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Laundry renovations: 4 crucial need-to-knows

After the kitchen, bathroom and living areas, the laundry might seem like the last renovation on the list. But rather than rushing through it, it’s worth taking the time to consider how its design and features will tie in with the rest of your home.

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Renovating a bathroom and ensuite: 6 things you should know

Installing a fresh, modern bathroom is an excellent way to boost the value of your home. However, bathrooms are one of the more complex (and costly) room renovations you can do.  But when it is done right, the ROI can be as high as 50 per cent1, which is why it is wise to plan well ahead.

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Renovating a kitchen: the 5 elements of good kitchen design

Of all the renovations you might do to a home, the kitchen is almost always the most expensive. But don’t let the cost turn you off, a well-renovated kitchen can deliver significant returns—around 50 per cent in fact1

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The great insulation debate

By David Kneebone: 2017-11-28

Warm, healthy homes are in demand in New Zealand and the topic has taken extra prominence since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Labour-led coalition government took their seat at the top table last month. David Kneebone, Lodge City Rentals General Manager, explains what landlords need to know about insulating their rental properties.

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4 renovation tips to create a low maintenance home

Cleaning is a necessary evil, but with the right design decisions and materials, you could renovate your home to make it an easy, pain-free place to live in that buyers will love.

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Low maintenance landscaping for the Waikato climate

If your green thumb is a seasonal thing, or just non-existent, don’t despair. Here are a few ways you can make your landscape design look great without spending hours maintaining it.

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3 simple steps to remove wallpaper

If the sight of your 70’s wallpaper is making you cringe, chances are it’ll be the same for any buyers who come through your property too. But don’t despair, getting rid of wallpaper isn’t a difficult or costly exercise, in fact, it's quite simple to remove wallpaper yourself.

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How to remedy your weakest home features

If you’re preparing to sell your home, addressing your weakest home features is going to help you attract more buyers. More buyers mean more competition, and more competition means a better chance of drawing top dollar offers for your home.

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What are the best renovations for boosting property value?

You’re looking to sell your house, but it needs a do-up to increase your property value and get people through the door. Every budget has a limit, so where does one start? Which renovations add the most value? 

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5 crucial questions to ask before embarking on a DIY renovation

Do-it-yourself. It’s in our blood. And it’s a great way to add value to a tired house—especially if you’re on a budget. However, before you embark on a DIY room facelift or kitchen renovation, there are a few important questions you need to ask first.

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