Home Renovation Sydney – Bring The Best Out Of Your House
Do you intend to tackle a comprehensive home renovation in Sydney, including relocating internal walls? Then you came to the right place as the team of Martina Hayes is a one-stop shop for your refurbishment. What sets us apart is that our team consists of both qualified interior designers and building designers. As a result, we will escort you through the entire renovation process, from planning, builder selection and Council approval to kitchen design, bathroom makeover and choosing furniture. This ensures that your renovated house will have a coherent look and an excellent flow throughout because space planning, design and finishes go hand in hand.
Comprehensive home renovation services
Rather than feeling overwhelmed by your renovation project, you will be guided step by step following a proven process. With our knowledge and experience, we point out what ripple effect a decision may have so that you can make well-informed and confident choices.
We first discuss what you wish to achieve to draw the big picture and then break the project into individual parts. Our services include:
- Measuring up your house
- Bringing in ideas and recommendations to achieve what you have in mind
- Developing floorplan options incl 3D perspectives
- Designing kitchen, bathrooms and laundry
- Requesting builders’ quotes
- Obtaining a building permit (if required)
- Assisting during the construction process
- Recommending furniture placement
- Selecting furniture and finishes
- Decorating your space
- Offering our network to tap into, such as builders, tradespeople, landscape designers, engineers, surveyors, etc.
What’s in there for you?
So, what are the advantages for you working with a team of both interior designers and building designers? Most importantly, your renovated house will have a more coherent look and a better flow because space planning, design and finishes go hand in hand. Also, we will get to know your style preferences very well during the process and can easily recommend items that are spot on to your taste. In a nutshell, we will be saving you time, money and a lot of hassle. Above all, you will end up with an attractive house with a beautiful flow that functions well in your daily life.
The process of your home renovation Sydney
Following a proven step-by-step roadmap, we ensure you won’t feel overwhelmed by your comprehensive house refurbishment project. Above all, we are there to assist you with all the decisions and choices for transforming your Sydney property. This is the process in detail:
Plan your home renovation Sydney
Your home renovation Sydney starts with thorough planning and the curation of a precise brief. Questions we might be asking you are:
- What do you wish to achieve?
- What is the purpose of this renovation?
Start prioritizing what is essential, a must-have, and what is more of a luxury feature, a nice to have. This gives our team the required information to make your dream home a reality.
Computer model of your property
In parallel, our team will measure up every inch of your home and insert the data into architectural CAD software. Following, this replica model allows our designers to develop different floorplan solutions for you. Furthermore, It enables you to explore your desired layout avenues to see the knock-on effects well before construction begins. Together we will discuss the pros and cons of every option so you can make an informed decision on your favourite. That’s peace of mind to know that you’re working towards the optimum solution for your home renovation in Sydney.
Visualise your home renovation Sydney
If you can clearly visualise how your renovated home will look, it will improve your confidence in your decisions. At Martina Hayes, we provide professional concept plans, including 3D images and other visuals. All in all, these drawings show exactly how your space has the potential to look as well as function. This may give you the confidence to move forward and complete your home renovation planning stage in Sydney.
Get the kitchen you always wanted
With the big-picture planning phase now completed, we’re transitioning to the detailed design, such as the kitchen renewal. Together we not only determine where the fridge, cooktop and sink will be placed but also discuss all the details, from the style of the pantry to the height of the drawers and the position of the bin. After that, we start talking about:
- Benchtop material and colour
- Cabinet style and colour
- Splashback tiles
- Tapware and cabinet handles
Documented carefully down to the millimeter, your kitchen drawings will be handed over to the joiner to manufacture your brand-new kitchen. Above all, our passion is to deliver this practical and gorgeous kitchen you have always dreamt of.
We also design your bathroom, ensuite and powder room in your Sydney home renovation. After determining the best layout for those spaces, we will visit some showrooms to select tiles, the vanity and matching tapware. After that, your bathrooms will be well crafted with maximum functionality in mind while being visually pleasing. You might never want to leave this freestanding bathtub once your bathroom has been transformed…
How much will your house renovation cost
Our network has several experienced builders we have worked with before developing a trusting relationship. Having said that, if you prefer to bring your own builder in, that’s fine for us, too.
We will develop a written scope of work to get an estimate of the refurbishment cost. Subsequently, the following documents are to be forwarded to the builder to get an estimate:
- Detailed plans
- 3D images
- Scope of work
Equipped with the necessary information, the builder can reliably calculate how much you need to put aside for your home improvement project. If you want a ballpark figure immediately, look at our guide on renovation costs in Sydney.
Budget Bridle process to keep renovation cost at bay
Budget is undoubtedly an important factor when considering a home renovation in Sydney. It can cause the most worry and concern for homeowners undertaking a refurbishment project.
Budget confidence for your home renovation in Sydney
This is the reason why we developed our own 5-step Budget Bridle process that keeps track of your budget no matter the size of your project:
- Advise us on the budget you wish to spend
- Albeit, keeping this budget in mind, we provide conceptual plans containing everything you desire. On this basis, we get the project priced up.
- If this figure is over budget, we will cut back on the design, starting with your least important feature. Because of our experience, we can point out areas where you could save some money and where you should not.
- Once we’re in the price range you wish to spend, our team will develop detailed plans and specify the items to include in the building contract.
- Once confident with the overall cost, you commit to the builder’s fixed-price contract.
Following this process, you will get the best result for any given budget. Having said that, gutting out an existing building can bring up one or the other hidden surprise. Therefore, we recommend allowing a contingency of around 20% of the overall costs.
Building permit for your home renovation Sydney
Now that you have selected the builder and know the renovation cost, it’s time to apply for your building permit if required. We provide the plans and other documents needed to get this underway. At Martina Hayes, we can do both:
- Development approval (DA) with your local Council or
- Complying Development Certificate (CDC) with a private certifier
While the building permit is assessed, our team will draft the construction plans to give your builder detailed information and precise measurements.
Decoration makes your house a home
With the building consent in the bag, the fun part of your renovation journey can now start. Together we will be selecting finishes such as the flooring and paint colours. We will also choose furniture and deorative pieces to add character to your space. It is these details that make it truly feel your own. It is what makes a house a home. And while you’re here. don’t forget to check out some of our completed projects for your inspiration.
Home renovations Sydney wrapped up
A professionally planned, designed and executed home renovation in Sydney means that you will not only enjoy your home to the fullest. You will also know that you spent your budget wisely adding maximum value to your property.
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