The stress of renovating can get to even the most calm person. Are you having difficulty visualising what the room or home will look like, trades people not turning up, budget blow outs, delays, disorganisation?
Wherever you are living, chances are you know of or live near a renovation.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, alterations and additions to residential building rose by 3.1% in the last quarter. As house prices rise, the costs associated with upgrading to a new home rise accordingly, and renovating or extending the current home becomes more financially attractive.
4 business women have joined forces developing a detailed home renovation workshop called Sort. Schedule. Style! Bringing 4 experts in the same room that can cover all aspects of renovation and really help people prepare. These experts are Kellie Dobbie from Transformations Australia, Sara Hall from Finer Details, Kellie Jennings from Inside Out Design and Fleur Allen from Interactive Arts.
Kellie Dobbie from Transformations remembers the first time she renovated when she was pregnant. A change in lifestyle is one of the main reasons people decide to renovate.
‘I remember feeling overwhelmed and confused at all the different aspects of completing a renovation.’ says Ms Dobbie. This is not an issue now, after 15 years in managing renovations; she runs a successful renovation project management business.
Sara Hall of Finer Details Personal Concierge services specialise in de-cluttering and organising her busy clients, many of whom feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of belongings that have grown in size over time.
’We work with clients to de-clutter their mind and home’ Sara Hall says.
When you meet Kelly Jennings from Inside Out Design you soon find out that she is passionate about all things design and her bubbly personality is infectious. Kelly has an ability to picture exactly what a space needs to make it look fabulous.
‘I love working with clients, learning about them and their individual style, and then creating a unique space, with their personality and my flair”. When I meet with clients I get an idea of what they are looking for and then we develop the final project together to make it feel like their space.’ Says Ms Jennings.
For Fleur Allen starting Interactive Arts provided an opportunity to build a business that took a somewhat different perspective on art.
“We take the difficulty out of searching by providing a diverse range of artwork that can be seen from the comfort of your lounge room. We appeal to mums and dads along with serious art investors who are looking for that unique piece to compliment their lives”.
The Sort, Schedule, Style workshop is comprehensive and covers everything from de-cluttering and organising the home ready for renovation, managing the actual renovation process, through to interior design and dressing the home with art. It is an interactive day and will offer participants the opportunity to develop their own renovation plan, learn and apply the key elements of design, renovation and decoration.
Date: Saturday 28 April Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm Cost: $159
Location: UWA Extension Program, Claremont Campus