HOME IMPROVEMENT BLOG

Healthy Renovations

Your choice of paints, floor coverings and building materials can have a big impact on indoor air quality, allergens and other factors that adversely affect health. We take a look at the main villains – the chemical nasties you and your family want to avoid.

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Extensions that add liveability and value

Some home alterations like a swimming pool, gym and sauna might not add as much value to future buyers as it costs you to build them. Here’s our list of the top 6 alterations that add both liveability and value to your home.

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Financing Renovations

Whether your renovations are relatively minor (a new kitchen or bathroom), or major like a second storey addition or ground floor extension, the chances are that you’ll need to consider how you’ll be financing it. Here are some of the most common options.

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How to add extra space for less

With Sydney property prices hitting stratospheric heights, moving house to get the extra space you need has become a less palatable option, However, a second-storey addition lets you add that extra room without having to move.

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Know Your Rights – NSW building laws in a nutshell

NSW home owners are covered by a range of laws designed to ensure that builders are licensed, insured and competent, and home owners are protected in the event of a problem or disagreement. We detail the key laws relating to home building, including the new and revised laws that came into effect on 15 Jan 2015.

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Which home improvements add the most value?

Most renovations are aimed at improving the comfort of the homeowners, but some are designed for profit by investors or homeowners planning to sell. We look at the home improvements most likely to add to the value of a home.

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How to reduce renovation stress

Renovations don’t have to be painful. We walk you through some of the ways you can complete your renovation, addition or extension so that you experience the absolute minimum of stress.

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