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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)

Five ways to quickly make-over your home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, October 30, 2017

With all the home improvement shows on television, it’s hard to resist the urge to makeover your own home. But how do you modernise your home without blowing the budget? What areas should you focus on? What tricks do the experts use? (Read More)

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We saved money, time and got it right first time!" We recently employed Hotspace Consultants to help us renovate our home. Jane was extremely knowledgeable about design and renovations in general and easily tailored a solution specific to our..

Jones Parade, Coolum, QLD

Sam bought this property in Coolum, Queensland to renovate for a profit. She had plenty of her own great ideas but needed an experts eye to pull the design together and make sure she didn't spend any more money than was absolutely necessary. We advised her of the design details such as colours, materials, fixtures and fittings - as well as the areas to reno and the bits to leave alone.

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Renovation costs were $70k including some structural work on the interior, a new deck, new kitchen, painting, flooring, lighting and window dressings throughout, landscaping, fencing etc.

Total costs on this property were $485 including purchase price and renovation costs and she has subsequently decided to furnish it then holiday-let (getting $992 per week).
Do you know where to start and stop with your renovation? Most people spend more money than they need to and get less of a return than what is really possible. Going backwards financially is easily done if you're not careful. For a very reasonable fee, Hotspace can set you up for success by preparing you a purpose-designed (specifically for your property) Renovation Action Plan. See the tab above for more details.
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