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What could be done to this house?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Darlinghurst Boy, 25th Nov, 2015.

  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Can you paint these bricks ? Would the house look good painted ?
    What could be done to this house to spruce it up a bit ? image.jpeg
     
  2. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    1. Ditch the awnings and marry the window treatments consistently.
    2. Bag or render the brickwork (including fencing)
    3. Paint roller door and balustrading on porch (if legal height- if not then replace)
    4. Soften front wall with planting/lattice/vertical gardening/motif to add interest
    5. Hedge planting along fence border
    Enjoy renovating :D
     
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  3. Brian84

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    I agree with jacque with what she has suggested.

    Bag the brickwork will be cheaper than render if you are on budget.

    I would replace the handrail/ balustrade with something more modern like square posts and stainless steel wire.

    Paint garage door. You can do this with colourbond touch up spray cans. About $11 each at Bunnings and you would probably use 10.

    Paint the concrete with a coloured concrete sealer.
     
  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree with the others. Instead of painting the concrete, just a pressure clean would do wonders.
     
  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Stencil the concrete, coloured acrylic render, install compliant balustrade, electrostatic spray paint roller shutter, repaint veranda soffit.

    Also consider knocking out the breeze block fencing and landscaping.
     
  6. Andrew H

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    'Bag' the brickwork? Can someone tell me what that is?
     
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    "That brickwork looks crap!!"
     
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  8. Wall Street

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    Instead of applying a smooth render finish, a rougher finish is applied with a 'sloppy' mortar over the top of the bricks. It's normally applied with a sponge, or sometimes with a hessian sack ('bag').

    You will still be able to see the outline of the brickwork under the bagging.
     
  9. Bayview

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    Damn! beat me to it!! :p:(
     
  10. Azazel

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    Hyock hyock.
     
  11. willair

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    Strip all the awnings off,relocate the power board to a more secure area,there is not much one can do,unless looking at the levels if you knocked out another entry next too the garage door and build in that section,because it looks like there is a granny flat in the back section..imho..
     
  12. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Add an "s" to the address and its a totally new identity :p
     
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    Do a feasibility on knocking it down and building something nice. Obviously if the numbers stack up.
     
  14. vtt

    vtt Well-Known Member

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    I see what you did there!
     
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    Straight over my head...
     
  16. vtt

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    He is referring to the chameleon-like nature of the OP and his/her very clever disguises.

    To the OP - did you buy this property or is it one you are considering purchasing?
     
  17. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Im considering it, it has a granny flat etc but im trying to take unto account how much retouch up i would need to do to make it look suitable for rental or fir resale further down the track.
     
  18. vtt

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    Ok, well I completely agree with Jacque, I would do all of the things she has suggested, though if you can push your budget a bit I'd try to put frameless or semi frameless glass as the balcony railing, will just make it look more contemporary but painting it is a good inexpensive option.

    On what size block of land is this property and how good does it look on the inside?
     
  19. Azazel

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    Ha.
    Demolish and rebuild, easy.
     
  20. York

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    Yep..none will be the wiser. ;)