AWE­SOME EX­TE­RI­ORS

Turn drab into fab and in­crease your home’s street ap­peal and value. Ren­o­vat­ing whiz Cherie Bar­ber shows you how.

Homes+ (Australia) - - CONTENTS - Cherie Bar­ber is a ren­o­va­tor on TV’s The Liv­ing Room and runs ren­o­vat­ing-for­profit work­shops. Cheriebar­ber.com.au

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IT’S EASY TO GET IN­TIM­I­DATED by an un­ruly yard, strewn with rub­bish and the ram­shackle rem­nants of years of ne­glect. Yet the re­al­ity of buy­ing an un­ren­o­vated house is that this is ex­actly what you want – be­cause most buy­ers will be too daunted by first ap­pear­ances to see be­yond the mess and vi­su­alise how rel­a­tively sim­ple it is to tidy a tip.

You can do a lot of it your­self, which saves on ex­pen­sive labour costs, then just bring in the tradies when the grunt work is done.

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