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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Leo2413, 6th Jul, 2015.

  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Recently I undertook a complete unit renovation. Everything was stripped out.
    Specs are higher than usual due to demographic and area. Here are some pics of the bathroom. More to follow. Some before and after. Cheers.




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  2. Be Developer

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    bathroom looks good..

    RE: floor tiles.. look bit shiny in photo

    if you haven't made sure already, make sure those tiles complies with AUSTRALIAN SLIP RESISTANCE AS 4586 or similar

    last thing you want is tenants to slip and sue you!

    if they don't comply, easy fix, get varnish from bunnings!
     
  3. Rixter

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    Looks great Leo.. Nice job.
     
  4. Vily

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    Leo, very nice, how much for total cost , if you don't mind asking? Did you DIY? have 3 bathrooms in PPOR & want to do the same , not sure if just do comestic reno or full?


     
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  5. Leo2413

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    Thanks Rix and Chiraj!

    Hi Vily,

    Yes mate we did a complete reno not just the usual cheapie cosmetic. Only reason why we chose to go full reno with higher specs is because our research showed that the market would pay a premium for this style and we would be able to get our money out plus 1.5-2 times higher valuation (which proved right on reval). Total cost for bathroom was just under 13k. I project managed the renovation myself and got most of the materials so we saved quite a bit on that front for sure. Also shopped around at warehouses for good deals.

    I guess if its your PPOR really depends how much money you want to put into it to make it nice and comfortable for you mate. Also depends the condition its in atm. If you think you can do a cosmetic reno and be quite happy with the results then that's the cheaper option. But if your PPOR is in a million or multimillion area.. then doing a cheapie cosmetic job may not be the best idea. So just depends on those few things.
     
  6. Leo2413

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    Some pics of kitchen reno. We opened it right up. Made it a kitchen size of many townhouses. Worked well. Some before and after.

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    Looks great.
     
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    Looks good mate. Love a good set of before and after images. Where abouts did you do this?
     
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    That bathroom is identical to one of our IP'S. Is there a reason as to removing the bath.
     
  10. Leo2413

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    Thanks Chilliblue and Biz.

    @Chilliblue: We decided to maximise the space in the bathroom so we would got rid of the bath and have a luxurious and large shower. We only decided this after much due diligence and research on the area and demographic with recent sales for reno type etc. We knew it was something more than acceptable for the demographic and wouldn't detract from the amenity or value, but rather increase it.

    @Biz: This was done to a unit in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, 1km from the beach.
     
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    Sweet job
     
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    Very nice job!
     
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    Cheers. Thanks guys for all the feedback. Much appreciated. Just a small project but worth the return. Sometime the smaller, quicker projects can net a very healthy reward.
     
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    Looks fantastic! Should really do something to my place instead of doing heaps of work on the IPs:)
    Is the kitchen tiles the splash back tiles or normal tiles?
     
  16. teg499

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    Luv ur work Leo! Kitchen looks good. How much did the kitchen Reno cost you if u don't mind sharing.
     
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    Wow great pics. Are you able to share the costs with us? We are looking at doing something similar and are finding it hard to get a breakdown of all the costs involved...
     
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    Great reno Leo - really impressed!
     
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    Very nice - both the kitchen and bathroom look fantastic. Good work!
     
  20. Leo2413

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    Thanks mate. Kitchen splashback tiles are Italian rectified porcelain. Same as the ones in the bathroom.
     
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