Hamilton Home Extension: Picking the Right Contractor

Hamilton Home Extension: Picking the Right Contractor
One of our favourite types of renovations here in Hamilton is to add on a home extension. If you are feeling like your home is bursting at the seams, or maybe you just want something a little larger, then a home extension is perfect for you. It can be a daunting task to add on an extra room or two. But in the end you will be left with a more functional and appealing home. Building a home extension is a great way to increase the value of your Hamilton home. Even if you plan on moving out, building an extension first can be worth it just for the increase in property value. With all that being said, adding an extension is anything but a walk in the park. Experts agree that this is one of the more challenging renovations. It is vital to find an experienced contractor capable of managing such a task. When approaching a renovations company it is important to be aware of the home renovation process. Here are the 4 stages of building a home extension: Planning both over the phone and in person Design concepts Working drawings The Build It is important to find a contractor you can trust. Through the design and planning phases your contractor should guide you through the process. By working with you to come to a solution that is ideal for you and your budget. As qualified specialists they should offer you advice and rough cost estimations throughout the journey to ensure everything is understood correctly on both sides. Once the plans are laid and approved by your local...

2 Best Bathroom Renovation Trends of 2022

2 Best Bathroom Renovation Trends of 2022
By far one of the most popular renovations we complete is the bathroom renovation. People are addicted to renovating their bathroom for a few reasons. Firstly, nothing makes a home feel cheap like an old dodgy bathroom. Second, the small size of most bathrooms puts it in the budget of your average homeowner. Thirdly, bathroom renovations tend to follow trends more than any other room. Following trends can be a great way to make your home feel modern and beautiful. However, trends tend to fall out of fashion extremely quickly. Leaving you with a brand new bathroom that can feel tacky within just a few years. So when looking at the new bathroom renovation trends of 2022 it is important to take them with a grain of salt. Instead of telling you to hop on these trends, we’ll try and pick out the ones we think are timeless. Keeping it natural One of the first trends that we predict will be timeless is incorporating elements of nature into the interior design. This doesn’t necessarily mean bringing in huge house plants. Rather, using natural colours, natural light and a little bit of texture. A lot of modern bathrooms could be summed up as white rooms with white light. While this style is commended for its clean aesthetic, it can be rather dull. Instead switch up the white walls for some neutral, natural tones such as a Spanish white. Paired with creamy marble flooring will create a space which is far more pleasant and comforting. For obvious reasons many of us cannot install massive windows in our bathrooms without scaring off...

Kitchen Renovations Layout Ideas To Get You Started

Kitchen Renovations Layout Ideas To Get You Started
Here in the Waikato, kitchen and bathroom renovations make up the bulk of our work, and for good reason. Upgrading one of these rooms is the easiest way to bring some luxury into your life and boost the value of your home. However, with so many design choices it can be hard to make a start. So, we’ve decided to make a handy guide to start you off in the right direction for starting your kitchen renovations. Home Layout Probably the most important factor that will influence the design of your new kitchen is the size and shape of your house. Different homes have different layouts, meaning there is no single ‘best’ kitchen for everyone. Those living in an open-plan tend to have a lot more space to work with, and find themselves flowing from kitchen to living space fluidly. A large kitchen island would be a perfect design decision to compliment the living style encouraged by open-plan living. Those in a smaller home might want to have a think about how they use their kitchen. Do you need a large hob, or can you get away with something smaller in favour of more room on the counter-top? The golden triangle for kitchen renovations If you are totally stumped on planning the layout of your kitchen, a great starting point is the golden triangle. This simple design principle basically breaks your kitchen down into 3 key areas of interest: The stove, the sink, and the fridge. Using the golden triangle one would place these 3 things within a couple steps of each other in a triangular shape. Overall, there...

Bathroom Renovation – Design for Functionality

Bathroom Renovation – Design for Functionality
Bathroom renovations are the most common type of renovation for New Zealand homes and for good reason. There is nothing worse than an ugly or nonfunctional bathroom. So, this Waikato home decided to overhaul their bathroom design with a renovation from Maintain To Profit. Everything from the shower and vanity to the tiling and lights. Balance style and Functionality Interior design is one of the most important considerations for any renovation. Picking a style can make or break the success of your bathroom renovation. When it comes to the bathroom, a room of utility, finding a design that lies between style and functionality is key. For this reason, tiles are your friend. Tiles can give texture and colour, but are easy to clean and water resistant. Furthermore, they are very cost effective and last a lifetime with minimal wear. The vanity is another important design choice. The current trend in bathroom design is the floating vanity. These vanities are attached to the wall rather than resting on the floor. Besides the modern look, this design choice offers the advantage of making the space feel bigger. If you have a small bathroom this is a great choice. However, even if your bathroom is large, making the space feel even bigger is never a bad thing and is a smart choice for any bathroom renovation. Attention to detail An incredibly small detail is in the design of the shower. A small shelf was recessed into the wall to give space for soaps etc. Many showers lack this tiny detail but it makes for a world of difference. Maintain To Profit is...

South Waikato Kitchen Renovation

South Waikato Kitchen Renovation
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it is no wonder it was the first choice for this Waikato homes renovation. People spend most of their day in the kitchen, so it must be functional as well as visually aesthetic. Our client Lisa had a kitchen that was getting outdated and was far too small to do any meaningful cooking. She decided to call Maintain To Profit Waikato South to help her with her kitchen renovation. It all had to go It was decided in the planning phase of this kitchen renovation that the entire kitchen would need to be pulled out and built again from scratch. One thing we identified was the wasted space taken up by the large pantry. We decided to remove the cabinets on the right side of the kitchen and install a new countertop. This effectively doubled the amount of the bench real estate. We were then able to install an integrated stove and oven. This keeps the countertop flat and flush, creating a easy to clean, and visually pleasing environment. The Floor was replaced with wood and the dull grey walls painted white. This significantly changed the atmosphere of the kitchen. Another successful south Waikato kitchen renovation Looking at the before and after they look like completely different homes. It’s so incredible that entire homes can be transformed into something so much greater. This renovation extended throughout the entire home and breathed new life into this home. The property value for this south Waikato home saw a great increase after this kitchen renovation. If you are in the South Waikato region...

A staged reno – St Andrews

A staged reno – St Andrews
A staged reno – St Andrews We appreciate that when you decide to renovate your home there will be some disruption to everyday life! Especially if you decide to completely renovate your home. Sometimes it isn’t an option to move out of the property. Recently, a customer of ours decided she wanted to complete a full renovation of her home – but due to space we organised a staged approach to the renovation to allow her room to move furniture around and gave her a break between each stage. Stage one – This involved the renovation of the bathroom/toilet, master bedroom and spare bedroom. The project during this stage took 4 weeks Stage two – We moved into the lounge and kitchen area. We removed the wooden lining in the lounge area and replaced the raking ceiling with gib, for a paint finish. She designed a whole new kitchen and removed the wall between to the two areas to open up the floorplan. Stage three – Involved refreshing all the outdoor living areas. New decks, a ramp for access, raised flower gardens and new fencing was built. This stage was dependant on weather but was completed quickly within 2 weeks. Adopting a staged approach to renovations is an option when you start planning your project – we are happy to work in with your requirements as we want to provide you with a smooth reno process from start to...

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