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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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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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Budget: How much to spend

The number 1 rule is “don’t overcapitalise” We see millions of jobs posted on ServiceSeeking.com.au 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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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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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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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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Clarissa got her dream bathroom

Clarissa just bought a new property in Sydney’s eastern suburbs but the bathroom was old and rundown, still holding on to some of its original features from 1924. To match the rest of her house, the space needed to be completely stripped out and modernised, so she posted her job on ServiceSeeking.com.au to find the […]

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