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How to Manage a Renovation

1. Don’t delay decisions. If you want your remodel to go well, the best thing to do is make every single decision before work starts. One of our builders can talk you through the list of situations that might come up on your job, but decisions about situations aren’t usually what cause delays. Instead, most of the issues […]


How to Organise your Renovations

 1. Design and Planning Whether it’s a sketch on a cocktail napkin or full-blown architectural plans, some type of planning and design always comes first. Ensure that you have funding for your renovation. Draw up a simple “yes/no” list of do-it-yourself projects and projects you want professionals to do. Apply for permits Plan out Renovation, Bathroom and […]


10 Clever Interior Design Tricks to Transform Your Home

Whether you’ve just moved or are looking for a quick, little home pick-me-up, or perhaps something more significant, there are some well-known interior design tricks that designers employ that you too can easily do with minimal effort and cost.  Sometimes the smallest things make the greatest impact. It could be the addition of a mirror, a painting, a lamp […]


6 essential home extension secrets

 1. Continuity is key Before you build, the addition should work seamlessly with the original section. Along with your own personal taste, you need to take into account the architectural integrity of your home and street. An industrial-inspired home in steel and glass, for instance, can stand out like a sore thumb in a heritage […]


Renovating your Home

Proper planning is the key to a successful renovation project and will save you both time and money. Know your home What’s the general condition of your home? Has it been renovated previously? How much did you pay for the house, and how much is left on the mortgage? Answering these questions will give you […]


The most cost effective way to build your dream home

The biggest issue that arises as people start to design their Dream Home is the lack of checks and balances during the architectural design phase. What often happens is that the homeowner has a budget in mind, but that does not always align with what has been drawn out by the architect. The architect’s primary […]


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

You’re going to build your dream home and you’ve thought it all through – or so you’ve thought. You know exactly what you need and want to have in your home, but have you thought about what you don’t want and what you don’t need? Have you really thought the whole thing through? You have […]


How much does a home renovation cost?

Home renovation cost is an involved task mainly due to the fact that so many variables are involved. If you are using a dedicated renovation builder expect to be quoted a flat fee which could be broken down into the labour of all the trades involved and materials. Depending on the project involved, renovations to an […]


Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen renovations are one of the most popular home renovations to take place. They are the most used room in the house, and if the Italian home is anything to go by, they should also be the heart and lifeblood of your home. It is integral that you consider any changes you are undertaking carefully, […]