The rental market is hugely profitable at the moment here on the Sunshine Coast. The owners of this beachside rental property needed to do a quick and cost-effective renovation in order to return this property to the rental market.
The goal was to improve the look and functionality of the house and make it more appealing to the hip people attracted to living at Moffat Beach. The result was that the rental yield increased and the house was rented instantly, with great long term tenants. All in all a worthwhile budget reno.
Kitchen Renovation: Before – After
Like many older Moffat Beach homes this house was full of asbestos. It was in the roof, ceilings and cladding it was also to be found in the bathrooms and kitchen. The original apple green kitchen was ripped out and all asbestos safely removed. While the retro look was coming back in vogue, the orange splashback tiles were removed. We also removed the dated brown lino flooring. The space was opened up and and the kitchen given a clean modern look.
We used a dark grey for the base units and this was teamed with white subway tiles, white wall units and a timber look laminate bench top. The timber floating shelves above the sink created balance with the benchtop
Kitchen: Before – After
We chose a colour of the wall above the wall units to match the base units. This instantly created more balance and depth for the kitchen. The timber laminate bench top was a cost effective option. This softened the look of the kitchen. The kitchen came from Ikea and was cost effective and a quick fix, however, it is worth noting that the lifespan of these kitchens is not long, about 5-7 years max!
Pantry to Lounge: Before – After
The flooring in the main living area and kitchen were changed to a simple stone coloured tile. We kept original parquet flooring in the dining area which was a feature.
Lounge: Before – After