With the price and equity hike in property values, more Australians than ever are choosing to renovate their homes. Why is this occurring? Because the costs of shifting addresses with Agent’s fees, stamp duty for the new property, solicitor’s fees for buying and selling and the removalist’s costs starts to becomes unattractive (even prohibitive,) when compared to the investment option of a full or partial residential renovation.
This could mean for example choosing to invest instead in a new deck for new outdoor al fresco dining experiences to enjoy with friends, or a new kitchen to reinvigorate meal preparations, or choosing to invest in a complete bathroom renovation introducing new design concepts such as a new dual basins area in the main bathroom providing time-saving access and more convenience.
Not only can well planned renovations aggressively push up your home equity, but you can also upgrade the overall life and wellness experience of your whole family without booking the removalist – while remaining at the same address and enjoying the same infrastructure and conveniences that may have attracted you to the area in the first place such as nearby family, friendships made, school, shops, train station and that favourite café that knows how to get your macchiato just right.
No upheaval for the household. No packing. No break in schooling for the kids. No “dead money” spent. Hey, you may enjoy becoming a total hero to your family. Although obviously there are times when changing address is simply the only viable option for other reasons.
For many homeowners, upgrading their well-worn twenty-something year old bathroom means they can transform their yesteryear washroom into a virtual relaxation haven. Like technology, bathrooms have become more sophisticated in a relatively short space of time.
Take for example that centerpiece of the shower: the humble showerhead. They may be fixed on a mount, hand held or with a flexible head. The newer showerheads pack a powerful performance with some truly invigorating sprays.
The best models we’ve seen provide a strong and steady flow.
They can include stress reducing massaging heads that can have as many as twelve settings adjusting the flow pattern settings that will mist, massage, pulse, provide wide and narrow streams, etc.
There are popular ceiling-mounted rainforest style showerheads that cascade like a rainforest waterfall. They are available in high polished high grade stainless steel with 3 Star ratings and 7.5L/min WELS — these can really calm you and other family members right down at the end of the day. If you want to up the WELS checkout the wall mounted Caroma Contemporary Luna Fixed Overhead Shower at 4 Star WELS and 6L/min.
Another life-giving option is the aroma-producing shower heads. These are fitted with replaceable filters that claim to remove 99.99 % of chlorine in your water, adds essential oils as well as scents such as lemon, rose, coconut, jasmine or eucalyptus.
Choose from any of these showerhead choices to soothe and bring a upswing change in mood for everyone under your roof!