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ULTIMATE April, 2020 Edition 12

Real Estate and Renovators Guide


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Buying a home can be a daunting task. Where to buy? What do I want in a home? How to I go about renovations? The Ultimate Real Estate Guide is here to help answer some of those questions. In the following pages, we have compiled some of the best names in real estate from south west Queensland. You’ll also find information on the people and companies who can help you with repairs or renovations on your new home. Information on some of the towns in our region will help you get a feel for this brilliant corner of Australia and why it’s a great place to live.

DALBY Rachel Doyle E: rachel.doyle@dalbyherald.com.au Jay Boyd E: jay.boyd@dalbyherald.com.au CHINCHILLA Jodie Williams E: jodie.williams@chinchillanews.com.au Kelly Smith E: kelly.smith@chinchillanews.com.au ROMA, ST GEORGE, CHARLEVILLE Stephanie Stonehouse E: stephanie.stonhouse@westernstarnews.com Carly Everitt E: carly.everitt@westerntimes.com.au

CONTENTS PAGE 5: CHINCHILLA Find out why the watermelon capital of Australia is a great place to live. PAGE 11: ROMA Maranoa’s biggest town has a lot to offer. PAGE 14: CHARLEVILLE Embrace country living in this beautiful outback town. PAGE 16: DALBY Step into life in the Western Downs. PAGE 19: RENOVATION Renovating made easy with some quick tips and great contacts.

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The Iconic Big Melon found its new home in Chinchilla on the 14th of November 2018, as a gift from Wotif.com. Image:Susan Felix

BUYING PROPERTY Real estate agent with Surat Basin Real Estate in Chinchilla, Warren Daniells said for the last 12 months people have been able to get a lot of bang for their buck in the property market. “But what we’re starting to see is a tightening in the amount of stock on the market, and when buyers see what they like, they need to make a decision or someone will probably make it for them by buying it out from underneath them,” Mr Daniells said. “If products are priced to the market, they are selling rather quickly.” Mr Daniells said prices are starting to rise in the Chinchilla market again so prospective buyers should be looking to move now if they are in a position to do so. “They should be getting preapproval for finance,” Mr Daniells said. “So that they’ve got more strength and confidence in the offer that they’re making.” SCHOOLS For those with children, Chinchilla has your education needs covered. With two kindergartens, two primary schools, a high school and a prep to

Tennis Chinchilla – one of the many sporting clubs you can join in Chinchilla to stay active and social. Image:Peta Mceachern

12 school, there are options available to ensure your children have an education facility suited to them. SHOPPING As far as shopping goes, Chinchilla covers all your bases. Along the main shopping stretch in Heeney Street you’ll find places to buy clothing, giftware, fresh meat, furniture and electrical goods and so much more. Almost anything you could think to buy is available right there in town. Speciality stores have moved into the town over the past decade to fill gaps and existing stores have expanded their ranges to ensure locals have everything they need right there at their fingertips. SOCIAL LIFE When the work week is done, Chinchilla residents enjoy any chance to be social. The pubs and restaurants in town make great gathering spots for a bite to eat or a cold drink. If you’re a movie fan, the cinema screens some of the latest films Wednesday to Sunday, and seven days a week during the school holidays. Book lovers will enjoy spending time at the local library. Keep an eye out for special events and school holiday programs here too. Located in the same centre as the cinema and library, the Lapunyah Art Gallery is a great place to spend some quiet time enjoying the work of artists from the local region and further abroad. Its central location in the Western Downs also makes Chinchilla the perfect base point for day trips to many tourist spots like the Bunya Mountains, Miles Historical Village, or the Jondaryan Woolshed.


Children enjoying the waterpark at the Botanic Parklands in Chinchilla. Image:Kate McCormack.

