10 tips for bathroom

10 tips for bathroom ideas

After our recent topic on Donald Trump we thought we would get back to blogging on our normal things around life.

What i need to know to renovate a bathroom?

We have 10 top tips to assist you in working out things around your new home or newly purchased home to renovate.


  1.  Budget – Setting a budget for your bathroom remodelling is really important. Do you want a dream bathroom, budget bathroom or midrange? Remember that the tradies still need to do the work so understand the time for them will still be the same and costs associated with this.
  2. Colours – Choosing the right colours to suit the whole house decor is important. Bearing in mind are you going to keep the house long term or are you going to put it back on the market to sell.
  3. Showers – There are a number of different styles of showers around. DO you want a revolving door or sliding door type? Do you want the screen to cover the whole area? Careful planning on this is important
  4. Vanities– Vanities are a beautiful addition and add additional value to the bathroom YOu might like ceramic style vanities or plastic or the old enamel style vanity. Make sure you have a good plumber onboard for the pipe installation on these.
  5. Access for tradies- Check the access for tradies for your bathroom makeover. If you are getting your bathroom gutted then providing an area for a skip bin will be important.
  6. Insurance – Don’t forget to ask your builder or tradesman if they have insurance just in case something goes wrong.
  7. Building license – Building licenses are required on big jobs so if you are doing more than just the bathroom and making alterations to the framework of the house you will need a licensed builder.
  8. Tiling – Choosing the right tiles to create that amazing bathroom is most important. Ask the builder if they have someone they recommend. Most builders have a Tiling supply company that they use for their jobs and therefore have some great styles and qualities available for you
  9. Plumbing – Most important aspect. The whole reason for the bathroom. A qualified plumber is a must and will provide all the water hookups for the toilets and showers. Dont forget to look after them. A nice cup of coffee and biscuits always goes down well.
  10. Signoff – ONce finished the builder will do a sign off with you. Checking off everything and making sure it is all working.
  11. We decided to add one very important aspect of this process. Deposits, and payments. A builder will ask for a deposit up front along with progress payments. Dont be scared off by this. The builder has to organise products and get other tradesman on board to get moving on the job. They are only small business and cant pay upfront for all the products they have to buy in. Progress payments along the way ensure a solid relationship between you and the tradie. Final payment on day of signoff. Its important to honour the guys who have done the work for you. A workman is worth his wages. A good example of this system are the Gold Coast plumbing and bathroom renovators. They have a team of tradies on board who work with all their clients like this. A Deposit up front equal to 40% followed by progress payments with final payment at the end. This creates honesty between all parties.10 tips for bathroom


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Donald trumps wife

donald trumps wife

Donald Trump – News update- Donald Trumps Wife

Here we are several weeks into the new presidency with Donald Trump, his wife and family.

So what are your thoughts on Donald Trump and his wife?

Do you think he will lead America in a new direction.? Personally I think yes. Whether I like him or not doesn’t really matter.

Leave us a post here that is written well with no swearing.

Do you agree with the recent decision to Bomb Syria ?

This again is difficult for us to form opinions, as always it is the innocent who are killed along with any that are mixed in with them that are the dangerous ones.

Do you or I have all the information to form your opinion?

I do not think we do. I think we are only given enough information by the media to force us to jump on something emotionally. We don really know if it was the other side trying to get the west involved more to snowball us to an all out war with Russia. Other way we are on a collision course of great magnitude if we are not careful.

Do you know the actual facts or not?

At present we have a new leader on the global scene taking the lead whether good or bad.

In my view anything that is done at the geopolitical level in the globe now is still controlled.

There are growing issues with people like us who blog, to provide unbiased comment on a number of levels without being name called by somebody or some entity on both sides of the coin.

We will continue to stay abreast of Donald Trump and global geo -political events as all them effect our long term plans as families in our local communities on all sides of the globe.


Staying up to date with Donald Trump

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Donald Trumps Facebook page


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How is the world going to react if the US does try and head off North Korea?

The difficulty we face, is that there is going to be some kind of conflict around the corner. If something isn’t done with key geopolitical situations, then something will be done to us, over a period of time.

We see North Korea in a dangerous place. The leader has no regard for other cultures or other people. He is called a crackpot and no one says we are being racist if we call him that. So if a system is crackpot then are we being racist. In my opinion no.

Do we need to protect our society from a crackpot who wants to do harm, the answer is yes, or do we want to just let him go to harm innocent people.

What do you think?

We can all have our opinions which is fine but at the end of the day innocent people on either side of the equation or thought processes are going to cop it.

At that point we will all want someone to lead and conquer the other.

What will you do or what will  you think if your home was bombed or your lifestyle and family were being destroyed by powers outside of your control.

Donald Trumps wife Ivanka

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Ivanka Trump

Let us first make comments that it is fantastic to see that a woman can have a significant role in the world. After all Michelle Obama also did as well.

When we on our blogs wish to make comments it is mostly based on news articles and pics that we have seen from somewhere else and have never actually met the person in real life or know what they are like.

