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How to Design your Dream Kitchen

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, July 17, 2017

The kitchen and living spaces are typically the hub of your house; and whether the others in the 'hub' are helping or just watching, it’s often where you'll connect and bond after a day at the office or school. Most people prefer an open plan layout for this reason; simply to fit all the people who want to congregate there. Since it's such a draw card; it needs to not only function well, but all look great too. (Read More)

Should you renovate before you sell?

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Most people assume that doing a full renovation before they sell will result in a higher selling price. Sometimes this is true, but not always. Before deciding whether to renovate to sell, you should do a bit of research and work out if renovating is right for your circumstances; and what areas you should spend your renovation dollar on.  (Read More)

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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.
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