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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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$5,000 RENO - one for the record books!

Our client needed to do a low cost, high value reno in order to transform her property ready for rental. She's an experienced renovator and has done several successful renovations in the past but decided to call on us to help her really slash her costs and make a top profit from her property through increased equity and rental income.

Before the renovation, the property attracted very low grade tenants paying just $230 per week. Now, having spent just $5,000 on the exterior and another $5,000 to furnish the interior, the property rents for $400 per week.

Want to know how to do a lower cost reno that'll add great value to your property? Check out our Renovation Action Plan page and see what you could be missing out on!
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