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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 a first-time renovator found success in regional NSW

Having grown up in Wollongong, first-time renovator Anne was familiar with the NSW south coast city and its surrounding suburbs, even though she now lives in Sydney. Priced out of the Sydney market, she decided to return to familiar roots and look for a rental property around Wollongong. Even though Anne and her husband own…

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It’s not all white…

Through all the trends that come and go, a neutral colour scheme is arguably the most enduring, whether it’s shades of white or any of the soft beiges or greys. It’s a calming, restful retreat from the “busyness” of modern life, as well as a neutral backdrop for bold feature walls, artworks and colourful accessories.…

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Star student makes $67k profit in Rosebud, Victoria

Fiona Bouchier has definitely earned the label of  “professional renovator”. This marks yet another successful flip since completing the Cosmetic Renovations for Profit bootcamp in 2014.     Having successfully renovated three properties in Frankston, Victoria, she moved a little further down the Mornington Peninsula to the seaside town of Rosebud for this makeover of…

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Which property hotspot produced an easy $110K profit?

A self-confessed “complete novice” at buying and renovating before she picked up some key pointers at an early seminar Cherie spoke at, Laura Waters signed up for the Renovating For Profit course in September 2016.   Having given the couple’s St Kilda unit a successful $60,000 facelift, which secured them a healthy uplift in value…

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How to boost your home value

Renovation Queen Cherie Barber mentors homeowner Liz on how to boost her home value cost effectively and in minimal time, helping to attract more tenants. TRANSCRIPTION [00:00:01] Welcome back. How would you like to add thousands of dollars in value to your home with just a few simple changes? Renovation for Profit’s Cherie Barber has…

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Be inspired: Learn how to create a $125K value uplift

This enterprising couple cashed in on the ripple effect of Sydney’s blistering house prices, finding a suitable rough diamond on the NSW Central Coast that created an amazing value uplift. The working class suburb they targeted was in the property doldrums for years, until prices suddenly started to soar from 2013 on-wards – nearly 20%…

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Serial renovator makes a cracking $70K profit

Yet another profitable project for 2010 graduate Jason who has successfully flipped this dated Queensland property for a $70K+ profit! STUDENT NAME: Jason M. RENO TIME FRAME: 10 weeks PROFIT:  $72,700 (after purchase, reno & holding costs*) Property Location: Moreton Bay region, Qld Property Type: Freestanding 2 storey home Strategy: Private Treaty Jason already had several renovations under his…

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How to add value with the top 5 cosmetic internal changes

Cherie Barber shares her top 5 cosmetic internal changes that can help add value to your property. What you will learn: How to add a bedroom (without structural changes) Budget internal fittings (window furnishings) Update old flooring Liquid gold: paint Freshen up bathroom & kitchen Transcript [00:00:05] Cherie from Renovating For Property. I’m coming to…

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6-month flip in Western Sydney

Purchased in March 2016 by Cosmetic Renovations For Profit graduate Virginie, this freestanding weatherboard home was ripe for a cosmetic renovation. She purchased it for $495,000 by private treaty in the outer western Sydney suburb of Campbelltown.     The following “cookie cutter” works were done: new paint to all rooms and external walls,roof and…

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How To Laminate Paint

​ The best way to save money on a reno is to look at what you can save. If you’re looking to update your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, first assess if they can be saved, rather than ripped out.  Laminate paint is a budget friendly DIY option that will give those old surfaces a new…

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Planning your kitchen renovation

So, what’s the correct order in which to approach a kitchen renovation? It’s one of the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate (up there with bathroom renovating), so if you’ve decided to project manage your kitchen reno and bring in the various trades, be sure you’re up to the challenge. Every renovation project…

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6 secrets to finding good tradies

Without doubt, this is one of the topics I am most often asked about. That’s because a reliable, all-round-good tradie who doesn’t charge the earth is pure gold. And the cowboys are sheer hell. I’ve experienced my fair share of both in 25-plus years of renovating, so I certainly appreciate the stress and frustration of…

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Styling to Sell

The appropriate styling can help you achieve thousands of dollars difference between a good deal and an excellent one. Unfortunately too often I walk through homes for sale that are beautiful, and yet lacking that homely touch. So, how do you persuade your prospective buyers to offer the most they can when inspecting your property?…

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