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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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Before this client met Hotspace, they were going to completely replace their kitchen for a cost of around $7,000 - $9,000. However, because the property is in a low growth area, we considered this to be over-capitalising and recommended that they simply renovate it. For a cost of only $1,000 they renovated this kitchen by re-finishing the doors, replacing the bench-top and fitting a new splash-back – and what a difference it makes!
 
Instead of replacing all the light fittings in this low value property, we recommended our client paint the inside of it. No, you wouldnt do this on every property, but it works a gem in this case. Crisp white light now replaces the ‘yellow light’ which once reflected off the old yellow fitting.
 
 
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