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Two-storey home renovations

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, February 05, 2018

Renovating the facade of a two-storey home is entirely different to renovating the facade of a one-storey home. Use these top tips to make sure your two-storey home reno looks the best it possibly can…

Create a visual anchor
If you were to stand on the road and look along the driveway towards your house, you should be able to get an idea of how your property presents, and how much ‘visual anchoring’ it needs. To visually anchor a property is to give it a sense that the house is anchored in place. It is quite a subtle thing but when done well, it makes an enormous difference to the overall aesthetic of the entire property.
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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)

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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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