Renovation to PPOR

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by jins13, 24th Jan, 2020.

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  1. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all

    Thought it was about time the PPOR was renovated. I was quite content on leaving it in the current state but the wife was sick of money being poured into renovations to the IPs. The scope of the renovations consisted of updating kitchen, ensuite bathroom, main bathroom, installation of floorboards and interior paint. The work is still ongoing and should be finished by end of the month or early February. I can't really claim credit as the wife did majority of the organisation and coordination.

    The renovations has been relatively stress free, but the most painful aspect was to obtain permission from owners corporation as they requested for paperwork or additional paperwork which were beyond what they could request and were unreasonable. I think patience and well placed threats helped the process. It was a bit of an anticlimax when the extraordinary general meeting only lasted a couple of minutes for them to vote on the approval of the renovations. My advice for new investors who are considering renovating in a strata complex is to add additional time to the overall renovation timeframe.

    I think long term, this place will be converted into an IP as its located in the Hills district and near good schools, bus stop and shops but for now its good for us to stay.
     

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  2. housechopper2

    housechopper2 Well-Known Member

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    looks great - what was your budget on this one ?
     
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    arewethereyet Well-Known Member

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    Nice work navigating the strata approval process! From the photos it doesn't look like this involved 'major renovations'. What kind of paperwork did they ask for?
     
  4. Viktor

    Viktor New Member

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    Looks amazing. We are thinking to do a renovation in the near future too.

    Would you mind sharing how much it costs you? If possible breakdown the costs for the floorboards + labor, bathroom + labor, kitchen + labor.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  5. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    The overall cost was around $36k that included x2 bathrooms, flooring, kitchen, floor, interior painting (not ceiling) and skip bin.

    The guy who did this for us is a personal contact, so therefore he helped us out.

    Main & ensuite Bathroom:

    - Rip out all floor and wall tiles and replace. All walls are to be tiled from floor to ceiling

    - Replace waterproofing membrane, silicone work (certification required?)

    - Removal and replace of bathtub, and knock down concrete frame

    - Replace toilet bowls

    - Replace of bath & sink taps from double to single mixer tap

    - Shower – replace to frameless glass, door? Retile the shower floor

    - Replace showerhead and taps (single mixer)

    - Replace vanity, mirror

    - Replace shower rack and hook, toilet paper holder

    - Enquire about including a fan for the main bathroom

    - Bathroom door needs repaint


    Kitchen

    - Rip out floor tiles and replace

    - Replace kickboard under the kitchen cabinet

    - Replace the sink tap to a modern one

    - Filter water tap - replace

    - Paint wall in line with the rest of the unit


    Flooring

    - Rip out existing carpet

    - Underlay with laminate wood floors (8 or 12mm?)


    Paint

    - Remove wooden “strips” all around the unit

    - Paint wall 1 coat of “off-white/ivoryish colour” except master bedroom blue wall which required 2 coats

    - Paint all internal doors and architraves 2 coats

    - Paint entire window area for all windows, especially under the blinds

    - Remove all nails from walls and patch up existing holes

    - Cracks on walls – patch and paint
     
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    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    See above

    The insurance coverage, change in the By-Laws and paperwork of the general scope of the work. Anything that involves waterproofing will be deemed to be major.

     

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