Our renovation process – Bathrooms

Our renovation process – Bathrooms
A majority of the renovation work we do for customers involves some kind of upgrade to a bathroom. Whether you are wanting to simply put in an new acrylic shower and touch up the paint job? Or you want to re-design the floorplan, strip back the linings and possibly tile all walls and floors? Demo phase: Our builders will focus on the demolition stage during the first 1-2 days of the project. If you are moving the position of the shower/vanity or bath this stage enables the builders to pull back the wall linings for the plumber to come in and run their pipework. We do often find evidence of leaks during the demolition stage and if this does happen during your renovation we do make it priority to advise the customer along the way so you know exactly what is happening at every point of the project. Plumber/Electrician: Both these trades are incredibly important, but often aren’t onsite for as long as other trades as they need to work in and around the builder. As you can appreciate there is often limited space in bathrooms so subtrade tend to be booked on separate days/time to allow them the space to get in and get their jobs done efficiently. Stopper/Painter: This stage requires multiple visits to site for both the stopper and the painter – for good reason! They need to apply multiple coats of plaster and paint – which also need to dry and be sanded back. Tiler: Tiling takes the longest amount of time out of all the trades. If you are having a fully tiled shower...

Welcome to your Waikato renovator!

Welcome to your Waikato renovator!
Time to freshen up your Bathroom? Build a deck for summer? Or extend out to create a 3rd Bedroom? Our Hamilton reno team specialise in all areas of building. We have variety of skilled builders and handymen that can tackle all your renovation needs – whether they be small or large. Originally MH Builders, we have been operating as renovation specialists in the Waikato for over 20 years and have decided to expand our reach with the franchise for Maintain to Profit. We also have connections with all the subtrades (plumbers, electricians, gib-stoppers, flooring contractors) required for your complete renovation, and we take away all the hassle of managing the project as well. We provide a thorough project timeline and tackle all the booking liaison & comms between builder, subtrades and customer. We the cover the South Waikato area including: Hamilton Central/South Te Awamutu Cambridge Otorohanga Raglan Matangi/Tamahere We pride ourselves on providing a renovation service which runs smoothly, on time and budget and to the highest standard. Renovations can be complicated and sometimes daunting, but we are here to answer all your of queries along the...

A recent kitchen reno – FULL KITCHEN RENO

A recent kitchen reno – FULL KITCHEN RENO
Our customer wanted to create a new open plan kitchen with a centre island that ran into the lounge area, for their growing family. The old kitchen was tucked in the darker end of the house and the wooden finish kitchen made the area feel darker. We worked with the customer to design and move the kitchen into the main living are where there was more natural light. The customer also wanted the kitchen to be finished mainly in white, with a black mirror glass splashback for contrast. It was also important to the customer that the kitchen was modernised, but also fit with the rest of their home. We ran the kitchen cabinetry to the ceiling to create the feel of more space and finished the coving with a detailed traditional trim. A large deep sink and new tapware to suit was installed in the centre island. The area was finished off by sanding and polishing the wooden floors throughout to match the rest of the home. The kitchen is the heart of the family home – and we were excited to be able to create a open plan, family area for our...

A recent renovation job – FULL RENO CHARTWELL

A recent renovation job – FULL RENO CHARTWELL
<!– –> This is a recently completed full house renovation in Chartwell, Hamilton. During the demolition phase one wall left standing after stripping the house back to the bones. From here the customer designed an all new floorplan opening up the main living area and creating a master suite down one end house. The sleek black exterior was finished with Obodo cladding system, shadowclad ply and hardies with obodo battens which modernised the whole aesthetics of the house. A main feature of the kitchen/dining area were the 3 large skylights our builders installed, which flood the open plan area with light. Both bathrooms were also stripped back to framing, relined and then fully tiled (floors and walls) A hero feature for the renovation is the front entrance obodo wooden feature wall – which mimics the cladding on the front entrance. The project involved the management of over 20 subcontractors by our project managers and builders. The final product was a huge difference from what our customer began with and is evidence of how you can change a dated design into a modern open plan home! We are so proud of the project and happy we could help our customer with their properties...

Your Complete Guide to Renovations Costs in New Zealand

Your Complete Guide to Renovations Costs in New Zealand
Plenty of folks in New Zealand love to renovate their homes. Some do it to increase their property’s market value while others simply want to have a better, comfier, and more functional home. This 2020, the country has seen a massive increase in home renovation projects. The upward trend is believed to be caused by several factors. The first one is the low-interest rates on financing options. Then, there’s also the lack of things to do because of the pandemic. Home renovations also rose to popularity because many people want to bump up their property’s value while the market remains stagnated. Also, a lot of homeowners look into renovating their property so they can accommodate their growing family and save money on relocating. Lastly, there are a lot of citizens who recently moved back to the country. Most of them had their fixer-uppers remodelled to become their home. If you’re also keen on doing your remodelling work for your property, there are some key things you need to look into. For starters, you should know the general renovations costs in New Zealand. This would allow you to set your expectations and plan for the project. To understand the finances involved in renovating a residential property, check out the guide below. Factors that affect home renovation costs in NZ It’s quite impossible to provide a ballpark figure for the cost of renovating a property in New Zealand. According to Westpac, Kiwis spend around NZD 2,000 plus or minus 10 percent per square metre. The prices can significantly vary because of certain factors. Knowing and understanding them will help you come...

