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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)

Tiling tricks for your Property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tiles are a great material – not only can they form a hard-wearing floor-covering, they serve as wall-coverings, splashbacks and artwork. The success of your tiling job depends on not just the application of the tiles, but the size, pattern, presentation and type of tile you decide to use. When choosing and applying tiles to your home, keep in mind these basic design techniques to create something special. (Read More)

Painting your Property - DIY or Professional?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, August 27, 2015

Painting your Property? Should you DIY or pay a Professional? Most home renovators have asked themselves this question, mainly due to the fact that the painting of a home is an important aspect of its appeal, and it can cost a reasonable amount depending on the size and difficulty of the area you want covered. Painting is a task that is punishing if not done properly, but is one that renovators are tempted to cut costs on. (Read More)

House Flipping - Making it work

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, August 20, 2015

House flipping is the practice of buying real estate at a low price and selling for a profit. This could be done on a rising market, or by buying property in need of repair, renovating, and selling the finished product for a gain.  (Read More)

Renovating a small property? Perhaps your target market are singles

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, August 14, 2015

So you’ve decided to renovate your property before you sell or rent it out. But what sort of renovation are you going to do? Where should you concentrate most of the spending? And how are you going to make your bucks count? (Read More)

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Renovating with Kids

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, November 24, 2017

In my business, I help home owners work out the look, feel and overall design of their renovation rather than the physical implementation. Lucky me - for the most part, my clients manage their own renovations; including navigating the ins and outs of renovating with their children in the picture. If this is you too, I’ve come up with a list of things that should make the process easier. (Read More)

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