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How to easily plan and project manage your bathroom renovation

A bathroom is one of the two rooms that can really add value to your home. So here, Australia’s Renovation Queen – Cherie Barber – takes you through the stages of a complete bathroom renovation. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: The difference between a cosmetic bathroom renovation and a full bathroom renovation How to calculate how much you should…

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Learn how to style your bathroom in 3 minutes

Learn quick tips and tricks on styling your bathroom in under 3 minutes from celebrity Designer – James Treble TRANSCRIPTION [00:00:02]  Whether you’ve just moved into a brand new home or you’ve just completed a bathroom renovation to elevate this beautiful room into something practical and beautiful. It’s all about the styling. [00:00:15]  So whether this is…

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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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How to nail the art of lighting

There’s a very good reason you walk into a posh restaurant, ritzy hotel foyer or beautiful resort bedroom and immediately feel special. Sure, it’s the overall luxury and design, but you can be sure there’s a very well thought-out lighting plan that is integral to the inviting mood. There will probably be a bit of wow factor…

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How to get a DIY designer kitchen in 1 day

Few people have the luxury of an unlimited budget when it comes time to overhaul their kitchen – traditionally one of the most trade-intensive and hence expensive rooms to renovate. For a total strip out and fit out, labour costs can spiral out of control once you’ve factored in a plumber, sparkie, carpenter, labourer, tiler……

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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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Mastering the right money mindset

Whether you’re saving for a deposit, starting your own business, or simply want to get a better handle on your finances, there might be a major roadblock that you’re not even aware of: the way you think about money. This could be a result of your upbringing, early conditioning or maybe just a financial setback…

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How to: Top 10 tips of styling for sale

So, your property is meticulously renovated and it’s finally time to put it on the market. If your budget doesn’t stretch to a professional stylist then you need to pull out all the stops to have it looking amazing for the marketing photos and inspections. The aim is to let potential buyers see themselves in…

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5 types of fabulous facades that will have you inspired

It’s that first important glimpse that decides whether it’s love at first sight or instant rejection. We’re talking, of course, about front facades. For a property seller or simply someone with pride in their home, you really need those first impressions to hit the mark. So let’s take a look at five different facades that…

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Mining for property gold

One of the most asked questions to our property coaches is, “Can you recommend any suburbs to buy in?”. And the answer is firm: “you MUST do all the due diligence to find those suburbs yourself.” This is simply because there are so many variables that are unique to each buyer, such as where they…

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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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Paint like a pro

Cherie shows you the secrets of a flawless professional paint finish that you don’t want to miss. [Transcript] Now you might think painting is one of those easy DIY jobs that anybody can do. Well, let me tell you I’ve seen a lot of shoddy painting jobs over the years and you come to appreciate…

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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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Top 74 Rental Rippers Revealed

Hot on the heels of CoreLogic’s report that highlighted the success rate of property flipping comes its follow-up Top Rental Performers Report, which reveals 74 prime rental suburbs nationwide. Together, the reports paint an interesting checkerboard of Australia’s property market. And the combined stats certainly reinforce something I’ve hammered home often enough: that there’s no one “property…

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The Secret To Successful Flipping

I’ve just got home from a blissful four weeks away and I was back on the airwaves this week following the release of a CoreLogic report on the success of flipping. The huge media interest in the report certainly reflects Australia’s love affair with renovation – and confirms what we at Renovating For Profit already…

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The Mindset for Success

The mindset for success If you’re anything like me, the end of a year feels more like the end of a marathon, and the last thing you’re thinking about is goals for the new year. Rest and relaxation, and time with my daughter and partner, is what I’m most looking forward to.  However, anyone who’s…

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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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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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Ask Cherie – Street Appeal

What are some of the ways to improve a property’s street appeal? We have a brick house that we would love to render, but don’t have the budget for it unfortunately. The whole front of the place is looking a bit sad. What are some of the less expensive improvements we could make? First up,…

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VIDEO: EOFY Market update with Mark Bouris

​ We all make New Year’s resolutions and very few of us make New Financial Year resolutions. But right now is the time to set your financial goals and put a plan in place to reach them! If property investment or Renovating For Profit is a strategy you’ve been thinking about, you’ll love the latest…

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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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Kitchen renovation challenge: 1 Kitchen – 2 Ways

A creative kitchen renovation project: learn how to maximise a small apartment space and renovate a kitchen within a small footprint – creatively and on a budget. What will you learn in this article?  A kitchen renovation project within a small studio space How this studio project creatively integrates this kitchen for dual use 4…

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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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Big Ideas for the Little Outdoors

Not everyone has a big backyard to get creative with. For many people, especially those who live in the inner city, their “backyard” is limited to a balcony or small courtyard. And just like any outdoor area, without a little design inspiration these can end up barren, wasted spaces, useful for little more than drying…

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How to tile paint

  Tile paint is an easy and cost-effective way to freshen up a tired bathroom or kitchen splashback, without spending big. To ensure a professional finish, follow the simple steps in this video and you’ll be rewarded with a flawless finish, using White Knight Tile Paint and Primer. DOWNLOAD Cherie’s free ebook: How To Tile…

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