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Renovating a ranch style home

Renovating a ranch style home

Ranches are less fashionable these days, but since they typically offer a reasonable amount of living space on a good-sized flat block and are generally oriented to make the most of the outdoor space, they can be an excellent buy for renovators. If you are lucky enough to own, or be able to buy, a ranch style property, here are our tips for turning it into a place that feels like home.

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Renovating a ranch style home
Regional gabled cottages

Regional gabled cottages

Looking for an affordable property to renovate? Don’t overlook the gabled cottages that were built towards the end of the last century and are still plentiful in many Australian suburbs. 

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Regional gabled cottages
Renovating a student flat

Renovating a student flat

Owning a student flat can be both a rewarding and challenging investment. Considering how and when to renovate that student flat is another thing. If you’re thinking of upgrading your student flat, there are various things to consider when your investment property is tenanted by students.

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Renovating a student flat
Top 5 renovation pitfalls

Top 5 renovation pitfalls

Excited about planning your home renovation? These are the top 5 pitfalls you need to avoid to achieve your goal.

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Top 5 renovation pitfalls
Delicate negotiations

Delicate negotiations

In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart shares his findings about how couples make renovation and new kitchen decisions. 

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Delicate negotiations
Renovating state houses

Renovating state houses

Renovating a typical state house -that piece of New Zealand history which any Kiwi will recognise- can be both a challenge and a rewarding experience.

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Renovating state houses
Geraldton, WA renovation builders

Geraldton, WA renovation builders

Combining the facilities of a city with the relaxed lifestyle of a country town, Geraldton offers renovators the best of both worlds.

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Geraldton, WA renovation builders
The certainty of the new, the mystery of the old

The certainty of the new, the mystery of the old

In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart reflects on how renovation work can be a head-on collision between dreams and realities. 

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The certainty of the new, the mystery of the old
How to renovate a California bungalow

How to renovate a California bungalow

With their simple interior layout, loads of character and charm and large yards, California bungalows allow plenty of options for renovating and extending to suit modern family life.

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How to renovate a California bungalow
Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders

Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders

The largest city in the Australian Outback and the hub of the Western Australian Goldfields, Kalgoorlie-Boulder has grown from humble beginnings to become a cosmopolitan centre with a character all its own.

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Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders
Renovating your rental

Renovating your rental

These are your realistic options if you’re dying to renovate or make some handy additions to your rental home. 

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Renovating your rental
Does the weather affect your renovation plans?

Does the weather affect your renovation plans?

Stephen Cox, renovation consultant at Refresh Renovations, tells us why the weather matters when planning a home renovation. 

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Does the weather affect your renovation plans?
Ventilating your loft room

Ventilating your loft room

Renovation consultant Diana May, gives homeowners advice on ventilating a recently renovated loft. 

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Ventilating your loft room
How your home can contribute to your retirement plan

How your home can contribute to your retirement plan

Deborah Carlyon, authorised financial adviser, explains why renovating a home is becoming a key part of a retirement strategy and gives some options for efficient financial planning. 

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How your home can contribute to your retirement plan
Rockingham, WA renovation builders

Rockingham, WA renovation builders

Famous for fabulous beaches and Shoalwater’s superb Marine Park, the City of Rockingham offers residents a great lifestyle, just 40 minutes’ drive from Perth.

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Rockingham, WA renovation builders
The great Australian avocado incident

The great Australian avocado incident

Deborah Carlyon, authorised financial adviser, responds to the social media storm created by a recent column in The Australian newspaper that suggested millennials save the money spent on ‘smashed avocado’ and buy a house instead. 

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The great Australian avocado incident

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