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Two-storey home renovations

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, February 05, 2018

Renovating the facade of a two-storey home is entirely different to renovating the facade of a one-storey home. Use these top tips to make sure your two-storey home reno looks the best it possibly can…

Create a visual anchor
If you were to stand on the road and look along the driveway towards your house, you should be able to get an idea of how your property presents, and how much ‘visual anchoring’ it needs. To visually anchor a property is to give it a sense that the house is anchored in place. It is quite a subtle thing but when done well, it makes an enormous difference to the overall aesthetic of the entire property.
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Renovating with Kids

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Friday, November 24, 2017

In my business, I help home owners work out the look, feel and overall design of their renovation rather than the physical implementation. Lucky me - for the most part, my clients manage their own renovations; including navigating the ins and outs of renovating with their children in the picture. If this is you too, I’ve come up with a list of things that should make the process easier. (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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