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Million Dollar Makeovers is an award winning Perth Interior Design and Renovation Company that gives clients rapid high-quality makeovers in the time it takes to go on holiday. Sasha’s business has grown from strength to strength – she now features as a regular host on Channel 7’s ‘The Real Estate Program’ where she showcases her rapid renovation system.

In this week’s blog Sasha shares with you some luxurious Bling for your home renovations – it’s all about glamorous and decadent chandeliers.

Why choose a chandelier?

Perth interior Design tips

Chandeliers not only add lighting to an area – they transform a normal space into a glorious space! The look and sheer decadence of a chandelier leaves you breathless with a lingering feeling of delight and magic.

There is nothing quite like walking into a space – and raising your eyes to rest on an exquisite piece of art – dripping in diamond-like twinkles – it just captivates you completely.

There are lots of chandeliers available both traditional and modern – but how do you choose the one that is right for you?

How to choose the right chandelier for you

  • Ceiling height – There are a few guidelines here but no hard and fast rules. For example, if your ceiling is 2.4 metres high (8 foot) the bottom of the chandelier should be approximately 76 to 91 cm (30-36 inches) above the top of the table (if you are centering it over the dining room table).

To hang a chandelier in a large multistory foyer, the bottom of the chandelier is usually hung about 2.1 metres (7 foot) above the ground.

  • Size of chandelier – Above a dining room table, the size of a chandelier needs to be about half the width of a square or rectangular table and half the diameter of a round table.


For a large space such as a foyer there is a trick to finding the right size formula – add up the width and height of the room (in feet not metres) and that is the diameter of the chandelier you need in inches. So for a 2.1 × 1.8 metre space (7 × 6 foot) you add 7+6 = 13 – so you need a chandelier with a diameter of 13 inches or 33 cm.

So there you have it –a simple way to select the right size chandelier for your space and the best height to hang your chandelier.

For more design ideas visit Sasha’s showcase studio in Perth. Interior design has never been so good!



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    • Sasha deBretton infuses her heart and soul into her fabulous home renovations in Perth – to give her client’s their dream home and dream lifestyle that they have always wanted. Over the years Sasha has received many, many thank you letters and testimonials from her ecstatic clients – and in this blog Sasha shares a recent testimonial from a very happy client in Perth.

      Client History

      Sasha’s client returned to Perth after 17 years and moved into a townhouse in West Leederville. It had been rented out for the last 15 years and was looking very shabby and unloved. Sasha’s client knew that she wanted to stay in the area and was keen to do a total renovation – but after hearing horror stories of friends’ renovations that had gone seriously over budget and dragged on for almost a year - she wasn’t looking forward to what lay ahead. Knowing her busy lifestyle and lack of interest in DIY and after watching Sasha’s Million Dollar Makeover stories on the ‘Home in WA program’, her sister-in-law suggested that she contact Sasha about her home renovation in Perth.

      Too easy!

      They met on Thursday 8 August and just over 2 months later after a complete guttering of her townhouse - her delighted client moved back into her completely renovated dream home.

      Sasha bowled me over at our first meeting and came up with some fabulous design ideas to complement the few of my own.  I never imagined that work would even start before Christmas but when Sasha heard that I was leaving for a 3 week trip to Europe in early September her immediate response was that she could start and have most of the work completed while I was away, thus minimising the inconvenience of having to vacate my home for 4 weeks”.


      The MDM rapid renovation, home renovation express ride!

      Within a week Sasha’s client had visited the Million Dollar Makeover showroom in Perth for a consultation with Rachel the interior design consultant and had a house full of assorted tradesmen who were providing quotes on all the work! Disaster! It all came to a (temporary) grinding halt when her client couldn’t face the prospect of storing all her furniture and possessions after having moved and unpacked less than 2 months previously. But Sasha came to the rescue so that when her client boarded a plane she was relaxed and confident knowing that her house was being packed by professionals.  

      “Without exception everyone on the Million Dollar Makeover team has been professional, friendly and accommodating and has done everything possible to take the stress out of renovating. I’d particularly like to thank Sasha for seeing the potential in my home and Rachel for her design guidance, impeccable taste and for gently encouraging me out of my comfort zone at times. Finally, I would like to thank my wonderful and always upbeat Project Manager Julie for whom nothing was too much trouble or any request too trivial. Your attention to detail and insistence on quality and excellence has meant that we have been on the same page throughout the renovation”.


      “Sasha your business concept is amazing and fills a real gap in the market.  I can’t believe how easy and stress free the process has been and what a beautiful home you have created for me - on time and on budget. You’ve delivered what it says on your sign and my home has gone from “drabulous to fabulous” in just over 4 weeks.  At the same time my family and friends have gone from being sceptical to totally amazed at the transformation and the quality of the workmanship”.

        This testimonial from a delighted client brought a tear to Sasha’s eye - as it her clients that inspire Sasha to work her amazing miracles and change the lives of so many deserving people. Sasha started her Million Dollar Makeover home renovation business in Perth because she knew that she could make a difference to the renovation industry and make home renovations easy and hassle free. Sasha is very proud of her team who help her show that what everyone thinks is IMPOSSIBLE is POSSIBLE with a touch of Million Dollar Makeover

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