RENOVATION PROJECTS | DESIGN | PRODUCTS
SELLING HOUSES FLIPPING FOR PROFIT
ISSUE 56 | OCTOBER EDITION 2016 DIGITAL EDITIONS & MORE >> MYWEEKLYPREVIEW.COM.AU
22/09/2016 1:52:45 PM
QUALITY ALWAYS COMES FIRST
EDITOR’S NOTE & CONTENTS //
10 Editor’s note T
RENOVATIONS AND CUSTOM HOMES At GSM Build every project large or small is equally important to us, so if you are looking for a quality local builder for your next building project call us for an obligation free consultation.
Phone 0402 800 791 - www.gsmbuild.com.au Proud Member
QBCC Lic. 1071650 ABN. 6506 9297 145
Affordable 2 pack Buy direct from the manufacturer Ki Kitchens, Vanities & Robes a available in 2 Pack Gloss, Satin, Metallic finishes, and Melamine Various door designs Doors without handles
CUSTOMISED C USTOMISED DIY FLAT PACK KITCHEN SPECIALISTS
Cabinets pre-drilled for easy assembly
he flipping game. It’s not really a game at all when you consider how much is at stake. Yet, if you are smart and play it correctly, it can pay dividends. Buying a house to renovate and on sell quickly is not a new concept. It is a project that requires a lot of research and hard work. Our advice? Educate and arm yourself with the knowledge before signing on the dotted line of a contract. Check out this month’s cover story on pages four and five for more tips and hints about flipping houses. Also in this edition, we take a look at the newest products and advice for swimming pool owners. Roy Morgan Research shows that around 12 per cent of the Australian population owns a pool. In regional Queensland, 17 per cent of the population has a home pool. For us Sunshine Coasters, who have the beach on our doorstep, installing a pool in the backyard means you can have the best of both worlds. As an added bonus, an inground pool can increase the value of your property. Until next time, happy renovating!
Installation can be arranged
26 Cover story ........................ 4 Flipping houses
Industry News ................... 6 The Houses Awards
Bathroom...............................8 From timber to tiles
Pool feature .........................10 Advice for pool owners
Tips ......................................20 Storage space and ceilings
DIY ......................................22 How to lay mosaic tiles
Instagram.............................24 Best of Instagram
Finishing touches .............. 26 Products, tips and looks
ColorVogue Kitchens is a family owned and operated business and has been established for 20 years on the Sunshine Coast. Open: Monday - Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday - By appointment
Phone: 5493 2566 Visit our display room at 14 Bearing Avenue, Warana (Off Main Dr) www.colorvogue.com.au E: email@example.com
Please dispose of this magazine responsibly, by recycling after use.
Follow us on Instagram at my_renovation If you would like to advertise in the next edition please contact Bethan on 5444 0152. Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 My Renovation | October, 2016
22/09/2016 1:53:27 PM
Now we’ve got you covered
all year round
N E AP W
LLO INSUO L ATED ROOF
S & WAL HEETING L PAN EL
OW W IT N I
Interest free* Ends 31/10/16
Apollo really helped us improve our lifestyle. Scan the QR Code below to see how they can help you.
Now N ow you can enj enjoy joy year roun round und do outdoor outtdoor lliving iviing att its its best bestt with wiith A Apollo pollo pol llo Patios Patiios latest latest release rellease insulated insullat ated ted d roof ro f sheeting shheetting and d wall walll panel. panell Supreme comfort, strength and style all under the one roof is now available with Apollo Patios. Patios • Carports • Decks • Screen Enclosures • Patio Accessories • Shutters • Aluminium Louvres & Slats FREE DESIGN SERVICE | ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME | LARGE VARIETY OF STYLES & DESIGNS | 3 CHOICES OF ROOF SHEETING
CALL US NOW FOR YOUR PERSONALISED DESIGN ADVICE & RECEIVE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY QUOTATION:
Apollo Patios Sunshine Coast
See how our customers are enjoying their Apollo outdoors lifestyle
Ph: 07 5437 8124 or visit us at apollopatios.com.au *Credit approved applicants only; fees, terms and conditions apply including a $99 Annual Fee, charged on the account open date and annually on the anniversary of the account open date. Minimum ﬁnance amount $2100.00. Interest is payable on any balance outstanding after the Interest Free term. Ask in store for details. Credit provided by Once Finance Pty Ltd ABN 99 112 319 632. Australian Credit Licence number 386194 (Once). Once® is a trademark of Once. Once is a subsidiary of FlexiGroup Limited. Offer ends 31/10/16 Apollo Durasheen paint finish with 15 year warranty. Photos are indicative only – Apollo Home Additions are individually designed and may vary from the photo. Construction by Freedom Patios Pty Ltd. QBCC Licence No: 1008851. FPA6137B.
21/09/2016 11:37:13 AM
COVER STORY //
Don’t overspend If you are planning to sell the house as soon as the renovation is done, avoid overspending. While it’s good to have quality products there is no point in purchasing extravagant products and fixtures if you are planning to sell the house for profit. Instead, use mid-range products – quality items that won’t break the bank. Make smart decisions and spend time researching products and comparing quotes.
DIY The more work you do yourself the more money you save, which will keep your overheads down. Leave the big stuff like electrical, plumbing and tiling to the professionals. There are some things you can do yourself including painting, landscaping, changing light and tap fittings and replacing doors and cupboards.
FLIPPING HOUSES After a lull in the trend, the movement of flipping houses – buying and selling quickly for profit – is back on the up. There is no denying it is a risky business, especially if you don’t know what you are doing. Even then, there is no guarantee you will make a substantial profit. Before you head down the buy, renovate and sell road, do your homework. Know the property market and identify the key areas that will improve in economic and liveability terms. Here are some tips for people who plan to renovate for a profit…
Know the market Finding the right house to flip can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Don’t rush into buying a property. Be sure to research and familiarise yourself with the real estate market before diving in headfirst. When buying a property to renovate, don’t blow your budget – aim to buy below market value. Work with real estate agents to find vendors who are motivated to sell. You are more likely to purchase for a good price if a vendor has to sell quickly.
