An eye-catching renovation by Sydney builder Wade Projects has helped to completely rejuvenate an older home, increasing its value and adding style.
Local builder John Wade and his business partner bought the older style home at Engadine in Sydney’s south, with plans to renovate it and put it back on the market for re-sale.
It was “a renovator’s dream”, as the real estate agents say. The dated three-bedroom fibro home was in need of a dramatic revamp as its external laundry, small rooms and lack of garage did not match today’s homebuyer expectations.
The renovation entailed an entire reconfiguration of the home, including an addition at the rear, new dining and family rooms, the relocation of the bathroom and kitchen, and a new laundry and garage. The result was almost a brand new home.
John added timber decks, landscaped gardens and a new Colorbond steel roof cladding to replace old tiles.
Construction of a new garage and the installation of a B&D Panelift Turino door were central to the home’s external renovation.
“The garage is at the front of the house, so it’s the first thing buyers see,” said John Wade. “It was vital that the garage door not only coordinated with the design of the home but was a feature.”
B&D’s range of door designs and colours enabled John to pick out a door that matched the new contemporary style of the house.
Mr Wade was able to match the B&D Panelift Turino door in Colorgrain Designer Steel with the stained hardwood panelling used on the exterior of the home.
While the Panelift Turino door looks like moulded timber, it is made from durable high quality Colorgrain steel. The woodgrainembossed panels look and feel like quality rough sawn timber.
“The ability to match the door to the house was a huge factor in choosing a B&D Door. It was also important that the door offered the latest in modern convenience,” said John.
The Panelift door is fitted with a B&D CAD 4 automatic opener, which features a smart button that allows for the electronic programming of security codes at the touch of a button.
It is also supplied with an illuminated door button, conveniently mounted inside the garage as an alternative to opening or closing the garage door manually.
“It’s these modern conveniences that we hope will target home buyers who are looking to upgrade or retirees looking to downsize,” John said.
The low maintenance B&D Panelift door is designed for ultradurable operation.
Mr Wade also found that B&D Doors offered him a door that did not sacrifice style or durability.
“I looked around at other doors but couldn’t find the same level of excellent service and quality that B&D Doors offer,” he said.
For more information on B&D’s extensive range of garage doors and openers visit our Product Search.