The Hotspace Files

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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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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Updating your Laundry

Usually one of the smaller rooms in your home, the laundry is often overlooked when renovating but it gets so much use it’s worth making it as attractive as it is practical. Here are a few things to keep in mind when giving it a make-over. Budget Before you begin,...

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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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Renovating with Kids

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...

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Renovating Your Home to Suit 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 Create a Welcoming Entrance to your Home

Making a good first impression is important when you’re welcoming visitors to your home – whether they are friends, family, potential buyers or tenants. Whether you’re doing a major renovation or just carrying out some minor improvements on your nest, working on...

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Online Shopping for your Renovation

If you've ever searched online for renovation materials, you will have undoubtedly been inundated with ads promising discount building supplies. Sometimes these internet retailers can offer amazing deals for the items you need to complete your renovation. However,...

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