TIP Research real estate agencies and find the right one for you. The team behind the marketing and selling of your property is as important as the renovation itself.
4 My Renovation | October, 2016
22/09/2016 2:08:48 PM
WHAT BUYERS WANT…
BASSWOOD, ALUMINIUM & PVC SHUTTERS CRIMSAFE • AWNINGS • ROLLERBLINDS • VERTICALS VENETIANS • ROMAN BLINDS • PANEL GLIDES
Renovating to sell? Cater to your audience. A recent Master Builders survey of its members shows that the preference for renovating kitchens, bathrooms and decks are a direct reflection on lifestyle choices. These three central areas of the home are pivotal areas for living and socialising. Survey participants indicated these are the top things they look for in a renovation project… Bathrooms: Freestanding showers topped the list of amenities expected in a bathroom project, while freestanding bathtubs are also important. Technology such as smart lighting and intelligent toilets are also favourites for the bathroom.
disc Simply mention this advert to receive a
Kitchens: Island benches are the most sought-after feature in the kitchen, while butler’s pantries have also become popular. Smart technology and appliances such as wine coolers, built-in coffee machines and smart fridges are important. Other features regarded as important include solid timber bench tops, gas appliances, glass splashbacks, tub sinks, top quality appliances and hardware. Appliances: When it comes to appliances, top quality is still soughtafter. Stainless steel and quality brands are regarded as good value because of price reductions.
DID YOU KNOW? The recent Master Builders survey found 25 per cent of people renovate their bathroom, followed by 23 per cent who add on a deck or patio, and almost 10 per cent who prefer a kitchen.
CALL NOW FOR A FREE MEASURE AND QUOTE Sunshine Coast Showroom - Unit 3/6 Textiles Avenue, Warana
Phone 5437 6814 cullensblinds.com.au
WE ALSO DO
PRE-PURCHASE PEST INSPECTIONS Anyone who has purchased a house knows of the joy, but also the pain and heartbreak of trying to purchase that dream home! Don’t skip the professional Building and Pest Report. It can save you the stress and cost of purchasing a house with major issues hidden behind walls.
REPORTS DELIVERED WITHIN 24 4 HOURS
TEE N A R A GU
✓ Extensive Experience ✓ Fully Licensed & Insured
ONE CALL CAN BOOK IT ALL www.accuratepest.com.au
QBCC# QBC CC# C# 111 112 122 4337 4433
1300 787 415 My Renovation | October, 2016 5
23/09/2016 12:03:36 PM
INDUSTRY NEWS // INSPIRATION House Alteration and Addition under 200m2 Winner: Baffle House, Claire Cousins Architects
IMAGE: PETER BENNETTS
This Melbourne Edwardian cottage received a simple addition. The renovation to the rear of the home integrates with the existing bungalow and garden. Highlights:
house from the sun but also casts a dramatic shadow through the day • Garden – Award judges say the garden has been treated as a piece of artwork • Design – the new living area casts a distinct contrast to the brick-and-shingle cottage. Details - clarecousins.com.au; lgrosmann.com
• Baffle device – protects the Australian Home of the Year, Darling Point Apartment
Australia’s best The prestigious Houses Awards were held recently and this year’s event attracted a strong field of competitors. Now in its sixth year, the awards celebrate the best in Australian residential design and cover 10 categories, with the overall winner named Australian Home of the Year. A Sydney apartment, designed by Chenchow Little, took out the overall title. For more information visit housesawards.com.au
DELIGHTFUL RETREAT House Alteration and Addition over 200m2 Winner: Project Zero, BVN This alteration and addition reconfigures an existing postwar weatherboard dwelling to house the bedroom areas at the southern end of the site, with the living areas centred
Baffle House IMAGE: LISBETH GROSMANN
around a courtyard.
nature of the house
• Sustainable - the project features zero-impact devices • Courtyard – Award judges say including solar-powered energy that the courtyard, which is on the north-facing sections of largely a green space, creates the roof, on-site water treatment, feeling of living within a garden reclaimed building materials, • Flooring – a recycled brick floor and vegetable gardens with has been added to an outside chooks and a worm farm. living area and reinforces the
Flat packs made easy! We design and customise your flatpack kitchen Our point of difference from large hardware stores is that we perfectly design and manufacture your kitchen to your needs. You no longer have to compromise with a one size fits all product. Let Cut N Edge prove that we can make your kitchen, save you money and give you a kitchen you will be proud to show off for years to come. • Quality craftsmanship made with the material you want • A price difference you just won’t beat when compared to a custom fitted kitchen • Our team of specialists will even come and install it! CUSTOM SHELVING SERVICING THE COAST FOR 20 YEARS
Buy direct from the factory
Kitchen makeovers Replacement doors Replacement benchtops Flat pack Kitchens Vanities Laundries Wardrobes Assembled units TV entertainment units Complete installation service
COME AND SEE US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION AND QUOTE 1/11 Machinery Ave, Warana P. 5493 4577 www.cutnedgepanelfactory.com.au Email: email@example.com 6 My Renovation | October, 2016
21/09/2016 11:38:43 AM
REAL TIMBER DECKING WITH A MASSIVE 25 YEAR WARRANTY FROM TERMITES, BORERS AND DECAY!
It will save you time and money Now available for the first time at Harvey Norman Flooring, RT25 Real Timber Decking will revolutionise traditional decking and timber projects like never before. Already hugely successful worldwide this product utilises a patented method of laminated timber made from impregnatable LVL construction using hardwood veneers that displays superior benefits to normal hardwood and pine and guarantees its quality for 25 years. Compare that to any other timber product.
