澳洲Australia property How to completely fit out and renovate a


在澳大利亚 The pool at of an IP needs to be resurfaced (or so the pool doctor says), the cost was estimated to be $10K ($10,000), after recoverying from my impresssion of a cat coughing up a fur ball, it just seems far too much. Its just a standard poo I need some advice regarding a property purchase. Property - semi-detached house Bedrooms - 2 Condition - average needs internal reno to modernise Street - one of the best in suburb Location - excellent Close to schools - yes Transport - 50m


Ok before anyone criticises me on the numbers lets look at the wash up.

Tiles $1000
Tile labour $1800
Skip $150
Blinds $500
Bathroom fixtures $500
Paint $250
Labour $1000
Kitchen $1600
Misc $200

= $7000

It went $500 over initial budget.

Before - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkCLUz9lXeQ

After - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJBq8LzGcAc

Enjoy!  

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An interesting watch, thanks for sharing  

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What happened with the cars?  

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White one I won in court, the green on was neighbours car.

I had the white one working and the tenant came back and stole it.

I have court order, so when the vehicle gets registered it will come up under stolen and get returned to me.

Joys of a property investor.  

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Nathan said: ↑
Ok before anyone criticises me on the numbers lets look at the wash up.

Tiles $1000
Tile labour $1800
Skip $150
Blinds $500
Bathroom fixtures $500
Paint $250
Labour $1000
Kitchen $1600
Misc $200

= $7000

It went $500 over initial budget.

Before - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkCLUz9lXeQ

After - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJBq8LzGcAc

Enjoy!Click to expand...
How much to tart up an IP we have in Sydneys west (your local stomping grounds) then Nathan :D

$7,000.00 plus comms....sounds great ;)  

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anyone else thinks nathan should take up project managing for the rest of us? lol.

seriously tho. good work. i always enjoy watching and learning from what you have done.  

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Great reno Nathan, they certainly dont have to cost the earth.

I did a reno a few months ago on a house I bought in Cambridge Park. 3br with two living areas. For $5000 I did the following

- Painted throughout
- New light fittings and RCD protection installed
- Internal doors and fixtures replaced (yay for Bunnings $39 doors)
- Carpets removed, floorboards sanded and polished
- Carpet in rumpus room cleaned
- New railings on back verandah as the timbers were rotten
- Plumbing/drains cleared and water saving devices installed


Bought for $310k in April, Re-valued last week at $335k.
Rent from tenants at time of purchase $305pw (had vacant possession), rent after renovation $385pw.  

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Nathan how long have you been renovating using the round sink only.
Viewed a few newer units recently and all kitchens with round sinks
have water damage to the wall area behind sink presumably from not
having an area for washing up to drain back into the sink ??  

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DaveMSydney said: ↑
Great reno Nathan, they certainly dont have to cost the earth.

I did a reno a few months ago on a house I bought in Cambridge Park. 3br with two living areas. For $5000 I did the following

- Painted throughout
- New light fittings and RCD protection installed
- Internal doors and fixtures replaced (yay for Bunnings $39 doors)
- Carpets removed, floorboards sanded and polished
- Carpet in rumpus room cleaned
- New railings on back verandah as the timbers were rotten
- Plumbing/drains cleared and water saving devices installed


Bought for $310k in April, Re-valued last week at $335k.
Rent from tenants at time of purchase $305pw (had vacant possession), rent after renovation $385pw.Click to expand...
You can get $39 doors at Bunnings???? Do they do external ones too? I need to replace the door from my garage to the backyard. Been quote $240 from a door shop which seems excessive.  

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They sure do, the $39 ones are hollow core internal doors, you can get a range of standard size exterior doors as well that dont cost $$$$

luckyone said: ↑
You can get $39 doors at Bunnings???? Do they do external ones too? I need to replace the door from my garage to the backyard. Been quote $240 from a door shop which seems excessive.Click to expand...
 

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$39 doors are bunnings, a solid core entry door can be purchased for around $100 from buntings also.

As for the project managing, I will have a renovation walkthrough/planning option one day soon but unfortunately can't project manage due to time constraints. But will be next best thing with scope of works and a clear list of who to contact and how to conduct the reno.

