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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)

Retaining walls for your Property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

For many properties, retaining walls are a necessity, preventing erosion and stabilising filled areas. There’s no need, however, for these structural elements to look unattractive. Using the right type of retaining wall and material can really add to the aesthetic appeal of your garden and yard. (Read More)

Investors - Renovating for Student Accommodation

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, September 24, 2015

Providing rental accommodation for students is somewhat different to catering for the 'usual' tenant. However, if you do it well; you’ll have students lining up for your property for years to come.  (Read More)

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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)

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