Builder: Brent Gauldie
Photographer: Jay Drew
A client who lived in Sydney and uses his apartment, together with his teenage sons, on weekends, commissioned me to update the property. This apartment hadn’t been touched since construction, so the scope was vast and exciting. We addressed the hard flooring and carpet, window treatments, and the colour palette. Warm, soft grey tones offset the furniture and created a cohesive feel; bathrooms were tiled and transformed with new fixtures and fittings. Storage was an issue, so we opted for recessed cabinetry to provide extra space. The kitchen was updated with engineered stone benchtops and splashback, new cabinetry and strategic lighting.
"I recently decided to renovate (fully) a 3 bedroom apartment in Mt Maunganui, the first really smart decision I made was to engage Kathrine McDonald from KM Design to run the whole project (smart move as I live in Sydney) From the moment I gave Kath a brief she took control of every aspect, from design, removing furniture & rubbish, engaging contractors and dealing with tradies on-site. Everything was dealt with within a set budget and finished well within a time frame that I did not think was possible as we were heading towards Xmas 2017. The end product was outstanding. As a result of the work Kath did in both design, budget and completion I placed this property on the market well ahead of schedule. As I was away I also asked Kath to stage the property for sale. The feedback from the agents marketing the property and taking potential purchasers thru was all excellent and extremely positive about the renovation and staging. Nearly everyone commented on the feel of the apartment, the presentation and flow between the different rooms. I have no doubt that the value added by Kath of KM Design ultimately far exceeded anything I spent and has reflected in a price that I would not have obtained if I had not engaged Kath to manage the project. I thoroughly recommend anybody that is considering carrying out a reno or who may be looking at ideas on how to stage a property for sale contact Kathrine ultimately the value added was awesome." - B Dick