Renovations vs Makeovers
Updated: Apr 12
Why I hate reality TV. The expectations of a quick makeover rarely result in anything better than something that photographs well. I have been involved in many renovations ( not makeovers )- some with very tight budgets. But I believe that the basics have to be considered first.
There will be dramas and budget constraints, relationship issues and rainy days - but with the right team - and time ( more than prime time allows ) - renovations don't have to be a nightmare.
Before and After
“The drama required to make good TV has lead to me watching reality TV with the sound off”.
BEFORE: Ponsonby Villa. Unloved as a rental for many years - we
began with removing all the fixtures, then re-piling, insulating and
repairing the structure.
AFTER: A new kitchen, floors repaired and repolished, windows
opening and rot removed.
RESULTS: The clients sold the property
- happy in the knowledge that things were done right.