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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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Lake Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, NZ


To increase street appeal to this property, we recommended to this client that they remodel the garage doors, re-paint just the trims (window sills, handrail etc…) and tidy the landscaping around the property. Using some key ‘design elements’ our recommendations gave this property a real designer edge with only minimal changes (and expense) and added huge appeal and saleability to the property.

 
Our advice to this client was to lighten, brighten and ‘open up’ their lounge room. We got them to remove the curtains and pelmets, paint the walls a warm neutral colour and change the carpet. The reason we recommended the slightly darker carpet is because it visually ‘grounds’ the space – and is more practical than a very light colour. Removing the burner from the middle of the room creates a less segregated sense to the space and again emphasises the feeling of openness that we wanted them to create.
 
 
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