7 Preparation Tips For Your Renovation Project
Posted Tuesday, 4 October 2016
There’s so much to think about when you undertake a renovation project. It takes serious
planning and preparation - but the satisfaction of creating a space that’s completely bespoke for you and
your family makes it so worth it! These tips will serve as a great starting point for those about to start this
The time you spend up front planning, researching, looking at ideas, designs and products will save you
Top 10 Tips for a Designer Finish
Posted Friday, 26 August 2016
There are so many considerations and decisions with any renovation project. Once all the plans and the structural work is sorted, it’s a good idea to start to thinking about how you want the finished product to look. The interior of your project needs careful planning and consideration too to ensure the finished spaces work for you and your family - and that your finished renovation is one you love! Here are 10 tried and true tips for a designer finish for your home.
Featured Reno - A glimpse into a Gold Coast makeover
Posted Tuesday, 7 July 2015
A massive transformation has taken place on the Gold Coast! A typical Queensland home has been given new life by the Smithy team. Some of the work included a carport extension including new driveway, boundary walls and carport timber partition screen & gate. Front & back Timber Merbau deck/patio with Merbau battened laserlight roof, complete with LED lighting. Cedar Bi-Fold doors and windows at front and Merbau posts & glass fence to pool. Check out all the photos below!
Reno of the Week - Rain, Hail, or Shine
Posted Wednesday, 10 June 2015
The transformation is absolutely stunning! Our clients wanted to renovate their existing deck into a beautiful new deck and pergola, so they could entertain friends and family all year round and in all weather conditions! We used a Silvertop Ash hardwood for the decking and I'm sure you would agree, the finished product looks fantastic. We swapped their french doors for a more modern sliding stacker door which open the home up and provides a seamless flow between indoors and out. This coastal home now has the perfect space to entertain, rain, hail or shine!
Reno of the Week - Revitalisation of the Soul in Dural
Posted Friday, 15 May 2015
Revitalisation is defined as giving new life or to give vitality or vigor. This is the perfect way to describe our reno of the week in Dural. It had lost its vigor through no fault of its own but was offered new life by the Smithy team. The team renovated a tired three-way bathroom and ensuite into spaces that soothe and reviatlise the soul. This is another one that we are extremely proud! Check it out!
Reno of the Week - A Fashionable Fix in Mackay
Posted Friday, 10 April 2015
Normally fashion is reserved for industries such as apparel, however a dream reno is both functional and fashionable.Our Reno of the Week combines these two elements beautifully. This Mackay home is an excellent statement. Like in fashion your home can be an expression of both your passion and fashion. Creating a beautiful home takes talent which is learned by experience. The Smithy team not only have all the qualifications but also have the passion to bring your fashion and passion into your home.Check it out here!
Reno of the Week - A High End Bathroom in Hornsby
Posted Tuesday, 17 February 2015
A spectacular bathroom can make the difference between someone buying and not buying a property. It can also create a modern-day cocoon like space in your home to relax and unwind. This week we are featuring a high end bathroom in Hornsby for our reno of the week. Although small in space the Smithy's team didn't cut any corner's making it high end and luxurious. Check out this masterpiece!
Reno of the Week - A New Build in Kew
Posted Tuesday, 10 February 2015
The Smithy's team can do almost any renovation project, that's why from time to time clients request for us to build their whole home! This week's Reno of the Week is a new build in Kew. This home has all the comforts of modern living, big, open, airy, living spaces which are perfect for friends and family to move about between the areas seemlessly. Open plans are also a smart way to bring light into a room. Check it all out here!
Reno of the Week - A Backyard Blitz in Ascot
Posted Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Ugly, steep, small, unused space, were all words used to describe this backyard. Not Anymore!
This week's reno of the week is a Backyard Blitz of a Highhate Hill property in Ascot. Let's face it, a large part of being able to enjoy the warm Australian summer is having a backyard barbeque and deck/lounge patio area in the backyard. The Smithy's team transformed this challenging space intoa beautiful and very functional garden, entertaining, carport and storage area. This is another one we are very proud of!
Reno of the Week - A Dream Kitchen in Narre Warren
Posted Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Our reno of the week is a kitchen extension in Narre Warren. The kitchen is the “engine room” of the home and it’s where we normally spend most of our time. Some people like to call it the “heart” of a home. This is why the kitchen needs to be both useful and aesthetically pleasing. In this renovation the team did a great job of employing concepts such as ergonomics, design, and functionality. Have a look at this dream kitchen!
