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Home reno boom continues It has been another solid year for home renovations, with half of homeowners on Houzz Australia planning to renovate their home. According to the annual Houzz and Home Australia survey of more than 7200 national respondents, first-time and repeat homebuyers are more likely to take on kitchen renovations first. Kitchens are also the most expensive room to renovate, with a median spend of $20,000 for a large kitchen, followed by large main bathrooms, at a median spend of $13,000. Houzz principal economist Nino Sitchinava says all of the evidence from their research points to it being another robust year for the home improvement industry. “Recent buyers and long-term homeowners alike are keen on investing in major projects like kitchens and bathrooms, and they’re validated by the value these projects have brought to their homes,” she says. Improving a home’s design or

functionality was the top consideration during renovations this year, while increasing the home’s resale value was also important to homeowners. Half of homeowners surveyed believe

their home value has increased by at least the full amount of the project cost postrenovation. Other findings from the survey show people are opting for deliberate planning

Guidance in utilising bedroom space Buywood Furniture’s fully-customisable bedroom suites are perfect for utilising bedroom space, says director Lee Kenny. Lee says they can make bedrooms feel larger, making them a functional solution for small spaces. “If your bedroom space doesn’t have room for something like a chest of drawers, but you’re in need of more places to store belongings, think about purchasing a bed with built-in storage,” Lee says. “If you’re wanting to avoid cluttering your bedroom with bedside tables, or you simply don’t have the space, it might be

best to consider having a custom bedroom suite designed.” The team of custom-furniture makers at Buywood Furniture can work with the exact dimensions and functionality requirements customers have to design the perfect piece of furniture for their home. He also suggests that downgrading bed size can do wonders for the appearance of a small space. “This almost goes without saying, but a smaller bed can make a bedroom much more functional,” Lee says.

Using raised furniture pieces is another good way to also make use of a small space. “The piece doesn’t have to be raised more than a few centimetres — as long as it’s off the floor, it will make the room feel much more open,” Lee says. To discuss how customisable furniture can work, visit Lee and the Buywood Furniture team in their Alderley showroom or contact them by phone. PH: 3352 3485 BUYWOODFURNITURE.COM.AU

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over spontaneity for both big and small projects, and plumbing and electrical upgrades have been a priority over any other system during upgrades to a property.

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