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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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Beenwerrin Cres, Capalaba, QLD

See what some simple but very clever changes can do to a property? Total cost to renovate the exterior of this property was $37,150 (paying professionals - ie: no DIY) including rendering the whole house, painting, building work (window slats + entry steps), driveway, new front fence (not seen in images) and landscaping. As you can see, doing the right KEY things to your property can transform it in ways you may never imagine (I don't think this client did!).
Simple simple simple. Inexpensive. Clever. Transformed! Total internal renovations costs were $13,600 (for flooring, kitchen 'trick up', repairs, lighting and painting) plus $5,500 for staging and cleaning.

All interior and exterior renovation work took approx 7 weeks.
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