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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)

Five ways to quickly make-over your home

Jane Eyles-Bennett - Monday, October 30, 2017

With all the home improvement shows on television, it’s hard to resist the urge to makeover your own home. But how do you modernise your home without blowing the budget? What areas should you focus on? What tricks do the experts use? (Read More)

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Wildflower Street, Sunshine Beach, QLD


Our clients' primary goal was to increase the value of this property in order to return a higher yield. In just 4 weeks of renovating they totally transformed this 2 bedroom unit and increased their rental income from $265/week to $350/week - an increase of just under 25%! One of the things we advised them to do in their Renovation Action Plan was to 'tweak' the older style kitchen. For just $2,000 + appliances and flooring, the new open plan lighter, brighter kitchen provides a modern centrepiece for the property.
 
Re-using the existing kitchen doors saved our client a lot of money. And as you can see, by doing the right things to the adjacent surfaces (in this case the bench-top, door handles, splash-back and flooring), the space is modernised regardless.
 
An off-the-shelf vanity, new wall and floor tiling and a new shower screen improve this bathroom hugely - and of course contributes to our clients' ability to charge $85/week extra.
 
The existing entry was dull and dark. By using the lighter colours and re-surfacing the right areas in the right colours it appears much more modern and inviting (just what you need in an entry space where the first impression is key).
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