Renovating! What you need to know…..A beginner’s guide to renovating your home with Geraldton Homes.


You love where you live, but the place needs a little work, so what’s the next step? Home Renovation adds value and improves the quality of your life at home. Geraldton Homes are expert home renovators and will help you avoid any common pitfalls that the “do it yourself” handyman might encounter.


Step 1

Consider your budget, know how much you want to spend, we can tailor your renovation to suit you & your budget.

Pricing guides (ball park figures to give you a rough idea)

Bathroom renovation – starting at $12,000 for a basic small ensuite renovation

Kitchen renovation – starting at $10,000 for a basic small kitchen renovation

*Note: If you want to carry out some work yourself (eg: demolition) or supply product, this will reflect in the pricing


Step 2

What are your priorities?

The Bathroom? The Kitchen? Removing a wall to create a more open space? Put together a wish list of needs & wants and what order you’d like the magic to occur.


Step 3

Find the drawings! If you can bring in a set of plans detailing the existing home (sourced from Council or the filing cabinet) it makes the process easier! We’ll have a starting point. We can then sit down and have a conversation about what you’re trying to achieve & what budget you’d like to stick to. We can guide you to an expert draftsperson & engineer to document your dreams! Alternatively, if it’s a simple job, we may be able to do this in house for you (eg a standalone bathroom renovation)


Step 4

Fixed Pricing! Once you have a plan and a great idea of what you want to achieve. Geraldton Homes can quote a fixed price for you. This will include locking down product selections and the extent of the work you’d like us to carry out.


Step 5

Indemnity insurance

If the value of residential building work is over $20,000, you’ll need indemnity insurance to proceed. Geraldton Homes are a registered building contractor BC 10081 and are able to apply for this on your behalf.


Step 6


Once you’re happy with the proposed drawing & detailed scope of works. Geraldton Homes  will prepare a Master Builders Contract, this protects both the home owner and builder.


Step 7

Do I need a building permit?

If proposed work is structural in nature (or increases the size of your home) a building permit will be required. Geraldton Homes will apply for this on your behalf.


Step 8

It’s time to Renovate

Geraldton Homes are able to carry out home renovations / business renovations / alterations & additions in Geraldton, Dongara, Northampton, Kalbarri, Jurien, Leeman & Mullewa. Please give us a call if you fall outside of these areas, we may be able to offer you our services (even if you aren’t mentioned above)


Any Questions?

If you have any other questions, please feel free to give us a call on 089923 0088. Serena will be more than happy to talk to you about your ideas and answer any queries you might have.


Geraldton Homes are Experienced in;
* Heritage Homes
* Bathroom Renovations
* Kitchen Renovations
* Shower repair & Waterproofing
* Alterations and Additions
* Patios & Decking
* General Maintenance
* Re-roofing