Can You Remodel a Kitchen for $5000?

Can You Remodel a Kitchen for $5000?
Everyone dreams about that new kitchen renovation. However, the main factor stopping most people is simply the cost. So, what if your budget is tight, what can you achieve? Can you remodel a kitchen for $5000? The short answer is no. Even the most basic kitchen renovations and remodels can cost well over $15,000. With the average remodel costing more than $20,000 it will be tough to achieve anything worthwhile on a tight $5,000 budget. That being said, it doesn’t mean you can’t get away with a few upgrades. Assuming your kitchen is small, a budget of $5,000 could be enough to refresh your kitchen. Keep in mind that with a budget so small there will be considerable limitations, both in scope and quality. To achieve a kitchen renovation on a budget it’s important to plan out what exactly you need and what you are willing to forego. On a budget of $5,000 you may only be able to change a few things. For example, fitting your kitchen with new appliances may be the maximum you can achieve. Instead you could opt for new flooring, bench tops, or splash backs. However you may only be able to choose one. Therefore it is generally worth it to hold out until you can do it right. There is no point throwing money at a kitchen renovation that will leave you with essentially the same kitchen as when you started. If you are interested in a kitchen remodel, give us a call on 0508 2 73668. Our expert team is more than happy to advise you on the ideal budget for your...

3 home renovation trends for 2022

3 home renovation trends for 2022
Get excited for the new year by exploring some of the new renovation trends for 2022. Whether you are looking to spice up your home or add some value to your property the latest trends may offer you some great ideas. Renovating can be a lot like fashion, so it is worth considering the fad factor of the follow list. Just like fashion some things can quickly become tacky. However, we think we have found 3 renovation trends that are here to stay. Colours are back For the last few decades homes in Auckland have slowly become walls of greys and whites. Although there is nothing wrong with this as it creates a nice clean look it is rather boring. We are beginning to see people following the home renovation trend of paint their home neutral colours. Neutral colours bring a little life into the home without doing anything crazy. The natural colours reflect earthy tones with when paired with an inoffensive shade of green can create a soothing space. The rise of the home office If you thought the rise of the home office was a covid-19 trend, then you are wrong. Thousands of people have gotten a taste of working from home and are not turning back. Simply, working from home is here to stay. With that will come a demand for home office spaces. We expect many Kiwis to follow this renovation trend in 2022. Either by converting an unused room, subdividing existing spaces, or building extensions. Sustainability Unlike some of the more stylised trends on this list this one is here for the long run....

Deck Renovation: Start Now For Summer

Deck Renovation: Start Now For Summer
With Summer approaching fast, it might be time to get a move on that much needed deck renovation. With building supply shortages and the potential for summer lockdowns it is the best time to renovate your deck so you can have a space to kick it back in the heat. West Auckland summers are best spent on the deck with a BBQ after all. Why start now? If you’ve seen any headlines over the past few months then you will have read about the building supply shortages plaguing the industry. Timber has been one of the hardest materials to source for building and renovators. This makes the job of building a deck rather hard, seeing as they’re typically made of wood. Getting a head start could be the difference between you getting your project completed in time for summer and not. Amendments to building consents have doubled since 2020. As many builders are forced to change plans to incorporate alternative materials that are more readily available. With materials taking weeks and sometimes months to arrive, early planning is your best bet. Many building companies are already beginning to enact waiting lists for clients. Our advice is to get in contact with a team like Maintain To Profit early and have your finances sorted now. That way extensive plans can be made and materials ordered. Decking timber in particular is still facing a three-to-six month lag. So even with early planning that dream summer deck renovation may still be out of reach. It is best to get in contact with a renovation specialist sooner rather than later if you have...

