The true cost of the average home renovation revealed

Mitch Picklington from Mitcon Build in Brisbane said that his business had received an increased number of construction inquiries as a result of COVID-19.

“We have been pending with requests to quote for different jobs around Brisbane at the moment, whether it’s renovating one room in the house or making plans for a larger scale renovation to utilize the government’s Home Builder scheme.”

We’ve seen a surge in people wanting to expand their current living areas with an extension and refresh their outdoor entertainment area by adding a pergola, deck or even a swimming pool.”

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Dream home renovation: How a house rescued from demolition became a labor of love

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Simon and Kathrina Johnson at their home in Holland Park, which they spent years renovating and are now selling. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.

THE ‘for sale’ sign read: ‘a little hard work and a good imagination’.

Fifteen years later, Simon and Kathrina Johnson can attest the property at 24 Arnold St, Holland Park, needing a lot more than that.

“They were literally going to bulldoze the house as they couldn’t sell it because it was in such a bad state,” Mr Johnson said.

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The bulldozer was booked in for the Wednesday and the Johnsons made

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What Goes On Behind the Cameras at Home Makeover Shows?

Some plaintiffs, like Deena Murphy and Tim Sullivan, who appeared on HGTV’s “Love It or List It” in 2016, sued for breach of contract, saying that faulty workmanship had, according to their complaint, “irreparably damaged” their North Carolina home after they spent $140,000 of their own money. According to court documents, they settled, but not before being slapped with a lawsuit themselves, for libel, slander and product disparagement. The case, which went to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, was eventually dismissed. The settlement terms are confidential, and Mr. Sullivan declined a request to be interviewed.

Billi Dunning and Brent

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