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Mother’s Day master bedroom makeover

A special makeover for a single mum of 2 battling breast cancer highlighting the importance of a good financial plan. On Monday, I had the honour of doing a special master bedroom renovation in just 6 hours (yep, you read that right) for Cath, mummy to 8 year old Georgia and 12-year old Lily. No-one…

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How to make your bathroom look luxe for less

There’s no getting around the fact that a full-blown bathroom renovation is a costly, time-intensive and stressful affair. It requires an army of trades and your bathroom is likely to be out of action for several weeks. That’s why it makes so much sense to work with your existing bathroom, and avoid the nasty surprises…

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Retro makeover for an ugly duckling facade

This house in the Hunter Valley has a most unusual roofline: in fact it is so wacky, the home was dubbed by locals “the Kentucky Fried Chicken house”. My renovation strategy was to cosmetically refresh the front facade and right side of the house only, due to the home owner’s budget constraints. Down the track,…

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$2,000 Boho Bedroom Makeover

This bedroom project is the first step in the transformation of Mick my chippie’s unrenovated home in Sydney’s west. Recently married, Mick and his new wife Joanne bought this modest brick house just one month ago, so they have their work cut out turning it into the dream home it will undoubtedly become. With Mick’s…

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$70,000 value uplift in 9 days on whole house reno

The three sisters who owned this unrenovated suburban house in Sydney’s west were caught in a bind and desperately needed my help. With Sydney house prices in freefall, and similarly unrenovated houses in this suburb failing to sell, they knew their best chance of securing a quick sale was to do a well-targeted renovation. However, they…

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How you can achieve instant street appeal with White Knight Ultra Pave

The owners of this Californian bungalow are the first to admit they made a bad choice with the original colour scheme for this facade. What they thought was going to be a striking grey, turned out to be blue, and they’d never got around to updating the colour scheme. So it was time to get…

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How to makeover your backyard for $3500

Turning your backyard into an entertainment zone can add tens of thousands to your property value. But how do you get your backyard Spring ready without blowing your budget? The key is making simple strategic changes that make a big impact. Here’s what I achieved in one of my rental properties in just 1 day,…

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Six top hacks for maximising small spaces

Housing affordability isn’t just stretching the pockets of Aussie buyers, especially in cities like Sydney and Melbourne, it’s also stretching the imagination of designers. Modern apartments are generally showcases of compact design and generous storage, while older apartments make me wonder where on earth previous generations stored all their stuff? Luckily, I quite enjoy getting stuck into…

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Get the look: Flat pack kitchen with designer style

Want a kitchen straight out of your favourite interior mag without the designer price tag? With clever ideas and careful project management, it’s possible to have it all. Your kitchen is one of the most critical rooms in your property for adding value, hence the need to get everything right – from your initial idea,…

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Bathroom Blitz… A designer makeover in 2 days for under $3K!

Australians love their bathrooms. In fact in new builds, we’re now building on average 2.6 bathrooms into every family home!* So it goes without saying that if you’re Renovating For Profit you need to pay particular attention to your bathroom if you want to lure buyers in or uplift your property value and build equity. Bathrooms are…

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5 tips to keep your head at auction

Whether buying or selling at auction, it’s possibly one of the most pressured and stressful situations you’ll find yourself in. Even if you think you’re mentally prepared, it’s easy to crumble when the spotlight falls on that prized property. If you’re the potential purchaser, that can be catastrophic. So here are a few tips to…

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Cherie’s Gladesville Apartment Renovation

Homeowner Jen bought her apartment in Gladesville NSW, quite a few years ago. Until now, the apartment has remained mostly the same as the day she moved in. Built in the 1970’s, Jen has been wanting to renovate for some time to change her home from an outdated piece of real estate, to a fresh and modern apartment…

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Cherie Barber’s 100th Home Renovation

If 100 home renovations were a birthday, Cherie Barber, aka the Renovation Queen™ would be receiving a letter from the Queen. In the 90’s Cherie never knew she’d become Australia’s favourite renovator but she has done that by flipping houses for a profit and not being afraid to teach other people how to as well.…

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Cherie’s Whole House Colyton Renovation

Homeowners, Janet and Fred bought this western Sydney home in 2016, with the aim of building a property portfolio for long term wealth accumulation. The couple deliberately purchased an “un-renovated” property so that they could do a cosmetic renovation and add instant equity and rental yield to the property. On completion of the renovation, they…

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Asbestos In Your Home? Be Aware!

Asbestos could be anywhere, and you need to be aware! Especially for renovators, the risks need to be understood. Australia was among the highest consumers of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the world. Multiple products still lie hidden in one-third of Aussie homes built or renovated before 1987 including brick, weatherboard, fibro, clad homes, flats, and…

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Renovating Your Kitchen On A Shoestring Budget

With the average kitchen renovation conservatively estimated at between $10,000 to $15,000, you can appreciate the challenge of gutting and replacing this old-timer on a budget of roughly $5000. But that’s the reality of TV renovating for my slot on The Living Room – time and money are always stretched to the limit. The kitchen…

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Cherie’s Hillsdale Apartment Renovation

Homeowner, Lauren purchased this unrenovated two bedroom apartment approximately eight years ago. She lived in it for a number of years before deciding to relocate elsewhere to a house with more space. Since moving out, Lauren’s also had a stream of tenants moving in and out. With her latest round of tenants gone, she’s decided…

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Cherie’s Toongabbie facade reno

The owners of this humble fibro house in the outer western suburb of Toongabbie were keen to capitalise on the Sydney boom by selling their existing home and upgrading to a new location. The couple, who had owned the property for 15 years, had already partially renovated the interior, but the bland façade was still…

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Cherie’s Colyton Kitchen Reno

In this renovation, expert renovator, Cherie Barber, takes hold of her paint brush and rollers, to teach one of her younger sisters, Jeneane, (and the rest of Australia too) how to transform a kitchen on a modest budget of just $2,000, in 2 days, with just 2 people. The old kitchen is in an investment…

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Cherie’s Blacktown Renovation No.2

THE STORY: Top Renovator, Cherie Barber is challenged with updating a drab, dated 1970’s bathroom that’s seen better days. Home owner Abhishek Sharma has just purchased this investment property and has a budget of only $2,500, all said and done, to transform his bathroom space. Whilst the bathroom is currently functional, the bathroom lacks any…

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