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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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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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