澳洲Australia property Before & After part2 | Sydney


在澳大利亚 Hi Guys, Ive found a property that has mentioned two payments coming up of $1400 to apparently top up the admin fund and 2 have just been paid. Im looking at a financial statement (basically a balance sheet) for the strata and its all a bit Hi all, I currently have a PPOR and 10K cash in the bank which I plan to use as a deposit for a IP early next year. Is it possible for me to place this into my PPOR loan and then redraw the 10K when Im ready for the IP and then claim the int


Didn't want to fill the thread with lotsa pics (hard to download all at once).

But did want to show the kitchen... note the hanging fan.

We knocked this wall down to get a family room as well.

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Other side of the kitchen

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Here's the new kitchen. Note the tiles - they came from the bathroom walls. Lots broke when we took them down, but more than enough stayed in one piece so we just put them back up again. Floor tiles, like I said in the other thread were $13 per square metre...

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The lounge rm before... light fittings hanging by their wires were the norm here.

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The lounge room after.

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Last room. Have a look at the after and you'll see why I wanted to post this room. This is the master bedroom before...

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This is the master bed afterwards.

All we did in here was rip out the curtains, recarpet, repaint and throw a heater in (a necessity in Canberra). What I think adds the most however is the fact that we hired an interior designer to furnish the house for a month (we can extend if necessary).

It's finished off the house perfectly. I believe that good furniture will make people dream of owning the place (and the furniture).

A topic recently was on the 'sizzle that sells the sausage' and I think the bedroom and the loungeroom pics show that 'WOW' factor I was talking about.

Jas

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Looks great Jas.

Hiring in furniture, especially for a resale is a great idea. It really does give a "wow".

It looks like you did some major work.

Any clues you want to give on costs/times/value added?  

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Looks great Jas- would love to see some more specifics when you get a chance. Good luck with the selling!  

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Hi,

Jas how much did it cost to hire the furniture and interior designer, I was just thinking that when I redid my townhouse for valuation, that it would have been great idea to do that too :)

Michael G  

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Originally posted by geoffw
Looks great Jas.

Hiring in furniture, especially for a resale is a great idea. It really does give a "wow".

It looks like you did some major work.

Any clues you want to give on costs/times/value added?
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Thanks for the Geoff and Jax. I feel really happy about the place, it's come up a treat.

Facts and figures : -

We exchanged in early Jan, with a long settlement and the right to renovate during that period. We got right to work, we knocked down 7 walls, restructed half of the house and made an extra family room, built a bigger bathroom, more usable laundry, relocated the toilet (all done by moving internal walls - original design sucked) and then the construction was done. building materials cost only $1200.

Drawing pencil lines on the plans was easy. Pulling down walls and putting them back up again, that was harder...

We put in a new toilet, new bathroom, new laundry.
Toilet : - 139
Vanity: - 'nother nod to Micheal Croft here. We bought a TV unit, added a shelf, blocked off where the VCR sits and cut a hole in the top. Bang, new vanity. Cost $150.
We bought a big bowl from Clints and made a hole in the bottom. New bathroom basin. Cost $35.
*sigh* - then when fixing the manhole (we had to replace parts of the ceiling due to moving walls), I dropped the drill... Broke the bowl and the front of the vanity.

Cut off the broken part of the vanity (yah for a solid wood vanity) and bought a new bowl, a proper one this time cause Clints where out Cost $140.

The mini orb cost $580, then I reused the old shower screen and knocked out a wall to put in more glass.

The new kitchen was a flat pack and came in $6500 (including appliances).

Plumbing for all of this cost $1000, while electiral work was double - $2000 (see brains, I do use an electrian for most of the work).

The electrin had to put in two new circuits to hold the heaters in each bedroom and the lounge as well as new lights for every room (and a second in the hall). Definetly get in as much new light as you can.

We painted everything, inside and out that stood still. If it wasn't still, we held it down and painted it. The house had been built in the early 70's and hadn't been painted since.