✓ Impregnated LVL construction using hardwood veneers ✓ 5metre lengths helps speed up installation, reducing waste and labour costs
Months INTEREST FREE
✓ No tannin stain. Does not bleed ✓ Gun barrel straight pieces, every time ✓ Superior dimensional stability ✓ Supplied with an oil-based pre-sealer coating
25 year warranty for termites, borers, structural and decay
0% INTEREST NO DEPOSIT with 36 equal monthly payments until October 2019. Minimum purchase $490.
Apply in store/online. Available for in-store and selected online purchases. Approved applicants only. Fees & charges apply. Interest applies if you do not comply with terms and conditions.
Fully FSC Certified
Don’t buy another piece of decking timber without seeing RT25 Real Timber Decking. Visit our instore display.
Available at Harvey Norman Flooring Maroochydore & Rothwell stores only
MAROOCHYDORE Unit 1, Ground Level, Maroochydore Homemaker Centre 11-55 Maroochy Boulevard. 5452 1500 1/439-443 Anzac Ave, Rothwell. 3897 8800
*1. Conditions of 36 Months Instalment Interest Free until October 2019: Available to approved GO MasterCard customers on transactions made between 01/09/16 and 30/09/16 where the amount financed is $490 or more. Offer available on purchases from Harvey Norman franchisees. Offer available on advertised or ticketed price. Total amount is payable by 36 approximate equal monthly instalments (exact amounts specified in your statement). If there is an outstanding balance after the interest free period ends in September 2019, interest will be charged at 29.49%. This notice is given under the GO MasterCard Conditions of Use, which specify all other conditions for this offer. A $25.00 Establishment Fee applies to new approved applicants. Account Service fee of $4.95 per month applies. Also available to existing Creditline, Gem Visa and Buyer’s Edge customers. Refer to product websites for conditions, fees and charges. Credit is provided by Latitude Finance Australia (ABN 42 008 583 588). Australian Credit Licence 392145.
21/09/2016 11:39:35 AM
Create space Depending on the size of your house and floorplan considerations, your bathroom may not be quite as large as you would like it. Use clever storage and a clean layout to make your bathroom appear bigger than it actually is. Windows and mirrors will also assist in making the room feel more open.
For advice on how to lay mosaic tiles, head to My Renovation’s DIY section on pages 22 and 23.
Give your bathroom a decorative makeover with mosaic tiles. These small tiles are laid together to create a high visual feature effect. There are a few important steps to follow before embarking on a mosaic project. First you need to choose the right project and space. Secondly, talk to tile experts about product selection and supplies such as grout. Finally, sketch and layout the design before you begin the project.
POOL TILES FOR
A MODERN FINISH
Jerry offers a wide range of tiling services. Specialising in supply and installation.
Suitable for every budget Drop into our showroom and speak to our friendly team about a free quote 2/5 Premier Circuit Warana
INDOORS • OUTDOORS • BATHROOMS LOUNGE ROOMS • BEDROOMS POOLS • FEATURE WALLS • PATIOS FENCES & more!!
5437 8582 www.jerryandthetilemakers.com.au Open Mon-Fri 8-4.30pm, Sat 8.30-1pm
8 My Renovation | October, 2016
21/09/2016 11:40:37 AM
WHAT’S NEW? We love the new range of Nero products available at Highgrove Bathrooms. The collection includes tapware and accessories including towel rails, soap dishes and shelves. Pictured is the Eden Nero in-wall mixer with diverter. It retails for $159.
Timber tones Wooden cabinets, benchtops and basins are beautiful bathroom features. However, it’s important to know what you are doing when installing timber products in a wet area.
HOME RENOVATION SPECIALISTS
WE KNOW PROPERTY
BEFORE - Maroochydore Property
AFTER - Maroochydore Property
• Renovations & Extensions • Rental Renovations
• Pre-sale Renovations • Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations
| yourassetrenovations.com.au | PHONE 5309 6045 My Renovation | October, 2016 9
22/09/2016 2:18:58 PM
POOL FEATURE //
POOL PLANTS Choosing plants for your pool area takes careful consideration. The experts from Manawee Garden Centre provide these tips for planting… No matter what the plant type, always be aware of how it will develop long term. It is important to be aware of long term root development - some plants have roots which just shouldn’t be planted close to pools and ponds as they can damage this infrastructure. If choosing a flowering plant, make sure you are aware that these flowers will often end up in the pool, and can increase the amount of maintenance required. Here are some plant suggestions…
Alternanthera (Little Ruby) This compact, mounding plant is a hybrid of the original and offers and compact forms which requires little work. With a deep burgundy coloured foliage, year round, this is a great way to introduce colour - with none of the mess.
Lomandra (Verday) This is a hybrid native grass. It has soft edges and has an extremely low water requirement. It is also salt tolerant, so can be used around chlorine and salt-based pools. It even looks fantastic in a pot.
Philodendron (Xanadu) This is a commonly used landscaping plant but it is well suited to pool landscaping. It has a compact, evergreen form and requires little to no maintenance. It will grow in sun or shady positions and is a great way to fill up corners or gardens under larger trees.
YOU NEVER KNOW
WHAT YOU’LL FIND
Smoked bambo bamboo
COME IN AND TAKE A WANDER AROUND OUR YARD, AND D LOSE LO YOURSELF IN DISCOVERY. Decorative Pots - Terracotta Pots - Water Features - Statues - Garden Features Bamboo Fencing - Bamboo Screening - Gazebos - and so much more.
5 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs PHONE 5453 4655 bamboofencingqueensland.com.au | aussiegardens.com.au
10 My Renovation | October, 2016
21/09/2016 11:42:01 AM
PROTECT your pride and joy
Heliconia This is the perfect plant when considering a tropical garden space. They have lush, dark green leaves and long lived flowers which come in a range of colour. The secret to heliconia success is choosing the right variety. There are hundreds of forms on the market, so make sure you choose one which doesn’t grow any larger than you may need.
