FAQ's

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How much do you charge?

We charge $180+gst/hr and typically take 15-25 hours to redesign your home’s facade/yard etc. This can increase to 30 hours for more complex houses or designs. 

We’ll give you a quote up front for our design fees, together with an estimation of your renovation costs, so you’re never in the dark when it comes to the finances.

Call Jane on 0411705556 or get in touch here to get the ball rolling.

What areas do you service?

We service Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and everywhere in between. For homes within the south east Queensland area, we visit in person. Homes outside of SEQ require a remote consultation where you send photographs and details about the property via email/Dropbox etc.

Will you provide contact details for reliable trades-people and suppliers?
Brisbane home owners – Yes, we have a fantastic selection of contractors and trades-people to assist you with your renovation.
Will you manage my tradies for me?
Brisbane home owners – Yes, we can co-ordinate your renovation for you when you use our preferred builder/project manager.
I can pay a regular colour consultant to help me with my renovation – why should I use Hotspace?

Colour has a very important role in improving the look of your home’s exterior, but there is a lot more involved in creating an amazing transformation. Our exterior design team will help you achieve a transformation that would be impossible to do with paint alone.

I want to sell. Can you help me update my home before putting it on the market?

Yes! We’ve helped many sellers revamp and revitalise their facade’s ready for sale and we have a track record of adding significant value and appeal as a result. You can see some examples of properties we’ve transformed in our Gallery.

Our builder says he will give us free advice about our renovation. Why is using Hotspace any better?

There are hundreds of possibilities or potential renovation ideas for every property. Builders do generally have some good ideas, but it’s the pulling together of the ideas to create a cohesive, designer looking renovation that suits the original your style of home, that they are not skilled at. Also, the more you spend on your renovation with a builder, the more money he makes! A Renovation Design Plan is an excellent tool to give to your builder to follow – to let him know exactly what you want him to do for you.

Should we make-over our home before we sell? Our real estate agent says not to bother and to let the buyer do their own improvements.

Most real estate agents want your listing straight away – not in the future some time; so a make-over is going to really get in the way of that. If you want your property sold faster and at the best price, then investing some time and money up front is critical. You have one chance to impress potential purchasers and the facade is usually the ‘hero’ image on your real estate listing! We have a proven track record of helping home owners prepare their homes to sell quickly and for more money.

Do you give structural advice or just cosmetic?

Primarily cosmetic, including some minor structural renovations such as adding a portico/entrance or carport, replacing exterior finishes, introducing new cladding or building a new fence or retaining wall. For some renovations, your local council (and builder) may require working drawings and these can be easily created by a local drafts-person with reference to the Renovation Design Plan we create for you.

I'm afraid of over-spending my budget. Can you help?

Yes. Included in our Renovation Design Plans are item-by-item cost estimates to help keep your renovation spending on track.