Home design app

August 1st, 2020 in

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Home design apps: Design your own home within an app

Mobile apps do everything. So why not design your home with an app? Floor plan, interior design, augmented reality – name anything and apps can do it with ease. read more
Renovation Plans

July 26th, 2020 in

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How to prepare renovation plans and sketches? (with cost indication)

Plans - You have an idea, time to get it onto paper. Do I draw something myself, engage a draftsman, architect, builder or building consultant? First things first, no matter how small or big your project is you must have a plan down on paper. Now I can hear some of you saying but I'm only doing some small internal modifications, or renovating a bathroom or I'm just removing a doorway, why would I need plans? The answer is you have to if you plan on having a successful building experience. The read more
Bathroom Design Ideas

July 26th, 2020 in

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Bathroom design ideas: How to organize and convert into a plan?

Need some bathroom design ideas for your next renovation project? Check out our list of places to look for inspiration. read more
Owner Builder Permit Feature

July 19th, 2020 in

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How to get Owner Builder permit in Australia: A State-wise Guide

Owner builder is the most sought out way for DIY enthusiasts. You can save up to 30% if you choose to play a major role in building or renovating your existing home. It not only saves money; you get an opportunity to get creative with your home. read more
Painting on Laminate Benchtop

July 13th, 2020 in

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Paint laminate benchtop and save thousands: DIY renovation hack

There are so many alternatives to renovate a benchtop but that might be over the odd. Painting the laminate benchtops is the easiest and cost efficient of the bunch. And the best part is, you can do it yourself with a budget of $200. read more
Completed Bathroom renovation

July 5th, 2020 in

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How much does bathroom renovation cost in 2020? (I did it for $20,750)

For many people, the question of cost is one of the first things that comes to mind when they are thinking of renovating the bathroom. It certainly helps to know how much the project will cost upfront so you don’t go over budget. This allows you to plan accordingly and make sure you won’t get any nasty shocks with your bathroom upgrade when you are knee-deep in the process. read more
Paint on tiles

July 4th, 2020 in

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Painting on ceramic tiles: renew walls, floors and countertops

Tiles are generally long-lasting and durable. Though they have a larger lifetime, tiles tend to collect dirt and scum that makes the unpleasant over time. Replacing the tile isn't the only option. You can simply paint on tiles. read more
budget house renovation

July 4th, 2020 in

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What renovation can you do with $20k in 2020? Budget renovation ideas

You can get a lot of things done with just $20,000 in your pocket. You can even do a complete home makeover if you spend it the right way. But all of our needs are not the same. read more
house improvement

June 28th, 2020 in

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Early access to super fund for renovation: why should you consider it?

The federal government recently announced temporary early access to your super fund for a limited time. Though it is in two instalments of $10,000 and there is a confusing eligibility criterion, everyone can access it easily. I and my wife had our first instalment out recently. read more
house fund

June 21st, 2020 in

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The $25,000 new HomeBuilder Scheme: Is it for you?

A grant of $25,000 is announced for homebuilders across Australia by the federal government. The HomeBuilder Scheme that is effective starting June is only available for a limited duration. read more

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