SPORT Of course, you can’t think of Chinchilla without talking about the sports scene. From a young age, many Chinchilla residents are involved in some form of sporting team, with everything from rugby league and soccer to dance available. Many families spend their weekends traveling for sport or visiting the local grounds for home games; and that doesn’t stop when the kids get older. The Chinchilla Bulldogs are a well know senior rugby league side in the region, drawing large crowds when they play at Bulldog Park. The club’s volunteers open the canteen and man the bar, providing spectators with the perfect opportunity to enjoy a local game and catch up with friends. CLUBS Community involvement is a big part of life in Chinchilla with many people choosing to volunteers with clubs and groups. There are endless options for those wanting to get involved from Apex, Lions and Rotary to sports clubs needing volunteers. Volunteering can be a great way to get out and about in the Chinchilla community and meet some new people. PAGE 5





• This quality 107 acre property should be on your Need to Inspect List. • A well presented 4 bedroom brick home, recently painted & new floor coverings. • Situated about 12kms north of Chinchilla. • Predominantly loamy soil and natural pasture with buffel introduced. • Blanch Creek runs along the back boundary and also watered by 2 dams. • Modern kitchen, new dishwasher, gas cook top and electric oven. • 12 x 6m main shed + 9 x 4m workshop, power and lights + 12 x 7m awning.


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“Pardo” is an excellent lifestyle property and it’s a credit to the owners. Just move in and enjoy the lifestyle this property offers.

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11 parson street, chinchilla THE ULTIMATE LIVING EXPERIENCE By NegotiatioN - 7Bed, 4Bath, 8car Prepare to be excited by this fabulous country style resort proudly being offered to the market for the first time. The present owners are passing on this rare opportunity, however as astute buyers know opportunities like this do not last and will appeal to many, call now to secure this ultimate family lifestyle. Offering two impressive homes, self-contained studio, games room, stunning pool and a variety of sheds all set beautifully with-in the landscaped grounds of 11 Parson Street. Set on over 3 acres with easy to maintain gardens and lawns. The property focuses on leisure and relaxation, such is the experience the stresses of the world will disappear. From poolside to the games room, from verandahs to outdoor living spaces…there’s a spot for every family member. Noteworthy Features of the estate: *The impeccable quality *Main homestead – 4 bedrooms 2 bathroom 2 car *Cottage – 2 bedroom 2 way bathroom 1 car *Studio – with kitchenette & bathroom *In ground pool with gazebo *Outdoor kitchen *Security system *10kw Solar System *28,000gal rainwater tanks *Town water, 1 working bore & 1 capped *1 x 15m x 9m shed, 1 x 9m x 15m shed *1 x 7m x 9m shed, 1 x 3m x 9m shed Call Don Hart or Di Ewen today to arrange your private inspection. Disclaimer: All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries

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48 Gormley road, Chinchilla

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5bed 2bath 3car

If privacy is your thing then this will be the one for you... Enjoy the peaceful surrounds of this family home located on 2 acres and only a minute or so drive to the heart of Chinchilla. This location offers a secluded and private lifestyle block, tucked away from the town scene. The sturdy, low-maintenance, brick home comes complete with 5 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Double bay shed for the cars and tools plus carport. Established grounds and room enough to have a horse! The focal point of this homestead style home is the emphasis on entertaining and family living. Multiple living zones within the home and a spacious outdoor area overlooking the inground pool will tick the boxes for every

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family member. There is an abundance of features: • Two loamy acres • Outstanding entertaining areas • Sparkling inground pool • Established landscaped grounds • Open plan living • Multiple living zones • Air Conditioning • 2 bay colorbond shed with carport • Peaceful, private and coming complete with exceptional value for money, this idyllic home offers the very best of acreage life. • 48 Gormley Road will not disappoint - Call Di Ewen for more information and to book your inspection


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• Stylish kitchen • Large bedrooms, two bathrooms • Abundant storage

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Chinchilla 955 Red Hill Road

“Roseneath” EXCELLENT FATTENING PROPERTY CLOSE TO TOWN • Positioned only 12kms north of Chinchilla • Area – 129.5 ha’s (320 acres) • Mixture of quality Brigalow, Belah and Bottle Tree scrub soils and deep Crows Ash country • Charming 4 b/r Qlder home plus large enclosed shed and cattle yards • Watered by 5 dams • Must to inspect

Chinchilla 945 REDHILL ROAD

“Red Hill” CHOICE GRAZING WITH GOOD IMPROVEMENTS • Located just 12kms north of Chinchilla • Area – 101 ha’s (250 acres) • Mostly Brigalow, Bottle Tree scrub country plus deep red Crows Ash soils • Very comfortable 4 b/r home, 3 x sheds and good set of cattle yards • Well fenced into 9 paddocks


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ROMA, HUB OF THE WEST SCHOOLS Education is an important feature for a family looking to settle somewhere new. Roma offers brilliant schools for your child’s schooling with Roma State College and St John’s Catholic School. St John’s offers kindy to year 12 schooling for students and Roma State College offers prep to year 12, split between a junior and senior campus.

