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Modernising a brick home - no rendering required

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Do you have a brick home that’s in need of a bit of a facelift? Perhaps the colour or style of brick is starting to look a bit dated and in need of modernising. Most homeowners assume the only way to update a brick home is by rendering it, but there are other ways. (Read More)

How to choose the colours and finishes for your home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Probably the best part about renovating or building is choosing the colours and finishes. It’s exciting to have the freedom to choose exactly what you want, isn’t it? But it can be a bit overwhelming too. (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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