Project 6 – From Trash To Treasure

This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Perth’s southern suburbs had been repossessed by the bank.

We were able to pick it up at a great price due to the amount of work required to make it habitable once more.

It had a great floor plan and was in a lovely beachside suburb, so we knew there would be demand from buyers.

We gave the existing floor tiles a deep clean, but replaced everything else – carpets, window dressings, kitchen, bathrooms and laundry – taking 10 weeks to create a revitalised home for a new family to enjoy.

Read below all about this home’s renovation journey.

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From trash to treasure

It’s high time to get our creative juices flowing again and have a look at some dramatic before and after photos…

The purchase

After months of watching and monitoring this property that was clearly in distress, we finally had the opportunity to purchase at auction in November 2016.

Due to caveats on the property, it was two months before settlement occurred and we could get started on bringing this sad home back to life.

before and after renovation

The renovation

This was not a straight-forward renovation!

There were alot of trades to be co-ordinated, alot of rubbish to be removed and alot of challenges to be overcome. 

In spite of this we managed to create a free-flowing work site and completed the renovation in eight weeks.

Here is a brief description of what we did.

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Master bedroom

As you can see from the photos, the layout of the master suite was a little unbalanced.

It comprised of a small master bedroom with walk-in-robe, a small study which was accessed via the bedroom and a small ensuite.

We removed the walls of the walk-in-robe to create a sense of space in the bedroom, turned the study into a dedicated dressing room and modernised the ensuite by creating a hobless shower with glass screen.

We have now created a beautiful and calm master suite where the new owners can enjoy a sense of luxurious space.

After photos taken by House Guru – Rockingham Mandurah Region


The spacious kitchen was in a state of complete disrepair.

It was a generous space with raking ceilings and it was easy to see that it would benefit greatly from being lightened up and modernised.

We gyprocked over the brick piers to enhance the new crisp, clean look.

New appliances were installed to complete the kitchen makeover.

The kitchen/dining area is now a beautiful light-filled space for family and friends to enjoy.

After photos taken by House Guru – Rockingham Mandurah Region

Family room

For me, one of the loveliest features of this home is the open plan living zone with beautiful high raking ceilings.

Stepping down from the dining room into the family room really adds to this feeling of space and luxury.

We laid quality plush pile carpet to complement the tiled floors in the kitchen/dining area.

We then added neutral, tropical furnishings to complete the modern, relaxed, coastal vibe.

After photos taken by House Guru – Rockingham Mandurah Region

The sale

The lucky buyers of this property will benefit from living in an established area whilst having a near-new home, featuring new windows, new air conditioning, new kitchen cupboards, benches and appliances, new carpet, new blinds, new alarm system, new bathrooms, new laundry…

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