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Home & Office Improvements Johannesburg

Whether you need a repair or you would like a fresh new look for your home! We are the crew for YOU! We pride ourselves in taking care of any details in a precise manner so you get exactly what you need and want. The Home & office Improvement Crew is a privately owned that cares about your needs.

The Home & office Improvement Crew completes all major and minor home maintenance and home remodeling. Providing beyond satisfactory residential and commercial repair solutions to clients all over Johannesburg. We have employees that are experienced in a variety of residential improvements

Our Service Values

Honest

Cost Effective

Efficient

Reliable

On Time, everytime!

And That’s Our Guarantee!

We save you time from your first contact, we prioritize your home & office maintenance and remodeling needs and we multitask to provide you a faster job without jeopardizing your end results!

Our Services

Bathroom Remodeling

Are you looking to expand the size of your bathroom? Install new flooring and retile the walls to match the new vanity? Or are you thinking about replacing water and light fixtures? With our complete bathroom remodel, the possibilities are endless. Let us know what your ideas are for the bathroom remodel and we will make it a reality while staying on budget

Painting

With The Home & Office Improvement Crew, you get a team of professionals that schedules reliably, writes solid estimates, works quickly and thoroughly. We do the work right, the first time

Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling projects come in all shapes and sizes and The Home & Office Improvement Crew can make every single one of them happen. Whether you’re looking for kitchen custom cabinetry or new flooring, our kitchen specialists have what it takes to build the kitchen of your dreams.

Carpentry

From entertainment centers and custom kitchen cabinets to decks and fencing, The Home & Office Improvement Crew will take care of all your carpentry needs. Our carpentry specialists can perform a wide range crown molding, siding, decking, cabinetry, door installation, railings, and wood flooring, to name just a few

Tiling, Flooring & Cladding

Our tiling services include installing: ceramic tile, porcelain tile and natural stone. Our specialists will start a flooring assignment by ensuring that the floor base is level and that the measurements are precise and accurate. Tiling starts we can install patterns and custom designs with mosaics and trims

Water & Damp Proofing

Let us protect your home & office from peeling, bubbling or flaking paint due to unwanted moisture with our water and damp proofing solutions. Our trained experts can asses, repair and prevent further damage caused by water and moisture build-up

Drywall Install, Patch or Replace

Our drywall services consist of installations, repairs, finishing, and remodels. We seal all holes and repair every crack in the walls. Our specialists can fix holes the size of peas to the size of soccer balls – we can mend it all. Once we have completed any drywall repairs, we will sand, prime, and paint the area

Ceilings & Rhinolite

We can match and repair all ceilings. Getting a good match relies on technique and tools to match. Pick the best and call us today for a free estimate and consultation

Plumbing

Our plumbing services including troubleshooting, maintenance, treatment and installations of toilets, sinks, baths, shower heads and much more!

Electrical

We make the connection

General Maintenance

We have many specialists at The Home & Office Improvement Crew, but sometimes your needs may not fit any particular category. For these cases, our general maintenance services may be just what you are looking for. If you need a handyman for maintenance, repairs, or anything else, We can help

Renovation, Home & Office Improvement consulting

It's our business to know how to successfully execute a complete home or office remodel from start to finish. And if it's important to you to get a job done quickly and efficiently, but you don't have any experience yourself, then a using a consultant may very well be worth the money.

Helpful Tips

While it may seem a basic point, before embarking on any renovations of your home or office, it’s advisable to research the cost of renovating versus buying another property more suited to your lifestyle and needs.

As a general rule, if sellers are thinking of upgrading they should prioritise kitchens, bathrooms and entertainment flow, which normally means an upgrade to their entertainment area and covered verandah.

This is according to  Pam Golding Properties reminding homeowners to bear in mind that the cost of the actual move is coupled with transfer duty plus all the other costs associated with selling and buying property.

Depending on the extent of your planned improvements and your budget, you may decide your existing home or office can easily be adapted to suit your needs, in which case, you then need to ensure you renovate wisely and cost-effectively – particularly if you plan to sell the house or office in the shorter (for example five years) rather than the medium to longer term, and wish to recoup the costs of renovating, as well as add value to the property,

Ensure that the standard of work is good, as poorly executed renovations will impact negatively on the value of your property.

