Just got home after being up at 6am this morning after arranging to meet a German backpacker I found on Gumtree ready to start my day renovating my IP that I got very cheap a few weeks ago. Young fit lad with construction experience, he knew his stuff . I changed all the door handles to brass color $19.90 at Bunnings . We built a rockery .. Spent nearly $100 on plants... I actually wish i took some before and after pics but anyway. Added bark , palm trees, flowers . All my new neighbours came out and said how good it was.. I love talking to new neighbours as they watch over my place too. We changed or should i say my assistant the German boy changed the cupboard handles to brass ... Looks much better ! Painted the garage floor with grey paving paint .. I think that was about $74 ! Put in new built shelves $85 into the garage. Tried haggling at Bunnings but seems they dont know anything about it. Just he didnt know how to change the kitchen mixer ... But thats ok . I reckon i increased about 10k value on my ip today . All up i spent over $500 but it seems much better . A few more days painting a bedroom, tidying up ends etc and it will look hopefully 40k more than i paid for it.