This is part of our first home reno series. Please remember to read our "Reno & Home Improvement Advice" blog before you attempt such a large project on your own.
Yay - Before and After!
To transform the whole property inside and out and make it suitable to our tastes and overall lifestyle.
After purchasing the property in November 2016, we began planning what to do with it and how much it would cost to achieve the desired end results. The agent we purchased to property through gave us some great advice and suggested a figure we should stick to regarding the project.
Upon moving into the home in Feb 2017, we made further plans based on living in the home and understanding it, and its surroundings further and began the projects in earnest around July 17.
We have since finished everything and after tallying all the costs up we only went over our recommended budget by a mere 2.5%, which when you consider some projects were expanded and all were finished to the highest possible standard, we are very happy with that!
Since purchasing the property in 2016 the market has cooled considerably, so to have two separate agents value the property last week (both were exactly the same in their range and neither was the agent we purchased through) at a figure that matched and slightly exceeded the figure quoted for it with improvements made back in a hot market, made us pretty happy!
The upshot; it was not easy and it was at times very stressful but what makes us smile contentedly now, we have a lovely home to live in that is very low maintenance and very user friendly with an owe figure that we could not get close to, if we had to go and buy it now as it is.
Hope you enjoyed following our journey and good luck on your home improvements, more case studies to assist or inspire will follow.
Warren Smith & Vea Johnston
I recommend V.I.P. because V.I.P. behaved very professionally. They came when they said they would. A detailed quote was emailed to me on the evening of the same day. The email was detailed and easy to understand.
Bryan & Karen did a Fantastic job at our place to put a pool fence with concrete footing involved! Work is Clean and Fabulous! Bryan finished his job exactly as agreed and on time! My biggest worry was how I will clean the mess after concrete footing as lots of dirt and digging involved...However Bryan and Karen left my property very clean! Great Job Guys!! And thank you!
- Rajitha (Fencing Services Willeton)
"My neighbour & I chose Warren Smith to demolish a long wooden fence between my property & my neighbours', and erect a new timber fence in it's place. We chose Warren because his quote was very reasonable (we had 6 quotes in all), and because I knew Warren's workmanship was thorough & of a high standard from a job he & Cathy had done for me previously. The demolition of the old fence was complicated by the fact that it was completely covered by thick ivy growing from various spots along the fence. The amount of ivy on the fence was so heavy, it was pushing the old fence over. Warren (& 2 helpers) dug out & poisoned the roots of as much ivy a
- Clair C (Fencing Services East Brighton)
Mark attended to the quote quickly and once the quote was accepted, he undertook the work quickly and competently. He left the site in a clean state. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
- David (Fencing Services Glen Waverley)
Angelo did our fence yesterday. very professional. Highly recommended. Both my neighbour and ourselves are very happy.
- Nancy (Fencing Services Mount Waverley)
My wife and I engaged Alastar and Matt from VIP Fencing and Home Maintenance to build about 42 square metres of decking around our existing pool. Alastar and Matt were able to clarify our needs, establishing options and ultimately providing guidance on the chosen design. During the six day process Alastar and Matt demonstrate a high level of professionalism. No task was too small and their attention to detail has provided work of extremely high standard. I have not hesitation in recommending Alastar and Matt and will certainly be looking at them for any future improvements.
- Garry (Fencing Services Mount Martha)
cont... I was kept informed as to progress and times as the weather was inclement many days. The finished job was first class and I am delighted with the result, he was a pleasure to have on site and I would most definitely recommend Harley to anyone who requires fencing or gates including home services so my thanks to you Harley my gate looks amazing and slides so smoothly along the track, best gate in my area without any doubt. Well done Harley and thank you sincerely."
- AileenB (Fencing Services Mount Eliza)
Sid was prompt, courteous and professional from the moment I contacted him for a quote to build a new fence. He and his partner built a great, solid new fence for us within 3 days, as promised. I highly recommend Sid and VIP
- Rachel (Fencing Services Macleod)
Walter and his team have been creating beautiful and sturdy fences for us for more than 10 years. Walter is very professional and his workmanship is excellent. He is prompt, reliable and competitive.
- Vanessa (Fencing Services Surrey Hills)
Bryan was really good, professional, helpful and his quote was the best that I’ve got.
- Clare (Fencing Services Greenwood)