Reno of the week - An Ensuite for two in New England North
Posted Monday, 19 January 2015
Just like the classic song " A bicycle built for two", we are presenting this "Ensuite built for two" in New England North as our reno of the week. This is a perfect example of turning the ensuite, which is often overlooked, into a private retreat. The goal being to create your very own luxurious spa getaway. Space is often the biggest obstacle that has to be overcome when renovating and designing an ensuite.The team made good use of this small space to create their own in home paradise!
Reno of the Week - A Flawless Kitchen and Butlers Pantry in Berwick
Posted Monday, 12 January 2015
Take a look at how this Berwick kitchen and butler pantry reno turned out.If you like to entertain but are tired of cooking and making a mess in front of your guests, then a butler's pantry may be a great solution for you and it definitly works a treat here. This large kitchen/dinning and living area flows perfectly now for entertaining and living. We are big fans of how this one came out!
Reno of the week - A Charming Beaconsfield Upper Level Extension
Posted Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Come on in and have a look at this charming Beaconsfield upper level extension!
To top it off this project has been nominated as a finalist in the 2014 HIA awards for renovations under $300,000. The HIA Awards are for HIA members in recognition for outstanding workmanship, design and innovation in the dwellings they build or for their professionalism on and off the worksite.
Reno of the week - A Beautiful Full Reno in Ascot
Posted Monday, 1 December 2014
This South Brisbane home in Ascot underwent a full reno and the finished product is absolutely stunning! Even though they didn't know exactly what they wanted The Smithy team was able to work with the owners and come up with a fantastic result. "The team was always ready to offer ideas that they thought we may like or to discuss and make the changes that we wanted".
Photography by: Colin Hockey
Penrith is a go!
Posted Thursday, 27 November 2014
Ashley Wagner is bringing Smith & Sons to the spectacular city of Penrith.
Ashley along with his wife Derrian are delighted to join the Smithy’s team! Ashley started as an HIA apprentice, worked for a builder in the area and eventually became a supervisor. He then got the urge to start his own company in 2009, so he planned a small development project for himself. Since then things have taken off for him and his company have grown from 1 employee to 5 in the last 4 years.
Smith & Sons Morningside - Up and Renovating!
Posted Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions have now opened in the beautiful Brisbane suburb of Morningside.
Franchise owners Carwyn and Susan Butler have been proud residents of the Morningside area for around 13 years.
“I have been building all over Brisbane for about 14 years, so this gives me a good amount of experience with the different types of renovations that happen in the area,” Carwyn said.
“The Morningside/Bulimba area is full of history, with the older houses, rich stories. Living in the Bayside…what is not to love, close to beaches, Stradbroke Island, close to city without the city rush.”
Renovating in Caloundra!
Posted Monday, 7 July 2014
James & Gregory Gordon, a father and son building team are set to take on Smith & Sons Caloundra on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
“Both James and I love the vibrant community with extensive opportunities, plus the fantastic beaches”, said Greg.
“We have been around the area for around 12 years now and think this is the best time to get involved in a substantial building business”.
James is married to Judy, and has three great children, Greg being one of them, who has his own three children as well. James has been involved in the building game for around 40 years now, giving him the experience necessary to do a first class job on any home renovations. Greg has around 16 years experience in the building trade.
Smith & Sons Glen Waverly Open For Business
Posted Thursday, 17 April 2014
Smith & Sons is now up and running in Glen Waverly, situated in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.
Rao Shridhar and his wife Rajashree are the new Smith & Sons Franchise owners in the Glen Waverly area, and are looking forward with high expectations to what the new venture will bring.
Rao has been a part of the building industry now for over 15 years. He has been involved in anumber of construction projects, working closely with owners to deliver them a home with high quality finishes. Rao works closely with architects and suppliers during the design phase to ensure each project meets customer’s expectations.
Smith & Sons Now Operating on the Gold Coast
Posted Friday, 28 March 2014
People living on Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast have another reason to smile with Smith & Sons now ready to renovate!
Neil and Jane Whittred and their two children, locals for nearly 10 years, have joined the Smith & Sons team as franchise owners on the Gold Coast.
"We just love living and working on the Gold Coast”, said Neil.
“The combination of the outdoor lifestyle, a great climate, friendly people and family close by are just sensational”.
Castle Hill Smith & Sons Swings into Action!
Posted Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Enlarging it’s already expansive network of franchises in Sydney, Smith & Sons have added a new member to the team in Castle Hill.
