New Year, New You Home!

Renovate your home and still afford to go on holiday in 2019.

It’s time for a fresh start in 2019 and that includes making over your home where most of us spend a good chunk of our time!

We have all heard the saying “new year, new me!” and in this day and age, get sick of reading it on social media in the lead up to January 1st.

But a fresh new look for your home can surround you with new, positive vibes and seriously uplift you! What better way to kick off 2019 and make it your best year yet?

You might be thinking that you don’t have the budget to recreate an episode of The Block, but there are some serious bargains to be found here at Lloyds Auctions.

And, if a holiday is top of your 2019 priority list, don’t worry. You can have your cake and eat it too! Renovate your house by sourcing everything you need from Lloyds Auctions and still have enough money leftover to escape to Bali for two weeks!

We have auctions for major makeovers, or if that’s too much right now you can always load up on some new art or a piece of furniture from our other, regular auctions.

Let us tell you exactly where to look to modernise your home, on an old school budget!

Extreme Makeovers

Check out our fortnightly Home Builders and Renovators for more hands on construction goods like new large appliances, basins, toilets, and interior and exterior paint!

A great way to brighten up and modernise your home is a good lick of crisp, white paint! It makes every room feel bigger and brighter, plus neutral tones are still very on trend for 2019.

The earthy and natural feels of stone and wood are also remaining extremely popular this year, so take advantage of our gorgeous stone baths and basins, and wooden vanities and flooring available in our Home Improvement, DIY and Design Supplies auction.

Create an even more natural atmosphere, and improved indoor-outdoor flow, by adding timber bi-fold doors to open up your indoor living spaces to the deck or patio!

New Furniture

If you’re after something a little less full on, then make sure you have a look at our weekly UNRESERVED Affordable Furniture and pick up something for a bargain that will completely transform the look of a room!

There is no doubt, a new lounge or dining table can totally transform the way your house looks and feels. But you can even repurpose furniture found here at Lloyds. You may not need a new chest of drawers for the bedroom, but in the kitchen or dining room it can become a mini bar! Plus, the extra storage never goes astray.

New Appliances

Our Super Sunday auction is exactly how it sounds… A super homeware auction every Sunday, where you can find designer furniture pieces or brand new large appliances for a fraction of their price in stores!

If you are choosing to go big with your home reno’s, then a good room to consider is the kitchen. The kitchen is a focal room in your house and is usually the room to receive the most daily traffic.

This is the perfect moment to update all the appliances in the kitchen to match any newly renovated decor. These days, stainless steel remains the most popular option, but we have a range of colours and styles to suit everyone’s taste!

Speaking of new appliances, sometimes you don’t need to makeover your home in a visual way. Maybe you just need to make 2019 the year of the better (and cheaper) coffee!

In our weekly Appliances and Entertainment auction, you can find all sorts of refurbished appliances including the most impressive home coffee machines that are easy to use AND reasonably priced… No $6.50 lattes here!

We are also known to have big brand vacuum cleaners up for grabs. The easiest way to do up your home is just by giving it a deep clean!

Don’t forget the outdoors!

But it’s not just about the inside of a house, the outside is just as important! Ever heard that the driveway is the gateway to your home? Make sure your yard is up to scratch this year and truly give your home the first impression it deserves!

Imagine beautiful green lawns all year round with no maintenance, mowing, watering or weeding! Artificial grass, or turf, could be the answer to your prayers!

It reduces allergies and insect infestations and eliminates dirt and grass clippings from getting trampled in the pool and through your house! Find this (and more!) in the fortnightly Landscaping, Outdoor and Garden auction.

Tiles may seem outdated but that is not the case! Stay contemporary in 2019 and utilise our regular Tile Clearances to remodel your indoor and outdoor areas. Porcelain tiles are super easy to clean and very hard to stain. Perfect if you are known to slop a bit of your tea out of your mug on the way to the couch, a quick mop will have them gleaming like new!

Because of their high water resistance, tiles are a popular choice in wet areas and high humidity environments. They are perfect for the bathroom, kitchen, pool, patio and garden. Stick to neutral and pastel tones and you will be on to a winner!

Cut your costs by taking a little more time to look, rather than buying everything brand new from the stores.

That can be costly and prevent you from finding quirky items you might otherwise miss out on here at Lloyds Auctions!

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Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers Candidate Member

Certified Practicing Valuer AVAA


Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.