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Saving Your Project Budget | Splitting out Kitchens and Bathrooms from Builder’s Work

Are you thinking that you can save money by managing the kitchen and bathrooms yourself, and getting the builder to finish at lock-up? Watch the video for my tips to

Read this before hiring friends or family for your renovation or new home

If you’re planning on using friends or family as builders or tradespeople, here’s a word of warning. Watch this video to find out. And here’s the transcript, if you prefer

Getting quotes for your renovation or new home | When should you do it?

How and when should you get your renovation or new home project quoted?  The saying goes that renovating and building costs twice as much and takes twice as long as

How to work out the cost of building or renovating your home

What will it cost me to renovate or build my home? This is one of THE MOST common questions I get asked by homeowners. Frustrated homeowners … who … don’t

Spotlight: Creating a new coastal home

  25.10.2016   Amelia   #uatip, Building, Design   2 Comments

This spotlight is on a new home design for a coastal home for a Queensland location. This UA Design Concept was conducted remotely. Using Skype and other technology, I worked with

Spotlight: Fixing the floor plan of a $250,000 home

This spotlight features a Design Audit on a $250,000, new single-storey home. It’s to be built in regional Victoria, near Ballarat. Sometimes you hire a designer, and you’re just not able to nail it, in designing the home

How to get started on your reno or build in the best way

Are you Pinteresting your way into overwhelm? Here’s how to get started with renovating or building (and stop procrastinating). At the beginning of every project is the excitement of what’s

How to stay on track when planning for your renovation or new home

The last blog post introduced this topic about how to recognise the difference between preparing, planning and procrastinating, when it comes to renovating or building your home. (If you haven’t read

Are you preparing, planning or procrastinating? Here’s how to tell the difference.

Preparing and planning go hand in hand with any new journey, and embarking on a renovation or new home is no different. However, as with anything new, we can quickly

Test your home before you build – 4 simple ways

One of the biggest fears I see in renovating or building is whether you’ll “get it right”. Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply test your home before you build