Acmena (Cherry Surprise) Lillypilly are common hedging plants and this Acmena is no exception. However unlike other forms, it has a naturally compact growth habit and requires almost no trimming. This is a great way to make a fast screen for a private pool area. It also adds a splash of colour.
Skillion - Gable - Fly-over Proudly 20+ years local QBCC# 1242525
Unit 1/32 Premier Cct, Warana | Phone: 5437 9525 | www.coastalpatios.com.au
SPRUCE UP YOUR OLD CONCRETE And add real value to your home • STYLISH • DURABLE • SEAMLESS • CLASSIC LIVING
Everything Pools 20 Yr
PRO - RATA MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY†
SWIM NOW PAY LATER INTEREST FREE* MINIMUM SPEND $499
Stencil Pattern Concrete
Unit 1/28 Technology Drive, Warana Ph: 5493 2022 www.evergardcw.com.au
Es p lan a de P a r k
• Water Proofing • Curing Compounds • Steel Mesh & Accessories • Repair Grout & Epoxies • Concrete Machinery
• Epoxy seamless floors • Comprehensive range of tools • Extensive range of pigments • Joint Flex • Construction Grouts
5.94m x 3.66m
Package includes pump, liner, skimmer box, cartridge ﬁlter, plumbing kit and ‘A’ frame ladder.
• All decorative products • Safety gear & environmental products • All your major brands commercial & domestic
CLARK SUNSOKA RESIN POOL PACKAGE SPORTSMANS PRD
We will help you combine colours and patterns to create an appeal that will optimise your settings
Kawana 5493 7355 386 Nicklin Way clarkrubber.com.au
*Approved customers only. Conditions fees and charges apply. See staff for details. Credit provided by Latitude Finance Australia (ABN 42 008 583 588), Australian Credit Licence number 392145. Never leave children unattended. Check your local council for pool fencing, safety and water regulations. #Pool packages include a relevant pump, a cartridge ﬁlter, an A frame step ladder, your choice of a light or dark blue liner. Options and upgrades are available at an additional cost. Images are for illustrative purposes only; ﬁnishes and colour may vary. Landscaping, decking and accessories not included. †Excludes pool equipment and pool liners, separate warranties apply. Images for illustrative purposes only. Price valid as at 10/08/16 Speciﬁcations subject to change without notice.
My Renovation | October, 2016 11
21/09/2016 11:44:10 AM
POOL FEATURE //
BEYOND THE POOL Adding a pool to a property is considered a substantial investment. With all the planning and work that goes into installing the pool itself, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the aspects that make the addition a finished product. When choosing finishing touches such as furniture, take time to create the perfect outdoor space. Consider the different materials and outdoor elements. Will your furniture be exposed to the natural environment, or shaded by a roof? Once you have your basics sorted introduce some colour and style. Add cushions, a coffee table, potted plants, water features and umbrellas.
CHOOSE RIGHT Which furniture material works for you? • Aluminium – rust-proof • Resin – great in weather • Kwila timber – resistant to cracks and splitting • Teak – durable • Wicker – the synthetic variety is longer lasting.
Lifetime Timbers Supermarket Everything for your DIY project and more! ECO 5000 DECKING ly The on rd ya timber ing stock 0 0 Eco 50
• Made with real timber, the Eco 5000 decking has a 25 year warranty against, termites, borers and decay. • Guaranteed to be gun-barrel straight, which saves you time
*MENTION THIS AD AND WE’LL DELIVER LOCALLY FOR HALF PRICE!
For timber that will last a lifetime... CORNER OF PRODUCTION AND BEARING AVE WARANA. PHONE: 5493 8022 WWW.LIFETIMETIMBERS.COM.AU
• Suitable for decks, boardwalks, fencing, furniture, domestic and commercial applications.
Life Time TIMBERS
12 My Renovation | October, 2016
21/09/2016 11:47:58 AM
The best impressions can now last simply 4 times longer. GO NATURAL Team blue colours such as sky blue and aqua with neutral tones. Simply Woodcare Dexpress
4ltr $85 - 10ltr $175 TIP When shopping for pool and outdoor furniture be sure to invest in quality pieces. Take extra time to inspect the paintwork, joints and welds. Choose pieces that are UV and stain resistant.
Simply Woodcare are Decking Oill
4ltr $55 - 10ltr tr $9 99 9
21 Trinder Ave MAROOCHYDORE 5443 7744
Crn Coora Crs & Nicklin Way CURRIMUNDI 5493 2033
• • •
of our recent projects
Outdoor kitchen area Free form design with beach entry /DUJHURFNZDWHUIHDWXUHZLWKÀUHSLW Himalayan sandstone surrounds with hardwood decking and rock retaining
2015 2013 2012
07 5446 8255
Narellan Pools Franchisee of the Year
Narellan Pools Franchisee of the Year
FCA State Multi Unit Franchise Finalist
Holiday at home all year round d Servicing the Sunshine Coast and surrounds since 1999 | QBCC 1176177
My Renovation | October, 2016 13
22/09/2016 12:30:52 PM
Perfecting the pool You’ve got the pool? Now it’s time for a splash of style. My Renovation is here to provide you with some tips to create the ultimate poolside entertainment paradise…
GET THE LOOK Dress up your outdoor table with beautiful dining set pieces. Buying good quality products in durable materials will ensure longevity. Coordinate pieces with your surrounds and overall entertainment area décor. The playful, on-trend Fresh range is available ble from Domayne.
TAKE A SEAT The Danske dining setting is available from The Outdoor Furniture Specialists. The eight-seater table is made from teak while the chairs feature a combination of timber, wicker and fabric.
WE LOVE! E! This solid concrete rete piece can be used as a bird bath or water feature. It’s from Aussie Gardens. ns. Phone 5453 4655. 655.
YOUNG AT HEART Inject some fun into your outdoor design with the quirky Intex inflatable beanless bag chair. They will dress up any corner or spare space on your deck or patio. They are from Harvey Norman.
