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Modernising a brick home - no rendering required

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Do you have a brick home that’s in need of a bit of a facelift? Perhaps the colour or style of brick is starting to look a bit dated and in need of modernising. Most homeowners assume the only way to update a brick home is by rendering it, but there are other ways. (Read More)

How to choose the colours and finishes for your home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Probably the best part about renovating or building is choosing the colours and finishes. It’s exciting to have the freedom to choose exactly what you want, isn’t it? But it can be a bit overwhelming too. (Read More)

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Wildflower Street, Sunshine Beach, QLD


Our clients' primary goal was to increase the value of this property in order to return a higher yield. In just 4 weeks of renovating they totally transformed this 2 bedroom unit and increased their rental income from $265/week to $350/week - an increase of just under 25%! One of the things we advised them to do in their Renovation Action Plan was to 'tweak' the older style kitchen. For just $2,000 + appliances and flooring, the new open plan lighter, brighter kitchen provides a modern centrepiece for the property.
 
Re-using the existing kitchen doors saved our client a lot of money. And as you can see, by doing the right things to the adjacent surfaces (in this case the bench-top, door handles, splash-back and flooring), the space is modernised regardless.
 
An off-the-shelf vanity, new wall and floor tiling and a new shower screen improve this bathroom hugely - and of course contributes to our clients' ability to charge $85/week extra.
 
The existing entry was dull and dark. By using the lighter colours and re-surfacing the right areas in the right colours it appears much more modern and inviting (just what you need in an entry space where the first impression is key).
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