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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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Fagen Point Rd, Lake Macquarie, NSW


$76,500 GP in 4 months (excludes purchasing costs and tax). With the intention to update and hold this property to rent out, the renovation was completed in 6 weeks (paying trades-people mostly) at a total cost of approx $41,000. Formal revaluation on behalf of CBA for refinancing showed an almost immediate gross profit of $76,500.
 
Tim says "One of the keys to success was good advice - and also good tradies". He also sights 'Heaps of pre-planning' as one the reasons the project was successful.

Tim found his Renovation Action Plan especially useful for keeping his renovation on track - and in particular, on budget. With his finite 'to-do' checklist of what we recommended he do to the property, there was no risk of 'over-cooking' (and therefore over-spending) the renovation.
 
Do you have a Renovation coming up? Give us a call to see what renovation consultation package is right for you. Ph 1300 908 890.
 
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