Style Stimulus

We all know about the government’s stimulus package. Well here is more good news – the revamp package to stimulate your lifestyle courtesy of Jacqueline Van Zyl of Mystique Interior Design. For any renovation order placed before Christmas clients will receive a free colour consultation worth $500 and for kitchen renovation clients will receive a free stainless steel appliance package consisting of a slide out range hood, under bench oven and hot plate valued at $1000. Jacqueline has just completed a home renovation for a business couple in Hurstville who had this to say about the project “We could not be more impressed and happier with Jacqueline’s modem ideas and the work she has done. You could not find anyone more committed to her profession. She has proved to be exceptional in the way she takes the load off the client and makes sure every detail of the work is carried out to perfection. By the end of the make-over we felt we had a new home. The renovation has completely changed our lifestyle.”

THE Hurstville home was very much in need of a make-over. At first the owners were interested in having the home re-vamped for the purpose of selling it. Here’s their wish list which Jacqueline turned into reality: New kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, new tile floor in kitchen area, repolish existing timber floors, new carpets in all other rooms – including three bedrooms, dining room and a small sitting room, new blinds for all windows, painting all interior walls, new lights, new stainless steel door handles, refurbished bathroom. The home consisted of four bedrooms,”

Home Interior Design

Home Interior Design

Jacqueline said. “But the very front bedroom did not feel right to me. It was also treated a little like a junk room. So I turned it into a small, informal sitting area which then opened into the main, now larger, living area. The small family room off the kitchen was turned into a formal dining room and the very back room was turned into an open plan family area. This simple re-formatting made the home look more spacious delivered more living areas and gave the home more balance.” Jacqueline helped the Hurstville couple make smart choices for the paint work as well. Half-strength beige was chosen for all the walls to open up and brighten the home. This colour suited the new look flooring (which went from a plain stain to a high gloss), the beige quarter-strength window frames and the new stain-resistant, latte-shade carpet. “We also replaced all the furniture and introduced some beautiful leather lounges,” Jacqueline said. “One of the most satisfying results about this renovation was how much more stylish, functional and inviting the entire house became.” There was also work done on the outside. The front yard was cleaned up, white pebbles put down to make the garden look bigger while low border hedges gave the area a formal look. Now here is the amazing part. The total renovations project (excluding the furniture and garden work) came to $47,000. The real estate agent who was unable to sell the property before the renovation said that he could now easily sell it for $60,000 to $70,000 more. But now the owners have decided to enjoy the makeover and stay right where they are for a few more years.

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