Latest News - January, 2014

When is the best time to renovate?

By AJ Cochrane | January 31st, 2014 • No Comments
When is the best time to renovate?

Renovating a house is surely one of the most stressful things you can undertake in a lifetime. In fact, having lived through a kitchen renovation I can say with surety it’s more stressful than building a new house. Mainly because you’re usually living in the house you’re renovating while the renovation is going on. I know people who’ve prepared meals for weeks using a George Foreman grill in their laundry because they were redoing their kitchen. I know people who had to shower at the gym and use a portaloo parked in their driveway for three months while their bathroom […]

How to get some of Pantone’s colour of the Year into your house

By AJ Cochrane | January 15th, 2014 • 1 Comment
How to get some of Pantone’s colour of the Year into your house

Good grief Pantone, you don’t like to make life easy for people do you? Every year we wait with bated breath for you to tell us what your ‘Colour of the Year’ is so we can be on trend and work that colour into our home’s palette … and each year you seem to want to make it more challenging for us! I’m still having nightmares about Tangerine Tango. When I started researching for this year’s colour however, I was pleasantly surprised. It seems that getting a bit of Radiant Orchid into my home isn’t going to be as hard […]

Make your home like new for under $1000

By AJ Cochrane | January 3rd, 2014 • 1 Comment
Make your home like new for under $1000

Just under a year ago we found ourselves in the position where we had to sell our house, and sell it quickly (we’d found the block of land of our dreams and had baby due in less than 8 weeks). Our real estate agents advised us that selling our house quickly was all about presentation. We needed to make our house look like a show home. Long story short, we sold our house in 12 days but of course, after getting it looking so beautiful,  it ripped our hearts out to put it in the hands of other! And I […]