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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Gockie, 16th Mar, 2016.

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  1. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Hi,
    I've got 2 quotes for skylights, which would you accept (or neither)? It's for the house we are selling. We are looking at replacing a 25cm round tubular skylight and enlarging that to be a 40cm in the kitchen (apparently with the beam placement doing larger than 40cm is not worth it). I have a quote for $895 and a quote for $980 from different vendors. Both are solid tubes.

    The $980 supposedly brings in more light when the sun is low.
    The value of the home is ballpark $1.3 mill, some people might knock it down but I think its still entirely livable.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. Nemo30

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    You're selling - first question id ask is whether its actually needed. Will current skylight turn people off?

    Secondly, the more expensive one lets in more light when the sun is low - hold open homes when the sun is high. No one will notice.
     
  3. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    A few moments after posting (are they reading this forum?!) the more expensive one phoned me and asked me how I was going. So I told them of my dilemma and told them of the cheaper quote. A minute later they called me back and offered $850, so I decided to accept.

    Re: Skylight, we are doing it off the back of advice from a real estate agent.
    She also recommended:
    * A full interior house repaint in some paint that supposedly brightens the place up (which we arent going to do, the current paint is perfectly ok to most people)
    * Pulling up of carpet in rooms and polishing floorboards instead (will do that, the carpet is old)
    * Home styling (will do)
    * Exterior house paint (doing)
    * Garden work (doing)
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Go selective wall painting to brighten up any wear areas rather than repainting whole rooms.