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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)

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... http://hotspaceconsultants.com/Pre_Sale_Renovation
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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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