IGA, Foodworks and Woolworths take care of the everyday shopping, but don’t forget to check out the independently owned butchers for the best meat in town. All your other shopping needs are sorted too, with clothing, homeware, electrical, giftware and more all available from a range of local businesses. Anything you can’t find in town, one of these great stores can probably order in for you. SOCIAL LIFE Roma is an explorer’s delight. The town itself is full of things to see and do including the Big Rig museum, the saleyard tours, historical buildings and walking tracks and tours. If going out for a meal is more your speed, Roma is home to a great selection of restaurants and cafes, many using tasty, locally sourced ingredients on their menus.

The Queens Arms Hotel located in McDowell St Roma. Image:Tourism and Events Queensland.

The Roma on Bungil Art Gallery and the Walk of Art are great options for art lovers to unwind. Exhibitions vary, displaying the best of local artists and works from further abroad. Adjacent to the gallery is the library for all your reading needs.Roma’s location also makes it ideal for short trips around the Maranoa region to visit other great spots. SPORT Whether you are an athlete or a spectator, there will be a sport for you in Roma. From junior leagues to senior clubs and social games, the sports scene in Roma is very popular. Rugby league is a particularly popular sport in the region with many people opting to enjoy a day out to support their local teams. CLUBS If you’re looking for a place to volunteer and make some new friends, Roma has plenty of clubs and community groups to join. Lions, Rotary, Apex and Zonta are all active in the Roma area. Many of the sporting clubs and other associations in Roma also welcome volunteers.

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St Paul’s Anglican Church Roma is situation at the corner of Arthur and Bungil Streets Roma. Regular Services are held on Friday at 10am and on Sunday at 9am with Sunday School for Primary aged children. Image:Tourism and Events Queensland.


SHOPPING The largest town in the Maranoa region, Roma provides its residents with all the necessities plus a few extras, while still being proud to offer that good old-fashioned country hospitality.

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98 minkadell road LocAtion, LifEStyLE & LivABiLity Located just 5 minutes from town situated on 32.44 hectares is Minkadell. This modern 4 bedroom home features large kitchen with dishwasher, electric cooktop, gas oven, rangehood and island bench. A formal lounge and dining room opening to the rear deck. The Bathroom has a shower & toilet. All bedrooms include built-in wardrobes. Air conditioned throughout with wood heating for winter. Covered entertainment area with side laundry and additional toilet. Ample shed space with 3 sheds. One 16m x 8m shed with power, concrete floor and evap air conditioning. Second 16 x 7m shed with power, concrete floor and electronic roller door.

Third 12m x 8m shed with gravelled floor. Other features include private bore, steel cattle yards with steel loading ramp, One dam, 5000 Lt water tank. Established lawns and gardens with sprinklers and dripper systems.

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16 Beitz Street LittLE Brick BEAuty - uPcoming Auction We invite your inspection of this low set three bedroom brick home. Situated on a 708m2 block, in a quite street, a short stroll to schools and shops. This brick home would make an idea first home, investment or downsize opportunity. Features include: • 3 good sized bedrooms; all with built in cupboards • Home is serviced throughout by an evaporative air conditioner • Enjoy the afternoon watching the sun go down from your seat on the cool rear patio • 2-bay lockable garage • Garden shed • Rain water and town services • Spacious combined living and dining area, open to a small but serviceable built-in kitchen • Separate bathroom, laundry and toilet

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7-13 Edwardes Street 3 AcrES rEnovAtEd HomE This home features 3 bedrooms (main with en-suite), 1 bathroom with a separate toilet, combined kitchen, dining and living area. Living room has wood heater plus gas connection for heater, evaporated air-conditioning and ceiling fans. There is a laundry, fantastic front deck with loads of space and a garage big enough to fit 5 cars carport and granny flat.

