Everyone loves a renovation thread so I thought I'd do one for an interstate client that bought a project site here in Perth that is currently being renovated. This site is in North Perth and is approximately 3km from the Perth CBD. There is enough room at the rear of the dwelling to create another block which will have a house built on it this year. The existing house has a lot of period charm but some interesting decor and a bathroom that had a rotten floor The intent is to improve (value add) the existing dwelling so that it can be sold. The renovation will include: - sand and polish the existing floorboards - paint and patch internal walls and new ceilings in a couple of rooms - remove a wall to the living room to create a larger open plan kitchen/living/dining - add an internal wall to create a new bathroom - new kitchen and laundry and powder room - rewire and replumb and a new sewer run in (new house will be built over this so best to replace to avoid future issues) - turn the existing kitchen into a bedroom - fix broken roof tiles, clean roof, fix barge boards, replace some gutters/fascia - few other bits an pieces - 29 line items of interior and exterior work. Total cost $80k. The big ticket items are $27k new kitchen, bathroom and laundry. This is not a DIY reno but being done by a builder so whilst it does have builders margin included there is also access to their regular trades and wholesale buying power. PS this is Perth and 99% of the time our internal walls are brick and external walls are double brick. Taking out walls, adding windows definitely adds to costs.