Before and After Pics - Quick Reno

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Shady, 27th Feb, 2017.

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  1. Shady

    Shady Well-Known Member

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    Out latest reno effort.

    Mostly landscaping and removing all the overgrown trees/shrubs/bushes.
    Took a gamble on the artificial turf around the pool, we'll see how it goes.
    Exterior painting was the fascia, block wall, fences and garage door.
    Interior painting was just the 4 bedrooms.
    Replaced carpet to 4 bedrooms only.
    New lighting and ceiling fans in bedrooms
    Also replaced most of the blocked galvanised pipe to kitchen, bathroom and ensuite.
    It took a little longer then expected and managing it remotely was always going to have its challenges.

    It leaves more opportunity to renovate more substantially in a few years with bathrooms, kitchen and living areas.

    Purchase price was $540k, spent about $14k and had tenants sign up today @ $580/wk
    Nothing thats going to make us a millions but reasonably happy with the result. Not overly happy with the colour choice but after paying 2 colour consultants we had to choose something
     

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  2. Agent30yrs.

    Agent30yrs. Well-Known Member

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    Cool house. I love that modern 60's architecture
     
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  3. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    That is a HUGE improvement and so cheap. Well done.
     
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  4. WattleIdo

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    Yeah it looks really good. I like the colours - very neat.
     
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  5. Travelbug

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    Looks great. Can I ask how you do that with the 2 photos together? I'm nearly finished a quick reno and may do that.
     
  6. Shady

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    Photoshop ;)
     
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  7. vbplease

    vbplease Well-Known Member

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    Great job! the house looks great.. are you going to get a valuation, for curiosity?
     
  8. Shady

    Shady Well-Known Member

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    Will do shortly as I'm looking to buy again
     
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  9. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I also love that house. Looks great! Well done :)
     
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  10. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Lost a fair bit of greenery which is sad. Homes can look a little sterile without it.
     
  11. NeedMoreTime

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    Looks great, big improvement!
     
  12. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    There was too much greenery IMO. It was hiding the house, especially the view of the garage where you couldn't see anything. I think you've left a good balance.
     
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  13. GCJune

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    Hi,

    Hi shady,

    Just ran across your post. Wondering what have you done to improve your pool in your last photo other than adding a glass fence? Did you change the colour of your pool surrounding paver? The reason I ask is that my pool has this very dated yellowish clay brick paver that I dislike but replacing them would be very expensive. So I wonder if there are ways to change the colour and it seems your “after” pool has lighter colour than “before”.... thanks.
     
  14. Jamesaurus

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    Awesome work on budget!

    What's the location and price rented out prior to $580?
     
  15. Shady

    Shady Well-Known Member

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    We ripped out all the garden around the pool and put down artificial turf.

    The property was owner occupied prior to us buying
     
  16. mickyyyy

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    Nice work! Out of curiosity if you left it as it was what would it rent for?
     
  17. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    You could use paving paint for this, or there are people who can do coloured seals also.
     
  18. Shady

    Shady Well-Known Member

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    Removing the overgrown garden probably didn't increase the rent at all but certainly saved all the crap going into the pool and through the filter.
    If we left the property entirely as is we probably could have rented it for $480pw.
     
  19. Jmillar

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    Seems like a lot of work for $14k - well done.

    Where abouts is this property?
     
  20. GCJune

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    Thank you Jess.