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Swimming pool and my property value?

A question that we often get asked is, “will building a swimming pool add value to my home?” and there really is no right answer here. There are a few things that need to be taken into account, like, average property values in the area, LSM of the average buyer in the area, size of the property and a few others as well. read more

Easy ways to add value to your home before selling

easy value add home maintenanceTo build and renovate your home can be costly most often people use their home loan to cover their renovation costs.  To take out a home loan for renovations will add value to your home in the long run.  Listed are 5 easy tips to increase the value of your home. read more

Useful tips for building or renovating your home

Renovating or building a home can be expensive and frustrating; in order to make your home make-over a success you are going to need the help of experts in a number of fields which may include civil engineers, roofing contractors, plumbing contractors or any number of other disciplines depending on the project. Here are some points to consider before you go ahead and put a cost on a project and decide whether do do it with cash, draw from your access bond or to get a second bond: read more

Builders and Home Renovators

We all have our own ideas of what is important to us and which part of our home reflects our character and personality. By using the services of professional builders or home renovators your ideas will be transformed into reality with both cost effective building materials and energy saving building materials.  As we are constantly evolving so should our living space.  By building and renovating your home you create a new reflection of yourself. read more

Kitchen and bathroom designers can save you money

Innovative solutions and designer expertise are key ingredients in making your bathroom or kitchen renovation project a design masterpiece instead of a regular living space.

Should you choose to alter your living you will want expert advice from an interior designer or decorator, it’s incredible how good design can transform a space into a space that allows easy living. From your kitchen to your bathroom a talented team can help you with all your home renovating requirements. read more

Home improvement ideas for kitchens and bathrooms

Renovating your living space is a daunting thought and it requires effort and commitment to execute your plan! As the kitchen is considered to be the heart of the home; one needs to carefully consider how one is going to renovate one’s kitchen. Here are some hints and ideas to accomplish your dream kitchen:
  • As your kitchen is utilised for your family and preparing homely meals; it is also an area that can be utilised for entertaining your guests! Therefore the space should cater for family as well as guests. This means that you would require a functional yet aesthetically pleasing kitchen.
  • What are the current issues in the kitchen? Maybe there isn’t enough space, there flow is limited, and maybe colour and texture of cupboards, counters, flooring and lighting need examining. Upgrading your appliances will give your kitchen an instant face lift!
  • From a technical point of view a triangle is a seven meter distance  from sink, stove and fridge. If you have an expert designing your kitchen then they will know what to consider.
  • Choosing what shaped kitchen to install requires thought and planning and using affordable but reliable material can provide you with a kitchen that will last a lifetime.
By creating your kitchen it should express your taste and your personality. Working with an experienced designer can fulfil your desires. Renovating ideas for your bathroom:
  • Bathrooms are considered to be a space for you to relax and unwind after a stressful day! So the point of renovating your bathroom would be to create a space that can fulfil your needs.
  • Design, functionality and flow are key factors in designing any living space. Your bathroom requires careful planning. Here are some points to consider when creating your ideal bathroom:
  • Take into consideration the problem areas in the bathroom.  Remember that flooring, lighting and colour can make a significant difference to your space.
  • As you already have an existing bathroom and you require a few adjustments; it is advisable not to change the plumbing and electricals. Should you want to rearrange the electrical and plumbing then use an experienced electrician and plumber. Let their professional opinion guide you in making a decision
  • As you recreate your bathroom make sure that you check for damp problems and water proof the entire area.
  • Renovating your home is expensive so try and stick to your budget.  By reusing bath, tiles or other fittings will minimise the cost of replacing all of the fittings.
  • Choose a theme for your bathroom incorporate colours and texture to bring your ideal bathroom to life. Accessories can highlight your bathroom and add to the style you are looking to create.
  • Utilise your space: large, open spaced bathrooms can be created effectively by using larger tiles, mirrors, neutral colours which will broaden the space.
  • Adding warmth to your bathroom will emphasise the need to relax and unwind in your newly created bathroom.
  • Going green is key so by switching your old taps and shower heads with water saving appliances will minimise the waste of water.

Any renovations to your home need careful planning but in the end it is worthwhile. Extending your home loan or by applying for a bond will help you should you require financial support. The key is to consider every detail and consult with an experienced designer to assist you with fulfilling your dream house! By Adriana Levi read more