Warwick Wright, an accomplished builder in his own right, took on the Smith & Sons franchise late last year. Warwick is married to Kim, and they have two children.
“What I really love about the Castle Hill area is being close to my family and friends, and it is a family friendly place which is a fantastic environment to raise the kids”, Warwick said.
Smith & Sons Up and Running in Far North QLD!
Posted Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Smith & Sons continues to grow their network of professional renovation builders with the Cairns franchise area now in operation.
Damien and Anna Hyde, who have been living and building in the Cairns region for around 7 years, have recently joined the Smith & Sons fold.
“We just love the Cairns climate and lifestyle”, said Damien when asked why they consider Cairns to be the place the live for them.
“Before I was in Cairns though, I travelled quite a bit with work. I was predominantly working on high end custom built residential projects. I gained a lot of experience in a variety of construction methods and techniques travelling and working all over Australia and the world.”
Smith & Sons Mackay North Ready to Renovate!
Posted Monday, 24 March 2014
Smith & Sons has expanded its operations further afield in Queensland with the addition of a Mackay franchise.
Local builders Brett & Leah Hargreaves have joined the Smith & Sons team and are looking forward to a bright future. Moving to Mackay a few years ago, Brett and Leah fell in love with Mackay.
“We moved to Mackay from country Wagga Wagga NSW in September 2009 so we have been here 5 years this year” Brett said.
“We love the climate- from the nice hot balmy summers to the beautiful but not too cold winters! Also the laid back relaxed atmosphere that is Queensland”.
Smith & Sons Alexandria Open for Business!
Posted Thursday, 13 February 2014
Smith & Sons Southern New South Wales has expanded recently with the addition of a Smith & Sons branch in Alexandria, in Southern Sydney.
Aaron Moore, who has lived in Sydney for 33 years, has been in the industry for over 17 years and has plenty of experience in all types of renovations and constructions.
Smith & Sons Launches in Lake Macquarie East!
Posted Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Smith & Sons is now operating in Lake Macquarie East with builder Dave Veltmeyer at the helm.
Dave, his wife Sonya and eight children have been backin the area since returning in 2005, and relishes in the fact that he gets to work and live in a place he loves.
“I just love the wonderful beaches, bushland and freeways which allow quick access to anywhere’ Dave said.
It's Time to Renovate in Rockhampton!
Posted Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions are proud to introduce Shane and Leigh Mutch as their newest team members - taking on the Rockhampton and surrounding areas.
Shane is an accomplished builder with 28 years’ experience in the building industry.
"I completed my apprenticeship in Chinchilla Qld under my father doing new homes, renovations in towns and properties in the western areas like Toowoomba, Warwick, Goondiwindi, and Dalby to Roma and surrounding areas. Since then I have worked in many other places such as Central QLD, Caboolture, Bribie Island, north side of Brisbane and Sunshine Coast" said Shane.
Smith and Sons Win at the Illawarra Business Chamber Awards!
Posted Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Smith and Sons Renovations and Extensions Southern NSW recently took home the award for 'Best New Business'
The Momentum Energy Illawarra Business Awards are recognised as the largest regional business awards within NSW, and provides an opportunity for businesses to highlight their hard work and achievements within the Illawarra business community.
These awards are the largest of their type within NSW, Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Southern NSW/ACT entered the awards in August of this year within the category Best New Business Category. The winners for all categories were announced on Friday 25th October at WIN Entertainment Centre, with Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Southern NSW/ACT being the recipient of the award for Best New Business.
Smith and Sons Shoalhaven know the Finals Feeling!
Posted Saturday, 26 October 2013
Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Shoalhaven entered into two categories at the 2013 Shoalhaven Business Chamber awards and were proud to become finalists in both categories, these being New Shoalhaven Business and Building & Construction.
It is a major achievement to become finalists within these Business Chamber awards and highlights the recognition of success that the business community within the Shoalhaven have for their efforts.
"We are extremely proud of the achievements of David and Rhonda from Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Shoalhaven over the past year", said Chris Calderbank-Park and Jason Gow, Master Franchisees of Southern NSW.
Smith & Sons Shellharbour Nails Building Award!
Posted Friday, 5 July 2013
Lorenzo Nizza from Smith & Sons Shellharbour recently received accolades for his building achievements in the form of an award at the 2013 South East Regions Excellence in Building Awards, as part of the Master Builders Association of NSW.
Mr Nizza received the Merit Award 2013 for the ‘Best Renovation / Addition between $100,001 and $300,000’ category, which is the area in which Mr Nizza feels his team really excels.