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Karina May

Karina May’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the Australian renovation market and the costs involved has provided her with valuable insight into how homeowners can maximise the value of their properties.

After completing a Bachelor's degree in Media & Communications from the University of Sydney, Karina fell into publishing and spent 5 years working across a variety of home renovation titles including Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly and Build Home magazines.

Thousands of printed paragraphs later, she moved across to online where she has continued to live and breathe renovations for the past 2 years.

Karina May is the Content Editor of ServiceSeeking.com.au, a site where customers can compare quotes and prices for any service - including renovations.

  • Renovations tops wish list, making saving a priority

    With one third of Australians readying for a home renovation, it’s useful to know how much a family should be aiming to save before cracking open the piggy bank.

    March 8, 12:17 pm
  • Renovating while renting

    Renovating a rented property is definitely possible and worth considering if you’re a long-term tenant and plan on staying put at the property for quite some time.

    January 30, 4:08 pm
  • Why renovating your investment property isn’t a waste of money

    There’s a lot to consider when deciding whether or not to renovate your investment property; from understanding the market, to how much you should spend – and where.

    June 29, 3:39 pm
  • Autumn renovation trends

    A new season always brings new renovation trends, so what’s making waves this Autumn?

    May 29, 2:13 pm
  • Making money from property renovation

    If done correctly, renovations can significantly increase a property's value. But in order to reap the renovation rewards there are certain guidelines that should be adhered to and financial traps that must be avoided.

    May 4, 10:39 am
  • Six costly renovation mistakes no one can afford to make

    When planning a successful renovation, knowing what NOT to do is just as valuable as knowing what to do.

    April 20, 12:28 pm
  • Best suburbs to renovate

    "Buying the worst house in the best neighbourhood," is a common realestate-ism. But that’s typically where this sage advice ends - you’re left to find the secret suburbs and streets all on your own. This article will help point you in the right direction.

    April 3, 1:42 pm
  • Five ways to add value to your home for less

    This isn’t one of those "renovation magic" articles that promises a huge return on every dollar you spend. We have simply put together a list of low-cost renovation projects that are LIKELY to increase your home’s value.

    March 13, 4:10 pm

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