7 Reasons Why You Should Renovate Your Bathroom

7 Reasons Why You Should Renovate Your Bathroom

Given that a bathroom renovation is one of the most expensive projects in the average home, you may be wondering if it’s even a necessity. If your bathroom is still functional, it will surely last a few more years, won’t it?

The truth is, renovating your bathroom can bring all kinds of benefits, even if you believe it’s not quite on its last legs. A new bathroom can increase the value of your property, be easier to clean and be a more comfortable space to use. If you’re not yet convinced, here are a few of the many reasons why you may like to consider renovating your bathroom.

It’s Damaged

Bathrooms do not remain in the best condition forever. In fact, experts recommend minor or significant renovations every 10 years. Over time, showers can start to leak, tiles can loosen, and mould and rot can begin to become a problem. If you notice any of these signs above, it can signal a pressing issue you need to address sooner rather than later.

It’s Dated

If you have renovated the rest of your home, walking into your bathroom can be like stepping back in time. Even if it is the most expensive room in the house, it can complete the look of your freshly renovated home. A dated bathroom may be functional, but it can be limiting how house proud you are.

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Common Mistakes People Make When Renovating Their Kitchen

Common Mistakes People Make When Renovating Their Kitchen

A significant part of learning involves making mistakes. You make them, and then you learn from them. However, make mistakes during kitchen renovations, and those mistakes can be costly.

If you’re just about to launch into a large kitchen remodelling project, be aware of the following common mistakes. You can then do your best to avoid them.

Thinking You Can Renovate Yourself

If you’ve never so much as picked up a screwdriver, then undertaking a significant kitchen renovation may not be the wisest idea. Even flatpack kitchens can be complex, with any mistake you make also being costly.

Even if you see a price disparity between a flatpack kitchen and hiring a custom kitchen cabinet maker, don’t be in too much of a hurry to become a DIYer. Your skill level and desire for a quality build could see a need for the experts.

Not Planning Enough Storage

One thing that frustrates many homeowners about their kitchens is a lack of storage space. Even if the kitchen itself is large, not every functional kitchen space has been planned to make the best use of it. Don’t make that mistake.

Planning is one of the most critical stages of a kitchen renovation – or any renovation. Make sure you have factored in enough storage space before you get the process underway.

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Moving to a New Home

5 Mistakes to Avoid When You Are Moving to a New Home

Moving to a new house is not something we are likely to do very often, so unless you work for a removalist, you are unlikely to have much experience of house moves. This is often why people tell their experienced removalists at www.brillianceremovalistsmelbourne.com.au that moving to a new house is one of the most stressful events they experience in their lives, but it need not be that way.

The reason for many of those moving to a new house experiencing what they describe is a disaster, is that they make several fundamental mistakes which, turns what should be an exciting experience, into a living nightmare. We have outlined 5 of those mistakes, in the hope that when it comes time for you to move to a new home, you do not make them.

Mistake #1: Not Hiring Professional Removalists

Trying to move house or home office, either by hiring a van to do it yourself, or worse, paying for a bunch of amateurs to do it, is one of the primary reasons that a house move can become a complete nightmare.

Always do your due diligence and hire a team of professional removalists who can help you at every stage of the process and will ensure that the day of your move goes exactly as planned.

Mistake #2: Not Asking For Help

As well as hiring professional removalists, you should also be thinking about who else that you know that can help. There are all sorts of ways that others such as family and friends can help with some examples being:

  • Packing/Unpacking
  • Looking After Children/Pets
  • Lending You A Van/Car/Ute
  • Arranging for Snacks and Drinks for Everyone
  • Tradespeople: Residential Electricians/Plumbers/Joiners
  • Legal/Accounting Advice

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Packaging Business Electronics

Packaging Business Electronics for Transport

If you run a business which relies on computers and other electronics, then you will have to think carefully about the best way to package them before moving office. If you use a professional removals company, they will be able to give you advice, but it’s a good idea to develop a clear understanding in your own time.

With this in mind, we decided to put together this complete guide to packaging business electronics for transport. Here you will find information about the best way to pack things like computers, printers and more to ensure they aren’t damaged during the moving process.

  1. Pack Things in Their Original Boxes Where Possible.

Packing electronics in their original boxes will help you transport them safely and without risk of breaking them. In a perfect world, you would have also kept the packaging that your computers and other IT items came with. If so, you can simply slot the items back into their box, add the original packaging, and transport them like that.

  1. Use High Quality Packing Materials

If you don’t have original boxes to pack things in, think carefully about what sort of packaging materials you’re going to use. Where possible, go for:

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Plumbing Problems

The Dangers of Plumbing Problems

Problems with your plumbing in home or business usually start out small. When these problems occur, we tend to cross our fingers and hope that they don’t get any worse. Reality usually hits and the problems do escalate into bigger ones that can have negative impacts on a home or business. We all love our DIY lifestyle, and the more adventurous might try to have a go at fixing plumbing problems, but to be honest, nine time out of ten using a professional is the best option before the situation gets out of hand by becoming a larger issue.

From Small to Large

The cost escalates with the problem. It’s hard to contain a significant plumbing problem. It gets worse until eventually you have a major problem to contend with if left untreated. Will you save money trying to fix a plumbing problem? No – more likely you are going to be forking out three to four times more.

Plumbing Damage

If you have plumbing damage it can affect your belongings and valuables. Water damage shows little mercy to your home possessions. Carpets and hardwood floors can be permanently damaged by water and will usually require total replacement. Leaking or burst pipes don’t do a lot of good to electronics or to your walls. A small leak can turn into a sizeable problem.

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Designing Your Dream Pool

Considerations for Designing Your Dream Pool

With intense heat a standard part of an Australian summer, it won’t be long until you start looking at pool design options. After all, there’s only so long a blow-up paddling pool will tick all the boxes. As soon as you start looking at what a landscaper can do for you, you will realise there is much to consider. Here are a few things to consider in your pool design to make it work for you.

The Size

The size of your new swimming pool can depend on many things, including your legal requirements. Before you get too involved in your sketches, consult an expert landscaper and local council representative. There might be things you can and can’t do.

However, make sure the size suits your pool’s purpose. For example, if you want to swim laps, then make it the length of a lap pool. If you want it for sitting in, then let it conform to your yard’s shape.

Features

The pool design itself is only one facet of the design process. What materials will you use? What will go around your pool? Will you have a lot of plant life? Will there be a diving board or a waterfall? Think about what will make you happy.

If you want your new swimming pool to be the picture of luxury and perfection, then talk to a landscaper. They have enough industry experience to know what works and what doesn’t.

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