In the past, homeowners have had plenty of reason to avoid taking the leap into a home renovation. The fear of going over time and over budget, as well as the stress of trying to manage multiple contractors, are significant concerns. Adelaide renovation specialist Nielen Prince offers homeowners a solution. He uses the Refresh Renovations process, managing renovations on behalf of clients - allowing them to relax in the knowledge that the project will be completed on time and on budget.
Adelaide offers ample opportunities for home renovation projects. With affordable homes close to the sea and characteristic buildings just waiting for individual touches to be added, there is plenty for potential home owners to love. However, the stress of managing multiple trades people and suppliers, as well as the fear of going over-time and over budget, stops many homeowners from renovating their house into their dream home. That’s where Nielen Prince from Refresh Renovations comes in. He ensures the design, budget and build of your renovation is taken care of through to completion.
The Refresh Renovations process that Nielen follows is designed to make home renovations a stress free process for homeowners. After discussing your ideas with you Nielen takes care of the design process of your renovation and, once you give him the go ahead, manages the build as well as all of the workers involved, ensuring your project stays true to its planned budget and time frame. You can keep track of every step of your project via the customer portal, from the comfort of your computer.
“By engaging in the Refresh design and build process customers benefit from a process which allows them to develop a relationship with their principle building contractor from the beginning”, says Nielen. “The methodical nature of the design and build process allows for the complete project to be compartmentalised into individual, manageable sections; each with its own decisions, costs and opportunities. This is crucial to the overall project success as each individual stage demands attention to detail and a level of professionalism which limits opportunities for making mistakes leading to a waste of time and money.”
“The process allows for input from all project stakeholders from the beginning. By working closely together, there is an immediate transparency between homeowner, designer and builder with regards to design expectations and associated budget costs. Clear and effective communication during the Refresh Renovations design and build process allows all parties to manage expectations throughout the project”, Nielen adds.
Nielen knows plenty about being on either side of a home renovation. In 2004 he and his wife, Emma, renovated their own family home in London to make room for a growing family. They loved the experience so much that they decided to turn helping others with the design and build of their home renovations into a living.
In 2015 Nielen and his family relocated to Adelaide and have called it home ever since. In the following time they have kept their focus on building up their local home renovations business and getting to know some of the best local tradespeople and suppliers in Adelaide. Nielen has managed a range of renovation projects and happily takes on a variety of renovation types, whether it be a home extension or a kitchen renovation.
The home renovation industry is expected to grow significantly in the next few years, which is good news for small, local, trades-based businesses. Nielen’s approach to managing home renovations on behalf of the owner also means that local small scale building businesses and self-employed tradespeople have long term, reliable work.
“Employing the services of industry professionals with vast experience in the Adelaide renovation industry allows us to deliver results which are sympathetic to local architecture and suitable to local conditions”, explains Nielen. “Making use of South Australian suppliers allows us to tap into a state focussed network, thereby aiding us further in providing outstanding customer service to our homeowners.”
Adelaide offers a range of building styles, from Old Colonial homes to Federation homes and a variety of styles in between. There is something for every homeowner to convert into their dream dwelling or, perhaps, a Bed & Breakfast. However, there is a particular style of home that Nielen and his team have a fondness for.
“We have a particular love of working on period properties where the challenge is to remain sympathetic to the property's original design, whilst also making it more suitable to modern living.”
Whatever your style of home, if you are considering renovating in Adelaide, Nielen’s advice is this: “Be clear on what you are hoping to achieve for the end result by firstly identifying your main motivators. A successful renovation should enhance the liveability of the home as well as be aesthetically pleasing. I strongly advise that customers invest in a process that will give them accurate information about all aspects of the build before they proceed to contract. Refresh Renovations' processes allow customers to make well informed decisions at each step before committing to the next.”
If you have a renovation project in mind that you would like to discuss with Nielen and his team, get in touch. Refresh Renovations offer free, one hour consultations at a time that suits you.
To learn more about renovating in Adelaide, check out this article covering Adelaide’s affordability, buildings, climate, council permissions and more.
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If you would like to find out how Refresh Renovations can support you with a high quality, efficient home renovation, get in touch today. Your local Refresh consultant will be happy to meet with you for a free, no obligations consultation.