RUNNING WATER Create a tranquil and unique entry way to your pool area. Use rocks and a water feature at the gate entrance or within your entertainment area to tie your theme together. This one is available from Soil & Stone Factory. Phone 5471 7577.
Helping you to
TAKE YOUR LANDSCAPING IDEAS THROUGH TO COMPLETION • Pavers • Retaining Wall Blocks • Natural stone • Wall Cladding
• Living Walls • Paver & Masonry sealers • Living turf & synthetic grass • Garden edging
iLandscape.com.au is your ﬁrst click in landscaping. iLandscape Sunshine Coast can assist you with everything you need to get the job done right, from quality landscaping products to choosing the correct contractor, we are here to assist you with your every landscaping requirement. As about our price match guarantee.
200 Nicklin Way, Warana. Phone 5493 5975. www.ilandscape.com.au 14 My Renovation | October, 2016
22/09/2016 2:08:41 PM
HAS G! SPRUN
6PCE NORFOLK SPRING IN!
STANLEY & LUCIA
9PCE THAMES & LUIS
$2,899 4PCE ZERMATT
$1,299 3PCE MERCURY BENCH
Whatever your space, taste and lifestyle spring into the Specialists today and find your inspiration for outdoor living!
THAMES SLIDE-EXTENSION TABLE EXTENDS 220-330cm
MAROOCHYDORE 5452 7833 Maroochydore Homemaker Centre, 55 Maroochy Boulevard On sale until 31st October 2016 unless sold out sooner. Savings are based off RRP. Products shown available at time of print. See instore listed for full details. Not all products available at all stores. Stock may vary between stores. Images for illustrative purposes only, colours may vary, accessories not included. Although all care has been taken in production of this catalogue, we reserve the right to alter any pricing errors instore/online.
Inspirational outdoor living
21/09/2016 11:56:58 AM
POOL FEATURE //
Salt vs chlorine Ask pool owners their preferred choice of water – salt or chlorinated, and chances are you will get a decisive answer. The salt versus chlorine debate is not new. But how do you decide what option works best for you? Chlorine tablets are used to filter and clean a chlorine pool, while saltwater pools use electrolysis to break down the salt to create chlorine. Saltwater varieties tend to cost less and can be gentler on the skin and eyes. However, a chlorine pool can be better at reducing bacteria.
DID YOU KNOW? Maintenance doesn’t have to be a daily activity, but it’s wise to keep on top of pool care. Talk to your local expert about balancing the right chemicals, filtration and circulation to keep water clean and safe for use.
Count the cost Pools can be an expensive addition to your home. And, it’s wise to keep in mind that the cost doesn’t stop once the pool is installed. There are numerous ongoing costs including pool cleaning, maintenance, landscaping and the upkeep of associated decking and entertainment areas.
STONE FEATURE WALLS, LANDSCAPE CREATIONS & MAKEOVERS • New homes • Paving • Retaining walls
• Feature walls • Pitched rock walls • Instant turf and artificial turf
• Plant selection • Earthworks & drainage • Pool surrounds
Phone Neil on 0411 890 447
QBCC Licence no 1102285
www.livingcolourlandscaping.com.au 16 My Renovation | October, 2016
21/09/2016 11:58:00 AM
FOR STYLE and Security
Take care A Queensland outdoor area isn’t complete without decking. And, what better place to deck than your pool surrounds. While the sun can be harsh, there is no reason the deck can’t be maintained with a little commitment and work. Regularly clean the area with a broom and hose and remove any stains or rot from between the boards. Annual deck maintenance is a must – you will need to stain and seal it at least once a year. Choose a sealer that has UV protection and can be applied with a paint roller or brush.
Choose Colorbond® Fencing
TIP When buying pool cleaning equipment consult with experts in the field to ensure you buy the right variety for the size and style of your pool. Metal roofing • Colorbond® fencing • Custom flashings • All rain water goods • Engineered patio & shed kits • Translucent sheeting
Chicken Ch hicken Feed
C Cementt & Mi Mixes
Bi Bird dB Baths th
St Stone P Pavers
G Garden d P Pots t
Fi Fire Pit Pits & Fi Firewood d
Metroll BETTER SERVICE • BETTER BUILDING SOLUTIONS
PHONE TODAY 5493 7872 10 Bearing Avenue Warana. www.metroll.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org
My Renovation | October, 2016 17
21/09/2016 12:04:55 PM
BEAT THE PRE-CHRISTMA SUPPORT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS - VISIT OUR SHOWROOM TO SEE OUR EXPERIENCED
SHUTTERS & CUSTOM MADE ROLLER BLINDS ORDER SHUTTERS BEFORE OCTOBER 31ST FOR GUARANTEED PRE-CHRISTMAS INSTALL >> CUSTOM MADE BLINDS >> READYMADE BLINDS >> SHUTTERS >> AWNINGS >> SECURITY >> CURTAINS
CALL NOW FOR A FREE MEASURE AND QUOTE FROM OUR LOCAL DÃ‰COR CONSULTANTS *Offer ends 14th November 2016. Conditions and minimum spend apply.
21/09/2016 2:01:57 PM
e v a s d an
MAS RUSH NCED AND FRIENDLY STAFF
INTRODUCING THE NEW
SmartPRIVACY VENETIAN BLIND
NEW FABRIC RANGES ADDED
• No visible holes in the blades • Tighter close for better block out • Choose either 50mm or 63mm Blades • Pure White colour • Slimline headbox – easy to install
www.theblindsplace.com.au 20 Trinder Ave, Maroochydore 5475 4199 Shop 9/70 Redland Bay Rd, Capalaba 3823 1388
21/09/2016 2:02:47 PM
Pretty as a picture Looking for a unique way to decorate a room? Consider creating a mural or piece of artwork directly onto a blank wall. In addition to paint, try using fabric, wallpaper, wallstickers or items such as shells to create a 3D image.
