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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by drg86, 5th Aug, 2015.

  1. drg86

    drg86 Well-Known Member

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    Well I thought I share my recent renovation with the forum.

    So here's the numbers and a few before and after pics.

    Before: (Oct 2013)
    1950 house on 650sqm block
    3 bed, 1 bath, 1 garage
    Purchase price $360k
    SD/Legals 13k
    Reno costs 37k
    Total $410K

    After: (July 2014)
    4 bed, 2 bath, 1 garage
    Bank Val $480k
    Recent sales/market val 530k-570k
    Rented for $515/w

    My first big reno so lots of lessons learnt and skills acquired. Very happy with the result and it allowed me to pull equity and go again earlier this year. All work done by myself with the dad and brother helping out a few of the weeks for the big structural changes. This reno would cost near double if paying trades to do the work, essentially built a new house. My trade costs all up for eleco/plumber were sub 3k, mates rates :D.

    Will add more pics to thread later but here's a few to start with.

    Happy renovating :cool:

    Kitchen before
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    Kitchen after
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    Laundry before
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    Laundry/2nd bath after
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    Gutting the place
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    Walls removed kitchen/dining/lounge
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  2. bob shovel

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    Great job!! And good work using the laundry as a bathroom, those old laundries are definitely a potential for extra space to be used elsewhere, extra bathroom nails it. Is the laundry tub still in there?
     
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  3. drg86

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    Moved laundry to the kitchen

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  4. bob shovel

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    Well played!I like it. I take it there is enough room for a washer and dryer on top by the looks
     
  5. Tonibell

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    Looks good and a great result.

    Be interested to know what you did in a bit more details.

    With all that gutting did you change the layout much apart from the extra bedroom?

    Any external changes such as windows ?

    Well done.
     
  6. Tranquilo

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    Looks great:)
     
  7. drg86

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    Yes made it so you can sit a dryer on top of washer. That's all you really need for a laundry. 2nd bath adds much more value to the home than a big laundry.
     
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    Yeah sure I will add more details to the thread as questions are asked. :)

    So with the layout there were no external walls changed or extensions. This place is only about 90sqm all up so maybe half what a normal modern 4 bedder is.

    There was a dead area next to a toilet, that area is now the new lounge room. You can see in the gutted pic the toilet in corner which was originally off the back sunroom. The sunroom became the lounge and 4th bed/office.

    The original lounge is now a bedroom so that is how I gained the extra room. Depending on tenants you can set the house up to have 3br and 2 living areas or 4br. I removed 4 walls to open up kitchen, dining, living.

    Scope of works was basically
    New kitchen
    2 new bathrooms
    Paint entire house
    New electrical
    New plumbing
    Sand floors/new carpet
    New roof for shed
    New fixtures and fittings

    Outside was just a paint and general tidy up. Did pull down a carport. No new windows, still the old timber ones. New doors in and out.
     
  9. Raydar

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    @drg86 what sort of work did you do yourself. What trades did what? I love renovating, great fun getting your hands dirty and then having something to show for it at the end.
     
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    The shed

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  11. drg86

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    Hey Ray, I did near everything myself, with help from family (they are builders) on the heavy/structural beams and framing. Trades were electrician mate and a plumber who did a couple of days, and plasterers.

    I demolished, tiled, fitted out, sanded floors, built kitchen, did bathrooms, painted, painted and painted...
     
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  12. Raydar

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    Awesome. I'll be sure to ring you in on my next reno :)
     
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    Sanding floors

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    Hi,

    Awesome job!

    Is this the one with skylight? Can you show me some pic? which one did you end up using and how easy is it to install?

    does the old laundry has a door to the backyard?
    are any of the bathroom an ensuite?
     
  15. drg86

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    This one has a skylight in the main bathroom but it was a DIY one done by the previous owner. It was a few roof tiles replaced with clear ones and a light well made from timber.

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    Have since put trim around it and a perspex sheet. Also painted the inside silver to reflect better.

    The old laundry is next to the back door, doesn't have a separate door as it was off a sunroom that is now all enclosed.

    No ensuites, just 2 bathrooms.

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    Congrats mate! how far off is the next one?
     
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    Nice work mate :)
     
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    In your first picture with the gap in the sub-floor ,,the old masonite board sheets the white part may well be asbestos, that's the way the floor went down back a thin sheet of asbestos then the masonite
    then the lino on top I may be wrong but that the system that was in place,.
     
  19. drg86

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    Working on it now. I will start another thread soon and do updates as the work happens.

    I was lucky on this one, lino was direct to masonite. Most the place had newspaper under the lino, made for some great reads haha.