Hi there, We just bought an approximately 80-90 years old 2+1 house as an investment in Newcastle. The property will settle in 1st week of October. The P & B report states that the property is in average condition given its age. The only thing I need to consider down the track is to add further piers underneath as the current piers are not enough by today's standard. The flooring is in good condition. It has a gun barrel hallway with 2 bedrooms next to each other. I am thinking of replacing the hallway light with an industrial look pendant light (see http://www.bunnings.com.au/brilliant-38-5cm-60w-black-matrix-pendant-light_p7071354) Do you think one light is enough for the hallway? We want to paint all the rooms, walls and ceilings. The ceilings and walls are of timber lining. Do you have any recommendation for painters? We want to update the kitchen, maintaining the same position for stove and oven but with a rangehood that extracts air out of the house and sink without the need to move plumbing. We want to install more cabinets above the benchtop and use subway tiles as splashback. Do you have any recommendation for kitchen maker in Newcastle, that is reasonably priced? Any idea to make it look good without costing an arm or leg? I could get my potential PM to organise the quotes and tradies for me but I would like to hear from you guys, especially those in Newcastle. Thanks for your input in advance.