Posts tagged 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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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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HOW TO CREATE A VISION BOARD FOR YOUR RENO

Renovating without a clear vision is like plonking yourself down in the swivel chair of a new hairdresser and saying, ‘Do whatever you want.’ Chances are you’ll spend a fortune, be forced to live with something you don’t want (bangs, anyone?) and it will all end in tears.  

We start every renovation by creating a vision board.  A vision board is just a glorified mood board, right? Wrong! It’s much more than that.

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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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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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MASTERING KITCHENS

Of all the spaces someone can renovate, I think the kitchen can be the most challenging. It’s usually the heart of the home and whether you’re a MasterChef or ReluctantChef, it’s a major feature of your space, so you want it to look good. Yes, there are ways to renovate a kitchen on a budget but it is still usually one of the most expensive rooms in a home, so you need to be happy with the end result. And if all that wasn’t pressure enough, we know that ‘kitchens sell houses’ so this is a real reno moment where you can add some serious value #kaching #kaching.

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OUR BEST BATHROOM SECRETS

Bathroom renos are hugely popular and for good reason too. They’re a discreet space that can be transformed without having to do the rest of the house. At Three Birds we’ve had our fair share of bathroom reno learnings. With over 13 bathrooms under our belts, here are some of our best bathroom secrets to help you achieve your dream bathroom.

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