The Hotspace Files

Renovate your Brick home – no rendering required

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. A...

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Renovating to Sell – don’t listen to the experts!

When considering selling your property, one of the first questions you’ll ask yourself is (or should be) about how you might best present it to your buyers. What should you do? How far should you go for the best bang for your buck? From the projects I’ve been involved...

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What’s Your Style?

Renovating your home to suit your style can be fun and satisfying. It can also be a little daunting. If you aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Developing an interior design to suit your home and lifestyle can be done in five simple steps. 1....

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How to make your kitchen feel bigger

In my previous article, I talked about how to make your bathroom feel bigger. In this article, we’ll use those same design principles to look at how you can make your kitchen feel bigger. Design Keep things simple and streamlined and avoid the fussy and ornate....

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Make-Over your Home to suit your buyer

Chances are you’ve heard lots of advice about how to get your house looking its best before you put it on the market. Certainly, aesthetic improvements are important (and a very big part of what we do here at Hotspace), but they are the icing on the cake in some ways....

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Bring your home into 2018

When modernising or doing up a house, many people will spend their renovation dollars on bathrooms and kitchens. However, you may not be aware that other rooms in your house can easily be modernised to add extra appeal. Here are some tips and tricks that the experts...

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Turn-offs on your home’s facade

I often refer to the street front view of your property as being like the cover of a book - if people don’t like the exterior, they’re unlikely to want to look inside. So, how is the façade of your home? Are there a few things that need improving? Here are some common...

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Don’t get in over your head when Renovating

Entering the world of property renovation may seem daunting. You know that you must manage risk to make a profit or avoid over-capitalising, but some risk is inherent in property refurbishing. To avoid getting in over your head, use these three levels of renovation....

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How to Use Light in Your Home

The functionality of lighting a room has transformed well beyond its original purpose of letting us do things inside the home once the sun sets.  Your lighting choice is as much of an expression within your home as it is a functional accessory and necessity.  Lighting...

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Two-storey home renovations

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...

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Features of a Well-Designed Home

Have you ever looked through an interior design book or magazine and thought, “That room looks nice enough, but I can’t imagine living in it? If you have, you already understand that a well-designed home will contain an interior design that combines fashion with...

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