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The ebook

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Let's get renovating!

It’s exciting to begin dreaming of a renovation, but as a beginner it may quickly feel like you’ve gotten in way over your head. I want to pass on my knowledge to make your journey easier, and I want to make the information accessible and instant, so I’ve developed a series of ebooks just for you. I hope that by providing these resources I can save help you save both time and money. Above all, I hope to help bring your renovation dreams to life.

20 Insider Tips and Tricks ebook

I'm sharing my ultimate insider knowledge to help your project run as smoothly as possible.

New projects are exciting but they can also be daunting. If you've got a vision in mind but you're not sure where to start, these tips will help you kick off your project with a bang.

This ebook contains my top 20 tips for any renovation or new build project. I've been there, done that and now I am sharing my best insider knowledge to help you prepare for what's to come. These tips will set you up for success, and help you move through the process as smoothly as possible.

This ebook is FREE.

20 Budget Hacks ebook

Keep your project within budget and without any unexpected costs.

If you've got a vision in mind but you've heard the horror stories of massive budget blowouts, these tips will help you keep your project within budget and financially stress-free.

This ebook contains my top 20 tips for saving money on any renovation or new build project. I've been there done that, and now I'm sharing my best insider knowledge to help you prepare your budget and make sure there are no unexpected costs.

This ebook is FREE.

20 Budget Hacks ebook

Keep your project within budget and without any unexpected costs.

If you've got a vision in mind but you've heard the horror stories of massive budget blowouts, these tips will help you keep your project within budget and financially stress-free.

This ebook contains my top 20 tips for saving money on any renovation or new build project. I've been there done that, and now I'm sharing my best insider knowledge to help you prepare your budget and make sure there are no unexpected costs.

Learn the Lingo ebook

All the language you need to engage with your tradies and suppliers.

If you're starting a renovation or new build project, you might feel a bit overwhelmed by all the industry language thrown around by your architect and builder. Don't worry! I've got you covered,

I've done the hard work for you and compiled a whopping 200+ definitions so you can move through your project with confidence and clarity. The words or phrases in this ebook are ones you might come across during your project, wither in conversation or in emails, pricing or documentation / drawings.

Some words and phrases have multiple meanings and just to keep you on your toes, some meanings have multiple names too. I've conveniently listed them in alphabetical order for you, and in my own words so that they're as simple and easy to understand as possible.

This ebook is FREE.

Pinterest-Worthy Kitchens

Your ultimate cheat sheet for all things kitchen, pantry and scullery.

New projects are exciting but they can also be daunting! When it comes to planning for the kitchen, with so many considerations, where do you start?

All 51 pages of this guide is designed to give you the tools and information required to create your dream kitchen. This ebook offers layout and floorplan examples, save versus splurge options, the design and build process, a cheat sheet for measurements and much much more.

By the end of this ebook (almost 8,000 words of it!), you’ll have all the resources you need to move forward in your project with confidence.

Investment: $25 NZD

Project Scoping Checklist

Get a crystal clear scope to show your tradesmen.

My project scoping checklist contains a list of all of the rooms in your home and everything to assess within those rooms to help build your project scope. Literally everything from exterior cladding and roofing to skirtings and scotia gets checked off.

When completing the assessment, the checklist offers repair, replace or refurbish options and a place to add more specific comments. Once the checklist is complete, you can move onto the Scoping Lists which is the next FREE download in this list - scroll down to grab that one too!

The Complete Guide to Bathroom and Laundry

Create a bathroom and laundry that you and your family will love.

From toilet types and tapware to all the services you need to consider such as water, waste and power, this almost 60-page 9,000 word ebook is the complete guide to bathroom and laundry giving you all the information you need to create a bathroom and laundry you’ll truly love.

I’ve included my top insider tips including floor plan examples, save versus splurge options and the design and build process.

Investment: $25 NZD

Your Guide to Specifying Finishes

Everything you need to know to choose the perfect finishes for your home.

The heavy lifting is done and now it’s time for the fun part: Choosing your finishes.

This 67 page almost 11,000 word guide unpacks every finish you can think of including walls, floors, ceilings, joinery, hardware and more.