The round sink, have used them for few years now, I never go back to the properties but have never been posed this issue. The sinks are siliconed in and the benches are also siliconed in.

Nath.  

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DaveMSydney said: ↑
They sure do, the $39 ones are hollow core internal doors, you can get a range of standard size exterior doors as well that dont cost $$$$Click to expand...
Rember to quote like with like. Bunnings have no hinges, handles or even drill holes.  

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chilliblue said: ↑
Rember to quote like with like. Bunnings have no hinges, handles or even drill holes.Click to expand...
All those would be done by the installer onsite regardless of who you buy the door through.  

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Nathan do you think you would ever do a renovation workshop in Brisbane - like in the next 3 weeks LOL :D  

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DaveMSydney said: ↑
All those would be done by the installer onsite regardless of who you buy the door through.Click to expand...
What I was trying to say is that you cannot compare a $39 basic piece of primed wood purchased at Bunnings with a door that has been fully furnished with hinges and handles and hung for $199 by a specialist company.

We have just completed a refurbishment one of our properties that every singe door required substantial work as the frames were all odd shaped.

After pricing up doing it ourself and outsourcing the works, we outsourced the days work and came out $210 over doing it ourselves.

Yes it cost more, but at least a professional carpenter installed the doors and we were able to undertake other works which means in the end we were better off.  

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jonesy427 said: ↑
seriously tho. good work. i always enjoy watching and learning from what you have done.Click to expand...
I must confess I do like to watch the walk through's, always good to see how different people view projects and how they attack them - take the odd idea from here and there.

Nathan said: ↑
White one I won in court, the green on was neighbours car.

I had the white one working and the tenant came back and stole it.

I have court order, so when the vehicle gets registered it will come up under stolen and get returned to me.

Joys of a property investor.Click to expand...
Bet you are glad you didn't cube the green one :eek:. I wonder if you will get the white one back in one piece. If he goes to the RTA they will probably call the cops - if he doesn't get suspicious and do a runner while waiting. If he tries to register on line he will probably get prompted to attend an RTA office - and get spooked also.

chilliblue said: ↑
We have just completed a refurbishment one of our properties that every singe door required substantial work as the frames were all odd shaped.Click to expand...
Don't you love those door frames where there is no square corner to start from - you have to plane every side. You gotta watch out for those cheap internal doors, nothing more than the skinniest pine frame with cardboard core. I left a couple of flat doors sitting in a 4x6 trailer (with one end sitting on the tailgate) while I chatted to the neighbour for 10 minutes. When I unloaded they had bowed from being in the sun :eek: I had to unbow them with some weight on them in the garage.  

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Nathan said: ↑
I had the white one working and the tenant came back and stole it.Click to expand...
LOL :)

Can I ask how you knew it was the tenant who stole it, as opposed to being stolen by someone else?  

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Probably the easy type steal - removed key from pocket, inserted into door and then removed and inserted into ignition. Thanks Nathan for getting it going for me :D  

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heya everyone
was wondering the reasonable possibilites of doing a $7k reno interstate,

Am currently looking at a paint and kitchen job, the job needs to be budget since its a cheap property,

or is $7k renos only possible unless you do most of it yourself or really know the right people?  

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Property Meister said: ↑
heya everyone
was wondering the reasonable possibilites of doing a $7k reno interstate,

Am currently looking at a paint and kitchen job, the job needs to be budget since its a cheap property,

or is $7k renos only possible unless you do most of it yourself or really know the right people?Click to expand...
PM

Have done several interstate rennos (in fact none in my own state yet!) and yes they cost a little more if you are on a tight time schedule as you will need to pay trades more but you can still be onsite to project manage and do some of the jobs yourself. I just did a 4br home and large garden for 17k which involved paying for a complete paint out, kitchen replacement and carpet (none of my labour) but I tiled the floor and splashbacks plus most of garden stuff so saved several k there. Qantas let you pay for extra bags so I took 3 suitcases of tools! Beg borrow or hire big stuff like wheelbarrows and chainsaws. Its still up to you how much to spend but it adds a layer of complexity. Once you talk to a few people up there, ask around for reccomendations its not hard to get to the good tradespeople. Look after them, give clear boundaries about what you want, pay on time and they will be good to you most of the time.  

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