Homes The Block: se­crets to ren­o­vat­ing for profit

Ren­o­vat­ing for profit? The Block stars share the se­crets you need to know…

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Contents -

Don’t skimp on qual­ity

Josh and El­yse say: We wanted our liv­ing room to ooze class, qual­ity and so­phis­ti­ca­tion. The ex­posed ra­di­ant heater was al­ways on our to-do list, and this is the cherry on top. We love the smell of a real fire­place. Less is more. Do a great job with the build qual­ity be­cause most peo­ple can see straight through the styling, and these items will no doubt change any­way.

There’s al­ways a mar­ket for a good-qual­ity home. Pre­pare a target bud­get and time­frame. Choose the right ar­eas for re­turn, even if it means spend­ing more. It comes back to you ten­fold once the house is sold.

Make it warm & invit­ing

Han­nah and Clint say: Our me­dia room cre­ated a warm and in­ti­mate space. It presents as a whisky room, how­ever we could quite eas­ily pic­ture a fam­ily en­joy­ing a board game by the fire­place. The judges hit the nail on the head when they said it’s a room you don’t want to leave. You could curl up on that leather couch with your favourite read and spend an en­tire af­ter­noon in there.

Go for prac­ti­cal but bold

Ron­nie and Ge­or­gia say: Our guest bed­room is a func­tional space and re­ally con­sis­tent with the look of the other rooms in the house. The El­lie Cash­man wall­pa­per is what we love most. It’s such a state­ment, and we think it takes courage to take risks like that. We also love that we man­aged to pop an en­suite in that’s per­fectly sized to suit a guest bed­room.

Josh & El­yse Stiletto Oc­ca­sional Ta­ble in Mar­ble $249 Free­dom Ritz Drinks Trol­ley 3 Tier in Cop­per $199 Free­dom Macrame e Hanger $195 95 Sur­round d In­te­ri­ors s Mar­coni Mo­du­lar Lounge & Ot­toman in Crazy­horse Desert $7295 Wey­landts

Ron­nie & Ge­or­gia Ae­rial Ceil­ing Pen­dant $199 Free­dom Bril­liant Vin­tage Globes $20 each Free­dom Lobby Fab­ric in Ink Ritz $899 Free­dom Han­nah & Clint

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