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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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Kemp Rd, Massey, Auckland, NZ


Before this client met Hotspace, they were going to completely replace their kitchen for a cost of around $7,000 - $9,000. However, because the property is in a low growth area, we considered this to be over-capitalising and recommended that they simply renovate it. For a cost of only $1,000 they renovated this kitchen by re-finishing the doors, replacing the bench-top and fitting a new splash-back – and what a difference it makes!
 
Instead of replacing all the light fittings in this low value property, we recommended our client paint the inside of it. No, you wouldnt do this on every property, but it works a gem in this case. Crisp white light now replaces the ‘yellow light’ which once reflected off the old yellow fitting.
 
 
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