When looking for a house in Dunedin, I was disappointed that none of those in my price range had an ensuite. I really appreciated having one for the 28 years I lived in the Blue Mountains. I had thought I might buy a house with a large bedroom and install an ensuite but instead I have used an alcove in my new bedroom for a small study. However I did install a second toilet in the bathroom and it is just across the hall so really no further than back in Australia. I was surprised that it is common in New Zealand for the bathroom and laundry to be combined which is what I now have.
The before photos are taken from the advertising pamphlet.
When I bought it the bathroom was painted grey including the ceiling where the manhole had been painted closed. Just one of the many ridiculous results of the DIY previous owner.
The vanity and cupboard had to be fixed to the wall, something the DIY guy apparently never got round to doing. I, of course, bought a new washing machine.
8 hours ago