If you’re planning a DIY laundry facelift or redesign, but you need some help with finding or deciding on the best design solution to meet your needs, why not book a consultation with one of the talented interior designers at Novocastrian Bathroom Solutions?
Our interior designers are masters in the art of laundry redesign, and they’re more than happy to talk to you about what you want to get out of your laundry redesign. We would love to help you put together a beautiful, practical design that matches your lifestyle and meets your needs.
If your laundry is small, worn out or completely dysfunctional, and a DIY remodel isn’t for you, contact the laundry renovation experts at Novocastrian Bathroom Solutions.
Novocastrian Bathroom Solutions is owned and operated by fully licensed builder, Shane, who is a proud member of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) of Australia and has decades of personal experience in the building industry.
Shane and his team of brilliant designers and licensed tradesmen get a huge sense of satisfaction from helping their clients turn their tired, old, or poorly designed laundries into fully functional and ergonomically optimised rooms that are a pleasure to use.
After a laundry renovation from Novocastrian Bathroom Solutions, it won’t be surprising if you want to keep all the laundry chores to yourself!
One of the most common complaints we hear is that there is never enough storage space in the laundry. Many laundries are built with nothing but a couple of power outlets and a tub, and often there isn’t a great deal of thought put into the space.
In a house we’ve had no hand in building, it’s not unusual to end up with a laundry where there are no shelves and no cupboards. Laundry users are often left wanting a functional, practical space where they can keep cleaning products and household supplies, buckets, mops, brooms… even linen. They dream of benches where they can fold laundry, cupboards where they can neatly store their washing detergents, fabric softener, pegs, and a thousand other things. They long for a rail or line where they can hang damp items.
At Novocastrian Bathroom Solutions we take the time to assess the space you have available, talk to you about what your needs are, and work with you to design a laundry that’s not only practical but is also aesthetically pleasing. We are laundry design whizzes, so we can give you the best advice on how to get the most out of your laundry renovation.
Laundries sometimes draw the short straw in the home building lottery, particularly if we purchase an old home. It’s not unusual to end up with a room where the power outlets aren’t in the right spot for appliances, the flooring isn’t ideal for a wet area, the lighting is terrible, the tub isn’t in the best position or, even worse, the tub is old and stained or rusted out, or the plug has disappeared and you can’t seem to find a replacement that fits!
Some laundries can cop a beating over the years, especially when the materials used to build and furnish it have proved impractical, unsuitable or of inferior quality. Worse still, laundries may be neglected in favour of upgrading or renovating kitchens or bathrooms. Granted, those rooms tend to get more use and are far more prominent – after all, guests usually aren’t coming over to spend time in your laundry! However, the fact remains that a laundry renovation has the potential to transform the ‘ugly duckling’ of the home into a functional and aesthetically pleasing room that is far more than just a place to wash clothes.
For many, many years asbestos was the building material of choice in homes the world over. From various kinds of asbestos cement sheeting used for roofing, eaves, and exterior wall cladding, to low-density asbestos fibreboard that was frequently used for ceilings, interior walls, and as a component in some flooring materials and wall tiles. It was even used in wallpaper!
As a building material, asbestos has some excellent qualities to recommend it – it is a very effective electrical insulator, is resistant to both fire and heat, and is particularly well-suited for use in wet areas and areas exposed to high humidity levels. For these reasons it was often the go-to building material for bathrooms, laundries, and kitchens. Unfortunately, it’s also an incredibly hazardous material and exposure to asbestos dust can cause severe health problems, including lung diseases and cancer.
Use of asbestos has been strictly banned in Australia since 2003, however asbestos-containing materials are still frequently found in many Australian houses built before 1990. As the health risks are well-known, many people prefer to have asbestos removed from their homes as soon as they become aware of it. The most important thing to remember is that a great deal of care needs to be used when removing it, as improper handling can result in dangerous asbestos fibres being released into the air.
If you’re at all unsure of the best way to handle asbestos removal and disposal, it’s best to use a licensed asbestos remover. The team at Novocastrian Bathroom Solutions have received specialised training in the safe handling and disposal of asbestos, and we are fully licensed and accredited asbestos removers. We remove asbestos from both laundries and bathrooms weekly, so we have plenty of experience and our processes are designed to protect you and your household during this time.