Designing the perfect bathroom

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So, you are building a new home or renovating your current property. One of the most important considerations will be creating the perfect bathroom.

Gone are the days where bathrooms are just places you needed in your house to clean yourself and clear yourself.

The perfect bathroom is a place that should offer comfort and luxury. You know your bathroom is working when your friends, relatives and neighbours all want to spend more time in your bathroom.

So what makes a bathroom comfortable and luxurious?

Well in our books keeping your toilet separate from your bathroom / shower is essential unless maybe it is your ensuite where we can do some creative designing to make it work well.

The bathroom itself is spacious and provides some views or stunning decor that enables you to enjoy this space you love to be in. Because bathrooms are usually small and don’t have large windows either because of the lack of space or for privacy reasons, the views from here are almost inexistent. So when a bathroom has such huge windows and wonderful views, it stands out as being luxurious.

A large bath you can relax in, for sure, a luxury tub that helps you bathe and unwind. A personal pond that offers you an escape from the day or dear I say it, those pesky friends, relatives and neighbours. Possibly a bath that accommodates more than one. More than likely you are after a free-standing tub that makes a statement when you walk in the room. Given the utilitarian nature of the bathroom and everything included in it, usually the designs are space-efficient and focused on functionality. So, having a freestanding tub to act as a focal point is a luxury detail for those after the perfect bathroom.

A large shower, with plenty of room to accommodate your personal needs that provides instant hot water from multiple roses, slide shower option and more than likely a ceiling mounted rose than provides that rainfall sensation that allows you to meditate your stress away.

Cabinets and washing tubs that offer space and beauty again designed with the regular visitors in mind.

Stunning lighting that helps create the ambience you are looking for whether that be rest and relaxation or romance?

The finishes and textures play an important role in the overall design of the bathroom. Haskell Construction can help you understand what is available and match this to your personal design ideas and needs.

Haskell Construction has created a Pinterest account for people to see examples from around the world to inspire, educate and help you design that perfect bathroom. The bathroom your neighbours wished they had thought of. Find our Pinterest page here

When you are ready to create the bathroom of your dreams give us a call.

The Team @
Haskell Construction

Phone: 021 122 6155

3 most important steps to building your beautiful Executive Home

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Haskell Construction like to work closely with clients throughout the process of building your home. To help you better understand how to get the best results from the process here is our guide to the three main steps you will take.

1.      Planning & Research.
It is essential you put the time into planning your project. This can include building a visual board of the things you like. Visiting potential areas where you might want to build and checking out the sort of sections/land available. Before consulting with your architect spend a good amount of time planning, researching, looking at materials, ideas, & designs, this will save you time and money later. It’s better to take longer here so you build it bight than to rush and regret it.  Haskell Construction are here to help and guide you through this part of the process.

2.      Design
The real fun begins. During the design phase make sure you and your builder are actively involved with your chosen architect. A good design process is the essential key to building a beautiful home. Enjoy the journey and ensure you are comfortable with the decisions being made throughout this exciting time. Your builders’ input during this time will help nail down a design that will work easily and maximise your budget while also ensuring your creative choices are honoured and included.

3.      Construction
Choosing the right builder is crucial to a great result. Ensure you choose a builder that you trust. Do your homework, references and even visit some of the recent builds to get a feel for the right company. Remember, making changes after a building project has started is expensive and generally causes delays. Insurance, especially against theft and fire, is essential and is your responsibility. Make sure you have the up to date plans and you are allowed to visit the site on a regular basis to ensure you are happy with the progress and quality of work. Be part of the project right from beginning and right up until those magical keys to your new beautiful executive home are handed to you.

Haskell Construction enjoys helping guide clients through this entire process. We help you significantly reduce your stress through great communication and by providing ideas and solutions to any issues that arise.

Happy Building

The team @ Haskell Construction
Phone: 021 122 6155

New Zealand’s Top Towns To Live and Work

Did you know that the Kapiti Coast is one of the top places to live in according to the latest study from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research  .

“Over the 37-year period we analysed, people’s perception of quality of life and quality of business in these places has remained relatively stable,” says Dr Grimes. “However, as some cities do experience increases or decreases in these measures over time, it signals that it is possible for locations with poor performance on these measures to improve, and vice versa.”

Unsurprisingly, in 2013, the top eight towns for firms (and hence work opportunities) were in or around New Zealand’s three biggest cities: Auckland (Auckland, Waiuku, Te Kauwhata, Pukekohe), Wellington (Wellington, Kapiti) and Christchurch (Rolleston, Lincoln).

Haskell Construction is proud to be Kapiti based and working on projects here in Kapiti and within the greater Wellington Region.

If you are considering building a new executive home then give Chris Haskell a call. Haskell Construction is small enough to listen and big enough to deliver on your project.

Quality and Care Guaranteed.

-Haskell Construction

Haskell Construction achieves Green Status

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Haskell Construction is pleased to share the news that their Health and Safety practices have been assessed and awarded a green status.

What is all the fuss about?

SiteWise is a prequalification system that grades a company's health & safety capability. For each area assessed we are asked to upload evidenced which is used to calculate the SiteWise score. This is completed annually and all evidence provided must be no older than 12 months. Once the assessment is completed the contractor is given a grade of either red (achieved 0-49%) orange (achieved 50-74%) or green (75-100%). Achieving green status means the company has quality health and safety systems in place.

So, we are a safe employer to work and we make sure our clients and anyone on site is safe.

Were pretty happy with this important health & safety rating.

Stay Safe.

The Team @ Haskell Construction