West Auckland Home Extension on a Tight Budget

West Auckland Home Extension on a Tight Budget
Adding an extension onto your West Auckland home can be a large and expensive undertaking. So, it’s important to consider a few factors to make the most of your money and avoid running over budget. Factors such as planning, size, materials and most importantly who you will work with. Finding a renovation expert might actually be the most important as they can properly inform you on the process. Size of Home Extension Interestingly, smaller builds tend to be more expensive per square metre than larger renovations as the overheads such as council permits stay the same. What this means is that it might be worth saving to go big because a lot of your costs are in simply setting up a renovation. Otherwise you might find the overheads determine the size of your extension for you. In the case of this West Auckland home, the owner only wanted to add a small bathroom, but found going a bit bigger allowed for more options without increasing their budget drastically. Concept Drawings Strong planning is always the backbone of any renovation, and in the case of concept drawings may actually be required depending on the size of your renovation. Not only do concept drawings show what the finished renovation will look like, but it acts as a guide for the budget of the renovation.  For the West Auckland home extension, the owner came to us with concept drawings completed with consent given. This allowed us to stick to the plan set out and quote a build for their tight budget. Materials The last step of a home extension renovation is building...

Designing a West Auckland Kitchen Renovation

Designing a West Auckland Kitchen Renovation
This West Auckland reached out to us for a kitchen renovation. They had no idea what they wanted; they just knew they were sick of what they had. Even worse was they had a small kitchen space and a tight budget. No problem. Maintain To Profit is the expert at delivering top quality renovations at any price tag. Design The first step in any kitchen renovation process is the design. Considering the layout and size of the current kitchen is always the first step. First, A team member visits the West Auckland home to take measurements and photos. They also discuss renovation ideas the client may have. With this new information, a sketch is created and shown to the client for approval. Materials Kitchen benchtops can make or break kitchen renovations. Renovations on a tight budget run the risk of pricing themselves out of what they may want and end up stuck settling for something subpar. The West Auckland Renovations team is skilled when picking suitable materials for your kitchen. Common options: – Stone – Concrete – acrylic The above choices are good but can be expensive. Formica, a high-pressure laminate makes for an elegant yet cheap benchtop. Formica benchtops come in a variety of textures, patterns, finishes, and colours; suitable for any style of kitchen at any budget. The Build With the layout done and materials chosen, we create a computer generated 3d rendering of the new kitchen. This gives the client a chance to look at the kitchen renovation before we start building. By designing the kitchen in house, we can carefully craft a kitchen renovation at...

Successful Renovation at Archmillen Ave Pakuranga Heights

Successful Renovation at Archmillen Ave Pakuranga Heights
Before Photos, not great as the house was full. Full interior and exterior cosmetic renovation of 3 bedroom house in Pakuranga, completed by the Rodney team for one of our first ever renovation clients who only wanted to work with Mike and the team. The property has been inherited and retained as a rental and required a major over hall to bring it up to standard whilst keeping the costs as close to 10% of the properties value as possible. In the kitchen we removed the doors into the laundry and reinstated the opening to the hallway to open up the space and improve the flow from the front door to the rest of the property. All new quality cabinets with soft close runners & hinges, composite stone benchtops and tiles splashbacks to give a durable and modern finish. BEFORE AFTER The bathroom has been increased in size by moving the HWC outside and the layout improved by installing a large 1200 x 900 shower and moving the vanity away from below the window. BEFORE AFTER The rest of the interior has been fully repainted in a light neutral colour scheme and a durable plush cut pile carpet installed to complete the look. Outside we have washed and painted the exterior using a fresh white on the cladding and a contrasting dark grey on base boards and trims. A new and slightly larger deck has been added to give a functional outdoor entertaining space. We have the latest after photos on our video below.  ...

Successful Bathroom Renovation In West Auckland

Successful Bathroom Renovation In West Auckland
A bathroom renovation is an investment. An upgrade, big or small, can bring a tremendous amount of benefit. That is because a bathroom renovation is not just about form and aesthetics, it is also about function. Here are other benefits of upgrading a bathroom. Improves comfort A small spaced bathroom can look larger with the right colors and patterns. A simple and boring bathtub can be transformed into a relaxing spa-like tub. An upgraded shower head provides an extra appeal into the overall look of the bathroom. We spend an awful amount of time in the bathroom, it is only right to upgrade its looks and function to make our bathroom experience more comfortable and relaxing. With the right bathroom renovation, you can achieve the highest comfort and relaxation. That is the main benefit of upgrading your bathroom. Improves aesthetic Another benefit of a successful bathroom renovation is that it makes the bathroom look so much better. In turn, it will make your home a lot more appealing. With an appealing bathroom and home, you won’t be embarrassed to show it off to your guests. It also gives you a sense of pride to have a beautiful and well-maintained bathroom. Increase the value One of the reasons why bathroom renovation is a good investment is that it increases the value of your home. When you sell your home, potential buyers often look at the condition of the bathroom. If your bathroom is good, the potential buyers will be easily convinced that the whole house is a good buy. Save money on utilities An old showerhead can be costing you...

