THE FIN­ISH LINE

Homes+ (Australia) - - BEFORE & AFTER -

There were four keys to the suc­cess of this reno. First, I didn’t go in with a “de­mol­ish ev­ery­thing” hat on – by keep­ing most items and sim­ply re­plac­ing some of the larger strate­gic ones, costs were kept down. Next, the apart­ment’s new de­sign theme fit­ted per­fectly with the sub­urb, the age of the block and the likely buyer de­mo­graphic. In­ex­pen­sive pieces, like wall­pa­per and fea­ture lights, added a wow fac­tor with­out blow­ing the bud­get. Lastly, rolling up sleeves and putting in hard yakka meant fewer tradies were in­volved, which saved money.

Rise and shine The bed was re-ori­en­tated and made more of a fea­ture in the room, then flanked by match­ing bed­side ta­bles, lamps and ac­ces­sories. af­ter

af­ter

Room to move

The po­si­tion of the bed makes the room look smaller and clut­tered. be­fore

be­fore

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