Ever since I owned my first home I have been obsessed with changing, improving, literally saving in some instances the interiors and exteriors of houses. I've learnt a lot through trial and error and through formal study and good old hands on experience I do a pretty good job. (See my gallery page) Changing Rooms came about as I transitioned away from the Corporate world and into the deliciousness of transforming spaces. For my clients this could be advising and preparing a house for sale or simply providing advice for clients who just don't know how to pull it all together in their homes or a specific space. Sometimes a client just wants advice on choosing a new carpet, paint colour, soft furnishings or maybe advice on planning a new kitchen or bathroom. I have an extensive list of contacts in all of the trades whom I trust and have used over the years. More importantly being mindful of budgets, I have the knack of sourcing affordable but good quality products for my clients.Being an anti-clutter freak, I am also an expert on de-cluttering homes and embrace the psychology around being clutter-free. It is essential that I integrate each client's preferences and wishes into well-planned interiors/exteriors, with satisfying, outstanding results.
In late 2014 I was asked to appraise a property in Havelock North’s prestigious Durham Drive location. Excited anticipation rapidly turned to nervous apprehension as we viewed the very large but very dated, virtually original 1971 construction complete with self-contained flat, sauna, play room, swimming pool and grass court. Even the fabulous views could not distract from what appeared to be an enormous amount of work needing an equally large amount of money spent on it.
By the time the property was brought to the market in November 2014 Mandy had cleverly transformed it into a stylish, spacious, seemingly modern family home. Her careful use of a mixture of furniture styles and placement clearly demonstrated how the house could be used and how it could accommodate a wide range of potential buyers. Fresh paint and carpet throughout provided a clean canvas to highlight special pieces and colour accents. By focussing on the main aspects needing attention and dealing with them efficiently and effectively the target market had been more than doubled. Open Homes were busy with repeated visits by multiple prospects ending with three bidders (this is not Auckland!) in the room and a successful sale. If Mandy were to move to Hawkes Bay I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone needing assistance preparing their property for the market or just wanting some style tips.
Libby Warren AREINZ
Real Estate Consultant
0800TILERS designs bathrooms from start to finish. We have access to the highest quality of tradesmen down to our design team. Mandy Crozier is our preferred designer. Mandy can turn a blank canvas into a piece of elegant art which is not only pleasing on the eye but also functional, no matter how big or small the area may be. It is always a pleasure to work with Mandy as her natural talent and relaxed approach speaks for itself in all of our completed projects. Even the finest of details are thought through thoroughly, adding that extra bit of style and flair, making every project unique in its very own way.
Andrew Gray (Owner)
Having worked for Mandy on several of her projects, I am always amazed by her attention to detail. Be it a corner of a room or a house-lot, Mandy can transform the space into something amazing.Her natural eye for colour and design, while remaining true to the owners character and taste is incredible.
Susan Delaney (Director)
Wardrobe World Wellington
I have known Mandy for 10 years and have watched with interest a number of projects she has taken on, from major renovations to various staging projects and achieved top dollar for her projects. A particular substantial property springs to mind where a record was achieved for sales in that area – still quoted by the local real estate agents. She tackles all aspects of interiors, including high spec bathrooms and kitchens, with the knack of making a property look incredibly stylish and with its own unique personality. My partner and I also consult Mandy when we are doing projects of our own and have no hesitation in recommending her for any interior design or staging requirements.
Registered Public Valuer
Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. Staging techniques focus on improving a property's appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that anyone might want.
Renovation is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure. Renovations are typically either commercial or residential. Additionally, renovation can refer to making something new, or bringing something back to life
De-clutter -to remove things that you do not use so that you have more space and can easily find things when you need them