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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)

Renovating while Living in a Property

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The great thing about renovating is that you can work on your project while living in the same place. The bad thing is that, without a little planning and a lot of effort, you may find yourself living in hell! (Read More)

Decorating your walls

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Part of any home renovation is making the most of those big blank spaces that are walls. If you’re renovating a property or on a home improvement drive, then you have a great opportunity to display your personality and style. (Read More)

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)

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Wow factor on the Home Front

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A well-designed home has something that sets it apart from other houses in the street. It’s usually a combination of several factors that work together to create a bit of a ‘wow’ moment when you first see the house.  (Read More)

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