Hotspace Blog

Wow factor on the Home Front

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A well-designed home has something that sets it apart from other houses in the street. It’s usually a combination of several factors that work together to create a bit of a ‘wow’ moment when you first see the house.  (Read More)

Selling up? Home Make-Over tips - where to stop and start

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Homeowners wanting to do a makeover on their home before selling, often fall into the trap of the snowballing renovation. You know the sort, it starts with just doing up the bathrooms, but that makes the kitchen look out of date, so you have to do that too.  (Read More)

Hot Articles

Design principle proof in the pudding

Some properties just have the x factor don't they? Whether designed by an architect or an interior d.. more

Budget blowouts

It's no secret that the number one trick for a successful investment property renovation is to remai.. more

Testimonials

We saved money, time and got it right first time!" We recently employed Hotspace Consultants to help us renovate our home. Jane was extremely knowledgeable about design and renovations in general and easily tailored a solution specific to our..
more

Glendon Ave, Auckland, NZ


Our advice to this client was to modernise with a great coloured paint job (which we recommended) and a slight re-working of the fence. Can you see that the fence was lowered slightly (about 100mm)? This is because the fence was just marginally too high for the distance it was to the house. Cutting it down automatically made the house feel more inviting which is exactly what valuers, potential renters and potential buyers are attracted to (whether they know it or not). Total cost for this exterior reno? Around $4,000!
 
 
We chose to retain most of the kitchen and renovate only some minor parts. In particular, we wanted to create a designer look by adding depth. Rather than cream on cream - we changed it to a colour scheme with varying depths of colour. Cost? less than $1000.
 
An ugly bathroom need not cost a lot to renovate as in this example. We recommended simply to replace the vanity, mirror and flooring - and this works so well because they are the main focal point in the bathroom.
© Hotspace 2011  |