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This gorgeous Mt Lawley home renovation was a complete home makeover project. Originally a federation replica style home built in 1992, it was overdue for refurbishment and sprucing up. Fast forward to 25 years later and Eric and Kris – the Home Owners – noticed that a lot of things were looking dated and tired and the TO DO list seemed to be growing all the time! The carpet needed replacing, the entire home need repainting – inside and out – the kitchen was falling apart, the laundry was old and lacked cupboard space. They had enjoyed their alfresco area, but it was looking dated and tired.

With Kris and Eric set to enjoy their retirement years, they decided a full home makeover with an interior renovation and a home exterior makeover was in order. They wanted to be able to enjoy their home in both comfort and style during retirement.

They set out to find a Builder and contacted several renovation companies before deciding Amerex was the best fit for them. In contrast to many of the home extensions and 2nd storey additions that we normally build, this home was a pure home renovation. That is, it was a complete gut-out (for want of a better term!) and then a complete home refurbishment. With no council approvals required, Amerex were able to get to work straight away and fast-track the project.

We set to work ripping out everything that was old, and prepared the home as a clean slate for a complete home makeover. The original kitchen design had a u-shape counter bench which made the kitchen feel disconnected and separate to the lounge and dining areas. There was large pantry in a dark corner of the kitchen that was poorly designed and took up a lot of unnecessary space. The entire kitchen was starting to show signs of its age, the bench space was narrow and cluttered, and the beige and brown colours were straight from the 90’s.

The entire kitchen was redesigned and remodelled and a new Hampton’s inspired kitchen was installed. The results speak for themselves. The kitchen is the heart of the home and the new kitchen has completely opened up the living area. The open plan living areas of the lounge, kitchen and dining now feel light and breezy and just ooze class and style. A simply stunning result.

The home already had parquetry flooring throughout the entrance and open living areas. We stripped this back, repaired the holes left from the old kitchen, and brought it back to life looking better than before.

The bedrooms had the original carpet with underlay that had all but given up. It almost felt like you were walking on the concrete pad. We ripped all of this out and laid beautiful new carpets and it now feels like walking on clouds in comparison to the old carpet.

Old window treatments were ditched and new window treatments were installed throughout. This created a stunning effect with beautiful white plantation shutters creating a gorgeous ‘Hamptonesque’ (Kris’s word!) feel to the home. Long drop curtains were installed in the living area which created a luxurious, private and cosy feel to the lounge. The entire interior of the home was painted to spruce it up and modernise the colour scheme. Our Interior Designer assisted Kris with colour selections and helped tie it all together.

Externally the home got a makeover too. The entrance to the home out the front and the alfresco area out the back had the old pavers pulled up, and Terrastone poured exposed aggregate, new ceiling lining and repainting. The front door was repainted and a new water feature was installed at the home entrance.

All of the light fittings both inside and outside of the home were replaced. The pendant lights in the dining room and above the Kitchen Island are particularly striking and in keeping with the Hamptons styling in the renovated home.

The garden areas were landscaped and refreshed, completing the home makeover and giving it a new lease on life that will provide enjoyment for Eric and Kris for many years to come.

 

Eric and Kris were delighted with the results…

“It was an absolute pleasure to deal with the Amerex team for our home renovation. From Steve Burke, to the office staff & the various tradespeople, we received exceptional customer service. The skilled tradespeople were reliable, obliging & committed to the highest level of quality on our home. NOTHING was too much trouble. Steve, Pete (the foreman ) & the office staff, especially Kelly, were always available either on the phone or on site if we had any queries. We knew we could always make direct contact with them & that any queries would be quickly resolved. We felt that we received a very personal & professional service from the Amerex team. Amerex came in on budget, they completed the work earlier than scheduled & they ensured our renovation ran smoothly throughout. Thank you Amerex. We love our “new” home and our family and friends are amazed at the transformation. We would wholeheartedly recommend Amerex.”

Eric & Kristine Trevaskis

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PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
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10 Monger Street, Perth WA 6000
PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
t: (08) 9227 1822
e: info@amerex.com.au

