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Kitchen Renovation Budget: A Simple Guide
Budgeting for your kitchen renovation Your kitchen can add huge value to your home. As the heart of the home, it’s crucial to get it right. Do it cheaply, and it will quickly age and start to date. Spend too much, and you’ll over-capitalise. Take time to sit down and figure out a basic kitchen […]
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How To Spot A Leaky Home
How to spot a leaky home If you’re looking for your next home in Auckland, you’ll know that many houses built from the mid 1990’s until early 2000’s suffer from leaky home syndrome. Here’s how you can spot which homes might have problems. If you’ve purchased a house and discovered it’s a leaky home, there’s […]
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How much does a bathroom renovation cost?
How much does a bathroom renovation cost? The smallest room in the house sometimes ends up costing the most. But with a bit of thought and planning, you can minimise surprises and maximise the value of your home. A bathroom is an essential part of every day life. However, without good care, they age quickly- […]
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Have questions about your newly build home? We’re here to help
Homes aren’t made with brick and mortar, they are built from dreams. We’re here to partner with you as you bring your dream to life. How much deposit do I need for a new build? When buying a new home, the required deposit is generally about 20%. However, the advantage of new builds is that […]
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The 10 biggest mistakes people make when building a new home
The 10 biggest mistakes people make when building a new home It all starts with planning Get good, experienced, qualified people on board from the very start. You may know what you think you want, but there is no substitute for years of knowledge. A great team of architects, skilled new home builders and tradespeople […]
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What are the Auckland council requirements for building or renovating?
What are the Auckland council requirements for building or renovating? If you’re renovating or building a new home, you will likely need consent of some form. Unless the changes are minor, you will probably need to apply to the Auckland Council for consent… and not doing it could be a disaster for your project. Consent […]
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Preparing for a bathroom remodeling project
Preparing for a bathroom remodeling project From figuring out the fixtures, getting pipes rerouted and upgrading your storage, a bathroom upgrade project isn’t the easiest task to take on. But the beautiful space you have at the end makes it all worth it. The key to successfully remodelling your bathroom is to be prepared. Have […]
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