Frame it An image gallery looks great on a blank wall. Before hanging frames and paintings, place them all on the floor to figure out what layout will work best. Donâ€™t be afraid to mix and match frame sizes and colours.
Advertise in My Renovation
55,000 COPIES from only
PR O JE CT
| PR O DU CT
SELLIN HOUSEG S
S | DE SI GN
FLIPPING FOR PROFIT
The renovation industry on the Sunshine Coast is big business, accounting for the majority of residential building activity in 2016. Published monthly, and the only publication of its type on the Coast, My Renovation is inserted in My Weekly Preview and distributed to 55,000 homes. It is a must if your business is targeting the many thousands of home renovators across the region.
ISSUE 56 DIGITAL
& MORE >>
Contact Bethan Eaton
Proudly produced by
0413 958 196 email@example.com www.myweeklypreview.com.au
20 My Renovation | October, 2016
23/09/2016 12:07:02 PM
SUPA CHEAP CARPETS & INTERIORS
UTILISE IT Short on storage space? This is a great idea for utilising hallway space, which is usually left unused.
Look up A coloured ceiling can make a room feel spacious. Try a semi-gloss product for a sophisticated finish and match the paint to décor accents. If you do paint the ceiling in a feature colour, be sure to keep walls neutral.
DID YOU KNOW? Heating water accounts for 21 per cent of the energy used in the average Australian home, and is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions from home energy use. Investigate installing a gas or solar-based system.
“CALL NOWOTE!” U
A FREE Q
The carpet store with more! CARPETS, TILES, VINYL PLANKS, SYNTHETIC GRASS, BLINDS, AWNINGS, ADVICE
Unit 2/4 Waterview St Warana Phone 5493 7780
think kitchens... think Kauri Kitchens. BEAT THE RUSH AND GET A NEW KITCHEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Discover all your kitchen solutions in one location. Custom built kitchen, bathrooms, cabinetry, joinery and more Full design services Huge range of products Obligation free quotes Full project management
Talk to our
INTERIOR DESIGt soNmEe R
Drop into our modern SHOWROOM
To ge inspirational ideas.
Unit 2/30 Enterprise St Kunda Park
Over 30 years on the Sunshine Coast New or renovations Appliances Uncompromising quality Domestic and Commercial Helpful, qualified service
Open Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm
5445 8277 My Renovation | October, 2016 21
21/09/2016 12:07:41 PM
how to: LAY MOSAIC TILES
iles are a staple in any modern home. They add an appealing visual element to bathrooms, kitchens and laundries and shouldn’t be reserved for floor use only. Mosaic tiles are a great product that can be used in a variety of interior design projects. From floors to benchtops, sinks, wall murals and borders, the options are endless…
STEP TWO Make sure to check the level of the ledge and wall. This will ensure you lay the tiles straight. STEP THREE Mosaic tiles require cutting – a job that can be a little tricky for first-time tilers. Bunnings suggest laying a sheet of tiles on the ledge, or area of wall, and mark how wide they will need to be. From there you can cut all sheets to the right size and width.
STEP ONE Like with any tiling job, the first step, is to measure the length of the wall or ledge where the tiles will be. From there you can work out how many tiles you will need for the project. The DIY-experts at Bunnings suggest laying down a sheet of tiles and move it along the ledge to work out how many sheets your will need.
LOOKING FOR FLOOR & WALL COVERINGS? Refresh your home with a modern look at a competitive price
with a DIRECT IMPORTERS OF TILES, STONE, CARPET, TIMBER & BAMBOO FLOORING SUPPLY AND INSTALL - PERSONAL SERVICE - EXPERT ADVICE
Open Monday to Friday from 8am
NORM EVANS FLOORS
PH: 5476 6022
Your builders preferred supplier
1-9 ENDEAVOUR DR, KUNDA PARK
STEP FOUR The next step is to apply the adhesive. Mix the adhesive together as required and apply it using a notched trowel. Avoid using a swirling motion, instead always apply it horizontally. Smooth the adhesive with the trowel.
Greenblock DESIGNER FENCE
• High impact resistance • Will never crack or leach, no efflorescence • Highly adaptable to all sites • Patent pending
• Unlimited design possibilities • Design service available • Sunshine Coast manufacturers • A network of qualified contractors
For more info call 0416 158 045 firstname.lastname@example.org u www.greenblocksystem.com.au
22 My Renovation | October, 2016
22/09/2016 2:09:34 PM
UTS CUSTOM ROBE FITO STEP FIVE It’s now time to lay down the tile sheets. Using a grout trowel, make sure each tile is pressed firmly into the wall or ledge so they adhere properly. Before laying each sheet, double check they line up correctly to achieve a symmetrical finish. STEP SIX Once the tiles are completely dry, complete the project by applying grout.
DID YOU KNOW Mosaic tiles are available in glass, ceramic and marble forms. Glass is generally considered a luxury item, and therefore, is expensive.
TIP Cutting the tiles is an important part of the process. Using the wrong tool will cause unwanted problems. Glass and ceramic varieties need to be treated differently. Talk to your local supplier about the right type of tool for your chosen material.
AND ROBE DOORS
We create the space, and you get to fill it! We design and build your custom wardrobe fit-outs. ✓ Installed or flat-pack ✓ Wardrobe doors and interiors DOORS KITCHENS BATHROOMS SHUTTERS & MORE 2/21 Trinder Avenue, Maroochydore P (07) 5451 1160 Email: email@example.com Website: www.renowarehouse.com.au
View our wide range of International stone in our showroom and be inspired. 97 Enterprise St, Kunda Park P. 5453 4401 www.creativestone.net.au
creativestone • Marble • Reconstituted Stone • Granite
My Renovation | October, 2016 23
21/09/2016 12:13:21 PM
DESIGN WE LOVE
LIFESTYLE We could scroll through this Instagram account for hours. It’s basically a style lookbook online and will provide plenty of inspiration.
