and moisture damage. Doors: Melamine doors The greater percentage of kitchens installed in New Zealand still consist...

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