Turns out the last owner was an investor. His last three tenants did a runner on him. No wonder he wanted to sell it :)

We wanted to sand the floor boards, but when we knocked down the walls, we found that the wall frame went through the ceiling and floor. Bugger. We patched up the walls, floor and ceiling, and got a plaster in to hide the joins and he did a magnificant job.

We had to replace sections of the wall and floor, so sanding was off. We tiled and carpetted the place instead. I found a place that'd sell me new carpet for $63 a metre, but that didn't include installion. not a skill my partner or I have, so I went with $99 a metre sisal.

I got a new entrance, new glass and front door (got rid of the yellow beer bottle bottom look), put in a new garden, fixed up a hughe crack in the brick wall carport.

Few other odds and sodds, and the renovation came to around 25K (indudling holding costs).

It's taken 4 months, my partner full time, and myself on the weekends all up.

It's been a lot of fun!

Jas  

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Originally posted by michaelg
Hi,

Jas how much did it cost to hire the furniture and interior designer, I was just thinking that when I redid my townhouse for valuation, that it would have been great idea to do that too :)

Michael G
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Is your townhouse empty? Not sure on moving a lot of funtirue out just for a valuation...

We asked three interior designers to come and quote us on the place.

One quoted 3K, and showed me photos of all the places she does for developers.
One quoted 1.5K and discussed in detail what she'd do. I asked for for a full costing and it came back at 3K.
The last one quoted $500 and discussed in detail what she'd do. I asked for a costing and it came back at 1.5K.

The last were the guys I choose. They all were talking high quality furniture, and the most expensive wasn't even thinking of furnishing all the rooms.

It turns out the reason for the lowest quote is that they have just started out as designers and are looking to build their portfolio.

I haven't seen the place myself yet (driving down tonite), the photos I posted came from the agent. He's waxing lyrically about the place, using words like magnificant & magical. So, if I've impressed an expereinced agent, I reckon that's a good thing.

If anyone want to use some interior designers in Canberra, I'm more than happy to pass on their details.

Jas  

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Jas,

Too late now, but I was between houses with stuff in storage, and so the house was empty, thats when we had it cleaned and painted. So it would have been ideal. But something to keep in mind for later.

Michael G  

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Hi Jas

Great job.
I want to do something similar myself.

I'd like to know if you got a builder to knock the walls down ( were they brick walls ? ) and do the openings or did u do them yourselves. Did u need beams to be placed to support the walls before u opened them up ?

Regards

Investor :)  

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Investor,

Jas is doing final touches for the inspections today, so I'll answer in her stead :)

Did it all ourselves

The house has a truss roof meaning that no internal walls are load-bearing & no beams required.

The walls were standard timber frame & gyrock/fibre cement so it was simply a matter of using hammer & prybar.

The only beam we had to put in was under the floor to support the new toilet location :)

I've got the floor plans handy so can post them if you want to see the extent of work (removed 7 walls, built 5 walls & 4 doorways)

Cheers,

Aceyducey  

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I'd love to see the plans Acey......if it's not too much trouble :D

Ruby  

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Amazing.........what a transformation!!!!!!!

The more I read the forum the more I become convinced that buying a crud house and rennovating it so that it's amazing......is the way to go.

Pardon my ignorance.........but what is a "truss" roof? Is it one like this /\?  

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Congratulations on such a great job. It looks fabulous. I especially like the bathroom. All the best for inspections and open houses!
Cheers
ElizabethL:)  

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Jas,

Had a look at the place today.

What a great job! It looks superb!

The furnishings looked great- a real WOW factor,as I said earlier in the thread. Live,itlooks a treat.

The vanity was beautiful. Thanks for the story of it-it made me realise where it had come from. It looks a treat.

Lots of visitors- about ten cars- so promising. Hopefully there weren't too many from the forum!  

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New Floorplan

Ruby,

Below is the new floorplan, with the new walls we built in blue & doorways in green.

Captain, a trussed roof is supported entirely by the external walls of the house so there are no load-bearing internal walls. Makes it easier for us renovators.

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