Mt Gibralter House Renovation

Nestled at the base of Mt Gibralter in the southern highlands of NSW, the Newlin family residence combines rustic country charm with cutting edge architecture and materials to deliver a warm, stylish house connected to nature. Originally from Newtown in Sydney, the Newlin family including their dog Blinky, decided to make the tree change to Bowral just over 5 years ago. Jonty Newlin, originally from South Africa is a Graphic Designer that has always loved the southern highlands and moved his studio to his new home. The Family bought the…

Renovating For Profit

With shows like the Block and Renovation rescue getting high ratings on TV, many people dive in to renovate thinking it’s easy money. But be warned, over capitalise initially and you are likely to lose big money quick smart. Read on to find out some key ideas for making renovating a real money maker. Lose the emotional attachment! No matter how much your heart says yes to a house, you have to step back and ask yourself – will this house make me money? If the answer is no, step…

Renovate or Start from Scratch?

It’s an age old dilemma, you have outgrown your current home, maybe had kids or just need more space for that collection of bicycles you have accumulated. But you like your current home, have emotional attachment to it and it is located in an area that suits you perfectly. So, what do you do? knock it down and start again, or renovate and convert the dwelling? Maybe your goals can be achieved by knocking down an internal wall or two or opening up spaces with the addition of some Bifold…