Why Postponing Your Renovations Will Ultimately Cost You More

Man considering delaying his home renovations

Have you been dreaming about a new open plan kitchen or perhaps the addition of a new luxurious master suite but were put off when interest rates started creeping up a couple of years ago?  Now you’re hearing stories about how expensive it is to build in NZ.  So what do you do? Do you…

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What Home Improvements Can You Do Without A Consent?

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Imagine stepping out onto a sun-drenched deck through a set of doors that were once a window.  Or entertaining your friends and family in a new open plan kitchen and dining space rather than being isolated from the action while preparing the meal. There are many improvements you can make to your home without incurring…

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Navigating Renovation Fears – What Can Go Wrong & Our Solutions

Couple worried about their home renovation

A sleek, modern kitchen with marble countertops, plush carpet, better outdoor flow… dreaming about a renovation is exciting. But before long, the worries start to creep in. It’s understandable. We’ve all heard of those reno nightmares – blown budgets, shoddy workmanship and ever-extending timelines. They are real possibilities and why plenty of our clients have…

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5 Reasons Why A Recession Is A Great Time To Renovate!

Renovating in a recession

With mortgage rates increasing, stubbornly high inflation and subdued business and consumer confidence, you may be wondering whether now is in fact a good time to undertake home renovations. Despite all the doom and gloom, if funding is available and not likely to cause financial distress, there are some upsides to renovating your home in…

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How A Cross Lease Can Affect Your Renovation Plans

Cross Lease

Renovations can be complicated enough without bringing your neighbours into the mix – but if you own a home on a cross lease, that’s exactly what happens. Cross leases are a surprisingly common form of ownership, with around 215,000 in New Zealand, and roughly half of those in Auckland. They came into being in the…

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Converting Your Garage – What You Need To Know

Garage conversions in NZ

With the arrival of the ‘working from home’ (WFM) phenomenon, there has been a distinct increase in the number of inquiries about garage conversions – turning the under-utilised part of your home into a bedroom or an additional living space.    It seems like an attractive option – you don’t need to extend the footprint…

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House renovations for working from home

Home Office

Love it or hate it, thanks to COVID-19 remote working is here to stay – and that means having a functional home office has never been more important. Here at MyHome Renovations, we pride ourselves to be Auckland’s trusted renovation experts. In this blog post, we’re going to discuss what you need to consider before…

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“Free” Quotes – Why You Can’t Trust Them

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Believe it or not, paying a professional builder to quote your renovation plans is going to save you money in the long run…    You’ve decided to renovate your home and embarked on your journey to find the right builder.  Perhaps you have some plans drawn up already and you’re looking for builders to give…

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Should I Delay Home Renovations Due to the COVID-19 Crisis?

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Life as we know it has changed.  COVID-19 has arrived on our idyllic shores stopping us in our tracks, turning our lives upside down and putting our economy at risk of diving into a deep recession. As all New Zealanders face the potential outcomes of this viral pandemic, many homeowners may be wondering whether it’s…

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Is Your Renovation Budget Realistic?

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What you need to know first If you’re dreaming of a transforming your home, the renovation costs will almost certainly be on your mind. Even the planning stage of a renovation involves some costs.  So it’s worth making sure you can afford the build, before you begin investing in things like consents and drawings. In…

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