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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

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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