There were some great building hints and tricks to be found on The Block this week as the master ensuites were revealed and selling campaigns unlaunched.

The perfect master ensuite

An ensuite needs to be a bit of an escape from everyday life, so luxurious touches should be key to any design. Softer touches, such as curved shower screens or arched nib walls add elegance, especially when they are design details that are featured elsewhere in the house.

A new build at the higher end of the market often includes a double shower (the latest must-have), but care should be taken when this is designed as the space needs to feel generous. We think it’s better to have one large single shower than a super-squeezy double shower. Bench seats are also becoming popular, especially for homeowners looking to create a spa-like atmosphere. Whether you are tiling to the ceiling or plastering from the halfway point, Gyprock’s Aquachek is the perfect solution for wet areas. And don’t forget all the storage! A bathroom should be practical as well as beautiful.

Buyer-worthy renovations

Today’s home buyer is a savvy one. No longer just happy to accept a quick paint job and a bland colour palette, they are looking for substance when looking to purchase. This is where the hidden extras of a new build really matter.

Buyers are looking for spacious open-plan living spaces, with a great ‘feel’ – that indefinable quality that makes a house seem like a home. And, this is where Bradford Insulation can really make a difference. Insulation is the secret behind spaces that are comfortable all-year round, warm in winter and cool in summer. It’s not just about thermal comfort – insulation also helps to control the acoustics in a home and minimise the noise from the patter of small feet.

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