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Going Luxe- Introducing A Master Suite

Corinne Graham - Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Are you looking to introduce a master suite as part of your second storey renovation? The main bedroom can often be the only space in our family homes that feels like ‘our own’. Whether it’s purpose is for a parent’s retreat or a bedroom with all the trimmings, creat ..

5 Avoidable Delays When Building Your Second Storey Addition

Corinne Graham - Friday, September 01, 2017
Here at Keystone, we often come across homeowners who have started their second storey renovations only to face significant setbacks in having the work completed. Particularly when your house no longer meets your family’s needs, the last thing you need is to be facing delays that coul ..

How To Choose The Right Building Contractor

Corinne Graham - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
So you want to build a second storey renovation but don’t want to end up with a cowboy builder or one who does a runner mid-project? It’s not a light decision when it comes to deciding on the best building contractor- so how do you make an informed choice? There is a big differe ..

Getting Your Colours Right Without Looking Too Bland

Corinne Graham - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Choosing a colour for a just one room can be tricky enough, so for many, the idea of picking a colour palette for the whole of a major home renovation can seem like an overwhelming task. Whether it’s for interiors or the exteriors, adding a well-thought out colour scheme to a remodell ..

How To Survive A Major Home Renovation

Corinne Graham - Friday, February 03, 2017
Almost everyone knows someone who’s undergone a major home renovation and regrets some mistakes that were made along the way. While the final product of a major home renovation can feel like a dream come true, the journey to get there can be a stressful experience if you aren’t  ..

Lessons Learned From The Sydney Housing Market

Corinne Graham - Thursday, December 29, 2016
As Sydney house prices have continued to skyrocket over the past 15 years, many homeowners are deciding not to sell and be creative with their current living arrangements. Here are 6 lessons that can be learned from the recent house price boom in Sydney and how this affects the future of ho ..

How To Get A High Roi When Remodelling Your Home

Corinne Graham - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
How do you know whether a home remodelling project will pay off when it comes to selling up? Before embarking on a remodelling project, you should consider whether the change adds value to the resale value of the home. Here are five fool-proof remodelling tips that will guarantee a solid re ..

Getting The Exterior Right: How To Give The Outside Of Your Home A Facelift During A Second Storey Addition

Corinne Graham - Thursday, September 15, 2016
Once you’ve decided on a second storey addition that proportionally provides balance to your home, getting the particulars of the exterior right can make or break the aesthetic appeal of your house. Like all house renovations, careful design and planning is required when determining what t ..

First Things First- How To Best Approach A Remodelling Design

Corinne Graham - Tuesday, August 09, 2016
A successful second storey addition requires understanding your budget limitations and basic design principles so that you achieve the additional space you are looking for in your home- both from a design and a functional perspective. SETTING A BUDGET It’s easy for homeowners to fall  ..

Roof Options For Your Second Storey Addition - The Pros And Cons

Corinne Graham - Friday, July 01, 2016
Adding a second storey to your home puts you in the unique position of being able to completely change the look and feel of your home by changing the material and colour of your roof. Many people opt to keep the addition in tone with the existing home and therefore choose to keep the roof ve ..