116mcdowall Street, roma Phone: 07 4622 2622 Email: admin.roma@rh.com.au http://www.suratbasin.com.au/ultimaterealestateguide


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OUTBACK CHARM BUYING PROPERTY Real Estate agent April Radnedge from Red Country Real Estate in Charleville said the property market in Charleville is firm, however affordable. “It’s perfect for everyone, starting from your first home buyers, right up to retirees and pensioners,” she said. “It’s a perfect place to buy because it’s a safe and friendly environment. “Really, what more could you want.” There’s a wide range of properties available for prospective buyers in Charleville. “You’ve got your houses that are two bedroom, right up to four and five bedroom, some of them have bigger yards, some of them have smaller yards,” Ms Radnedge said. “There’s plenty of properties available for people that want to go down the road of renovation and who don’t want to do any work at all.” SCHOOLS Charleville Kindergarten, St Mary’s Parish School, Charleville State School and Charleville State High School provide the local families with education opportunities for their children from kindy to year 12. SHOPPING All the basics are catered for when it comes to the Charleville shopping scene. Groceries, clothing, electrical goods and more are all available to locals. Variety is available in Charleville with options to shop at the supermarket or visit specialty stores for your meat and produce.

The Iconic Heinaman’s Bakery is located in Charleville’s main street, Alfred Street. Image:Susan Felix.

SOCIAL LIFE Charleville’s award-winning Graham Andrew Parklands are the perfect spot for a day in the sun. Free barbeque facilities are available, making it the perfect place for a gathering when you want to get out and about. A rural tourist hub, there are plenty of historical sites to visit in and around Charleville. Even locals can take advantage of the things to do and see like tours of historic places and the natural beauty that is regional Australia. There are also few better places to grab a feed than a country pub. Hotel Corones, the Cattle Camp Hotel, Charleville RSL and Charleville Bowls Club are among the places to grab a bite to eat and a cold drink with friends.

SPORT As with many Queensland towns, sport is a major part of life in Charleville. Everything from bowls to boxing and dance to football is available for people to get involved with. If you want to find a sport for yourself or have children you want to sign up to a club, there are plenty of options for all ages.

The striking landscapes of the Murweh region. Image:Dakota Castles.

If you are proposing new building work or renovations you will need a building permit either from Council or a Private Certifier.

Council building staff will be happy to assist and advise you on your individual application.

An application form plus scaled plans of the proposed work will be required. The plans must include a site plan, floor plan, elevations and foundation details. You may require an owner builder’s approval from QBCC or your builder may be required to obtain QBCC insurance.

Any electrical or plumbing work involved will need to be carried out by a licenced contractor.


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FOR SALE 55 Carter Street, Charleville

Recently listed home with plenty to offer! Upon inspection you will find that most of the work has already been finished to make life comfortable here, keep cool all summer long with split system air conditioning throughout, plus a concreted area underneath the house, which is the perfect space for the kids to play while still escaping the heat. A newly renovated kitchen and open living area should seal the deal along with 3 good sized bedrooms + an office. Outside is all decked out with a large powered shed, downstairs toilet and a front patio made to sit back and relax upon while looking out over the large 1,012m2 fully fenced yard in a peaceful area of town.

$180,000 1 Coronation Street, Charleville

Peaceful living is key with this tidy little home! With 2 bedrooms, and polished wooden floor boards throughout this is the perfect property for a couple or small family. The large yard has a respectably sized shed, is fully fenced, and this corner block overlooks the local golf course and bush area, making it a lovely quiet area you will look forward to coming home to each day!

$125,000 Negotiable 58 Galatea Street, Charleville

This home is all about the space! With four large bedrooms, two bathrooms and spacious kitchen this is the perfect home for any family looking for room to move. Once a set of flats turned into one large home, it has a great sized front and back yard. Located in a quiet street still within walking distance to the town centre and both primary schools.

$180,000 59 Galatea Street, Charleville

59 Galatea Street is a charming dual level home, bursting with features and perfectly laid out for young families! Upstairs you will find 4 bedrooms (2 with built in cupboards) + office, a central bathroom, separate dining and lounge room and a spacious up to date kitchen with ample storage space. On the lower level is a large rumpus room that would be a fantastic space for a games room/teenage retreat, to the side of this the enclosed laundry features a second toilet plus even more storage! With a tidy yard and entertaining area out the back, along with a 2 bay shed, this family home is located within easy walking distance to the local Primary Schools, local CBD, town pool and nearby park.

Address: 72 Wills Street, Charleville QLD 4470

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$200,000 Negotiable




Myall Creek in Dalby runs through the centre of town. Image:Tourism and Events Queensland

SCHOOLS Schools are a large part of the Dalby community. With a high school, two primary schools and two prep-12 schools, there is a great range of options for families. Each of the schools offer quality education for their students to give them the best possible start in life.

