A Quick reno was performed and look what resulted
Quite a bit as I was to find out -
This is the story so far
YOU MAY HAVE TO GIVE AWAY AN EMAIL BUT ESSENTIALLY ITS FOR FREE AND SOME GREAT INFO TOO
Don't have time to Make Breakfast or Lunch? Need to loose wieght?
What works for me
Don't pay expensive store prices
They will even cut to size
It's all very well to pick out that wonderful looking kitchen and say I'll have one like that please but there's a cost involved
There are lots of items that can add lots to your final price and it pays to watch out for them
Polished Floor Boards on the cheap
Investment property owners often miss out on thousands of dollars when renovating due to two main reasons:
- They don’t know what depreciation entitlements they can claim for renovations or refurbishments to their investment property
- They don’t use a qualified Quantity Surveyor to prepare a tax depreciation schedule
I knew I had this big reno coming up
so was looking on line for some better priced options
Wish I had had Harvey Norman back then !!
I guess the moral of the story is not to forget the small out of the way demolition yards for that bit of molding, or door or casement. When you are dealing with an old house you will find most things there and at a cheaper price than the generic hardware. (I paid $5 for my 3m piece of scotia!)
The retro look has really made a come back and you can get away with keeping some old fittings and modernising everything around it.
If you are in Brisbane I can highly recommend The Demolishion Yard at Coorparoo - call Peter or John on 3397 0166
Most of us would be aware that a very tall tree growing close to a house is not a good thing. There’s the potential damage to the foundations of houses to consider and the danger of trees dropping large limbs into yards and onto houses posing a danger to people and property, not to mention the risk of the trees being blown over in bad storms – particularly if they’re older trees or trees with rot or weaknesses in the structure. Some people might be relaxed about leaves in the gutters, but if leaves are allowed to build up in gutters, gutters fill and overflow in downpours, potentially causing damage to ceilings and interior walls. And of course dampness leads to attractive conditions for termites and then there’s a termite risk... oh the joys of being a home owner!
I was researching businesses to fell and lop large trees and clear overgrown residential blocks recently and came across this video. It has to be seen to be believed! Do play it with the sound ‘on’ for added effect – although not too loudly if the children are asleep!
Can you see the tree wobble as he drops the heavy limbs to the ground? Shudder! I’ll keep my feet firmly on the ground thank you very much!
How to get a free new laundry when you purchase a new kitchen! As a RenoSave Card devotee, now that I'm undertaking a reasonably sizeable renovation on my PPOR (principal place of residence or 'own home') I'm replacing a very tired old (and rat-smelly) kitchen with a brand new one from Kitchen Connection. With the 25% discount that RenoSave Card Holders get with Kitchen Connection, I saved $3,391 on my kitchen, without any compromises in my needs and wants whatsoever. My house badly needs a new laundry as well, so I asked Kitchen Connection to design me an attractive neat and functional one, and according to the design, gorgeous it is going to be! The cost of my laundry is $2,278 (including cabinets, benchtops, laundry tub and mixer), so it's essentially free! And I did choose Caesarstone benchtops for the laundry. Some people might go on holidays with a spare $3000. Some might buy some great home theatre equipment, or have a fashion spending spree. Me, I buy a laundry. Perhaps my love of renovating has gone a little to far! Still, the value of the house will have increased nicely by the time these all-important areas have been beautifully remodelled and improved by Kitchen Connection, and that's a pretty good feeling.
Just a classic example of how RenoSave saves you serious money on your renovations and home improvments. The full details of the design, the process, the cost and results, all accompanied by photos and videos, will be available to RenoSave Card Holders in the Card Holder Secure Log-In vault as the project progresses.
Pulling out a 25 year old kitchen today, in preparation for floor sanding next week, we uncovered this beautiful specimen of (what we presume) is a Rat's Nest. Lovely and warm, and dry, and cosy, with a ready food source nearby! They're not silly.
So not only are there termites, spiders, ants, cockroaches fleas and wasps to keep out of our living spaces, there are also rats to keep at bay!
To avoid rat problems, put all food and food scraps away in the fridge or in the bin outside, close off any possible entry points (keeping in mind that vermin only need very small holes to squeeze through if they want to access a warm, dry and cosy home...) and pick up any windfalls (fallen fruit from trees) in the garden. There are DIY solutions, from rat traps loaded with tempting, tasty morsels, to poison to owning a cat. And if all else fails, pest extermination companies will be only too happy to help. Do you have any best remedies to share? Comment below, if so!
Hey! Look who we ran into at the recent Spring Home Show in Brisbane! TV personality and the face of CUA (Credit Union Australia), Scott Cam, was at the recent Home Show signing copies of his new book and meeting and greeting with visitors to the Show. RenoSave’s very own Vivienne Halliday had her copy of Scott Cam’s book personally signed and a happy snap taken with the very personable and easy going former carpenter. Viv confidently reported back to the RenoSave stand that Scott thought the RenoSave Card was ‘a good idea’! Well, we did already know that, but thanks for the thumbs up, Scotty, and all the best with sales of the book “Home Maintenance for Knuckleheads”.