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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 You know the sort, it starts with just doing up the bathrooms, but that makes the kitchen look out of date, so you have to do that too.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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... the perfect prescription for avoiding costly mistakes". Consulting Hotspace was the best step I took during the entire renovation process. Their professional service is one of a kind and their know-how is priceless. Hotspace helped me to ..

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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