Double Garage Division

Isabelle from Ballarat

We have a double garage that is under the main house roof and would like to create more living space. Do we need a permit to cut the garage in half and make it into another bedroom and kids play ... continue reading

Bathroom Renovation

Tracey from Rye

In the process of renovating our home by ourselves we have realised that the bathroom needs more than just a coat of paint and we are looking at the possibility of having it totally renovated by a ... continue reading

Lightweight Steel Framing?

Avril from Mornington

I am considering using a steel frame for an upstairs extension to my home. Is steel an appropriate option or should I stay with the same timber frame technique used for the existing ... continue reading

Heating Alternatives

Brad from Mt Eliza

Our home is quite cold and damp so we are looking at heating options. We know a little bit about Gas fires and we have heard about pellet fires, can you tell us more and do you have companies that ... continue reading

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S2B Smart Shower hits the Peninsula!

posted 1 month, 1 week, 4 days, 6 hours, 20 minutes ago

S2B Smart Shower is a new innovation that revolutionises the shower and bath world! This is an option for apartments, ensuites, units, hotels, aged care and .... ... continue reading

Brand New Window Display

posted 6 months, 1 week, 1 day, 4 hours, 13 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 8 months, 3 weeks, 6 hours, 54 minutes 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 1 year, 4 days, 15 hours, 21 minutes ago

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

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Introduction to Interior Design & Decoration

Tuesday 10:00 am, 3rd February 2015

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 Kitchen & Bathroom Expo

Saturday 10:00 am, 28th February 2015

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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.