A touch-up around the house?

If you’ve been thinking about touching up your home, fixing a problem here and there or even a complete facelift, the Bay of Plenty Home Show at Trustpower Arena Baypark on October 18-20 is the perfect place to make some plans.

Quality builders and renovation specialists Smith and Sons are ready to show what they’re made of at the Bay of Plenty Home Show.

“Your home is quite often the biggest financial asset you own,” says Smith and Sons’ Ramon Dale.

“To make improvements to it not only makes sense in terms of adding dollar value to your property, we know it also adds a sense of enormous well-being.

“People are naturally proud of their homes and generally even more so after a well-thought through makeover is completed.”

The team at Smith and Sons specialise in home renovations from concept to completion.

“We are a design and build company,” says Ramon, “so potential customers can expect process.

“We refer to this as our ‘design-plan-construct process’ and it has been put together with our valued customers in mind.

“We work hard to create a design that impresses, but critically we do this mindful of the client’s budget. We pride ourselves on our integrity, customer care and workmanship which are second  to none.”

Smith and Sons has 26 offices throughout New Zealand, all New Zealand owned and operated by licensed and qualified builders.

“It’s builders who know the most about what is often a complex Industry,” says Ramon.

“Builders deliver projects every day and so it  stands to reason that they understand costs and budgets, regulations like building consents, resource consents, building products and systems as well as design principles.

“Your local Smith and Sons office is a one-stop-shop and it is owned and operated by someone who knows his stuff. That’s what sets us apart and we are bloody proud about it!”

Ramon and the team at Smith and Sons are aware that renovating can sometimes intrude on your day-to-day life and so they strive to cause as little disruption as possible.

“Our vision is to create a positive, lasting impact on anyone who comes into contact with Smith and Sons because ‘life is better with Smithies’,” says Ramon,

“We endeavour to achieve this by really living it. Life is better for our subbies, our employees, our clients and the wonderful communities we do business and live in.”

Total property maintenance company Maintain To Profit will also be at the Bay of Plenty Home Show and their team are eager to help you learn how to increase your home’s value.

“Our motto is ‘today’s renovation equals tomorrow’s satisfaction’,” says Maintain To Profit’s Randy Offenbaker.

And renovation comes with a large handful of benefits.

“Renovating can come with an increase in value, a completely fresh new look, less maintenance, increased comfort and functionality, and the added comfort of a new home or room without the hassles of moving house,” says Randy.

If you’re looking for a big change, the team at Maintain To Profit can help you renovate your home from the kitchen to the bathroom and everywhere in between.

“We can help from concept plan stage - with estimates through to full project management,” says Randy.

“With more than 500 renovations already completed for satisfied clients we are confident we can help you with your next project too.”

And Randy says there is no job too small for Maintain to Profit to help with – they can also assist with home maintenance such as electrical, painting, plumbing and just your general handy-man work.

“We cover a wide range of work and will consider all jobs. We don’t specialise in any specific area,” says Randy.

“The team at Maintain To Profit work hard to make sure the process is as smooth as possible for their clients.

“We take the hard work out of finding reliable contractors. We will come to your home and discuss your requirements, we offer a no-obligation, free, fixed-price quote for the work discussed and we will work to your budget, as long as it’s realistic!”

But there are a few things Randy says people should be aware of before committing to any home renovations.

“If you’re thinking of renovating or extending the family home, it’s always a good idea to gather as much information as you can before ringing someone,” says Randy.

“Think about how much you want to spend, don’t over-capitalise, and have a plan or sketch of your ideas. Check if Council consent is required, think about the products you would like use, and the fixtures you want to install.

“All these bits of information help when it comes to getting someone out to quote.”

So what are you waiting for? Make your house is the home of your dreams with the help of the Bay of Plenty Home Show, hosted at Trustpower Arena Baypark from October 18-20. For more information, visit:  www.bayofplentyhomeshow.co.nz