Looking to add a splash of colour to your home? Go to Dulux Australia’s Instagram page for painting ideas and a variety of interior design tips to dress up any room.
Where it all comes together easily
Sunshine Coast company, Concrete Design House, creates custom made concrete furniture and products including benchtops, tables and water features.
Follow us on Instagram at my_renovation
your wardrobe storage
• Glass splashbacks • Robe Interiors • Shower Screens • Walk In Wardrobes • Wardrobe Doors
• Walk in Pantry • Linen Cupboard
Soft closing drawer system
• Frameless Mirrors
• Home Office
Cost effective solutions for every budget
KITCHENS • VANITIES • SHELVING • OFFICE
FINANCE OPTION AVAILABLE
askin cabinets 4 Industrial Ave, Caloundra 5491 2765 www.askincabinets.com.au
QBSA 742429 HIA 956774
23 Enterprise St, CALOUNDRA P. 5491 7567 www.hillswardrobes.com.au Open Mon-Fri 8.30-5pm Sat 9-12pm
24 My Renovation | October, 2016
22/09/2016 1:54:20 PM
FOR CENTRE Two Sunshine Coast companies have joined forces to make over one of the region’s most popular shopping centres. Stockland Caloundra is undergoing a facelift and Custom Flek Floor Coatings and C.I.A Concrete have signed on to the project. The upgrade works kicked off in August with the aim of improving customer safety and the look and feel of the centre. Improvements will include new automatic doors at the entrances, upgrades to the crossings, additional speed humps and the installation of bollards and hand rails. Caloundra-based business Custom Flek is overseeing the installation of new topcrete walkways and pedestrian crossings. Owner Will Steer says the renovation project will bring new life to the centre. He is working in conjuction with Trevor Perren of C.I.A Concrete, which is one of the largest, independent manufacturers of decorative concrete products in Australia. “Topcrete is the best thing to use when renovating,’’ Will advises. “Rather than rip the concrete up and expose it, this will cover it up. If you’ve got 15-year-old stencil patterns in your driveways, you can cover it. “C.I.A Concrete manufactures all the sealers and products and we use all of those on everything from homes and large commercial projects.’’ Trevor, who has owned C.I.A Concrete for about eight years, says his products are architecturally specified and Australian designed.
WHAT THEY DO? CUSTOM FLEK – specialises in epoxy flooring and topcrete driveway resurfacing and resealing. C.I.A CONCRETE – manufactures and supplies coloured cement products, sealers and stencils. Visit their showroom to see the wide range of colours available.
DID YOU KNOW? Topcrete is a decorative concrete finish that gives home owners, renovators and builders an attractive alternative to plain concrete, masonry and even bitumen. The extremely hard wearing and versatile surface that topcrete provides only adds millimeters to any existing concrete. For more information visit customflek.com.au
Colour It Australia Concrete 5445 2399 www.ciaconcrete.com.au
20 Endeavour Dr, Kunda Park
19 Daniel St, Caloundra P: 5438 9338 or Mike 0487 999 902 www.customflek.com.au
22/09/2016 12:35:22 PM
finishing touches Advice and ideas to turn your renovation into a home PRETTY IN PINK Crafted in India, Domayne’s structure vase in pink features a shape and colour reminiscent fashioned ice cream off an old ld ffas sh cone. With a geometric facade and ste steel ee build it is a contemporary statement contempo o piece. Visit d domayne.com.au
Dress up your walls with artwork. Choosing the right painting or canvas comes down to the size, colour and location of the wall. Use large pieces on large walls – a small painting will look lost and out of place. This canvas is from Innovative Furnishings and Décor. Phone 5452 6885.
At My Renovation, we love spring. What’s not to love? It’s all about sunshine, blue skies and outdoor living. It’s the perfect time of the year to renew your home style and inject some colour and environmental influences.
NEED STYLING ADVICE?
LEDlux Lustre 15 watt, small LED dimmable square ﬂush mount in silver with opal shade.
Try Beacon’s interior lighting
Tadao 1 light medium point top concrete pendant.
To book your consultation phone 1300 BEACON or online at www.beaconlighting.com.au
Moonah 122cm 4 blade fan in white. Suitable for coastal areas.
Husk 1 light 400mm medium pendant in white with ash wood detail.
Beacon Lighting Maroochydore
Beacon Lighting Kawana
Sunshine Homemaker Centre 72 Maroochydore Rd. Ph 5479 0411
2 Eden St, Minyama Ph 5478 4928
shop online beaconlighting.com.au
* Prices are RRP only and are correct at time of printing 9.16.
26 My Renovation | October, 2016
21/09/2016 12:24:48 PM
WE LOVE The L/Bird tray is from Dare Gallery. Phone 1300 113 273.
ALL GOOD RENOVATIONS FINISH UNDER YOUR FEET! from
COOL BLUES Take inspiration from the ocean and introduce a depth of blue into your interior design. This vase is from Go Arty. Phone 5451 1445.
6 months interest free only. *Not available in conjunction with any other offers.
THE CARPET & FLOORING SPECIALISTS
Maroochydore Homemaker Centre, 11-55 Maroochy Boulevard 5452 1580 www.harveynorman.com.au/flooring
The largest range of curtains on the Sunshine Coast Our talented design team can help you create beautiful interiors. Our showrooms offer an extensive range of fabrics, window treatments and soft furnishings, together with a wide selection of exclusive furniture, one-off design pieces and original works. Proudly servicing the Sunshine Coast for 40 years.
- Re-upholstery - Curtains & Blinds - Furniture - Shutters - Cushions Phone 5444 2412 117 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba
Rob Larsonâ€™s CURTAINS INTERIOR DECOR
My Renovation | October, 2016 27
21/09/2016 12:27:16 PM
finishing touches STEP BACK Mix vintage with modern dĂŠcor pieces to create a homely house fit for the 1960s. Use lots of white with splashes of grey, blush and soft blue to achieve the effect. If you choose to include patterns in your interior design, use polka dot and floral styles.
