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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)

Furniture Placement in your Home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, August 14, 2015

The tone and atmosphere of your home is greatly affected by the style and placement of the furniture within. It is always handy to have some idea of the design basics behind locating pieces within rooms so their presentation is practical and aesthetically pleasing. (Read More)

Choosing the right Fence for your Home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fencing for the boundary of a property fills both a practical and aesthetic role. Some homeowners choose not to fence their property, but most prefer to mark boundaries, protect their homes and even display their personality by choosing a particular type of fence.  (Read More)

Renovating to Sell or Rent - whos your Target Market?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The task of renovating an investment property is difficult enough without finding that, once complete, it doesn’t serve the requirements of tenants or buyers. Homing in on your target market and understanding what they want from a home can save you from some major headaches and possibly from wasting your time, effort and money. (Read More)

Outdoor window coverings _ Dos and Donts

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, July 17, 2015

Outdoor window coverings help maintain a home’s temperature, and protect the windows and interior from the elements. They can also dramatically improve the look of the outside of your home - if you get your selections right. Here’s a quick summary of what to do and what not to do when choosing and caring for exterior window treatments. (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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