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How to Design your Dream Kitchen

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, July 17, 2017

The kitchen and living spaces are typically the hub of your house; and whether the others in the 'hub' are helping or just watching, it’s often where you'll connect and bond after a day at the office or school. Most people prefer an open plan layout for this reason; simply to fit all the people who want to congregate there. Since it's such a draw card; it needs to not only function well, but all look great too. (Read More)

Should you renovate before you sell?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Most people assume that doing a full renovation before they sell will result in a higher selling price. Sometimes this is true, but not always. Before deciding whether to renovate to sell, you should do a bit of research and work out if renovating is right for your circumstances; and what areas you should spend your renovation dollar on.  (Read More)

Modernising a brick home - no rendering required

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Do you have a brick home that’s in need of a bit of a facelift? Perhaps the colour or style of brick is starting to look a bit dated and in need of modernising. Most homeowners assume the only way to update a brick home is by rendering it, but there are other ways. (Read More)

How to choose the colours and finishes for your home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Probably the best part about renovating or building is choosing the colours and finishes. It’s exciting to have the freedom to choose exactly what you want, isn’t it? But it can be a bit overwhelming too. (Read More)

Building new - How to get it right first time

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Building from scratch can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. You get to choose absolutely everything about your house. But where do you start? What’s trending on ‘The Block’ this week might be past its use-by date by the time you finish your build, and what’s hot on Instagram next week might be totally impractical for your circumstances. (Read More)

Renovating soon? 5 Questions to ask before taking the leap

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, July 25, 2016
When 'reality' renovating is on TV every night, it’s very easy to get caught up in the moment and think it is a good idea for you to do too. These TV shows make it look so simple, but never really go into the details of the planning that is critical for a successful outcome.

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Renovating to sell - Dont listen to the experts

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

When considering selling your property, one of the first questions you’ll ask yourself is (or should be) about how you might best present it to your buyers.  (Read More)

Painting Tiles - can it be done?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Sunday, April 03, 2016

Being stuck with dull, ugly tiles or inheriting tiles that should’ve left with the 80’s can be frustrating, especially given that replacing them is generally a very messy expense. Before you give up on them too quickly though, wall tiles, just like our walls, can really benefit from a fresh lick of paint. Floor tiles are another kettle of fish - some can be painted (I recommend always a professional do floor tiles) and some can't; namely those tiles in any other areas than a bathroom, toilet or laundry - or anywhere which is going to come into contact with furniture. (Read More)

Flooring updates for your Home or Investment property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Checking out what’s happening underfoot in your home or Investment Property can quickly reveal why it is looking tired or out-of-date. Flooring has a drastic influence on the overall appearance of a property.

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Best Budget Value Adders For Your Home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, March 23, 2016

With all the renovation shows on the TV and the “hot” property market, increasing the value of your property is a top priority for many homeowners right now. Home renovations however can be costly and time consuming. Check out the best value-for-your-money renovations you can tackle, below: (Read More)

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How to Design your Dream Kitchen

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, July 17, 2017

The kitchen and living spaces are typically the hub of your house; and whether the others in the 'hub' are helping or just watching, it’s often where you'll connect and bond after a day at the office or school. Most people prefer an open plan layout for this reason; simply to fit all the people who want to congregate there. Since it's such a draw card; it needs to not only function well, but all look great too. (Read More)

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