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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)

What to do with extra space when children move out of home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, July 08, 2015

When the kids fly the nest, you may be feeling glum or gleeful. Either way, all of a sudden you have an extension to your home, and you don’t even need to do any building! This is a great opportunity to extend your living space. (Read More)

How to use window coverings to enhance your home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, July 03, 2015

There is no doubting the importance of window coverings in enhancing the appeal of your home or investment property. Whether you're looking to beautify your own nest, or renovating for profit, the home improvement project of enlivening your windows can be fun and extremely rewarding, limited only by your practical skills and budget. (Read More)

Retirees - How to attract these usually excellent tenants to your rental property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Retirees are a great choice of tenant for a rental property, due to the fact that most over-55s will be more respectful of other people’s property, have a quieter lifestyle, and are financially able to keep up with rent payments.  (Read More)

Renovating to attract young professionals

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, June 25, 2015

For those buy and hold investors looking to renovate for profit, attracting the right sort of tenants is an important factor. Young professionals are generally financially well-off, don’t have children or pets, and don’t require large homes – making them very appealing as potential renters. Keeping your target tenant in mind gives valuable guidance as to what is required from an upcoming renovation project. (Read More)

How to renovate your laundry on a shoe-string

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Saturday, June 20, 2015

The laundry mightn’t be the most exciting room in a home, but it’s one that plays a major role in keeping a household running properly. If your laundry needs a refresh but funds are limited, there are still ways to revitalise this room so that it looks more than just a utilitarian space. (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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