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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Jess Peletier, 25th Sep, 2015.

  1. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Some of you know we had a bit of a drama with some non-paying druggie tenants who we finally got out of the house mid-August.

    We'd always intented to reno this house, but it was looking really tired so we decided to bite the bullet and got it done spur of the moment.

    Because everyone loves a before and after....

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  2. WestOz

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    Love that Japanese slider, is the white parts (windows) perspex or ply?

    Looking forward to the afters...
     
  3. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    And after, here's the advert for rent. The pics are a little old, the jarrah in the kitchen is painted now, and new tapware, and the doors have handles now etc...but you get the idea.

    It's gone from being a house that was pretty gross - that shower, particularly - to a house we'd be happy to live in ourselves.

    http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-wa-kelmscott-415820755
     
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  4. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I'm not sure, they're not perspex more like some kind of panelling. Actually, probably ply. Or asbestos ;)
     
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  5. WestOz

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    Cool! looks like a nice place to hear the birds rather than traffic, any views from there?

    What flooring did you go for, incl price?
     
  6. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Not really views, but lots of trees and bird life. It's quite beautiful up there. We used spotted gum vinyl plank to the lounge, dining, kitchen, laundry, toilet and hall and it cost $3750 laid. Prob could have found cheaper but we didn't have the luxury of time to shop around or lay it ourselves.
     
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    Just wow - amazing what a difference you've made. How much did your reno cost?
     
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    Are they a lock-in or loose lay?
    Any underlay, glue?
    How many meters?
    I was quoted $20sqm for labor
     
  9. Jess Peletier

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    @freyja Haven't finalised the bill yet but I think probably about $20-$25k.

    The light in the house was the biggest change - new paint and the addition of some laserlight to the veranda roofing made a huge difference. And the shower and laundry were a massive difference too.
    Rough costs -
    painting - $5500
    flooring - $5500
    electrician - $1800 (needed some rewiring)
    handyman/tiling $1500
    shelving - $700
    laundry trough, assorted hardware/handles/screws/brushes etc, extra paint $2000
    lighting and fans $500
    paving/asbestos removal/floor grinding $1000
    Blinds $1800
    Plumber - $450

    And no doubt some more on incidentals I've forgotten at this point :)
    @WestOz glued down, not sure how many meters. good installation is worth paying for IMO - it would look crap if I did it.
     
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  10. Chrispy

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    Great reno. Well done. Has it been let yet? I would think it would not last long
     
  11. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Not yet, but it's literally just finished so I hope it won't be too long - we haven't had rent since late April so it'll be nice to see some income from it again.
     
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    paint 5,500. just internal?

    you paid a painter?
     
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    Amazing transformation! I'd be feeling very proud :)
     
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    Yep - we both work full time and had no interest in taking time off to paint. The painter was there for a week - I was more than happy to pay that.
     
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    Hopefully 3 coats for that price
     
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    Looks fantastic Jess! Good work :)
    You should have no troubles renting it, just make sure the ad says it's walking distance to Good Shepherd Primary School. It's many years since I went there myself, but it was a fantastic little school back in the 80s. Ideal for your budding Catholics :D
     
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  17. JenW

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    Now THAT is a smart use of money. We'd be doing the same. Sometimes time is much scarcer than money!
     
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    Great job!!huge improvement, well done
     
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    Noice!
     
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