You’ll learn about things like laying patterns for tiles, colour palettes and which kind of paint to use where so you can bring your final vision to life.

Investment: $25 NZD

The Ultimate Guide to Windows, Doors, Ceilings, Stairs and Trims

Everything you need to know about glazing types, window and door joinery anatomy and composition, ceilings, stairs and every trim you can think of.

You’re well on your way with your reno or new build project and now for the important part! Choosing windows, doors, ceilings, stairs and trims sounds simple, but you might be surprised how many options there are.

This 53 page almost 6,500 word guide breaks down all glazing types, composition, names of parts, all the trims and all hardware (including door handles, hinges and locking mechanisms) and so much more, so you can make informed choices with confidence.

Investment: $25 NZD

Heating, Insulation, Engineering & Services

Cozy up your home with this complete guide to heating, insulation, engineering and services.

Heating and insulation help turn a house into a home. This 55 page ebook contains almost 8,500 words offering all the information you need on different ways to heat and insulate your home for maximum comfort and longevity.

You’ll also learn an intro into different types of engineering and engineering design (mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection), along with lighting design so you can make decisions with confidence.

Investment: $25 NZD

Lifestyle Spaces Handbook

Design a living room, dining room, and home office to complement your lifestyle with these layout, furniture and decor ideas.

The living room, dining room and home office create so much of the atmosphere in a home. If you’ve got a vision in mind but you’re not sure how to bring it to life, this guide will help you plan for the perfect communal space to complement your lifestyle.

The following pages contain everything you need to know about layout, furniture, considerations for orientation, proximity to other spaces and decor.

This guide will set you up for success, and help you move forward with confidence and clarity.

Launching May 2021.

Guide to Building a Dreamy Bedroom

Everything from themes and decor inspiration to design and build guidelines for your bedrooms.

Have you ever wondered what differentiates a master bedroom from a guest bedroom? Or how to plan and design your kids rooms or new nursery?

In this guide to bedrooms, you’ll learn everything you need to build a dreamy space for yourself, family, and guests.

You’ll learn bedroom design and build guidelines, including wardrobes, along with tons of inspiration for nursery themes and kids room decoration.

Launching May 2021.

Guide to Choosing Furniture and Furnishings

Perfect each space with the exact right furniture and finishes to complement your style.

Once the construction work is done, your space is truly brought to life with the way you style it.

This guide walks you through every consideration for furniture and finishings, including: styles of chair, couch, table (including shapes, era etc), as well as finishes / materials, how you should pair furniture together and finally, rug sizes, placement, blinds, curtains and upholstery.

 You’ll learn everything you need to know to make decisions with confidence and consistency for your dream home.

Launching May 2021. 

Simple Storage Solutions

Never run out of storage with this complete guide to making the most of every nook and cranny. 

Storage is a bit of a luxury in many houses, and something you can never have too much of.  So if you can plan ahead to build it in—your future self will thank you for it!

This guide covers all the ways you can incorporate it into your build and the best places to store certain items. We’ve included ideas for building in storage under stairs, making the most of nooks and crannies, and all of the furniture options for additional space.

Launching May 2021.

All-inclusive Guide to Exteriors

Everything from roofing and cladding to fencing and landscaping – include swimming pools, planting, grass, decoration and quick wins for street appeal.

Establish yourself as the best house on the block with dreamy landscaping and decor. If you’re launching a new project, it can be daunting to think of all the things to consider and plan.

This guide aims to ease some of the burden of planning a beautiful exterior, offering guidance for everything from roofing and cladding, fencing and landscaping to stunning design and decor.

Launching May 2021. 

Grid Paper

Sketch out your floorplan to help you visualise the changes.

Measuring your home and sketching a rough floorplan isn't as hard as you may think, head to my blog for instructions on how to prepare a floorplan and download my FREE gridpaper as a canvas to start with.

This grid paper download includes my A4 and A3 0.5cm squared grid paper, making scaling your floor plan sketch an easy task. You'll get both sizes with this download, however please note that the A3 grid paper needs to be printed in A3 to remain to scale.

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