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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by S1mon, 13th Aug, 2015.

  1. S1mon

    S1mon Well-Known Member

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    Was showing someone my reno pics and thought I may as well post them here given people seem interested!...these are from mid 2013. Propery in Penrith council area - north st marys. bought via a BA, but lived there for 2 weeks and the following 3 weekends renovating..was winter and very difficult...long long days crap conditions etc etc..never again. On the bright side a large kebab and chips at the local was only 7$..all i ate for 2 weeks..along with tinned food etc

    purchase price: 293k
    renoes: about 25k
    end value: not sure officially but agent said 345k wouldnt have been too hard to get (yes rising market too)

    did a lot myself, bunnings flatpack kitchen, tiling, gyprocking (damn that old horse hair gyprock is heavy crap) etc. paid for painter, bathroom to be resurfaced, floor polish, stump grinding, some new doors and other bits and pieces

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  2. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Nicely done. Looks great!

    Wish I was handy :-(
     
  3. Raydar

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    Looks good! I'm interested to know what you did specifically in the bathroom and cost of the bathroom resurfacing.
    Did you pull the ceilings because of the mould?
     
  4. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Man, can't believe you got rid of that sweet BMX picture :p

    Looks really good. Amazing improvement for the money spent.
     
  5. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Nice work! I like the contrast of the black tile splashback in the kitchen. I would of gone for more flashy handles on the cupboards myself. But great work
     
  6. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    what do you think its worth now?
     
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    Great job!
     
  8. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, good work!
    How much did the flatpack kitchen cost? How much was the painter? And how much for the bathroom to be resurfaced?
    Looks like you removed a couple of small shrubs out the front there ;)
     
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  9. S1mon

    S1mon Well-Known Member

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    Jamie i wasnt handy until i was ;)

    Kitchen wasnt too costly. Those benchtops were 99$ each for 2.4m in bunnnings ..pretty good tho had a little trouble with warping. havnt seen place since so probably full of scratches etc by now. So anyhow kitchen according to what ive got written down...

    $2400 cabinets and doors etc - the killer was a big ass pantry, dont think its in pics as its on the other side of kitchen..by the time you pay for a door and end panel , hinges etc. had to hand cut the win rack to fit but looked ok
    $200 benchtops
    $100 tiles
    $880 oven/cooktop/rangehood
    $250 plumber
    + gyprock / cement sheeting
    ? electrician


    Painter was 3200..(inc mould removal)..no choice in colour....same as blinds cheap roller blinds for 1300 no choice in colour. just quick easy in and out. floors 1400 too.

    resurfacing the bathroom...i ended up paying 1400 which was pretty cheap. quotes to tile over the top of existing were about 5k. had various quotes for resurfacing..upper end was 5k. the 1400 guy couldnt do the floor as it wasnt as hard wearing...i tiled over the floor tiles which wasnt for me easy due to uneven floor :/ bath looked great resurfaced,...the wall tiles were actually sheets of something, not tiles...it looks better in pics that in real. you could see the mould come through tho in a few spots (i.e he didnt clean it properly but he spent ages trying.) i was happy enough for the cost.
     
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  10. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Nice stuff.

    How much of a boost in rental income do you reckon this provided?
     
  11. S1mon

    S1mon Well-Known Member

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    i put a granny on (hence one of the reasons i removed so many trees) so bit hard to say...was worst house by a mile in a good street (relatively). next door just sold for 615, yet to settle. but that was 4 beddy, still only clad but a fair bit nicer. maybe 650 with a granny tho im not really on top of values there
     
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  12. S1mon

    S1mon Well-Known Member

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    cant really say...it was unfit to live in when i bought, as told by the banks valuer :/ had to prove i had funds for renos. could have done a bit less maybe and got less rent but i think most of what i did was needed.

    i didnt mind the area, nice neighbours etc...someone did steal me painted lattice tho :(
     
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  13. Allgood

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    Looks great. Well done!
     
  14. Notlad Samoht

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    Nice work mate. You were brave to purchase it, but you obviously know what your doing, to be able to turn that into something liveable. Well done!
     
  15. DoubleD

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    Great work
     
  16. Esh

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    Damn that mould. Great job on the Reno and even better job putting a granny flat too!
     
  17. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    looks really good.

    i guess eating kebabs is still better then Canberra winter!:)
     
  18. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    Grest job Simon. Hard work pays off. Massive difference. Great timing and massive gains in value. Top example.
     
  19. Angel13

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    You did an amazing job!!!! I love the black tiles in the kitchen.