It is critical to have suburb statistics before proceeding with a renovation.
An agent who understands the local market and all its dynamics can provide up-to-date statistics on prices achieved for comparable homes, and enable you to compare prices of renovated and unrenovated properties. They can also advise you which aspects can add value to the property and improve its saleability

“If the suburb price ceiling isn’t sufficiently high enough, then overcapitalising is a real risk. However, residential property is twofold – it’s about a lifestyle choice and it’s an investment, so in my view, if your priority is to live in your home for several years and enjoy it, then renovate it to suit your needs. If, however, you are more investment-minded, then you should be prudent with your renovation budget.”
Before renovating a property, it would be worthwhile asking an agent to give you a valuation on your home or office to ensure you don’t overcapitalise on your property, unless you intend to stay there for a reasonable time period. This will enable the market prices to increase to cover your renovations,
A renovated property will always generate better returns, for example, in rental income, than a property in poor condition,
Many people seek a home where they can just move in without the need for costly and time-consuming renovations – with the disruption and inconvenience of having contractors and work being carried out while in residence. There’s also the hassle of getting plans drawn up and approved, dust and building materials on site, not to mention the need for inspiration to make your vision for the project spring to life Smit
On the other hand, he says making improvements may purely be a lifestyle choice, adapting the property to suit your needs while making it comfortable and appealing and a place where you can kick back and relax at the end of the day or on weekends.

If you are renovating for your own lifestyle needs and enjoyment, you can spend more – but try to keep in mind that these should also have wider appeal should you decide to sell further down the line.

To achieve this goal, good as opposed to bad ‘bones’ are vital. Bad bones mean that the basics have been carried out poorly – for example, there is simply no flow and it is impossible to create flow because the house has been badly designed. Or, the property is positioned incorrectly on the site, making it impossible to maximise the views or garden without literally demolishing the property and starting again.

Ultimately, your objective is to add some ‘makeup’ without having to undergo a full facelift. This way, you minimise the time spent on upgrading the property and minimise your costs. Often, all that is needed is a coat of paint, some landscaping in the garden and new light fittings. If you need to spend a bit more on the renovation, spend your money where it counts: open up spaces by demolishing internal walls, and then spend your money on the bathrooms and kitchen, she says.

Don’t overspend on high quality fittings as these are never fully appreciated – instead invest in creating good spaces and great flow and then modernise the kitchen and bathrooms tastefully rather than extravagantly.

Added bathrooms and bedrooms are always welcome, while additions to avoid include a tennis court, for example“This will only add value to a buyer if they play tennis, so the appeal is very limited.

Features such as solar heating or boreholes which were costly to install in the past did not previously add real value to a property. This is changing as we find ourselves with looming electricity bills and droughts. These types of additions might be the tipping point for a buyer who is choosing between two different properties. Also, a swimming pool may not be welcome in view of drought and water shortages in some areas, while still popular in others.”

A nice-to-have feature is a pyjama lounge, especially one where adults can unwind while the children enjoy their own recreation room. Water-wise gardens also add value, he says.
The outside area and garden should be an extension of the inside space, and remember in today’s modern gardens, less is more. Features in a home which may have limited appeal are a large wine cellar, a man cave and a billiard room.”

So what kind of renovations have the most appeal in the medium to longer term for when you have decided to move on and sell the property?
Modern kitchens and bathrooms as well as general open-plan living areas are the key aspects buyers always look for.
“As a general rule, if sellers are thinking of upgrading they should prioritise kitchens, bathrooms and entertainment flow, which normally means an upgrade to their entertainment area and covered verandah.

Buyers are more attracted to the informal lifestyle of a well-appointed family/kitchen area leading out onto a large covered patio suitable for informal entertaining. a smooth flow is critical, and kitchens which are well-appointed, functional and with good equipment are very important, as well as master bedrooms.

A good entertainment area is one which can be open in summer and protected from the elements in winter, with a fireplace for ambience and relaxation – making it a 365 day-a-year room which lends itself to frequent use by the whole family
While feature rooms can certainly facilitate and perhaps even secure a sale, these won’t be the primary reason for the buyer choosing to buy.
The fundamentals need to be correct first, and then beautiful features like an outside shower or games room will sweeten the deal. Entertainment areas are top of the list when it comes to added features.
“I would suggest that unless you are in a very sought-after suburb, you should undertake renovations that yield the best results with the minimum spend. This would include repainting, changing kitchen countertops and respraying cupboards, cleaning up gardens and enhancing kerb appeal, decluttering the interior and ensuring that the home presents well,”
“If budget allows, then opening up and removing some interior walls to create better flow is always well received, and the cost of removing walls is less expensive than doing additions.”
“The single biggest aspect why a property does not sell is the price. My analogy is that at a certain price, buyers will hear every car pass by if the house is on a busy road. At a lower price they will hear a pin drop. The same applies if there is an aspect of the house they do not like. One of the big negatives is if the kitchen and bathrooms are old or odorous.

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