Loft Ladders

Pam from Sale

We are doing renovations to our home and would like to use the space in our roof. I know that you can get loft ladders, but do not know alot about them or where to start. Can you help me ... continue reading

Tile Selection

Wendy from Mt Martha

With the large range of tiles on the market, how do I know which ones are good quality and will suit my ... continue reading

Bamboo Flooring

Tim from Somerville

I am looking at putting new flooring through some rooms in my house that i am renovating at the moment. I would like timber but i have heard about Bamboo Flooring? Could you tell me a little bit ... 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 6 months, 2 weeks, 2 days, 2 hours, 44 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 11 months, 1 week, 6 days, 37 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 1 year, 1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days, 3 hours, 18 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, 5 months, 1 week, 2 days, 11 hours, 45 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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Master Builders - Mornington Group Meeting

Wednesday 6:00 pm, 24th June 2015

Come along to network and socialise, listen to Industry Experts and be in the running to win some great prizes. ... continue reading

Master Builders - Mornington Group Meeting

Wednesday 6:00 pm, 19th August 2015

Come along to network and socialise, listen to Industry Experts and be in the running to win some great ... 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.