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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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Stacey Place, Christchurch


Renovating this property was made simple for the Dubai based owner because she had a clear cut plan of what she was going to do to the property even before landing back in the country! By following a Hotspace Renovation Action Plan prepared specifically for her, she was able to organise pricing and trade-people before returning to start the renovation work. Simple, clever recommendations made the process even easier. In the case of the kitchen we recommended she remove the over-cupboard (to give the illusion of more space), the new bench-top, the new flooring and the new paint colour on the walls.
 
The budget dictated that as much of the fixtures and fittings stay where they were. In this case, we recommended keeping the bath as it was but painting the walls and replacing the vanity, mirror and flooring. Again simple, smart changes = modern result. Cost?...$2,000.
 
 
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