Bathroom Renovation Howick

Bathroom Renovation Howick
Bathroom Renovation Howick Our clients at this property in Howick wanted a complete change of style and flow in their bathroom. The layout of the house was easily optimised by removing a separating wall between the toilet and what was a small bathroom. We also took away a small section of the hallway and moved the entrance to create a large open space bathroom.                                                            Choosing the right tile When choosing the colour scheme of your bathroom we recommend choosing a tile with a neutral colour scheme. All tiling in wet areas require a waterproofing membrane which has to be redone every time you re-tile an area. The tiling you choose can create a wow factor but it can be costly. We recommend thinking long term when you make a choice. Consider you budget. Budget for your bathroom renovation is a major consideration of most of or clients. While a floor to ceiling tile like this one is absolutely stunning; it also nearly doubles the cost of standard painted bathroom. High-end items like tiling and custom made frame-less shower increases the cost whereas the standard fitout of a bathroom (with an acrylic shower, vinyl on floor, painted walls, toilet, vanity and towel rail) costs around $12,000. A bathroom with full floor to ceiling tiled bathroom with a custom made shower is around $23,000. We recommend considering your budget and needs carefully before you make a...

The cost of leaks and water damage

The cost of leaks and water damage
During winter at MTP South East Auckland the majority of our work comes from leaks within the home and the water damage they make. As a home or rental property owner it is important to deal with leaks fast before the damage builds up.  Usually depending on the source of the leak there are some telltale signs that you may have an issue: A large water bill, this can indicate issues with your plumbing Noises from your pipes could be a sign that your pipes are loose Unpleasant odor, this can be caused by a clogged pipe or broken sewer Damp Walls or ceilings and floors could be a sign of roof leaks, leaking pipes or bathware Poor water pressure may be an indication that you have a leak before the tapware Poor water quality can be caused by degraded or a leak Over flowing gutters, these can cause excess water to seep in through the roof or the walls A simple way to check for leaks is to turn off all appliances and taps inside and outside your home and then check if your water meter is moving, you could also take the meter before you leave the house after switching all water off and check again a couple of hours later, this will give you an indication of a slower less obvious leak. There are some simple things you can do to avoid some of these from happening: Empty your shower trap regularly, the buildup of debris can loosen the pipes which will overflow into surrounding areas Have your gutters and downpipes regularly cleaned, especially if you...

How to select the right kitchen

How to select the right kitchen
When it comes to kitchen design, there are many options but very small information. Are you planning on installing a new kitchen at your property? Well here’s information that might come in handy: Kitchen cabinet and doors can be manufactured from: Solid Wood Melamine Particle Board Melamine MDF Ply Wood Melamine particle board and Melamine MDF are the most commonly used materials in New Zealand.  MDF is an engineered wood composite that is similar to particle board but is much denser and stronger than particle board and more resistance to water damage. Plywood is the other option but because of its high price is not very popular for residential use. Ply Wood is a material manufactured from thin layers or “plies” of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another. Plywood is stronger and more water resistant compared to Particle board or MDF board. To give you a better idea about those products have a look at attached photos. Cabinets: The inside of the most kitchen cabinets in New Zealand are constructed from Melamine particle board. This is a product manufactured from a wood bi-product core sandwiched between two layers of melamine material. To increase our product quality, we use Melamine Plywood for our under sink cabinet which is most resistance of all three options against water and moisture damage.   Doors: Melamine doors The greater percentage of kitchens installed in New Zealand still consist of coloured Melamine doors and drawer fronts. Melamine doors are durable and still affordable. When buying a kitchen, you should check with the supplier if their product is Melamine particle...

Benefits of renovating your home

Benefits of renovating your home
Why Renovate your home? Kiwis love a good renovation and there are few better markets in the world to achieve gain than Auckland. There could be many reasons why you would want to renovate your home. You may want to add value to your property, add more space to your home, add rental value or simply create a more modern and comfortable space. It’s important to choose the right renovation team to do your work. Always research contractor feedback as you could end up with poor quality of work or being out of pocket. Always go with a team who you feel that you can trust with your most precious commodity. Financing a renovation can come from your own pocket, or you can speak to the bank. Banks are aware of the reward and value of renovations and it straightforward to seek further finance to fund the cost of your project. With a great team who  provide a start to finish quote with no surprises it will be a straightforward process. Any contractor worth using will be able to provide you with a final of cost before the renovations begin. Which renovations add Value? It’s no secret that the most important areas of your home to renovate are the kitchen and bathroom. You can achieve a simple fresh and modern kitchen to suit your taste for as little as $15,000 including appliances. When it comes to kitchens costs can go as high as you want if you are wanting a more tailored and specific look for your home. Remember that there is a threshold to the value you can...

Adding value by renovation

Adding value by renovation
Kiwis love a good renovation and there are few better markets in the world to achieve gain than Auckland. There could be many reasons why you would want to renovate your home. You may want to add value to your property price, add more space to your home, add rental value or simply create a more modern and comfortable space. It’s important to choose the right renovation team to do your work as you could end up with poor quality of work or being out of pocket. Always go with a team who you feel that you can trust with your most precious commodity. Financing a renovation can come from your own pocket, or you can speak to the bank, banks are aware of the reward and value of such renovations and it usually isn’t very difficult to seek further finance to fund the cost of your project. With a great team who will provide a start to finish quote with no surprises it will be a straight forward process. Any contactor worth using will be able to provide you with a final of cost before the renovations begin. It’s no secret that the most important areas of your home to renovate to add value to your home are the kitchen and bathroom. You can achieve a simple fresh and modern kitchen to suit your taste for as little as $15,000 including appliances, prices can go as high as you want if you are wanting a more tailored and specific look for your home. It is important to remember that there is a threshold to the value you can...

