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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out what’s happening underfoot in your home or Investment Property can quickly reveal why it is looking tired or out-of-date.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)

How to Use Light in Your Home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, March 11, 2016

The functionality of lighting a room has transformed well beyond its original purpose of letting us do things inside the home once the sun sets.  Your lighting choice is as much of an expression within your home as it is a functional accessory and necessity.  Lighting now has so many more strings attached; it’s not just about making sure you can see one step ahead, lighting is chosen based on energy efficiency, the mood and ambiance you’re after and can even become a statement of design within your home.  (Read More)

Trendy Geometric styling - go or no?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Trendy Geometric styling - is it a Go or a No? Well, yes and no! I love playing around with trendy styles, but mostly only apply these to items that can be changed without too much drama or expense in the long run. Things like rugs, cushions and artwork are effective in doing this.

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5 Bang-For-Your-Buck Curb Appeal Ideas You Can Do This Weekend

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, March 02, 2016

As the temperature starts to cool off, now is the perfect time to get outside and improve your home’s curb side appeal. Simple but effective changes to your property can make a world of difference to the 'street appeal' factor; and these types of Bang-For-Your-Buck renovations are absolutely one of our strong suits here at Hotspace (have a look at some awesome before and after photos here). Here are five ideas you can tackle to improve the visual appearance of your home this weekend.  (Read More)

Bite-size Blog - Choosing a renovation style to maximise your sale potential.

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Many home renovators make the mistake of disregarding their target market when choosing a renovation style, and instead style their property to their own tastes.  (Read More)

Bite-size Blog - Should you hire a professional to complete your renovation or DIY?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The questions of whether or not to hire a professional or to attempt DIY is one that all home renovators face on their renovation journey. There is method to the madness of contemplating a DIY renovation, the biggest payback being the possibility of saving some money. But as the old saying goes “if you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur!”  (Read More)

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Two-storey home renovations

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, February 05, 2018

Renovating the facade of a two-storey home is entirely different to renovating the facade of a one-storey home. Use these top tips to make sure your two-storey home reno looks the best it possibly can…

Create a visual anchor
If you were to stand on the road and look along the driveway towards your house, you should be able to get an idea of how your property presents, and how much ‘visual anchoring’ it needs. To visually anchor a property is to give it a sense that the house is anchored in place. It is quite a subtle thing but when done well, it makes an enormous difference to the overall aesthetic of the entire property.
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