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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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Cronin Ave, Main Beach, Gold Coast, QLD


This solid block of units looked very tired and worn when we were first introduced to it. Our advice to this client (in their Renovation Action Plan) however, saved them thousands of dollars (if not tens of thousands) and improved the look of the property ten-fold. We recommended paint colours, tiles, ballustrade details, common BBQ area details (paving, landscaping etc...) as well as the colours, fixtures and fittings for all 5 unit interiors.
 
Painting the exterior of this property has modernised it easily and relatively inexpensively. In addition to this, we recommended this client add 'bulk' to the carport roof which gives a more balanced effect against the large, substantial visual weight (from the brick) of the units behind.
 
Coloured concrete with timber trims creates a crisp look to the communal areas in this complex while still maintaining a small grassed area to soften the look.
 
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