Darren provides his 'bathroom reveal'
In his latest feature story for myLJHooker, The Block judge Darren Palmer talks about how he renovated his North Bondi apartment to deliver a stylish second bathroom.
When I was researching the value of my apartment, I found three bedroom apartments that were 100sqm like mine were all more valuable if they had two bathrooms. My apartment only had one, but it also had a large hallway running through the two sides of the floor plan. In the layout I found an opportunity to add in another bathroom to create more appeal.
Looking at wasted space in a floor plan and reconfiguring so you can fit more in without losing anything is another way to wring every dollar out of a property. It’s no good adding something in if it takes away from living space. The idea of improving is to make the property look and function better and feel more inviting. If you steal from one room at the expense of the other you can end up feeling cramped and really damage the feeling and liveability.
The expense in creating two bathrooms is considerable so it is absolutely necessary for you to quote the project and research whether you’ll recoup and profit from your improvements by looking at the comparable sales in the area.
The key to any good improvement is maximising the value for your money, or bang for your buck.
To read the full story and see the step-by-step images of Darren’s bathroom installation, visit myljhooker.com.au