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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Whitecat, 27th Jul, 2016.

  1. Whitecat

    Whitecat Well-Known Member

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    The renovation I did over time on my former ppor.
    Was never sure what to do about the street appeal but I think I sorted it. Only thing is is a bit flat at the front.
    Future possibility is to turn garage into rumpus and double carport out front. That will give it a more 3 dimensional look. But wouldn't get much more rent for that outlay but would be worth doing if sell or use as ppor again.
    I didn't do much to kitchen and bath still has dated tiles and bench but will look at sorting that later.
    Here's the befores

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  3. Whitecat

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    Major costs:
    Patio: $9200 incl council
    Brickie to smash out arches and sills and tidy $1000
    Render $4k
    Roof paint $1700 (sealed then dulux acratex 2 coats he only factored in for 1 I reckon at that price but got him in trouble with dulux as he said he would do 2 so he came back)
    Floor tiles $3200 including tiles (8 yrs ago).
    Splashback $500 8 yrs ago
    Carpets $1500
    Paints $1200?
    Blinds $350 approx
    Handles and lights $1200 approx
    Shower screen and vanity wasn't done by me.

    So about $26k. Rent in 2008 was $360. Just rented for $455. Had to be done because freaking ugly. Zilch street appeal
     
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  4. EN710

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    My favorite part is flooring and render :rolleyes: awesome work! Do you have photo of patio that you take yourself?
     
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  5. paulF

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    Great transformation! well done
     
  6. Whitecat

    Whitecat Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any suggestions. Analysis or genuine constructive criticism with helpful intent? Looking to learn.
     
  7. Whitecat

    Whitecat Well-Known Member

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    Will do
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Removing the arches has made it look 10x better..
    What about the bathroom floor tiles? Paint a darker colour?
     
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    Totally agree. I have some that match the rest of the house to put on top but I will do that when the vanity needs replacing. I thought about painting them but they are in good condition and tile paint on the floor will just wear down I think
     
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  11. Azazel

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    Whoa, that looks really good!
    How much did you do yourself?
     
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    Painting, handles, blinds, skirting, and all landscaping. Gates with my mate.
    Rendering, tiling and patio were all qualified tradies.
     
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  13. wobbycarly

    wobbycarly Well-Known Member

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    Can 100% recommend White Knight Tile Paint. Although not recommended for floors, we did an ensuite with them and it stood up to several years of traffic.
     
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    Good stuff, well done.
    Nice to see some people getting their hands dirty.