Category Archives: Renovations

How to Save for the Cost of a House Extension

Weston Lakes/ March 2, 2017/ Renovations

One thing that most people know is that a house extension will cost quite a lot. What they may not realise is that there are many ways of getting what you want for less. A house extension will certainly enhance your lifestyle and may save the need to move into a bigger home. If you consult with a financial planner like Andep to find the best ways of making your money go further, it can cost less than you may think.

The ideal scenario is to get a financial advisor to do some financial planning on your behalf. They not only show you how to save money, but may be able to ensure you get a bigger tax return. Even though their advice costs, you will save much over the following years once they put you on the right track. So a house extension can soon be well within your budget.

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To Move or Not to Move During Renovations

Weston Lakes/ October 12, 2016/ Renovations

If you are having your home renovated be prepared for a lot of noise, dust and interruptions – depending on what you are having done, of course. If only one room is being renovated you may be able to stand remaining in the same house, but if more than that is scheduled, you may want to think about contacting Brilliance Removalists to move you out so the renovators and builders have free rein.

The noise factor

You may not have experienced living in a house where there is constant banging and the whine of a saw going on and off all day. The latter is a bit like being in the dentist’s chair with the high pitched noise of the drill grating on your nerves. You have to be strong to put up with it. But at the dentists, you at least know it will be over in a few minutes.

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Carpet Renovations and Your Budget

Weston Lakes/ April 12, 2015/ Renovations

Often, the best renovation for your home is to put in new carpet. Old carpet that looks tatty and grubby will ruin the look of any room, no matter what other kinds of home improvement you do –  even if you just bought new furniture to go in it. But when you pull up the old carpet you will see that the underfelt is left and if you are on a budget, it will be tempting to keep it as underlay for the new one. Is this truly a good idea? Professional carpet cleaners like brilliancecleaning.com.au advise against it. Why?

It’s dirty

For a start, underfelt gets dirty, just the same as the carpet. Much of the dirt and dust sinks right through the carpet and ends up trapped in the underfelt. This dirt and dust will actually work its way into the fibres of your new carpet, thus soiling it from the bottom up, resulting in a carpet that is spoiled long before its time. The underfelt can have all kinds of nasty bacteria and even fleas or flea eggs in it, if you have pets inside.

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5 Benefits of Using a Professional Scaffold Hire Company

Weston Lakes/ December 4, 2010/ Renovations

Very few buildings can be erected without hiring scaffolding and of course, the higher the building is, the more scaffold is needed. For very small building jobs the builders may erect their own structure, but once larger buildings are planned, hiring a professional scaffold company will pay dividends.

Here are 5 benefits of using a professional scaffold hire company.

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Home Renovations – To Paint or Not to Paint

Weston Lakes/ May 12, 2009/ Renovations

Many people do home renovations quite successfully and this can add value to the home whether you want to sell or not. But whether you want to book a furniture mover like Brilliance Removalists or not, it is wise to consider carefully whether you are up to the job of painting your home.

Anyone with arthritis should not attempt to paint the ceiling as it can be really hard on the neck to look up all the time.  Even painting the walls can be a lot more work than it looks.  For a start, you have to go over it all with a fine tooth-comb to see that it is in good repair and that any cracks or holes are filled in with putty and sanded over, otherwise even that small nail hole or bump will look more obvious.

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