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The cost to tile your home

The cost to tile your home

The cost of tiling is a major expense associated with building a new home or renovating an existing one. If you’re considering tiling your home this year, you should have an idea of the expenses associated with it. If you fail to do this, you may end up overshooting your budget and spending extra unnecessarily. But if you’ve never tiled a home before, you probably have no idea how much it is likely to cost. Don’t worry though – I’m…

The Cost of a Kitchen Renovation in 2018

The Cost of a Kitchen Renovation in 2018

Kitchens are one of the most commonly renovated rooms in a house. Not just here in Perth, but around the world. Given that Ross’s Discount Home Centre specialise in renovation products for kitchens in Perth, I meet a lot of DIY home renovators.  And if there is one thing I’ve noticed in my dealings with these DIY enthusiasts, it’s that most of them have not properly budgeted for their kitchen renovations. If you’re planning to undergo a kitchen renovation this…

The Cost of a Bathroom Renovation in 2018

The Cost of a Bathroom Renovation in 2018

If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom this year, then the first things to determine are how much everything costs and how much you have to spend. With every passing year, the costs of bathroom renovations increase a little. So, before you jump into your renovation in 2018, it’s a good idea to look at the current costs to ensure you don’t get a nasty surprise when the bills start rolling in. To help you understand how much bathroom renovations…

How to save money on your kitchen renovation

How to save money on your kitchen renovation

If you’re planning to renovation your kitchen, then I’m sure you’re looking to reduce costs wherever possible. No doubt you’ve come across figures that say replacing a kitchen in Perth will cost around $22,000 for a budget kitchen, $34,000 for a luxurious kitchen and $40,000 for a high-end kitchen. However, recent surveys reveal that the average spend is $14,600 for spaces under 10m² and $22,600 for spaces over 10m². And while these are less than what the former figures suggest,…

8 Hidden costs of renovating

8 Hidden costs of renovating

One of the most effective ways of increasing the value of your property is by investing in a home renovation. Indeed, home renovations can bring about significant improvements to your property which will surely be noticed by potential buyers. If Houzz’s latest State of the Industry Report is anything to go by, renovations are more lucrative now than ever before. The report surveyed businesses in the building industry and revealed that 39% found 2016 to be their best year, 9%…

DIY Renovation: 6 tips to blitz your budget

DIY Renovation: 6 tips to blitz your budget

Thousands of Aussies undertake a renovation project every year. Some do it to raise the sale value of their homes, while others do it to make their homes suit their needs. There are also several new home buyers who choose to renovate their homes before they move in. While all this may be well and good, I’m sure you’re aware that renovations are anything but cheap. As a matter of fact, the cost of renovating is so high, that many…

7 tips to creating a kitchen on a budget

7 tips to creating a kitchen on a budget

Kitchens are no doubt, the most functional and useful areas of any home. In fact, many studies have revealed that we spend more than 300 hours in our kitchens every year. As such, it is very important that your kitchen is designed properly and that it allows efficient flow of work. If you feel that your kitchen does not meet your personal requirements, perhaps it’s time to consider an upgrade. However, you’ll be surprised to learn that you’re not the…

A 5 Step guide to renovating your new home

A 5 Step guide to renovating your new home

If you’ve been following the Perth real estate market, then you’ll know that waiting for “the bottom of the market” may not come around again for quite some time. In fact, the savvy buyers would have already purchased a property, because according to the latest REIWA figures, prices across the Perth Metro areas have increased on a monthly basis over the past 6 months. REIWA President Hayden Groves said “If you’ve been holding out for the best possible price, it…