Fabulous Full House Renovation in Three Kings!

Fabulous Full House Renovation in Three Kings!
Maintain to Profit Auckland has done it again! They have successfully completed a full house renovation in Three Kings, which resulted in a fresh stunning transformation. When you start a new full house remodeling project, you need to hire people whom you will give you honest feedback. In short, you need to hire people you trust. Full house renovations allow you to customise your home according to your taste and preference. This is the perfect opportunity to create your dream home and make it a space you would want to live in for many years. Maintain to Profit Auckland experience in providing affordable full house renovation across Auckland will allow you to understand better the main benefits of investing your money into high-quality home improvement services. Check out These Top Three reasons why This Full House Renovation in Three Kings is a total fab:   1.Increased Home Value From a new fresh coat of paints to lighting fixtures, the house is transformed into a whole new look. From attractive colour palettes and classic designs, Maintain to Profit Auckland has drastically improved the value of the home by modernising the interior, refreshing the exterior, and reliving the once a lifeless house. Whether your home is outdated or run down, implementing retouches can drastically improve the perceived value of your home for years to come. 2.Maximised Space Homes can get cramped over time, resulting in the space looking small and outdated. At Maintain to Profit Auckland, they know what it takes to uplift the cluttered spaces of the house to maximise the area. They carefully selected the right colour scheme and...

Renovating in South East Auckland

Renovating in South East Auckland
Renovations are exciting – but, they can be costly. Hence, you need to know what you want and plan ahead before starting your renovations. You also need to find a renovations company that won’t bleed you dry. Do you live in the South East Auckland area? If so, there are some reputable renovation companies that you can hire to help you with your renovations. Planning Your Renovations If you’re planning to renovate your home in South East Auckland, then you should definitely create a plan first so everything will flow smoothly. There are excellent renovation companies that you can approach to help you with your project from start to finish. If you’re looking for the best, look no further than Maintain To Profit Renovations. Why Maintain To Profit Renovations? Whether you are planning, already have plans, or need a reliable company to pick up someone else’s slack, Maintain To Profit Renovations is your professional partner in providing affordable key turn solutions. We are qualified, certified, experienced and ready to do any size renovation work throughout New Zealand. Whatever your plans are, Maintain To Profit Renovations will help you with all of your renovation needs. Our team of builders and professionals at Maintain To Profit Renovations will guide you every step of the way. We will plan with you and carefully implement every single part of your renovations. Whether you’re looking to renovate just part of your home like your kitchen or bathroom, or you’re keen on rebuilding all areas of your house, we’ve got it covered. How It Works Are you planning a full home makeover? Or just bedroom...

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...

Full Home Renovation In Ryburn, South East Auckland

Full Home Renovation In Ryburn, South East Auckland
Another renovation by our South East Auckland renovations team, this time in Ryburn with a full home renovation including kitchen rebuild, bathroom restoration and living room area. These are the photos before the renovation, and as you can see, the time had come for an update. The styling of the home was very outdated, and was beginning to get run down. The appliances were also up for a change so this was the perfect time to get everything sorted.   Our renovations team went in there with the new design and a determination to create the perfect home for the owners. Everything from top to bottom was redone, including ceiling, floor and walls. New paint, new flooring, new appliances, and new furnishings all went in. This was the final result: After the renovation was completed, we received this letter from the owner: “I’d like to once again thank you and your team for the exceptional finish on the renovations. I have had a lot of great comments from friends and family. Your attention to detail is amazing. Your quick dealings with any changes and concerns was fantastic. Great work Thanks. Much appreciated Linda Walsh” We could this home renovation a complete success and would like to help you turn your dream renovation into a reality. Speak to our team today to get started on your...

Renovation in Coxhead, South East Auckland

Renovation in Coxhead, South East Auckland
The Renovations Team have been at it again, working hard to build the homes of peoples’ dreams. This time, it’s was a home in Coxhead, South East Auckland that got the honor. This home was overdue for an interior renovation, and it’s deck wasn’t exactly up to standard either, so the customer decided that a spruce up was in order. The colors were outdated, the carpet lifting, and most surfaces were worn down. Our renovations team got in there and worked their magic to create a whole new environment. All the rooms including living room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom received a makeover, and the deck got an update to match. A whole new color scheme was introduced, making use of a white base and bright colors to bring some life and a modern touch to the home. As you can see, the improvement is grand and the home owner agrees, sending us this testimonial: “Ramin and his team were trustworthy and reliable, keeping the vacant property secure while the renovation was underway. The quote was returned quickly. The team worked hard to complete the project within agreed timeframes. Any issues that arose, were discussed and resolved quickly. I was pleased with the quality and workmanship of the renovation. I am happy to recommend Maintain To Profit Renovations to you and will be calling on their services again. Helen Brosnan Property and Planning Solutions Limited“ If you would like your home renovated, or would just like to consult with us about doing so, contact us today and let’s get started on your...

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