MODERN CLASSIC This occasional chair from Dare Gallery is designed to suit an elegantly-styled home. It features a button detail, solid timber legs and is available in dark and light grey.
GET THE LOOK The classic teacup has been given a modern twist. The Robert Gordon As Good As Gold tea cup and saucer is from Domayne.
l i v i ng
Discover. Create. Live. with Inspiring Choices 2016 â€“ out now! From entrances to the outdoors, Inspiring Choices 2016 features over 100 pages of the latest flooring trends, as well as decorating advice from your favourite interior writers and stylists - to help you discover, create and live your style.
Choices Flooring Maroochydore 3/32 Wises Road, Maroochydore
5443 6280 choicesflooring.com.au ONLY AVAILABLE AT
Visit our showroom to collect your free copy of Inspiring Choices 2016.
28 My Renovation | October, 2016
23/09/2016 12:44:30 PM
FOR YOUR HOME
The Carmel table lamp is from Wide World of Lights. Phone 5492 6722.
FILL YOUR HOME WITH HAND PAINTED ART
TAKE COMFORT Scatter pretty cushions throughout your living room to complement your interior design style. This vintage inspired patterned cushion with soft ruffle is from Go Arty. Phone 5451 1445.
AND BEAUTIFUL HOMEWARES
Wallpaper is a traditional material that has lasted through the ages. Balance old with new - opt for a modern pattern.
OR PAINT YOUR OWN IN OUR WORKSHOPS 7 Norval Crt, Maroochydore Phone 5451 1445 www.goarty.com.au
goarty Gallery Classes Homeware
THE kitchen & bathroom makeover SPECIALISTS Our Trend Surfaces engineered stone can be fitted directly over existing surfaces in as little as 1 day, with no demolition required. Heat, scratch, stain and impact resistant covered with a 10 year warranty. We specialise in kitchen makeovers, new kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.
‘The best kitchen renovation I’ve ever had was with Granite Transformations’
Fit your new kitchen directly over your existing surface
Ita Buttrose - Brand Ambassador
PHONE 5446 4548 3/4 Access Crescent, Coolum Beach www.granitetransformationsqld.com.au
My Renovation | October, 2016 29
21/09/2016 12:31:01 PM
WANT A BARGA
Matching Set of Leather Rocker Recliners DEFINITELY O ONE SET ONLY!
RIDICULOUS PRICE!! LAST ONE LEFT!
$995e FOR BO TH
DON’T PAY $4,500
L shaped lounge. Black cowhide leather. 3m x 2.2m
Stunning Bargain. HALF PRICE $7500 worth of lounge! ONE O ONLY!
FFamous Name. N Burgundy B d colour l r cow hide leathe leather. Single Recliner $550 each.
EXTRAORDINARY VALUE. BARGAIN! DON’T PAY $4300
3.8 X 3.2
3 corner, 2 with electric recliner and chaise RH facing.
SELL UNDER COST PRICE. Cannot Be Repeated! 2 Seater Leather Lounge Bargains Barg
DON’T PAY $6000
ONE ONLY! 2 corner 2 with electric recliners and electric RH chaise.
One Off Bargain. Never Repeated! DON’T DON T PAY $4500
$1850 Coffee colour cowhide leather leather. 3.5m 3 5m 4 seater lounge. Clipped in the middle.
2 seater with 1x electric recliner. RH or LH facing. Electric chaise.
BEST BUY IN TOWN
* All pictures for illustration purposes only.
TEAL GREEN COWHIDE LEATHER
Colours white and beige.
BRILLIANT BUYING! Leather Chaise Sofa Beds ds SAVE $1000 on NEW price
Featuring storage chaise with double size innersping nersping mattress mattress. 3x RH facing chaise chaise. 1x LH facing chaise
LOUNGES 22/09/2016 12:36:27 PM
ARGAIN? HERE IT IS! FULL CLEARANCE REQUIRED THIS WEEK. NO EXCEPTIONS FULL LEATHER AND FABRIC LOUNGES & BEDDING. FAMOUS NAMES! Home Theatre Set for $590 ONE ONLY!
Quality Qua tyy Plus. us Rarely a e y Found!
10 AUSTRALIAN MADE QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS TO BE CLEARED THIS WEEK
DON’T PAY $1250 each
$1200 FOR BO TH
2x matching arm rm chairs chairs. Both man manual nu recliners. Quality leather. Famous Name.
DON’T PAY $1650
2x Double Size $249 each
Lift Recliner Chair Bargain
2x White Cowhide Leather Seats
$690 ONE ONLY!
COME IN AND GRAB YOURSELF A BARGAIN.
Famous Name. 2 Seater dual electric recliners plus wedge. Neutral fabric.
FFamous name. N Neutrall colour.
Leather Rocker Recliner
Q Queen Si Size Mattress
FFamous name. R Red d cowhide leather.
Looking for a Bargain. Here it is! DON’T PAY $4500
DON’T PAY $2000+ rice
Black Leather Swivel Rocker Recliner Reclin R ner Sale Price
DON’T PAY $1500+
Is he Kidding? Supreme Comfort. Bargain Hunters Only
FFamous name leather er electric lift recliner chair. Grey colour.
TRADING HOURS Thursday 10-3.30pm
Queen Size Ensembles $650
Famous Name. Absolute Steal!
Red leather chaise lounge. 2.7m. Quality leather. RH facing chaise.
WE ARE NOW HERE
CLOSED ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Waterview St Super A-mart
Absolute Steal. So Comfrotable! DON’T DON T PAY $2200 ONE ONLY!
2 Seater Dual Leather Recliner
Fabric. No F b i 3 seater t + 2 wedges. d N Recliners R li
20 Technology Drive, Warana Phone John 0437 717 780 (rear of Super Amart)
22/09/2016 12:37:17 PM
21/09/2016 12:32:03 PM