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The importance of a floorplan

If you ever doubted the importance of drawing up a floorplan, think about some of the layouts that really don’t work… These include boxy rooms all cluttered at the back of the house blocking access to the garden; tiny windows shutting out million dollar views; walls separating out the kitchen from the rest of the…

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What type of property does $600,000 buy?

Last month we gave you a snapshot of Australia’s top-performing suburbs: the ones that delivered the highest capital growth over the previous 12 months. Digging behind the stats, it was heartening to see you can still pick up plenty of gems for affordable prices. Bargain hunters can find promising pickings for under $300,000 if they’re…

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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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How to renovate for profit in 3 weeks

How to renovate a whole house the right way, is a popular question. This is one of my investment properties in Sydney’s west, in a suburb that demonstrated great capital growth potential when I purchased in August 2016 – and has continued to gain in value.   Importantly, this was the kind of rough diamond…

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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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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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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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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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Cherie Barber’s Get The Look – Byron Bay

There are a dozen different styles that would have suited a coastal gem like my Byron Bay holiday home, from contemporary to Hamptons or Scandinavian. But there was only one choice for me: Mid-Century. Coastal relaxation set in a retro 1960’s and 1970’s theme, with a modern twist, is a perfect synergy. Buying this picturesque holiday…

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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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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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