Adding value to your kitchen when selling your property

Mar 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Kitchens are widely touted as a room of a house that can add value when it comes to selling your property. But not all kitchens are created equal. What can you do to yours to catch a potential buyer’s eye and persuade them to make a good offer?
As with any pre-sale renovation or spruce up, keep a tight rein on budget. Talk to your agent about what your asking price should be before and after a kitchen makeover. Then set your budget at a portion of that difference that you’re comfortable with.


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Topics: Selling, Home Maintenance, Home Renovations

Enjoy the darker side of your rooms

Feb 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

It's all too easy to associate dark colours with negative connotations and a general sense of doom, but don't be too hasty!

Shades like black, navy and deep grey are also reminiscient of night skies and crisp winter nights.

Bedrooms are an ideal space for dark walls. Most of the time spent in the bedroom is at night – making it the perfect place to go dark and dramatic. 


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Topics: Agent Life, Home Maintenance, Home Renovations, family home

Ideas on how to Make the Most of the Space Under the Stairs

Jan 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

If you’re looking for extra wiggle room in your home, look under the stairs. Whether in the main part of the house or the basement, this area can have enough room for uses like a mudroom and coat storage, wine cellar or craft station. Here’s how Houzz designers are making the most of this often-wasted space.


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Topics: Home Maintenance, Home Decor & Furnishing

How to Design an Easy-Clean Home

Jan 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

In my never-ending quest to find more time to relax, put my feet up and enjoy a glass of wine and a good book, I’m writing today about designing your home in a way that helps to minimize your cleaning time.

Whether you are contemplating a remodel or designing your dream home as a new construction, your choices in layout, finishes and furnishings will all impact the amount of time you spend cleaning. So sit down, put your feet up and pour yourself a glass of wine. But before you pick up that book, read the tips below and see if some of these will work for your home.


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Topics: Advice, Home Ownership, Home Maintenance, Home Decor & Furnishing

Insurance Worth the Cost with the right Company

Jan 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

A home represents year of work to build up precious possessions and investment in the future. It makes sense to take some precautions in the event of losing such valuable assets. Home and contents insurance can buy peace of mind. 


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Insurance, Home Maintenance

Renovating Wisely

Oct 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

When it comes to renovating, the result can significantly increase the value of your property if done well, but bear in mind renovations can also cost the most if not planned and completed carefully. 

Disruption Any renovation is a disruption, so before your bathroom and kitchen are ‘out of order’ have a Plan B for alternate locations to cook and shower.


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Topics: Selling, Home Buyers, Home Maintenance, Home Renovations

Make your Garden Good Enough to Eat

Oct 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

These days few people have the time or space for a separate vegetable garden or orchard, yet there is no reason why you can’t incorporate food-bearing plants into your garden, creating an easy, edible landscape.

There are hundreds of different plants that can fulfil any landscape need, and at the same time add something that can be eaten. You can savour luscious berries and sun-ripened tomatoes as well as exotic vegetables with many species nowadays just as abundant in attractive pots as in the garden.


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Topics: Agent Life, Gardening, Garden, Home Maintenance

Luxury kitchen design trends this year

Oct 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

This year is all about going one step further with the trends we’ve grown to love in our kitchens in the recent past. As we find new ways to use popular materials, and designers start to look at kitchens in a whole new way when it comes to both form and function.

Here are some of the stand-out trends we’re starting to see in our luxury listings.


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Topics: luxury features, Home Trends, Home Maintenance

Big Dreams Start at Home | Cricketer

Sep 5, 2017 10:47:55 PM Share this:

"Passion is the key to making a dream come true. Talk to Harcourts and let's make those real estate dreams a reality. Whether you're buying, selling, letting or renting property, give us a call. #BigDreamsStartAtHome

Here are those links:

Harcourts South Africa Facebook Page

Youtube Channel

www.harcourts.co.za


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Topics: Agent Life, Harcourts, Harcourts South Africa, Property Investment, Property, PropertyFocus, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus, Home Maintenance, Estate Agent, Cricket, Big Dreams, Dreams, At home, Campaign, Family, Partnerships

Mordernize your bathroom

Aug 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Bathrooms are one of the rooms in your home that can add value for buyers. The team at Resene have some great ideas for bring out the best in your bathroom.

While it’s often one of the smallest rooms in your home, that doesn’t mean bathrooms need to be bland and boring.  Use the right colours together, add the right materials and that poky little bathroom space can easily become an oasis of calm.


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Topics: Home Maintenance