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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)

Selling up? Home Make-Over tips - where to stop and start

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Homeowners wanting to do a makeover on their home before selling, often fall into the trap of the snowballing renovation. You know the sort, it starts with just doing up the bathrooms, but that makes the kitchen look out of date, so you have to do that too.  (Read More)

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Hotspace does not conform to the expensive and exclusive stereotype of the design/decorating profession..." Thanks so much to Hotspace for your guidance through my renovation. Being in the building industry myself I was well aware that this r..

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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