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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)

Five ways to quickly make-over your home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, October 30, 2017

With all the home improvement shows on television, it’s hard to resist the urge to makeover your own home. But how do you modernise your home without blowing the budget? What areas should you focus on? What tricks do the experts use? (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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