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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)

Bite-size Blog - Security - what must I include in my renovation?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, January 06, 2016

As of the 1st July 2015, there are new minimum levels of security that all rental properties must comply with to ensure they comply with the changes to the Residential Tenancy Act.
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Liven up your Hallway

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Despite the hallway not really being a room within your home, it is an important and well-used route. Many halls are neglected simply because they are often narrow and dimly lit, and homeowners don’t know how to spark up such a difficult space. Why not give this oft-forgotten area a bit of a boost! (Read More)

Maximising Profit from your Renovation

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, November 05, 2015

Buying an investment property, renovating it and selling for a profit can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. It can also be a demanding and troublesome process. In order to avoid pitfalls and maximise your return, take a look at the following tips: (Read More)

How to Create a Welcoming Entrance to your Home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Making a good first impression is important when you’re welcoming visitors to your home – whether they are friends, family, potential buyers or tenants. Whether you’re doing a major renovation or just carrying out some minor improvements on your nest, working on creating an entry with visual impact will pay dividends. (Read More)

A mini office for your home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Whether you need an office to study, do the business book-work or pay your bills, it doesn’t necessarily have to be an entire room. If space is at a premium in your home, you can choose to turn a small nook or handy cranny into an effective office work area. The key elements are a writing space and a chair. (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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