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Advice on PPOR reno quote, cabinet making mainly - Melb

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by PropertyVic, 29th Jun, 2015.

  1. PropertyVic

    PropertyVic New Member

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    I'm planning a move to Melbourne, and my soon-to-be PPOR will be vacant for the next month. Hoping to get some renos done before I get back and have got one quote done. I'm a bit dubious on whether it represents value/how much this stuff should cost. Is this fair? Outrageous? Any suggestions on someone else who could do the work? I don't have exact square metre measurements but it's a fairly big kitchen.

    1. Replace existing countertops (approx 9m) with ambassador stone - $5170.
    2. Build new kitchen island with seating area and drawers in two pac and ambassador stone top - $6050
    3. Pantry - create new pantry with open shelving on each side in two pac - $4950
    4. Create spot for microwave by adjusting existing high cupboard - $715
    5. Re-tile splashback - $2970 (allowing $60sqm for tiles)
    6. Square off two arched entrances - $1,980
    7. Disconnect gas stove in second kitchen and discard - $550
    8. Robes on either side of a fireplace (i.e. two robes) - $3630
    9. Bookshelves on either side of a fireplace (1.2m each) in colorboard, also under and to the side of a window - $5500 total.

    What do the wise heads (hopefully) gathering here think?
     
  2. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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  3. PropertyVic

    PropertyVic New Member

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    Thanks - can't work out how to PM in this system?
     
  4. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

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    Hi property vic, I received your message but wasn't a pm. No idea how to reply or send you a pm as still learning the new forum!

    Your quote does seem a little pricey. For example my plumber charges $200 to disconnect gas stove and discard.

    I suggest get a couple more quotes. If you can post plans or photos of what you are after i am happy to help.
     
  5. mimosa

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    Hodge, do you do small jobs like just vanities or just replacing doors/drawers? Go Hawks!
     
  6. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

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    Hi mimosa, yes i do the smaller jobs others don't like doing.

    Vanities are much cheaper to buy them ready made from the shop. Even for my own projects i still come in front by buying it ready made from either ebay or bunnings.
     
  7. PropertyVic

    PropertyVic New Member

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    Thanks Hodge... sorry if I've messed up your profile forever! I will attempt to PM you v Somersoft tomorrow.