Selling Houses Australia

Reno Recap: Parkerville, WA

This Parkerville house went from dated and daggy to well-presented and practical.

When we were first introduced to the Parkerville homeowners and their impractical house, it was hard to see how the Selling Houses team was going to make it work.

But Andrew, Shaynna and Charlie have done it again. By turning this disjointed house into a lovely family home, complete with landscaped backyard, a working bathroom downstairs and even a garden room.

Homeowners Bree and Caleb were financially stretched having two mortgages in a falling WA market.

So with a tiny budget of just $20,000 Shaynna and Charlie had to get creative.

Read more: Caleb and Bree share their happy news: 'We're having another baby!'

Inside, Shaynna set to work establishing practical rooms and installing new flooring and roman blinds.

And after Bree and Caleb removed all of their furniture, but kept all of their son’s baby toys, she certainly has her work cut out for her.

Adding a toilet to the affectionately named ‘Sha-laundry’, Shaynna gave the downstairs part of the home purpose and functionality.  

Even her idea of adding a garden room to bridge the gap from the inside out, was a cost effective change that left a lasting impression on potential buyers.

On the outside, Charlie was less than impressed from the start. But after lugging everything uphill his transformation finally started to take shape - and all his hard work certainly paid off.

New lawn, a lovely outdoor setting and clearing the overgrown garden gave this home a completely modern look – and the finishing touches it need to get a sale.

This renovation was a true testament to the team and proves that budget- conscience changes really can have a big impact.

The verdict:

After just a few weeks on the market, Caleb and Bree sold for $440,000. As Andrew pointed out, the pair were always realistic and not at all greedy when it came to selling their home. And while they sold for less than what they purchased for, they couldn’t have been happier with their sale.

Take a look at all of the incredible before and after pictures, below.

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After:

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