kitchen renovation

Renovating: Which Rooms First?

For the best return on your renovation spend, you need to be selective in your renovation choices. The most common value-adding projects include highly-trafficked rooms like the kitchen and bathroom. Here are what you can expect to pay and some tips about the what features to include. Kitchen Renovation Costs Average size: 10 square metres Average renovation […]

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The kitchen was revamped with sleek, stainless steel appliances and a marble benchtop

Ben had his entire home renovated by Masters Empire Group

Ben from Sydney’s north shore has been using for three and half years for a range of projects on his home. “I’ve had some minor plumbing work done before, but my latest renovation through was quite major”. “I’ve had some minor plumbing work done before, but my latest renovation through was quite […]

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How to a achieve a minimalist look

So you’ve been thinking about changing the design of your bedroom, living room or office? Can’t quite pick the perfect design style for you? Don’t worry! It’s a common feeling for most people. You don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars buying books to learn about the different styles, and you don’t have the time […]

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Top 3 sites for renovation inspiration

Inspiration Once you know what budget and rooms you’re working with, deciding on a theme and style is the next step. If design isn’t your thing, there are plenty of great magazines, design websites and apps to help get your creative forces into gear. Here are our top three sites to get inspired for your next […]

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Budget: How much to spend

The number 1 rule is “don’t overcapitalise” We see millions of jobs posted on by DIY-ers and professionals. While it’s easy to improve the appearance of your house with a new coat of paint or polished timber floorboards, true renovators consider the purchase price and the overall costs of the renovation to determine whether […]

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Claire & Hagan's industrial warehouse style kitchen wowed the judges

Create your own House Rules in the kitchen

If you were in awe of House Rules’ Claire and Hagan’s new kitchen last night, you’re in the right place to find help in achieving the same look at your home. We’ve gotten together some creative inspiration and tips from the experts to get you started. Soon you’ll be on your way to creating something like Fil and […]

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why renovate?

Why Renovate: Pros and Cons

THE GOAL The prime goal of any renovation is to increase the value of your equity, even in a flat market. The latest CoreLogic RP Data show that the property boom in key markets like Sydney and Melbourne are slowing down (as at 1 February 2016), so the goal for anyone investing in real estate […]

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painting house

Painting costs: Your go-to guide

Painting, like most renovation tasks, involves various decisions that will affect the overall quality and cost of your job. Colour, type of paint and quality of paint are just some of the choices to consider before your painter (or you) even pick up a brush. While each job will vary considerably, this go-to guide provides expert advice […]

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House Rules: Winter spa time

A big congratulations to House Rules’ Luke and Cody, who last night became mortgage-free following a hugely successful series of home renovations. The show has provided endless inspiration for those of us interested in renovating, design and DIY. And they didn’t disappoint with the last project to incorporate a wonderful winter spa retreat in each […]

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Top Tips to Save this Tax Time

This End of Financial Year, you should consider the ways in which you can be saving money. Paying tax may seem like a burden, but it doesn’t have to be. That is why we have collated our top tips to ensure that you are not overpaying and take away some of the stress. Deductions and […]

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