The trifecta! For full project success, engage me for either a pre-purchase consultation OR renovation mastermind consultation. Once you’re ready to kick off, I will prepare your project budget for you (including helping to determine what can or can’t be afforded, or what the dream result might cost), and then write a comprehensive scope document and include some tips on how to get your project prices by tradies. Details of each service below.
Are you considering purchasing a home with plans to renovate? Get an expert involved to make sure your vision is achievable.
If you’re planning on buying a home to renovate and / or extend, but are not sure if you will be able to achieve everything you hope for it, then let me take a look and give you some feedback. I’ll review the property’s photos, floor plan and title against your project brief and let you know what your options are. This could be how best to utilise the floor space, quick wins for improving the street appeal, ways to revitalise the bathroom and kitchen on a budget, right through to major renovations and extensions. Get me involved as part of your due diligence prior to buying the property.
This is a virtual offering and as such, relies on you being able to provide a realtor’s listing with photos and a floor plan. A briefing questionnaire may be issued to assist with providing feedback, or an exchange of emails, or even a quick call. Occasionally I may opt to attend an open home however this would apply to Central Auckland properties only and is not usually required.
Kick off your renovation with a bang by making sure your project is clearly mapped out with a smart plan of action.
Have you recently purchased a do-up or been living in one for a while? Are you finally ready to renovate, but have no idea where to start? Then let me take a look. I’ll review the property’s photos, floor plan and general site constraints against your project brief and let you know what your options are. This could be how best to utilise the floor space, quick wins for improving the street appeal, ways to revitalise the bathroom and kitchen on a budget, right through to major renovations and extensions. Get me involved as part of your due diligence prior to committing the elbow grease and hard-earned cash.
This is a virtual offering and as such, relies on you being able to provide photos and a floor plan. A briefing questionnaire may be issued to assist with providing feedback. Occasionally I may offer to pop over for ease, however this would apply to Central Auckland properties only.
If you’ve never renovated before and have no idea what to expect in terms of budget, I can help by creating a bespoke budget plan to set you up for success.
Renovating and / or extending your home is a big deal and it can feel overwhelming, especially when you think of all your hard-earned cash that needs to be invested to get that dream home result. If you’re not sure how much things cost or have a strict budget and not sure what it will cover, then I can help.
To begin with, I’ll jump on a call with you to discuss the current condition and desired result so I can get a feel for what the Council requirements might be – this is important as Building Permit, Architect / Drafting and Engineering fees can quickly eat up a big chunk of your budget if the scope can’t be completed without going through Council.
Next, I will prepare a Project Budget outlining all the professional fees and compliance costs you might need to cover, and what that leaves behind for the actual renovation. I’m more than happy to then either divi up the remaining budget to show how far you might get with it (i.e. kitchen, bathroom, painting, flooring etc) and / or provide some cost-saving options to help avoid Council fees and / or engineering (by modifying the scope of the project).
Make sure the quotes you get are accurate and stay on budget with a crystal clear scope to show your tradesmen.
So you’ve been through a bit of a process with an architect or draftsman, or maybe you’ve hand-sketched a proposed floor plan, and now you need to get some pricing from local tradies to see if you can afford the dream home in your mind…. You might be thinking you can just get a builder through your home, chat about the scope, and they will fire through an estimate… you probably can BUT it’s likely to be a way off what the project will actually cost.
Allow me to step in! I’ll jump on a call with you and chat about your goals, things to keep, things to change, what sort of finishes and general design you have in mind, and then I’ll take all of that information and write a comprehensive trade-by-trade scope document (i.e. building, electrical, plumbing, painting) for you to share with 2-3 local builders. If you don’t have a floorplan, I will whip something (very draft and not to scale!) up to assist.
Once the floor plan and scope document are drafted, I’ll explain both to you and make any amendments as required, before leaving them in your now capable hands for obtaining pricing. I’ll even give you some tips of what to look out for when the estimates come back, and of course I am happy to help you review the estimates if you need assistance with that too (for a small extra cost).
Free access to my VIP Group is included.
VALUE $1,888, buy all three for a $141 saving