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Heating for Home Renovations

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Some of us live in areas where the winter is quite mild, others suffer the full force of alpine freeze. Wherever you are, it’s quite easy to make a few changes to your home to ensure that you stay cosy during the winter months. (Read More)

In the Kitchen: Gas vs Electricity vs Induction

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, April 09, 2015

Whether you’re a committed foodie, a budding chef or a canned-food connoisseur, if you’re considering a kitchen renovation, one of the most important issues you’ll need to address is the type of cooking appliances you will install and use. We’re talking specifically about the cook-top and oven – and what they run on. The three main choices are gas, electricity and induction. (Read More)

Give your Bathroom a Lift on a Shoe-String Budget

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Renovating your bathroom has the potential of really adding great value to your home or investment property. If you renovate well (meaning; to the style of the home and within a budget that doesn’t cause you to over-capitalise) a value add renovation is certainly possible.

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Renovations: Profit or Perfection?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, March 12, 2015

Is a perfect looking renovation Profitable? Well yes - and no! It depends on the property 'numbers' and it depends on the many renovating decisions made along the way. (Read More)

Instant Street Appeal

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The exterior of your home or investment property is the first thing you see, so it really is critical to get it just right. Will your property stand out in the neighbourhood for the right reasons - or the wrong reasons?

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Create a Home you'll love without spending a fortune - 7 Steps

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Sunday, January 11, 2015

I've written a lot in the past about renovating-for-profit renovations, but I thought that since 50% of my clients are home renovators (renovating their own home) this blog was long overdue! (Read More)

How to decide whether to renovate or not

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Saturday, January 10, 2015

I recently had a client who bought a property significantly under value with the aim initially of renovating it for a profit. As it turns out, he'll make a profit whatever he decides to do with the property as he has at least the equity in the property between what he paid (plus stamp duty etc) and what the property is actually worth. (Read More)

Optimize the Value of your Property when Selling

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, December 05, 2014

When you are preparing a home or investment property to sell, the first thing you should consider is how to maximize its value and appeal to prospective buyers. You may be prepared to put some money and sweat equity into your home in order to boost the value but aren’t sure what projects are worthwhile. This is extremely common and around 30% of our clients come to us for exactly this reason. Click here to find out more...
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5 Cool Ways to Update the Facade of Your Property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Does your home or investment property look tired or lack curb appeal? Take advantage of these 5 cool ways to update the façade. See photos of these concepts in action on our Before and Afters page...
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Should You Use Feature Walls in Your Investment Property?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Property investors are always looking for ways to make their property stand out among the competition. In the case of feature walls, you may be better off blending in. I recently saw a property investor paint a bright yellow feature wall in their lounge room and it prompted me to remind you 'don't do it!' even if your target market are young professionals for example.
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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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