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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

Renovating a Queenslander cottage: Project Diary Entry #06

Renovating a Queenslander – We get ready to build! In our last update, I outlined how we worked out how to cram A LOT into a tight project program. This helps us

Renovating a Queenslander cottage: Project Diary Entry #05

How long does it take to renovate a Queenslander? In our last update, I showed you how we adjusted the design to protect the pre-1911 parts of the home. Well, actually

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: Renovating a Sydney Brick Bungalow

I believe one of the best ways to learn in preparation for your own project, is to see what others have done in theirs. So some very kind UA clients

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

Renovating a Queenslander cottage: Project Diary Entry #04

Renovating a Queenslander: Back to the drawing board (but not back to square one) The last time we caught up with Michelle and Sarah, we found out that their inner

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