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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 You know the sort, it starts with just doing up the bathrooms, but that makes the kitchen look out of date, so you have to do that too.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)

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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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