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Cymbie Burgoyne
Cymbie Burgoyne
01:41 17 Jan 19
I was fortunate to have Steve, Kelly and the team at Amerex build my extension. Their's is a professional, highly skilled, approachable business with exacting standards and the ability to work with you from the planning stage to completion. This professionalism extends to all who come on site. Kelly's capable and warm project management ensures that everything runs like clockwork and all your queries are dealt with extreme efficiency. Very Happy!
Laila Gizzarelli
Laila Gizzarelli
07:11 19 Dec 18
We completed our first home renovation in North Perth with Amerex last year. We were undertaking a large two storey renovation of our dream home and the decision to choose Amerex came down to the high level of professionalism, expertise, excellent customer service and vast knowledge that Steve and the team displayed in character home renovations. We had not renovated in the past and we were very unsure of the process however Amerex staff spent a lot of time assisting us with the design process, they were always available to answer our enquires, provided valuable suggestions, were extremely patient and completed our project ahead of schedule. We would highly recommend Amerex as we have ended up with a beautiful home that displays excellent workmanship and a highly functional design. The home is exactly as we imagined it to be and our family and friends have all complemented on the amazing final result. We thoroughly enjoyed the building process with Steve and the highly skilled Amerex team and extend a big thankyou to all the staff who helped us along the way( Kelly, Loretta, Maryanne and Pete !)
Eric Trevaskis
Eric Trevaskis
06:21 11 Dec 17
It was an absolute pleasure to deal with the Amerex team for our home renovation. From Steve Burke the office staff & the various tradespeople, we received exceptional customer service. The skilled tradespeople were reliable, obliging & committed to the highest level of quality on our home. NOTHING was too much trouble. Steve, Pete (the foreman ) & the office staff, especially Kelly, were always available either on the phone or on site if we had any queries. We knew we could always make direct contact with them & that any queries would be quickly resolved. We felt that we received a very personal & professional service from the Amerex team. Amerex came in on budget, they completed the work earlier than scheduled & they ensured our renovation ran smoothly throughout. Thank you Amerex. We love our "new" home and our family and friends are amazed at the transformation. We would wholeheartedly recommend Amerex. Eric & Kristine Trevaskis. .
Jacqui Seymour
Jacqui Seymour
05:52 09 Aug 17
AMAZING experience. We have just completed a major renovation, and over 18 months dealing with Steve and the AMEREX team. We had a 1930's California bungalow and required the character at the front to be maintained whilst adding almost an entire new house to the back including a second story. We have built twice before, both new homes one with larger builders. The difference between that and our experience with AMEREX was astounding. This was actually an exciting and pleasurable experience throughout. Rather than a number or just "another" client, we were made to feel part of the AMEREX family. The office staff (Loretta, Kelly and Maryanne) are a pleasure to deal with, nothing is ever too much effort. Kelly in particular is a great help with all the various selections and changes and is always smiling! We did not have an issue with a single tradesman throughout. And finally Pete (working foreman) and Steve (owner) are the most hands on, professional and customer focused we have ever met. I was able to speak to either at any time regarding any issue, many times Steve would suggest changes on site to improve the look or function of the renovation and Pete can do it all. No variation fees, complete flexibility, great workmanship direct line to the owners/supervisor, quality finish. We could not recommend AMEREX highly enough. Brenton and Jacqui Seymour Daglish
Rachel Green
Rachel Green
03:57 04 Aug 17
Amerex carried out a large renovation for us in 2015; almost a year-long project. Amerex, lead by Steve, have clearly been in the building industry a long time and offered valuable input and guidance prior to, and during the build. They used skilled tradespeople and quality materials; no corners were cut and I felt confident that the build was of the highest quality. Steve and his team communicated frequently with me along the way and I was involved at every step. I felt comfortable approaching him if I had any questions or concerns, he was always available and acted quickly to resolve any issues. The team at Amerex were reliable, professional and a pleasure to deal with. In particular Kelly, who would often go ‘above and beyond’, was always positive, and nothing was ever too much trouble. People who visit our home always comment on the finish and quality of the build, most believing it’s a new home and not a renovation. I will definitely use Amerex again, and would be happy to recommend them.
Phillip Madden
Phillip Madden
02:52 24 Nov 16
From the first meeting with Loretta from Amerex until the final check we have enjoyed the experience with Amerex. They have taken our words and ideas and built them into a quality finished extension that is functional and everything that we had hoped for. The entire team at Amerex lead by Steve are friendly, reliable, use quality materials and produce a quality outcomes. Our extension has the “wow” factor and guests comment on the exceptional open plan design that is built to entertain. We are very happy with the final finish and would highly recommend them to anyone.
Christine Tonkin
Christine Tonkin
09:05 24 Oct 16
The renovation of our home was its third reincarnation as it was originally a very ordinary rectangular 1950s Roman Catholic outpost church which we turned into a house on a tight budget in the late 1980s. As is usually the case, this current renovation was very significant and emotional for me and my family but more unusually, I was living overseas for almost all of the time the renovation was undertaken. We wanted a home that would comfortably accommodate our family and overseas and interstate visitors, provide a focus for entertaining a crowd, as well as being low maintenance and energy efficient. We selected Amerex as our builder because Steve Burke and his very competent team gave our family the confidence that they could be trusted to undertake this renovation professionally and sensitively including communicating progress every step of the way. Steve and his team took our conceptual design and made our vision a reality in very quick time with practical completion of this major renovation within 7 months of the start date. The site supervision was tight which meant that the work progressed easily between the various trades. What is more, the estimated cost of the job was accurate with variations only to suit changes that we required. The outcome was a home that delivers so much more than we expected in terms of comfort, quality and our initial objectives. It was a real pleasure to deal with Steve and his team. I would not hesitate to recommend Amerex to anyone who needs the services of a truly professional builder/renovator.
Dona Mecham
Dona Mecham
04:07 11 Oct 16
This is the first renovation/building undertaking we have experienced and we cannot speak highly enough of the quality Amerex provided. The project design was flawless, and we were extremely impressed with the marrying of the old and new. The attention to detail provided by Steve and his team was outstanding and our friends and family are quick to note this. We love the extra space and seamless flow of our family home. The Amerex commitment to using quality trades and ensuring the trades delivered on time and rectifying issues, was present throughout the building of our home. This gave us great peace of mind and for these reasons we would not hesitate to recommend Amerex.’
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