Renovating Your Gold Coast Property?
Are you purchasing or have recently purchased a fixer-upper? If you’re looking to renovate and update your existing flooring, our Sales Exec, Kris has provided some great tips on how to tackle your flooring project on your Gold Coast property.
1. Choose Your Flooring
The best time to choose your new flooring is as close as possible to the date your offer has been accepted. At One Source Flooring, we sell and install a wide range of carpet, timber, hybrid and vinyl flooring and it can take a couple of visits to make your final decision. It also may take a few weeks to order in your flooring, so we always recommend coming in as early as you can.
Things to Consider:
During this stage, it’s important to consider how the property will be used (investment property or live-in), if you have children or pets, how long you’re planning on living in the property, what style and colour schemes you’re choosing in your renovation.
2. Book in Your Measure and Quote
When you purchase a ‘renovator’ you may only receive ‘real estate plans’ which are often not to scale and sometimes, don’t have the exact measurements. While we can get a rough idea of your room sizes, we need to be as accurate as possible, so we recommend booking in your free measure and quote during your building and pest inspection. This is also a great time to see the samples you chose in the showroom inside your new property.
3. Lock-In Your Installation Dates
Depending on the date your home settles, the complexity of your renovation and the trades that are involved, it’s important to work out a timeline that ensures that your flooring is going down when it needs to. This is particularly important with kitchen renovations as different flooring needs to be laid during varying stages of the renovation. We’re happy to work with your kitchen installer to work out the best timing for your new flooring.
Once the floor install dates are locked in you can organise your furniture to be delivered to your property.
4. Out With The Old,
In With The New!
Depending on whether or not you have decided to remove your existing flooring yourself, or engage with professionals (like us!), now’s the time to remove your existing flooring. At this stage, any work required to prepare your flooring can be discussed and final install costs will be confirmed.
We have some great tips on this in your Floor Preparation Guide. Contact us for details.
5. Enjoy Your New Flooring
Once installation is complete, it’s time to enjoy your new flooring! At One Source, we provide our customers with a post-install kit that outlines any important information from our manufacturers.