Value adding reno tips from Alisa and Lysandra

Value adding reno tips from Alisa and Lysandra

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As Alisa and Lysandra wrap their biggest Design Duo Series yet, Twin Off – Somerton Park, The Block contestants approach the final weeks of their Hampton East renos, with their campaigns well and truly kicked off! We spoke to the reno duo to get their take on the most important things to consider when it comes to adding re-sale value to your home. “So, despite this project being our own homes, there are a few things we always like to consider as we know they help add value to the house and make it more appealing for resale!" - Lysandra

"Absolutely, it's good to be aware of what inclusions will make an impact when designing your bathrooms." – Alisa

Embrace Energy Efficiency

Lysandra advises homeowners to choose energy-efficient products with high WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards) ratings. Not only do these products contribute to a greener environment, but they also save money on utility bills. It's a win-win!

Classic Over Trendy 

When it comes to design, the duo recommends keeping colour palettes classic and timeless. Avoid trends that might quickly become outdated. A timeless design ensures that your home remains appealing for years to come – not to say you still can’t have some fun, just consider if you think it will be outdated in the next five or so years.

Need inspiration? These bathroom trends are paving the way for Australian design. Alisa opted for the organic tones and textures bringing The Day Spa to life and Lysandra opted for the drama and luxury of The Hotel Experience.

When we talk about standing the test of time, it’s also important to consider how tapware, fixtures and bathroom furniture might play a role in adding value to your home. It’s worth considering the kinds of warranties your bathroom products come with. Alisa and Lysandra’s Somerton Park project is a perfect example of making quality, timeless selections with high quality Australian made and manufactured items like their Milli Oria Tapware and the ADP X Alisa and Lysandra range. Discover our partnerships page for a full room-by-room product breakdown of each house. As Alisa and Lysandra's wisdom suggests, value-adding design is all about the thoughtful selection of elements that stand the test of time. Products at Reece, for instance, are designed with longevity in mind and backed by generous warranties. Our Melbourne lab tests ensure quality, durability, and energy efficiency!

Maximising storage

The twins are big believers in the saying ‘you can never have too much storage’. I mean, who isn’t!? The pair optimised their storage through selecting mirrored shaving cabinets and recessing them into the walls and selecting larger vanities with multiple storage configurations like the stunning ADP X A&L Archie Vanity featured in Lysnadra’s ensuite. 

The Bath

Whether you’re a shower or bath person, Alisa and Lysandra highlight the importance of a bath in the home (if you have the space!). A bathtub is not just a place to get clean; it's also a sanctuary for relaxation after a long day and a necessity for families with young children. We know from our annual bathroom report, Aussie’s perception of their bathrooms are evolving, with people viewing the bathroom as a space for self-care. It also of course makes your home more appealing to a larger number of potential buyers, particularly families.

These are just a few important considerations to make when it comes to designing your bathroom and home that could help with the future re-sale of your home and adding value. Energy efficiency, timeless design, quality fittings, statement furniture, and a touch of luxury will help to make your home ready for sale, attracting a broad number of buyers.