This amazing home reno took just two months: Find out how they did it

first_imgThe bathroom at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, before the renovation. The front of the house at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, after the renovation.But the framework from the original kitchen was retained and the cupboard panels resurfaced with 2 pac, which saved on costs.The fifth bedroom in the house was converted to the kitchen’s butler’s pantry and study.Two of the four bedrooms are upstairs, including the master suite, which has been reconfigured to accommodate an ensuite, walk-in robe and balcony. The kitchen in the home at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, before the renovation. One of the bathrooms in the house at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, after the renovation.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoMr Madhoji undertook the renovation with the help of his daughter, Shoma, who helps run the family business.“I liked the house beforehand, but we knew if we renovated it, we would potentially get a higher sale price,” she said.Every room in the house was completely gutted and rebuilt.“Pretty much everything, besides the timber floor and railings, is new,” Miss Madhoji said. “I was more involved in the later stages, picking finishings and fittings.”The brand new kitchen is one example of where the quality of the finishes shines through, from the marble island bench to the Bosch appliances and concealed butler’s pantry. REAL ESTATE: The kitchen in the house at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, after the renovation.Fast forward to 2018 and it was time to sell, but Mr Madhoji realised the current home he had built back in 2005 simply would not do.Prices have risen substantially in the suburb, which has a median house price of $1.3 million — and so have buyers’ standards.“We had initially decided to do a partial renovation, but then we decided the bathrooms and kitchen were too dated, so we did a full demolition,” Mr Madhoji said.“Most buyers expect the house to be done properly — they don’t have the time.” The toilet at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, before the renovation. One of the bathrooms at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, after the renovation.Time is something Mr Madhoji is very good at managing, with the entire renovation taking just two months.“I had a very good team,”he said.“I brought in subcontractors of my own and the builder had some of his subcontractors.Mr Madhoji said the key was to schedule tradespeople well in advance and draw up plans for the renovation “so everyone’s on the same page”.“The biggest problem is tradies aren’t always available when you need them,” he said.“I booked in a painter two months before the renters vacated.” Shoma Madhoji at the home she and her father renovated in Bulimba. Picture: Peter Wallis.ARUN Madhoji has built close to 100 homes all over Australia, but he believes his latest project is by far his biggest and best yet.The experienced property flipper bought what he believed was the worst house in the best street 13 years ago.He had been looking for his next project in the leafy, up-market suburb of Bulimba when he spotted 26 Cowper Street. Mr Madhoji subdivided the block and built two houses — one he has since sold and the other, a replica Queenslander, which he rented out. One of the bedrooms at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, after the renovation.just to modernise it and get that edge over other propertiesalways bought as an investment propertycenter_img The backyard at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, before the renovation. The backyard of the property at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, after the renovation. The living room at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, before the renovation. One of the bedrooms at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, before the renovation. The back of the house at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, after the renovation.All three bathrooms were demolished and reconfigured, and new light fittings and ceiling fans installed in every room.A key feature of the house is the covered deck, which overlooks the fully-landscaped backyard featuring a Balinese-style garden.The 404 sqm block means there’s room to put in a pool if the new owners desire. The front of the house at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, before the renovation. The living room at 26 Cowper St, Bulimba, after the renovation.Mr Madhoji estimates the total spend came to about $180,000.“I decided to spend a bit more money than I usually would because houses in this area are selling for a good price,” Mr Madhoji said.“(The house is) in a good location, the house across the road sold for almost $1.5 million and it has a lot of trees — I’m a tree lover.”There’s no doubt the property in is in a great location, close to Oxford Street’s shopping and dining precinct. And the best thing for its potential new owners is that all the hard work has been done for them.The property is for sale through James McKinlay of Place — Woolloongabba.RENO FACT CHECK:Time taken: 2 monthsTotal spend: $180,000Approximate end valuation: $1.5m-pluslast_img read more

Aguero in triple delight for fantasy managers

first_img Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit Swansea City drops gambling sponsor August 21, 2020 Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 The latest gameweek of the Premier League has come to end, with Swansea City’s game plan executed perfectly to crash Liverpool back down to earth, following the euphoria of ending the long unbeaten run of Manchester City.Fantasy managers within SBC’s League of Legends were left ruing decisions to stock up on players of the Anfield based outfit, however, Pep Guardiola’s side did pick up where they left off at home to offer some respite. A Sergio Aguero hat-trick making him joint highest scorer for the round with 17, level with Chelsea’s goal scoring full-back Victor Moses.Top scoring for the round, and climbing up the table a number of places to 40th in the process, is Areg Oganesian, Head of Trading at PariMatch. Top scoring was captain Aguero, who saw his 17 points double to 34, suitably backed up by Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal, whose goal and two assists saw him register 16 points, and Manchester United defender Phil Jones, who kept a clean sheet in an impressive away win at Burnley.Closing the gap at the top is Charlie Cole, outscoring the current leader, OPAP trader Constantinos Digonis, to narrow the gap to just 11 points. A large chunk of Cole’s 71 point haul can be attributed to the front line of Aguero (17 points) and Kane (captain, 16), with Tottenham defender Ben Davies securing an assist to back up with eight points.Leapfrogging his way into tenth spot was Joe Ryan, with 73 points enough to outscore rivals and take his place amongst the top ten. It was a familiar front-line of Aguero (17) and Kane (captain, 16), with Jones (9) backed up in defence with the Chelsea duo of Marcos Alonso (6) and Cesar Azpilicueta (6) off the back of an impressive 4-0 away win at Brighton.The Premier League takes a break this weekend, with FA Cup action set to return, before league action resumes in a weeks time. Arsenal face what could now be a tricky away trip to Swansea, while Liverpool look to bounce back at Huddersfield. Champions elect Manchester City host West Brom, and in the tie of the round Manchester United travel to Wembley to take on Tottenham.last_img read more