Building renovations are a fantastic way to add value to your existing home. In locations such as Dulwich, Toorak Gardens and Rose Park the properties are significantly old and performing a non-structural home renovation can be a great way to improve a home’s value while still maintaining the beauty of these 100-year-old properties.
We have recently started a home renovation project which is in Rose Park located in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. Our customer has engaged our building services to perform the following tasks around the property just off Alexandra Avenue.
The existing bathroom has not had much attention now for around 30 years when it was renovated in the early 80’s. With the huge change in market trends for bathrooms today this room will take on a whole new lease of life. There will be a dual shower with frameless glass. The glass will be frosted halfway up to still maintain a certain level of privacy and the floor will drain into a stainless-steel strip drain system. There will be a double vanity unit installed off the ground and wall mounted, a wall hung toilet which will have a in wall Grohe cistern will complement the wall hung vanity in the room. The walls will be completely tiled, and the floor will incorporate hydronic under floor heating which will be accompanied by a dedicated natural gas continuous flow water heater mounted externally. All the tapware in the room will be Hansa mixer taps installed with water saving devices.
Re-Plastering Internal Walls
Like many of the older homes we renovate they have cracking internally which eventually makes the plaster fall off. As part of this project we will be removing large sections of the walls plastering and have it reinstated. Once the plaster has been installed and allowed to dry out our painters will re paint the entire rooms including new ceiling paint.
New Front Fence
If you are familiar with Rose Park you will see that many of the homes have low fences which provide security but still show these majestic houses. At this home it only ever had a small steel mesh fence installed which has never done the home justice. We will now have this old fence removed and new wooden post and rail style fence installed with intercom for communication inside whenever guests arrive.
Repairs to Gutters And Fascia Boards
Wood rot along fascia boards is common in older properties. Many of the fascia boards are original and are about due for replacement in older homes. At this property there are two long boards which run down the sides of the home and need some urgent repairs. The half round gutters which are attached are only just hanging on. Once the old gutters are removed the fascia can then be removed. New pre painted fascia’s will be installed along with new colour bond half round guttering and round 90mm colour bond down pipes connecting to the existing storm water system onsite.
Certain to be one of the main focal points of this exciting renovation. The kitchen will feature huge marble bench tops, Hansa mixer tap, Miele appliances (gas cook top and electric ovens), integrated Miele dishwasher, Blum soft close draws, Franke double bowl sinks and bespoke glass back splash. The kitchen will be a standout for this home improvement and certainly will add huge ROI when completed.
Be certain to check back with in the coming months to see the amazing progress and not to mention the result when fully completed.