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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)

Creating Curb Appeal at your Place

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, June 03, 2015

‘Curb appeal’ is a measure of the attractiveness of a property when viewed from the street, that is, the first impression when seen from the footpath. The look of your house itself, the yard and the front border all contribute to curb appeal. (Read More)

Using Glass in your Renovation

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, May 29, 2015

You mightn’t have thought of glass as an architectural element, but it can be a strong and beautiful addition to both the inside and outside of your home. If you are approaching a home improvement project, consider how you can use this striking material in your plans. (Read More)

Housing your Wheels - Garages and Carports

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, May 21, 2015

Whether you have a bicycle, motorbike or car, you need somewhere safe to store your transport.  (Read More)

Renovation OR Real Estate Agent? Renovating before you Sell

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Saturday, May 09, 2015

By David Kaity - Hotspace Guest Blogger
Renovation OR Real Estate Agent? This seems like a silly question considering that for someone who is renovating to sell, one would simply follow the other.  Obviously, both are normally regarded as project expenses, but one of them is not a necessity while the other will get you a higher price.  You may be surprised by which is which.
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Why do we renovate?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, May 07, 2015

So many people turn their hand to building and interior design that there must be an explanation. It’s like some sort of life phase – suddenly there’s a calling, a primitive urge to take up tools, wield a paint brush, collect a library of home decorating magazines. But what is the drive that turns many people into renovators? (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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