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Making a move in the property market can be a daunting yet thrilling experience, from choosing the right block for your lifestyle to making sure you don’t blow your budget, there is a whole range of important decisions to be made. One of the biggest considerations before you make your first move is whether you want to build a single or two-storey home. Here at New Level two storey homes, we have seen first hand the shift from single storey’s to double storey’s. In the last few years, property sizes in Perth have been on the decline with the UDIA…

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Building your own house is an exciting challenge, but it is a task which requires lots of careful forethought and planning. This will ensure that the project can be completed in a satisfactory manner, on time and on budget with no major mistakes. There are several things which you will need to know before you embark on building the house of your dreams. From understanding the basics of structural steel fabrication to knowing how a drainage system should work, there are dozens of different aspects which you will need to have a firm grasp of before the project has even…

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The list of things you should do to your new house are endless, and there are also many things that you shouldn’t do. Of course, having a house warming party and setting it on fire is obviously not in one’s best interest. But anyway, here’s a short list of the 5things to be avoided. 1 -Don’t Leave the Locks on the Doors that the Builder Left Yes, the builder and his team may have been a nice bunch of people and a great team of workers, but the only person who should have access to all of the locks, is…

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    It is hard to beat outdoor living, and there is no question that a functional outdoor space will add value to your home. You may decide that the time is right for you to do a large renovation, but if you are not willing to commit the time or money to a major project, there are still some things you can do to expand your functional living space out of doors. Creating an outdoor “room”: You don’t need walls to create a space that feels private and is protected from rain, wind or the prying eyes of neighbors.…

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If you’re establishing a new home – or maybe even trying to sell your old one – then choosing a consistent interior design theme is a logical starting point. And in the same way that major corporations decide on appropriate branding for their products and don’t veer from that brand – doing the same with your home will pay dividends. “Green” (CC BY 2.0) by jinkazamah But this is easier said than done. Adopting a strong theme simultaneously means getting rid of some things in your home which you like and which have value, but which simply don’t fit with your chosen theme.…

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Get personal Let employees bring their own items into work – photos, ornaments, books, furniture and even the dog now and then. These reminders of home can brighten up that commercial property in Mayfair and make it a home from home. This creates a warm, informal atmosphere that lets people feel safe enough to take the odd risk here and there. Be the all-seeing eye This sounds sinister, but what it actually means is observing your employees at work rather than asking them direct questions. People might tell you what they think you want to hear, rather than the truth, so catch…

How do you take advantage of those times when you get away from the daily grinds of work, perhaps raising a family too? For many people, parking themselves in a comfortable chair and having a cold beverage does the trick. Finding a cold drink to enjoy typically is not a problem, but what about that relaxing sitting area? Do you know how to easily find that chair or other piece of furniture that is beyond comfortable? If not, there are places to turn to in your search. Find Comfort and Relaxation Right at Your Fingertips So that you can look…

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Most property developers know how to choose the right property and renovate or refurbish it to a high standard. However, an awful lot of small developers fall at the last hurdle, which is marketing their properties. Many small-scale property investors are potentially leaving cash on the table because they are not taking the time to stage their property before marketing it. Staging can add thousands to the value of the property. If you are one of those developers that still markets their properties empty, read on to find out why it may be worth your while changing this approach. How…

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There is no simpler and more effective way to add a vintage look and style to your home than with accessories. A bit of smart shopping can be the path to a fresh look without the hassle of wholesale redecoration. Accessories have the power to dramatically change the appearance of your home, especially if the vintage look is what you’re after. Ideally, what you need to do is get good quality essentials in place in each room and then get accessories that can enhance those and give the desired look. There’s no point shopping for a new bed from Divan…

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We’ve got a great tip for you today! Staging a home can be a very costly endeavor, but there are ways to save big on the costs. You can even make money from doing it! 1. Sell your condo furnished People think that they can imagine a space, but in reality, most can’t, and you’ll fetch a much higher price for your condo if you stage it if it’s empty. The best part is that you don’t need to just rent the furniture and have a big expense with no return on it. You can buy furnishings for reasonable prices and mark it…