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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)

Should you renovate before you sell?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Most people assume that doing a full renovation before they sell will result in a higher selling price. Sometimes this is true, but not always. Before deciding whether to renovate to sell, you should do a bit of research and work out if renovating is right for your circumstances; and what areas you should spend your renovation dollar on.  (Read More)

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...fantastic results without the massive price tag." Having Hotspace do a tailored Renovation Action Plan for me was a life saver. We had had a bad experience with some tenants who destroyed our property - but being armed with my Hotspace design re..

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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