Renovating a Children’s Bedroom

September 18, 2011

Renovations often focus on the external aspects of a home, or the major internal rooms such as the kitchen, bathrooms and living areas. A room that gets less attention at renovation time is the children’s bedrooms. Renovating a child’s bedroom generally won’t involve any structural changes, unless it is part of larger reconfiguration of the […]

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Using your SMSF for Renovations

September 14, 2011

Earlier this week I received an email regarding the renovation of property using funds in a self-managed super fund (SMSF). Previously you could buy investment properties with your SMSF, but you could not renovate them for some strange reason. Here’s the email I received: A draft ruling by the Australian Taxation Office has given self-managed […]

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Public Liability Insurance for Renovations

September 13, 2011

There are so many things to think about when planning your renovation. Which colours do we want?  What materials will we use?  Which builder will we go with? These are all important questions, and there are a million others to add to the list as well!  Yes it can be stressful, but at the same […]

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Choosing a builder for your renovations

September 6, 2011

Once you’re decided to go down the renovation path, one of the next big decisions is to choose a builder. Arguably, choosing a builder is one of the most important decisions to be made when undertaking renovations, as they are going to have a huge impact on the final result. A great design can be ruined by […]

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Kitchen Renovations

September 6, 2011

The kitchen is one of the most popular areas of a house to renovate.  It is one of the most expensive rooms of course, but it generally has the greatest impact on a home’s interior. Kitchen renovations can range from the very basic to the extreme. If you are on a tight budget, a great […]

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Renovation Carpenter

July 20, 2011

Finding the right carpenter for your renovation job can be one of the trickiest parts of the whole project. There are so many things to look at, such as their qualifications, licenses, experience and of course examples of their work. One thing that is sometimes overlooked, but is extremely important, is the level and type […]

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Renovating

July 14, 2011

Renovating is one of the Aussie home owners favourite things.  For many of us it’s a win-win-win situation.  First we enjoy the process of rolling up our sleeves and doing some ‘real’ work; secondly it makes our homes nicer places to be; and thirdly it adds value to our homes. Renovations can be anything from […]

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Tradesman Insurance

July 14, 2011

Many of us can handle minor renovations ourselves, but if you’re looking at major or structural renovations it is likely that you’ll need a qualified tradesman.  This is especially true if your renovation works include electrical or plumbing work. There are many different things to look out for when choosing a tradesman, be they a […]

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The Renovators TV Show

June 29, 2011

Starting in 2011 on Channel 10 is a new show called The Renovators. Their website is fairly light on information, but it appears to be similar to the tried and tested format used by Channel 9’s The Block. The Renovators. Where renovation and real estate meet like never before! Contestants will hammer, saw and decorate […]

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Home Renovations

June 28, 2011

Renovating is one of the great Australian past times.  We love our castle, we love our little patch of Australia, and we love trying to make our own castle better than the one next door. The bonus of course is that most renovations will add value to our homes, something else which many Australians are […]

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