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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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Renovating with Kids

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, November 24, 2017

In my business, I help home owners work out the look, feel and overall design of their renovation rather than the physical implementation. Lucky me - for the most part, my clients manage their own renovations; including navigating the ins and outs of renovating with their children in the picture. If this is you too, I’ve come up with a list of things that should make the process easier. (Read More)

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Ahern Street, Labrador, QLD


First time renovators Lucy and Lee called on Hotspace to show them how to make-over their two bedroom unit for the best aesthetic and financial result. Worried that their lack of knowledge and experience would mean they would do the wrong things and spend too much money on their renovation, they saw a Renovation Action Plan as their key strategy for success.
 
Their Renovation Action Plan contained all the colours, materials, products and budget allowances to use when renovating this rental property.

Their budget for the entire renovation (for kitchen, lounge, dining, bathroom/laundry and two bedrooms including flooring, walls, lighting, cabinetry, appliances, fixtures and fittings) was $20,000 and their actual spend was $21,000.

It would have been so easy to over-do and over-spend on this reno, but by following the directions contained in their Renovation Action Plan, Lucy and Lee stayed on track and over-spent by just $1,000 - not bad for a first effort!

Are you a first or second time renovator? Want to have the assurance that every dollar you're spending on your renovation is actually going to make you back some money?

If so, then contact us now to discuss a Renovation Action Plan.
 
 
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