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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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Titirangi Rd, Titirangi Peninsular, Auckland, NZ

Originally this property looked dirty and cluttered from the outside. However, in the Renovation Action Plan we wrote for this client, we recommended the most simple of changes to lift and really sharpen up the look of the house exterior. The cost? Around $2,000 for the entire exterior. The entire house renovation cost just $17,000, took just 14 days and returned a profit (after reno costs) of $50,000!
We wanted this master bedroom to neither be masculine nor feminine, so recommended just the right colours and specifications for the walls, curtains and carpet.
A keen eye is needed to see what, other than painting the fence, was done in this photo. We wanted to help our client increase the street appeal of their property and so recommended cutting down the fence just a touch. The result? A more modern look and a more inviting feeling from the house beyond.

Our client renovated this kitchen for just $800 following our advice. Simple bench-top and cabinetry changes make it a much more user friendly space and more in line with the renovated look of the adjacent lounge room.
Helping to increase the crisp, freshh look of the property is this simple, inexpensive ($30) trick-up of one of the gardens. Before our advice, this client was going to spend hundreds (if not thousands) on all new landscaping.
We love this new look to the lounge area where we recommended removing the thick and cumbersome architraves around the archway. See how it defines the space more and gives a cleaner, more modern effect.

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