Majestic Home Interior Renovation In Auckland

Majestic Home Interior Renovation In Auckland
Are you looking into having work done on your property? Do you want to renovate parts of your home interior and update the current look and feel? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We do renovations right and we’ve just finished an interior home renovation on Hobson Street in Auckland City. Check out our before and after photos – they speak for themselves!     As you can see, the house isn’t falling apart or in disrepair – it just needed a new look to bring it back to life. The whole house was in need of a major makeover as it was outdated and needed some new paint. When we started working on the house, it was looking quite plain with the original interior dating back to when the house was first built. The bathroom tiles were definitely discolored, and the carpet was dirty. It was obvious that the house needed a total makeover. The good news is we were ready to get to work! We started with the bathroom and used marble look walls in the bathroom and kitchen. We installed dark wood floors to add color and life to the home. Using a few colors, we created a nice modern palette instead of painting everything a boring white. We brought in new furniture as a finishing touch. Are you looking to renovate your home interior? We can help you with that! Maintain to Profit is here to guide you and hold your hands from start to finish. We help you plan everything right from the beginning and we make sure your vision comes to...

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...

Stunning Renovation at Pakuranga East Auckland

Stunning Renovation at Pakuranga East Auckland
The existing kitchen was small, it was closed in by a partition wall between it and the living room. Our first step was to remove the wall and fridge area cabinetry and relocate to outside wall. Removing the wall created an open space. The open plan living looks so spacious now allows dining table setting. Installed high quality tile flooring and subway tiles splash back which is easy to clean. The kitchen looks completed and stunning.   Laundry / toilet/bathroom The existing bathroom was small, had a shower over the bath and was in need for an upgrade. Toilet was in the laundry room which had wasted space. We suggested to open wall between laundry and bathroom and utilize the wasted space to create a tiled shower. To create better flow we relocated the bath and vanity, also reposition the laundry tub. The laundry and bathroom now has a wow factor tiled shower, a better flow and looks spacious with tiled floor which is easy to clean....

Successful 2020 Bathroom Renovation in Tauranga

Successful 2020 Bathroom Renovation in Tauranga
We met with our client one evening after work, Client had a few ideas around her bathroom / toilet renovation, and also wanted to make some changes to the master bedroom wardrobe, Removing the 4 hinged doors and the internal dividing wall, framing up for the opening for 4 sliding doors. We noted down the information and also offered a couple of our own ideas and options of products. Following the initial visit, a concept floor plan was drawn up and sent out with a scope of works outlined and the requirements for the work was sent out to each of our contractors (building, electrical, plumbing, plastering, painting, tiling, floor coverings, shower cubicle) to provide costs. Our client also received the floor plan, this is to ensure that we have covered everything that was discussed. Once all contractors quotes were in, a full fixed price quote was written up ready to present to the client. ​ On acceptance of the quote a time line was drawn up and sent to all contractors and the client. Once we started the bathroom renovation and had stripped out the area completely, we found that the floor area under the existing acrylic shower tray had originally been set up for a tiled shower. We overcame this by using a floor levelling compound, and then set up the new shower tray. We came across some rotten framing which needed replacing due to the shower leaking from a poor install and set up. The bathroom was completed in a timely manner 15 working days, start to finish. Our clients expectations were exceeded, she was thrilled...

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Renovate?

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Renovate?
No house is perfect. After living in it for a while, there will always be things that you would like to alter. It might be as simple as hanging new wallpaper or as major as an extension. Whether it is a change in circumstances, a growing family, or simply the need for a change, renovations are always on the cards. But, when is the right time to do those renovations? Funnily enough, right now could be the perfect time to get them underway. After all, we are all spending a lot more time at home, there might be some holiday savings that you have squirrelled away, and you could be enjoying a newly renovated home in time for summer! Sound good? Then, read on to find out more about why now is the perfect time to renovate your home.       Spending More Time At Home During April and May, New Zealanders spent a LOT more time at home than ever before. During those 8 weeks of social restrictions, you might have noticed some things about your home that you wanted to change. Now that lockdown is over, many people are embracing a new way of living. You could potentially be working some (or all) days from a home office or simply continuing habits that keep you closer to home. If you are working from home or spending more leisure time there, you might find that certain spaces need some modification. You may need to introduce a home office or a great entertaining area for all those home-based gatherings. Renovating is the perfect solution, allowing you to enjoy...