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
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
A photo of a house being renovated

June 12th, 2020 in

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Cost to renovate a house: Interior, Exterior and Room wise split-up

According to industry data the average cost to renovate a house is between $2,000 to $2,500 per square meter here in Australia, BUT.... In my own experience renovating custom projects that number is closer to between $2,500 to $4,000. read more
renovation selections process

June 11th, 2020 in

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Selection’s process: What is it, and do I need an interior designer?

Selections process, what is it and do i need an interior designer? The selections process is what I call the system that i use for selecting all of the products, materials and various items that will be used in putting together your building project. The list of items can be somewhat daunting and will be driven by the scale and size of your project. In my opinion this is one of the most important steps in getting organised and setting yourself up for success. The list of selection items coul read more
Renovation Mistakes

June 10th, 2020 in

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Common renovation mistakes and how to avoid them?

Whether you’re a seasoned renovator or it’s your first time, there are many mistakes that you should actively avoid when starting out on a new project. read more
bathroom renovations what tradies to use

April 24th, 2020 in

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Bathroom Renovations: What Tradies Do I Need?

From builders, architects, electricians, painters, plumbers, tilers and waterproofers – they are all required at some stage of the process to complete the bathroom renovations. Here are my top 8 contractors you really need to consider hiring to get the job done! read more

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