Does your property need a repair, renovation, or upgrade and don’t know where to start?

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Home Renovation

We understand that renovating a home can be a big investment, and that’s why we do everything we can to ensure it’s done right. The expert team here at DwellStone can answer all of your questions, and help you put together a plan of action.

We specialise in sustainable home renovation, and this means we use the best materials and practices possible. We pride ourselves on delivering quality that doesn’t cost you, or the earth.

One of the most frequent concerns we hear about sustainable building is around upfront cost, but opting for more sustainable solutions doesn’t have mean spending big money.

For example, choosing energy-efficient lighting and appliances, or more water-efficient products are small and affordable solutions that can make a big difference to the efficiency of your home and its environmental impact.

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Ways to Save on Your Home

Increase Efficiency, Not Size
Consider Long-Term Costs, Not Just Short-Term Gains
Consult an Architect
Partner With a Contractor
Don't Overspend on Wall Prep
Consider Look-Alikes
Wait Until Contractors Want Your Business
Don't Move the Kitchen Sink
Make Decisions Early
Maximise storage
Choose the right flooring
Don’t forget outside
Create space

Essential tips for renovating a property

If you’re thinking about renovating your home, there are a few essential points to consider first.

These home renovation tips will help you avoid any unnecessary problems, costs, and headaches that can sometimes come along with a remodel.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Make sure you’re using as many energy conserving measures as you can within your budget.

    LED bulbs help to conserve energy remarkably, as compared to conventional filament bulbs. Although these may seem expensive initially, the benefits of saving on utility bills far outweigh the expense.

    Comprehensive insulation can ensure that you don’t lose so much heat, making your house more energy efficient.

    Make sure the windows you install are double or triple glazed. Using double-glazed windows will help to regulate the indoor temperature without needing electrical fixtures, such as air conditioners or ceiling fans.

  • Water Usage

    Think about installing low-flow toilets, sinks and showers. and also consider using rainwater.

    Rainwater harvesting can effectively help to prevent using tap water for additional uses, such as gardening, washing vehicles, and even as a backup in droughts.

  • Using Sustainable Materials

    One of the most important steps in renovating a home is to use an optimal proportion of eco-friendly materials.
    When you decorate, make sure you use Eco paint, which is made from natural products and has minimal effect on the environment. Think about where you will be spending most of your time, if, in the office, plants can help to diffuse hard edges and can also make for a more oxygen-rich environment.

  • Renovate The Kitchen

    The kitchen is the heart of a home for many of us, and improving its appearance can seriously lift the value of your home. However, think carefully before replacing the whole thing as the next owners may want to put their stamp on the kitchen. It may be better to give it a facelift by replacing the benchtop, handles, taps and splashback.

    Throw in a few extras such as a water filter, built-in rubbish bins and statement pendant or industrial-style lighting. Contemporary kitchens often have cabinetry in two or three different colours so consider repainting existing units in colours that harmonise.

  • Upgrade The Bathroom

    A second bathroom and toilet are almost compulsory these days, so finding space for these is pretty much a given for savvy renovators. Adding a second toilet is the very least that most buyers expect. However, don’t feel you need to spend a fortune on expensive fittings – there are many products available for those with a limited budget.

    To upgrade existing bathrooms, rather than going all out with new fittings, you may only need to make minor changes such as buying a new vanity, cleaning grout, buying new doorknobs and drawer handles, even replacing the toilet seat. Water-saving measures such as eco-friendly taps, shower fittings and toilets will also impress dollar-wise homebuyers.

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