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1st Reno done!

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Teddy, 8th Sep, 2015.

  1. Teddy

    Teddy Active Member

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    Thought I might show our first Reno. Not perfect and there are things I will do differently next time, but I really enjoyed myself.
    2 bed, study, sunroom in regional town.
    Work included:
    Lighting replaced with LEDs, PowerPoint & light switches replace
    New kitchen
    New bathroom
    Floors polished
    Full interior paint
    Some new doors
    Total cost just under $20 000

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    Progress and final pics next posts
     
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  2. Teddy

    Teddy Active Member

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    Well done for a big job, also props for going white paint (where you have), tenants will never respect the walls the way you would, marks can be washed off but chips in white gyprock show up easily with anything but white paint which never needs to be color matched, can simply tidy up any patching rather than a full paint.
     
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  5. Teddy

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    Thanks, walls are actually a light grey, looks blue under lights at night, will take note of above though for next job.
     
  6. Azazel

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    Looks good, opens it up with the lighter paint.
    What colour tiles is that in the bathroom?
     
  7. Teddy

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    White walls, charcoal floor. not a great tiling job, dad should have worn his glasses ;)
     
  8. larrylarry

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    Did you put in the kitchen yourself? Flatpack?
     
  9. WattleIdo

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    What a difference! Good work. Love those big tiles in the laundry, too.
     
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  10. Teddy

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    Yes, did the kitchen ourselves, yes flat pack. Package including sink, taps, rangehood, tiles, oven and cooktop ( second hand) came in at about $2600.
     
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    Good job, looks really good. Thanks for sharing the pics with everyone! So motivating.
     
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  12. larrylarry

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    Nice work. It's come good. Where did you get the flatpack from?
     
  13. Teddy

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    Place in Blacktown, (Sydney), kitchensunder2k , they did the plans for us to make sure we had it right, few different colours/combinations. Quality seemed just as good as the masters/bunnings flat packs but the price and inclusions was much better. Package came with everything, hinges, handles, rangehood, tiles (tile quality was not great, but it's an old IP, value was good though). Will use them again.
     
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    Well done , you obviously have time invested but achieved an awful lot for your money. I'm sure it will payoff.
     
  15. larrylarry

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    Thanks @Teddy I will look into kitchensunder2k. I think a reasonably good kitchen is always good. I had mine done by a company for my PPOR for only 7k and I love it. Elsewhere, companies are quoting us in excess of $20K without even looking at the plan.
     
  16. Biz

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    Nice job.

    Kitchensunder2k might need to change their name to kitchensunder3k with the way the dollar is going!
     
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    That looks great:)
     
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  18. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Wow good job :)

    Do you have a before / after value ?