West Auckland Home Extension on a Tight Budget

West Auckland Home Extension on a Tight Budget
Adding an extension onto your West Auckland home can be a large and expensive undertaking. So, it’s important to consider a few factors to make the most of your money and avoid running over budget. Factors such as planning, size, materials and most importantly who you will work with. Finding a renovation expert might actually be the most important as they can properly inform you on the process. Size of Home Extension Interestingly, smaller builds tend to be more expensive per square metre than larger renovations as the overheads such as council permits stay the same. What this means is that it might be worth saving to go big because a lot of your costs are in simply setting up a renovation. Otherwise you might find the overheads determine the size of your extension for you. In the case of this West Auckland home, the owner only wanted to add a small bathroom, but found going a bit bigger allowed for more options without increasing their budget drastically. Concept Drawings Strong planning is always the backbone of any renovation, and in the case of concept drawings may actually be required depending on the size of your renovation. Not only do concept drawings show what the finished renovation will look like, but it acts as a guide for the budget of the renovation.  For the West Auckland home extension, the owner came to us with concept drawings completed with consent given. This allowed us to stick to the plan set out and quote a build for their tight budget. Materials The last step of a home extension renovation is building...

Designing a West Auckland Kitchen Renovation

Designing a West Auckland Kitchen Renovation
This West Auckland reached out to us for a kitchen renovation. They had no idea what they wanted; they just knew they were sick of what they had. Even worse was they had a small kitchen space and a tight budget. No problem. Maintain To Profit is the expert at delivering top quality renovations at any price tag. Design The first step in any kitchen renovation process is the design. Considering the layout and size of the current kitchen is always the first step. First, A team member visits the West Auckland home to take measurements and photos. They also discuss renovation ideas the client may have. With this new information, a sketch is created and shown to the client for approval. Materials Kitchen benchtops can make or break kitchen renovations. Renovations on a tight budget run the risk of pricing themselves out of what they may want and end up stuck settling for something subpar. The West Auckland Renovations team is skilled when picking suitable materials for your kitchen. Common options: – Stone – Concrete – acrylic The above choices are good but can be expensive. Formica, a high-pressure laminate makes for an elegant yet cheap benchtop. Formica benchtops come in a variety of textures, patterns, finishes, and colours; suitable for any style of kitchen at any budget. The Build With the layout done and materials chosen, we create a computer generated 3d rendering of the new kitchen. This gives the client a chance to look at the kitchen renovation before we start building. By designing the kitchen in house, we can carefully craft a kitchen renovation at...

No compromises on quality for new West Auckland MTP franchise

No compromises on quality for new West Auckland MTP franchise
Having started SCUBA diving at the age of 14, new Maintain To Profit West Auckland franchise holder Grant Narbey went on to pursue a career as a commercial diver in the construction and maintenance industry where meticulous planning, attention to detail and quality of workmanship can literally be a life-or-death scenario – and he’s bringing those values to renovations and maintenance projects out West.   “We recently sub-divided and renovated our own home, and I was disappointed by the quality of some of the work and the number of call-backs for work not done or not done properly – it seems me there is an opportunity to bring the skills I learned in project management and getting the job right first time in the dive industry to the renovations business.”   Originally from Timaru, Grant haș lived in West Auckland since 2003 and took up the Maintain To Profit West Auckland region after calling it a day in the commercial diving industry due to all the travel. “Doing our renovations showed me there was an opportunity for strong project management skills, quality workmanship and doing what you say you’re going to do.”   Grant’s focus in West Auckland – which he sees as a region undergoing massive growth and change – is to develop strong relationships with Maintain To Profit’s clients such as property managers and homeowners, as well as the sub-contractors who will help him get the job done. Check out some of our recently completed projects here    “I’m dedicated to the job and dedicated to building relationships based on quality and service,” Grant says. “I value...

