About Rebekah Hurworth

Rebekah Hurworth is CEO and founder of Family Home Experts, a Brisbane based business specialising in housing across Australia. Founded in 2008, Rebekah is a level one member of the Australian Institute of Architects and her business an 'A+ Practice' with RAIA. In 2015 Rebekah was awarded a Gold Stevie Award in New York for business entrepreneurship. Rebekah has pioneered a new way of looking at property and teaches this in a three hour workshop called 'Buy Like An Architect' and a weekend Masterclass. Rebekah is also a regular keynote speaker on topics such as property strategy, networking and how to successfully work with designers and architects. Rebekah has two degrees in architecture from QUT and three businesses. Rebekah has been featured in Queensland Homes, Brisbane News, Family Capers, NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Mortgage Choice and Aussie Home Loans. Website - http://www.familyhomeexperts.com/
28 06, 2017

What Legal Ceiling Height Do I Need?

By | June 28th, 2017|Renovating|0 Comments

Understanding Australian Standards and Building Code of Australia.In Australia, most of what we construct comes down to two rules – Australian Standards, and the Building Code of Australia. Admittedly, they are very big books with lots in them, so calling them ‘two rules’ is probably a little light!Generally speaking Australian Standards (AS) relate to exact [...]

24 05, 2017

Is my builder going bankrupt?

By | May 24th, 2017|Renovating|0 Comments

While we don’t wish it on anyone, the sad reality is that even the best builder might not be quite so good at the financial side of his business. When embarking on a renovation project, this can be the scariest possibility.Here are our 7 hints to suggest that your builder may be going bankrupt:Progress is [...]

11 04, 2017

Painting, is it worth spending money on?

By | April 11th, 2017|Home Improvement|0 Comments

How important is painting? Very! A good painter can fix a bad builder, yet a bad painter can make a good builder look, well, better. The painters are the last trade to come into the house and are responsible for finishing your house. In fact, for that reason we refer to them as a ‘finishing [...]

22 03, 2017

Timber vs. Masonry Construction

By | March 22nd, 2017|Renovating|0 Comments

A builder normally starts life in another career, normally a trade, before deciding they want to do more. In Queensland and Northern Territory, most of our builders have carpentry background, and are therefore more comfortable with timber construction. Most of the southern states however are much more likely to have builders with a background in [...]

10 03, 2017

Four Tricks To Reduce Wall Tiles Costs

By | March 10th, 2017|Renovating|0 Comments

 There are four tricks I use to reduce my tiling cost while making sure the bathroom looks good...     Trick #1: Make sure your wall tiles aren’t your feature – have something else in the room to catch your eye. Whether a mirror with an interesting frame, a lovely bath or even just a [...]

12 12, 2016

What Are The Different Renovation Types?

By | December 12th, 2016|Renovating|0 Comments

When you’re looking at property to buy, there are always three options. Either you’re buying something already finished and ready to move, buying something that needs internal renovation and updating, or the property doesn’t have enough space and needs major renovation outside the existing building envelope. As soon as you are going outside the existing [...]

21 11, 2016

Tiling For A Purpose

By | November 21st, 2016|Bathroom, Renovating|2 Comments

There’s no two ways about it. I think that a fully tiled bathroom, with tiles on walls to the ceiling is the best way to go. Sadly it’s also the most expensive. In my experience, it often doesn’t correlate to value. That is, will people pay more for a house or unit because the bathrooms are [...]

24 10, 2016

Bulkhead In Ceilings by Rebekah

By | October 24th, 2016|Renovating|0 Comments

There’s a lot of tricks we can do to allow the engineer to hold up the building without compromising the look of a space. Let me take you though one example of a renovation we did a few years ago. We had a large living area, and to support this (and the structure above) the [...]

26 09, 2016

Polished Concrete Floors

By | September 26th, 2016|Renovating|0 Comments

I love polished concrete floors but I very rarely use them. Here's why: It's super hard to get them not to crack, and even then you can't guarantee you'll end up with a seamless floor with no hairline cracks. They can't be renovated. First attempt is all you get, and you have to like the end [...]

26 08, 2016

Kitchen Benchtops

By | August 26th, 2016|Home Improvement, Kitchen Remodel Ideas, Renovating, Tips|2 Comments

Stone kitchen benchtops are the most common choice that we put in houses. Laminate, stainless steel and concrete are alternate options that can be used in some situations, but you need to check if using this product is devaluing your property.  I don’t use Corian or similar ‘solid surface’ products are they are too soft and [...]