Posts Tagged ‘house’

How to renovate your bathroom in 3 simple steps

Choose your style
Some of you will already have an idea of your preferred interior style. Others will be overwhelmed, and unsure of where to start. Regardless of how you start your project, it always pays to do a bit of research.
Jump on Instagram, Pinterest or pick up a magazine if you prefer an analytical approach.
When locking in a style, sometimes it can help to work backwards from a … Read the full post »

When is the right time to buy a house?

It all comes down to personal circumstance. There’s no perfect time to buy a property and no such thing as being too young or old.

1. Income now and in the future
A history of a stable, regular income, with the prospect of the same in the future is a must-have.
Without it, the banks simply won’t lend to you, or (they will, but) at a much higher rate than desirable.

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5 expert tips to find the perfect home to flip

1. Is it structurally sound?
Does it have good bones? That’s the one thing that’s going to save you mega money at the backend.
If you’re not confident with checking this yourself, a professional building inspection is a worthy investment.

2. Avoid a bad layout
A poorly considered floor plan is an absolute no-no.
Older homes can often have inefficient layouts that modern buyers don’t want, such as small boxed-in rooms … Read the full post »

Designing a DIY kitchen: Where to start?

1. Look for inspiration
The very first step is simply to start thinking about what you want your kitchen to look like. Start looking at other kitchens – in magazines, on Pinterest and Instagram and in-real-life – and think about how they might translate into your space. Get an idea of what colour palettes or finishes you like. One of the most important and exciting parts of a renovation … Read the full post »