Successful Renovation at Archmillen Ave Pakuranga Heights

Successful Renovation at Archmillen Ave Pakuranga Heights
Before Photos, not great as the house was full. Full interior and exterior cosmetic renovation of 3 bedroom house in Pakuranga, completed by the Rodney team for one of our first ever renovation clients who only wanted to work with Mike and the team. The property has been inherited and retained as a rental and required a major over hall to bring it up to standard whilst keeping the costs as close to 10% of the properties value as possible. In the kitchen we removed the doors into the laundry and reinstated the opening to the hallway to open up the space and improve the flow from the front door to the rest of the property. All new quality cabinets with soft close runners & hinges, composite stone benchtops and tiles splashbacks to give a durable and modern finish. BEFORE AFTER The bathroom has been increased in size by moving the HWC outside and the layout improved by installing a large 1200 x 900 shower and moving the vanity away from below the window. BEFORE AFTER The rest of the interior has been fully repainted in a light neutral colour scheme and a durable plush cut pile carpet installed to complete the look. Outside we have washed and painted the exterior using a fresh white on the cladding and a contrasting dark grey on base boards and trims. A new and slightly larger deck has been added to give a functional outdoor entertaining space. We have the latest after photos on our video below.  ...

Successful Bathroom Renovation In West Auckland

Successful Bathroom Renovation In West Auckland
A bathroom renovation is an investment. An upgrade, big or small, can bring a tremendous amount of benefit. That is because a bathroom renovation is not just about form and aesthetics, it is also about function. Here are other benefits of upgrading a bathroom. Improves comfort A small spaced bathroom can look larger with the right colors and patterns. A simple and boring bathtub can be transformed into a relaxing spa-like tub. An upgraded shower head provides an extra appeal into the overall look of the bathroom. We spend an awful amount of time in the bathroom, it is only right to upgrade its looks and function to make our bathroom experience more comfortable and relaxing. With the right bathroom renovation, you can achieve the highest comfort and relaxation. That is the main benefit of upgrading your bathroom. Improves aesthetic Another benefit of a successful bathroom renovation is that it makes the bathroom look so much better. In turn, it will make your home a lot more appealing. With an appealing bathroom and home, you won’t be embarrassed to show it off to your guests. It also gives you a sense of pride to have a beautiful and well-maintained bathroom. Increase the value One of the reasons why bathroom renovation is a good investment is that it increases the value of your home. When you sell your home, potential buyers often look at the condition of the bathroom. If your bathroom is good, the potential buyers will be easily convinced that the whole house is a good buy. Save money on utilities An old showerhead can be costing you...

Overwhelmed By All The New Bathroom Vanities On The Market

Overwhelmed By All The New Bathroom Vanities On The Market
Overwhelmed By All The New Bathroom Vanities On The Market? With These Tips Of The Trade, You Get The Best for Less? Stock vanities have come down in price – A lot! On the back of recent manufacturing advancements, we can now mass-produce sturdy, elegant bathroom vanities for cheaper than we ever could in the past without compromising on quality. Not only do these bathroom vanities look great, but they’ve gotten so much easier to install. Anyone with a weekend to spare and some basic tools can piece together a bathroom vanity all by themselves. It’s no secret, the DIY crowd loves a good, cheap bathroom vanity. However, an easier install benefits us all. If you’ve got too much on your plate, or absolutely no desire to attempt installing a bathroom vanity yourself, a simpler, quicker install helps your pocket too. You pay less for labour and have a bathroom that’s ready to use in hours, not days. The availability of affordable modern units means that there has never been a better time to upgrade your bathroom vanity. A bathroom vanity isn’t just about housing a hairdryer and the clean towels. A bathroom vanity can bring life and pride into a bathroom that just isn’t working, improve on your home, and will definitely increase the value of a house. Bathroom Vanity Quality Considerations To Get A Good Product. Quality is about two things – looking good and lasting a long time. For reference, here’s a unit we replaced. This style was all the rage back in the 90s. Now it just looks dated. The brown/cream colour of that overhanging...

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