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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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This property originally had quite a ‘flat’, uninteresting looking exterior, so our advice to this client was to add depth to it by painting the block base only – they didn’t even need to paint the weatherboards to create this fresh, sharp look. We recommended a colour that was darker than the original colour but that would tie through well to the existing weatherboards. We also suggested within their Renovation Action Plan to paint the garage door and window sills, as well as some minor landscaping changes. A great result for just a few thousand dollars!
 
 
 
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