Overwhelmed By All The New Bathroom Vanities On The Market

Overwhelmed By All The New Bathroom Vanities On The Market
Overwhelmed By All The New Bathroom Vanities On The Market? With These Tips Of The Trade, You Get The Best for Less? Stock vanities have come down in price – A lot! On the back of recent manufacturing advancements, we can now mass-produce sturdy, elegant bathroom vanities for cheaper than we ever could in the past without compromising on quality. Not only do these bathroom vanities look great, but they’ve gotten so much easier to install. Anyone with a weekend to spare and some basic tools can piece together a bathroom vanity all by themselves. It’s no secret, the DIY crowd loves a good, cheap bathroom vanity. However, an easier install benefits us all. If you’ve got too much on your plate, or absolutely no desire to attempt installing a bathroom vanity yourself, a simpler, quicker install helps your pocket too. You pay less for labour and have a bathroom that’s ready to use in hours, not days. The availability of affordable modern units means that there has never been a better time to upgrade your bathroom vanity. A bathroom vanity isn’t just about housing a hairdryer and the clean towels. A bathroom vanity can bring life and pride into a bathroom that just isn’t working, improve on your home, and will definitely increase the value of a house. Bathroom Vanity Quality Considerations To Get A Good Product. Quality is about two things – looking good and lasting a long time. For reference, here’s a unit we replaced. This style was all the rage back in the 90s. Now it just looks dated. The brown/cream colour of that overhanging...

HOME RENOVATIONS AND BUILDERS

HOME RENOVATIONS AND BUILDERS
Renovating one’s own home gives the feeling of accomplishment and pride once the design is finished. But going through the details can be a bit daunting for most–renovation builders fulfil their tasks in maximizing their strengths and services for clients. The Boom of Home Improvement Home renovation falls under the bigger hat of home improvement. The industry has become the fastest growing retail sector in New Zealand with an increase of 60 percent from 2012–with an estimate of 30 percent of homes being renovated. The Certified Builders Association has seen a trend in expanding existing land and home space as opposed to purchasing new property. The reason being that there is apprehension of being able to move back in a residence. Extensive renovations are often made in bedrooms and bathrooms–sometimes with the addition of a garage. The demand of an upkeep of present houses comes in the midst of an increase in house prices in Auckland and surrounding areas. Renovations or Remodelling? Renovation and remodelling house procedures are both aesthetic changes to a home or structure. The difference between them is the extent to which the transformation takes place. Renovation focuses on the re-creation of a dilapidated space and often times, the pre-existing condition of the establishment is enough to be retained. Remodelling is not simply changing the surroundings or the decor but creating even the foundation of a home if necessary. This would include changing even the basic features of a room to make way for other additional components that would enhance it. Remodelling in a home is better for its functionality; from a designer and decorator’s perspective,...

Driveway Restoration In Auckland

Driveway Restoration In Auckland
Here is an interesting job the team at Maintain To Profit Renovations was called to solve and recently completed. A little bit different from the usual home renovation. After some heavy rain, the driveway on this property took a hit and was unsafe to continue using. The side of the driveway retaining got washed out, causing it to be unstable. The team at Maintain To Profit Renovations got to work to restore the driveway so that the homeowners could use it once again. The new driveway was of ‘original construction’, however, to replace it, this required us to help the client with Engineering, townplanning/draftsman, building consent, resource consent, Traffic Management plan to Auckland Transport then put Traffic Management Systems in place to allow us to bring in the diggers, trucks, and concrete trucks to allow us to construct the foundations of the new driveway just over 3m below the footpath level. Here are the specifications used for the job:   Our team had to completely dig out and remove what was left of the original driveway, and begin building the new driveway from the ground up.   Our team in action building up the foundation of the new driveway:   This project took 2 years to complete from the date the driveway got washed out until the completion date, with the process requiring: Building consent Resource consent Auckland transport traffic management plan Engineering EQC Town planning It was one big job! But now it’s finished and it’s safe to say both our team and the home owners are happy to have an operational driveway once...

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