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The Dingy Room Reno Update – Week 2

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Remember our basement room that I had a dream for?  Well, before the dream Scandinavian Apartment can exist there is a lot of hard work and renovating to be done.    And we want to make it look like this on a small budget so lots of DIY is needed!! First stage is stripping out […] Read more…

Reno Cottage Update – a difficult week

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Well we have been very busy here renovating our Retro Cottage. So over the past 2 weeks, the boys finished off the wall linings in our unit downstairs, the electricians roughed in all the lighting and power point positions and the stairs have been installed. Outside the boys started building the top storey deck. It […] Read more…

Retro Cottage Renovation Update

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Well today I thought I’d like to share the progress of our renovation. As you may remember we bought a run down renovators delight. It is in terrible condition but has amazing views of the coast, river and bay. Our vision is to create a beautiful relaxed home on the upper level with a one […] Read more…

Recipe For Creating A Beautiful Vignette

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How to Create an Eye Catching Display Last year my daughter and I participated in a workshop “The Language of Objects“ on creating a beautiful vignette with Kara Rosenlund at The School in Sydney.  Being a successful photographer, Kara has an amazing eye for beauty. We had such fun and I realised that as a […] Read more…

Laundry Ideas – Create A Space That You Love

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  Love it or hate it, chances are if you have a family, you’re probably spending about a third of your life in your laundry! So lets create a clean, crisp comfortable yet functional area for sorting, washing, folding & ironing. Decor-wise the laundry has often been overlooked and whilst it isn’t necessarily going to […] Read more…

Add Value to your House without Renovating

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It is not always necessary to renovate a property to achieve the best sale price. So, if renovation is not an option for you, here are our top tips and tricks that can help you increase your property’s value: 1. Planning Approvals Can Add Value If you think that your property has potential for subdivision […] Read more…

Expert Tips To Help Sell Your Home

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Getting your place ready for sale may seem like a huge task, particularly if you have children. Having sold over 30 properties ourselves, we want to share some helpful strategies to make the whole process a little easier for you as well optimize your sale price.     via Forbes 1) Open House Try to […] Read more…