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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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Patricks Lane, Toowong, QLD (Reno)

A full strip-out and start again transforms this main bathroom within an older style unit. What a great look!
The design of the bathrooms link together with some consistent product and colour choices. Just the thing for a small dwelling where we want to enhance flow and create cohesion throughout the home.
Super clever tweaks to the stair well and flooring update the main living level of this two storey unit. Love the use of black and timber-look here.
Very simple changes to the kitchen modernise it fairly inexpensively (as opposed to a $20k-$30k all new kitchen!)
Who wouldn't want to be a guest in this gorgeous bedroom?
Lighter than before but still a little bit 'moody'!
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