Outdoor Room

Jason from Edithvale

I would like to enclose my pergola to get more use out of the area but I would like to make it cost effective and avoid the messy planning approval process. Am I wanting too ... continue reading

Storage Solutions

Laura & Phil from Trafalgar

We have just moved house, and have discovered we have alot of items that we don't want to throw away but do not want on display, so we are looking at different options for storage for these things. ... continue reading

More Space for Growing Family

Melissa from Mt Martha

We require a really cost effective solution for an extra room on our currrent family home. Due to the rise of interest rates and stamp duty we realise it is too expensive to sell our home and take a ... continue reading

Balustrading Options

Elise from Pearcedale

We are renovating our House and are adding a decking area on the second level. We are not sure what options there are available for Balustrading, would you be able to give us an idea of what is out ... continue reading

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Brand New Window Display

posted 3 months, 1 week, 1 day, 16 hours, 19 minutes ago

Accent Windows is our newest and biggest display at The Home Innovations Display Centre showcasing both residential & commercial windows. ... continue reading

Keith a HIT Again!!

posted 5 months, 3 weeks, 19 hours ago

Keith "The Blockinator" from The Block was a massive hit with the crowds at the recent Mornington Peninsula Kitchen & Bathroom Expo on the 22nd of March 2014. Check out a few of the great ... continue reading

Cheryl Petersen Galleries - December Newsletter

posted 9 months, 5 days, 3 hours, 27 minutes ago

This year Cheryl concentrated on painting abstracts. “Horse” & “Jewelled” are presently on display at tusk Gallery - 76 Harold Street, ... continue reading

Mornington Peninsula Home Show Success!!!

posted 11 months, 2 days, 12 hours, 53 minutes ago

The Mornington Peninsula Home Show held on the 19th & 20th of October 2013 was a great ... continue reading

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Introduction to Interior Design & Decoration

Tuesday 10:00 am, 14th October 2014

Create and experience your own new world of design with this highly practical course that will provide you with a thorough grounding in the skills and techniques of Interior Design. ... continue reading

Mornington Peninsula Home Show 2014

Saturday 10:00 am, 25th October 2014

Proudly hosted by Home Innovations, the Mornington Peninsula Home Show will be an extravaganza of renovating experts, special deals and family ... continue reading

Couples Reno Challenge

Saturday 11:00 am, 25th October 2014

Win a $1000 Renovating Voucher! Put your skills to the test with our Couples Renovating Challenge with special guest judge Keith "The ... continue reading

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Boost Your Home Resale Value

Hold that hammer. Before you put your home on the market, consider these quick and easy tips to boost your home's resale value.

What did you notice when you first saw your house from the outside? Was it the entrance, the garden, or something else that caught your attention? Try to attract your buyers' attention. Buyers look for the cleanest houses and those in excellent repair. Make sure you have a clean and tidy house that is ready to be shown at all times as people look for well-maintained homes and visual appeal. Make your house sparkle inside and out with these quick tips.

Frame the Picture (or they'll drive away!)HIDC House For Sale

. Make the first impression count and tidy the garden, mow the lawn, etc.
. Clean, paint or weed the driveway, make it easy to get in.
. Install a new letterbox, that's right, it can be the first thing seen.
. Clean your gutters of leaves and growth.
. Repair all gates & fences.
. Hide rubbish bins and avoid clutter.
. Install exterior lighting for the effect of safety & ambience.

Clean Up!

. Spring clean your house.
. Have your carpets professionally cleaned.
. Check interior walls and ceilings for signs mould and clean it off.
. Clean your ceiling fixtures and ceiling fans.
. Clean your windows.
. Clean/polish timber & tiled floors and walls.
. Clean mirrors, doors, and walls. A clean house is more appealing to buyers.
. Clean the appliances, theres nothing more appealing than bright stainless steel.
. Neutralize odours and musty smells that may linger in your house. Open your windows or mask the odours by burning a candle or essential oils or placing a vase of sweet smelling flowers on a benchtop.
. Homes that smell of animals, especially cats, can cost you thousands. Consider boarding pets during the selling period.

Lighting

. Open the blinds. Let natural light enter the house.
. Switch on all lamps throughout the house.
. Turn on the lights in the kitchen and the bathroom.

Painting

. Repaint in light neutral colours as they make your rooms appear more spacious and buyers are typically attracted to light colours.
. Repaint walls in your kitchen, bathrooms and living areas.