Posts in The Reno School
HOW I CHOSE THE PERFECT BUILDER & WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Where we live, renovating is the new black. Everyone’s doing it. So, decent builders with any availability are a rare commodity. In fact, I’d heard that finding a builder who can start when you want is a bit like the show, Wheel of Fortune. Give the wheel a big spin and hope for the best. You get what you get, or you wait a while and have another spin. 

In our case, finding our builder was actually more like an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. And I was in the Hot Seat. We were ready to submit our plans to Council for DA approval and the questions were coming thick and fast from my architect, engineers, council… and my husband. They all wanted to know who was actually going to build the dream home we’d been meticulously planning for the past year.

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MEET EMMA! SHE’S A RENO SCHOOL VETERAN!

Emma Ramia from Toowoomba is one of our Reno School originals. She jumped on the Reno School bus as soon as our very first intake opened and isn't getting off any time soon. 

Once a hairdresser, Emma gave it up when her kids were born and turned her creative skills to renovating. She’s now flipped two houses and is planning her next project.

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HOW TO AVOID A VERY COMMON MISTAKE

A gorgeous garden can totally be the cherry on the top of your dream home renovation. Done well, landscaping has the ability to transform the street appeal of your house and make it feel like a home you’ll never want to leave. BUT, did you know that the biggest mistake we see when it comes to home renos lies in the garden.

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MEET KAREN! SHE LEARNT “DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT.”

Hey, Guys! We know we’re sometimes prone to a little overexcitement #thatsyoulana when it comes to talking all things renovating and, of course, the Reno School, so don’t believe the hype… until you’ve read these REAL reviews from REAL Reno School students! Then believe it all! 

We’re shocked, amazed and so damn proud of how these guys and gals have turned their reno dreams into dream houses. And we’re lucky that they were up for being quizzed on how the Three Birds Reno School helped them along the way. We kept quiet long enough for these lovely students to tell you about the Reno School in THEIR words.

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MEET TALIA! FROM RENO NOVICE TO RENO QUEEN!

Hey, Guys! We know we’re sometimes prone to a little overexcitement #thatsyoulana when it comes to talking all things renovating and, of course, the Reno School, so don’t believe the hype… until you’ve read these REAL reviews from REAL Reno School students! Then believe it all! 

We’re shocked, amazed and so damn proud of how these guys and gals have turned their reno dreams into dream houses. And we’re lucky that they were up for being quizzed on how the Three Birds Reno School helped them along the way. We kept quiet long enough for these lovely students to tell you about the Reno School in THEIR words.

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5 GREAT WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR EXTERIOR ON A BUDGET

New Year, new reno project on the cards? If that's a big, fat ‘NO’, because of the dreaded 'B' word… don’t despair, we get it! #budgetblues We’ve got some great tips and tricks for sprucing up your home’s exterior, on a budget.

Right from our early days of flipping houses, we’ve been big believers in the mantra that ‘street appeal is King’. A fancy facade goes a long way towards luring potential buyers into a flip house and is sure to put a smile on your dial at your own place too! #homesweethome So, don’t let go of your ultimate reno dream, but in the meantime, here are some budget friendly ways to satiate your reno appetite:

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WIN A PRIVATE LUNCH WITH BONNIE, ERIN + LANA TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT

We'll wine and dine you (and your partner in crime), answering all your questions about YOUR personal project. Bring along your plans, colour swatches, tile choices, quotes, Pinterest boards... you name it. Bring whatever you like (or nothing at all) and we'll give you as much feedback and as many ideas as we can over a 2 hour delicious lunch in Sydney. 

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5 FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING BLINDS

Setting yourself up for a successful reno is all about how you manage the process. And hiring the right people for your reno is SO essential – it’s the magic that enables us to complete our renos quickly. Believe me when I tell you it’s a hell of a lot easier to spend extra time during the hiring process to find the right person than it is to get the wrong person to do a good job

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DON'T MAKE THIS DECISION LATE!

Setting yourself up for a successful reno is all about how you manage the process. And hiring the right people for your reno is SO essential – it’s the magic that enables us to complete our renos quickly. Believe me when I tell you it’s a hell of a lot easier to spend extra time during the hiring process to find the right person than it is to get the wrong person to do a good job

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HOW BONNIE HANDLED HER FIRST AND LAST OPEN HOME

If you’re anything like me, browsing houses online is a favourite pastime, but there’s just something special about seeing a home in the flesh #realdeal #loveanopenhome

So, when I suggested to Bon that we invite our Reno School students over to her #moderncoastalbarn for a look-see, she hesitated …. And then jumped at the idea.

We had an overwhelming response and could hardly believe our eyes when we scanned the guest list to find we had students flying in from New Zealand, Perth, Melbourne, Far North Queensland, and …. even Singapore! Yep, just a 6,500km journey to view our latest project #commitment #humbled #loveourrenoschoolers

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BON & MON TALK GARDENS

I always knew I wanted garden space within my dream home, not just around the outsides. Garden glimpses from every room! I’ve crushed on coastal courtyard gardens in Byron Bay and Bali for years - I can’t get enough of Bangalow palms and Frangipanis. So, internal courtyards were always integral to my dream home design. And a crash hot landscape designer to help me design them didn’t go amiss either!

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