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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)

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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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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