SOCIAL LIFE The Western Downs is a bustling hub of culture and social events. Almost any weekend of the year you can find something to keep you entertained. Locally in Dalby, community groups and the council often host events that are open to the public and ideal for families to attend.

There is also a very strong selection of educators offering early childhood and kindy care for children.

Dalby is also a brilliant place to get a feed. The number of great quality pubs, restaurants, cafes, and take away places means there is something for almost any taste.The places that bring tourists to the region can also make great entertainment for locals. Visits to the Bunya Mountains, any of the great museums around the region, race days, and festivals are all just as entertaining for Dalby residents as for visitors.

SHOPPING Almost anything you need, you can buy locally in Dalby. With three supermarkets, three independent butchers, Betros Bros, Foodworks and smaller grocers and corner stores, Dalby residents are spoilt for choice when doing their weekly shop. Dalby Shoppingworld provides all the essentials with a pharmacy, Big W, a food court and multiple specialty and clothing stores but the shopping does not stop there. The main stretch of Cunningham Street and its surrounds houses a great deal of Dalby’s stores. Electrical goods, boutique clothing stores, pharmacies, giftware stores, bargain shops, cafes and much more are located in the area. Anyone buying with the intent to renovate will be taken care of with Mitre 10, Home Hardware and Bunnings all in Dalby, along with many other suppliers who can help you get the materials you need for any job. If you can’t find an item you’re looking to buy in Dalby, there is a good chance one of the local stores can order it in for you. It always pays to chat with the staff. PAGE 16

CLUBS There are a number of clubs and committees you can choose to volunteer with in Dalby. These groups are a fantastic way to learn more about the community and make new friends. Lions, Apex and Rotary are all active and always looking for new members.

Myall 107 is also a great spot for those looking for something to do. The building houses the art gallery, library, cinema and radio station. If enjoying these facilities isn’t enough, people can also enquire at the art gallery and radio station about becoming a volunteer. SPORT If you’re a sports person yourself or a fan, Dalby will keep you entertained. The Diehards, Wheatmen and Wheatchix all draw crowds regularly for their home games with many football fans calling Dalby home. If soccer is more your speed, the Dalby Tigers play their home games at the PCYC. Each of these clubs and more also offer junior leagues to keeps kids active and entertained. Dalby is also home to multiple gyms, each with something different and unique to offer, meaning residents can always find a place that suits them.

Once of the many stunning sunsets you will experience in the Dalby and Western Downs Region when you locate to the region. Image:Tourism and Events Queensland.





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328 ac Quality mixed farm Wolskis Rd Mannuem, Kumbia District All services available, rates $3500pa, Slightly undulating, all contoured; 220 ac cultivation: 150ac forage, with 70 ac improved pastures established for grazing and hay production. Water security is excellent. Three equipped bores and one creek/spring equipped with solar powered submersible. • Quality fencing both internal and boundary of wood post and 4 barbs, solid end assemblies • 3 steel frame machinery sheds, well appointed, with numerous 5000gal water tanks • Solid timber yards, mostly wood rai, some steel panels, Bentley squeeze crush and loading ramp. Two conical base aerated steel 85t silos, with power from nearby disused dairy. • Comfortable well appointed 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom timber frame home, renovated 2006. • Extensive undercover entertaining and carpark area off the living and dining area on eastern side of the house. The rear also has an undercover area with outside shower at one end. The house is set in a pleasant, very well maintained garden area with an extensive lawn area. • This very productive property is a pleasure to inspect and ticks all boxes! improvements, water, fencing, pasture and soil type will impress any astute buyer.

Central location to feedlots – Excellent body of feed since March rain!!


1624 acres in two freehold lots All services available – Rates $2100pa Backgrounding - Secure water- cell grazing Central location to feedlots – Excellent body of feed since March rain!! Undulating open grazing on forest soils with bluegrass, love grass & urochloa; creeping blue grass, Seca stylo and wyncassia introduced and spreading. PMAV in place. Excellent secure water supply - large dam, never been dry now full, 2nd big dam also full. Several other smaller dams all full. Water reticulated by solar pump to tanks and cell centre troughs. • All fencing in good order. Solid timber yards Thompson Longhorn crush, loading ramp. • 2 Steel machinery sheds, storage shed, silo, covered carport near house. • Comfortable 3b/r brick home, open plan kitchen living area with slate flooring; lounge/dining room separate. Nice verandah and entertaining area. • Superior water security across the property; ideal backgrounding and breeder block, easy to run. ABUNDANT FEED AVAILABLE ACROSS THE PROPERTY, IDEAL OPPORTUNITY !!

CONTACT: Chris Simpkins, Kumbia 0437 330 172 or Ross Murray, Dalby 0427 360 325

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HOW TO ‘FAKE’ A RENOVATION: 7 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME replacing dated taps in the kitchen and bathroom with more modern options – think contemporary matte black or brushed brass.

Erinna Giblin

Many of us would love to live in a freshly renovated home. But did you know there are ways to overhaul your property without spending a lot of money, or knocking down walls? Have you just bought the worst house on the best street? Or maybe you’re waiting to save up for your dream renovation? Whatever your position, there are loads of pain-free methods to update, upgrade and ultimately add value to your home – not to mention making it a nicer place for your family to live right now. We’ve compiled a list of some of the easiest options. 1. PAINT IS YOUR BEST FRIEND Painting is often named as the best return on investment you can make when it comes to improving the look of your home. But don’t be limited by just painting the walls: Consider a treatment for cupboards, doors or even look at respraying a dated bathroom, which can add a modern touch. Always speak to a professional first, though, as many jobs may require different treatments and primers to ensure a neat finish.

3. REPLACE OLD HANDLES Door, cupboard and drawer handles will often be overlooked when it comes to upkeeping your spaces – but these can have huge impacts on the look of your home. For less than $100 you can replace all of the old, outdated handles in your kitchen. All you need to get the job done are a tape measure, a screwdriver and an hour or so. It won’t be the biggest change, but it’ll be one you notice every time you go to open a cupboard – which, we think, is priceless. 4. KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR WINDOW TREATMENTS Small touches, such as the position of your curtain rod or broken blinds, can completely change the look and feel of a space. You can bring life to a room with a few smart changes: ADDRESS CURTAIN HEIGHT Disguise your low ceilings by hanging a curtain rod closer to the ceiling, which lifts the eye level and makes the ceiling feel much higher. A curtain kit will cost less than $100 and make a room feel airier and lighter in no time. BAD BLINDS Replacing your broken, old blinds with modern options will also add much more style to a room. You can enlist the help of a professional or, for smaller jobs, you can DIY by buying ready-toinstall blind kits from your local hardware store.

2. REPLACE TAPWARE For a fraction of the price of a full renovation, you can subtly lift the look of a whole room by

5. RECONSIDER YOUR OLDER BENCHTOP There’s no need to put off your dream kitchen until you buy your next place – replacing your old kitchen or bathroom benchtops (think those beige laminate beauties from the ’80s) can create a much better look and feel for the whole room. Benchtops can also be a huge selling point for a home. Remember to do your research on quality stone, though, as cheaper options can be prone to staining. Don’t discount timber benchtops either, as there are few things more classic than a beautiful timber butcher’s bench! 6. UP YOUR STORAGE GAME Feel a bit blue every time you walk into your cluttered and outdated laundry? Never fear. A simple trip to IKEA or Bunnings will help you find built-in storage heaven with plenty of modern and affordable storage systems that you can DIY (or enlist a professional to help you with). 7. BRIGHTEN UP WITH LIGHTING Life is too short to suffer through poor visibility in the home. So if the lighting in your home needs some attention (think outdated flickering ceiling sconces; dark workbenches; and depressing fluorescent tubes) then run – don’t walk – to your local lighting store. While built-in lighting is one thing that should always be installed by a professional, there are some affordable battery operated lighting systems that you can install yourself in minutes. But for real impact, consider hanging pendant lighting over the dining table, LED strip lights over benches, and directional lighting in the bathroom.

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Wattle Park Estate, Miles, is located in the heart of the Surat Basin, Queensland’s Power house of the future. Wattle park residential estate is a high quality, low density development that offers attractive living for everyone who is • Looking for space • Growing a family • Relocating to town from the farm • Downsizing or • Investment into the lucrative resource sector You will find it all at WATTLE PARK ESTATE

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Wattle Park has a modern estate feel you would find in a busy urban setting but with wide sealed roadways, walking paths and bushland at it backdoor Stage 1 is fully sold with new homes built and being lived in Stage 2 and 3 are now Open with Titled blocks for Sale and ready to build in 30 days. Lots ranging in size from 700m2 to 1200m2 Approved for Duplex or dual Occupancy dwellings

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