Does Ivanka love her children. I am sure she does.

How is the presidency going to effect the family now?

In many ways I do not envy them as the whole worlds eyes are on them and whatever small or large thing they do, someone will have an opinion on whether its right or wrong.

What I see Donald and Ivanka wanting to do, is to protect their country and their families. This is not a bad thing.

We all are born to love and protect and in fact are designed that way.

Do we want the US to end up in chaos like so many other eastern countries as the ideology, if you step back and look at it and ask some hard questions and keep emotions out of it, the answer is 3rd world type countries.

This would mean our families lives, and foundations would be changed for centuries. Is this what we want?

Stay tuned for more updates…

donald trump

It’s been awhile since we last posted.

Here is a good Blog to think about.

Donald Trump and his effects on Australia

I’m planning for my future. Will Donald Trumps presidency effect me in Australia?

You may well ask why we have chosen this topic. It is an interesting one.

It is very hard to not create a Bias when talking about this topic or in fact riling people up the wrong way who aren’t seeing it from the outside looking in.

The vast majority of people who watch the Media in their homes and read the newspaper owned by the very same people have their daily lives influenced by what they read. They form their opinions based on what they see.

We certainly know that advertising cost more in prime time TV. Why? that’s the best time to influence people.

Why? That’s the best time to influence people.

You see society in the west as a whole is at a tipping point. It has had a good run since the end of the 2nd world war. With solid futures back then for all its citizens. Full employment for 30 plus years, retirement, superannuation.

Family life that pretty much revolved around the family.


But Now what do we have?

The family that was once the fabric of society has broken down.

How has this happened? That’s the Core question you must ask yourself.

You see Humans act on what they see or hear. ie they are programmable.

  • What is the core value for a family?
  • How do we make a family?
  • How do we teach, love and nurture all the members of the family?

This then relates to a Nation, like Australia, the United States, and so many others.

Many many citizens around the world of progressively seen this and put up with it for many years. But now with the onslaught of refugees that effect the change of culture in a Nation. citizens are finding that their whole world is being torn apart.


The refugee crisis pulls at our heart strings. On the one hand, we do care, but on the other hand, when our whole way of life is threatened, this then becomes a massive moral battle.

We may be able to help a few but to help them all means our societies will change. NOT MIGHT.


The election of Donald Trump and the polarising of societies in the west back to protection for its Nation is both necessary and natural. It is a war, unfortunately, of unimaginable pain and heartache.


On the one hand, we do care, on the other hand, would you like to be suddenly surrounded by 1million people from a different 3rd world culture who didn’t live the same way.

SO this leads us to the Donald Trump situation, the European and Australian situation. It is all about family.

The family is what drives a Nation. We at wedding tree ceremonies along with so many other across the world including our partners in Australia seek to show that this very difficult situation across the world requires leaders who can first find ways to protect our families. The find ways to provide assistance to those who are in desperate need and find ways to route out evil in their parts of the world so that they can be returned and rebuild their own cities.

To be honest I have never seen such an attack on a President before even before he is in power.

Donald Trump is about the protection of family and Nation.


The same polarising is happening in Australia with both major parties taking major hits against them.

Here at willow tree wedding ceremonies we are all about family and the foundation of that family when taught and nurtured under a specific boundary provide love safety respect a future and a Nation.


Stay tuned for more exciting information.

Choosing the right neighborhood to build your home.

When it comes to building your dream home, there are some other considerations you need to take into account

  • Type of people living in the area
  • how close are the shopping centres
  • How close are the schools if your planning on staying for awhile and having children.
  • easy access to trades and plumbers
  • Easy access to lawn mowing and garden maintenance people
  • How long you plan to stay in the area
  • Which is  the best suburb for your build
  • The weather


Is the house your going to build going to be your life long dream or is it  a stepping stone to other properties.

When you build your home you need to take into consideration the distance you are from local amenities. If you are a long way from these things and you need any trades like plumbers, or roof tilers there can often be additional travelling fees associated  for them to get to you. Give these guys a call to find out the cost of additional travel outside the metropolitan area.

Also being too far from the local shops if you urgently need supplies can be a drag as well. None the less something to plan for.


Of course trying to find out what other types of people are moving into the area or who are already there can be of great benefit. You might like to spend some time driving around the area, spend a few weeks driving in and around the locations.

Check out the local shops and ask around. Visit the local Malls and council offices to get a feel for the culture of the place. You might even like to visit some churches or sports clubs.


Plenty of sports clubs around.

  • Soccer
  • football
  • cricket
  • netball
  • Swimming pools
  • Golf clubs.

Walking tracks, National parks.

Depending on the location you are choosing, you may also like to go for walks in the national parks. See how far away these are from your suburb of choosing. Going on walks or hiking.

Mt warning National Park Australia.

Here are some great pics of a recent hike some people from the Australia went on


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WIllow tree wedding ceremonies

WIllow tree wedding ceremonies

WIllow tree wedding ceremonies

WIllow tree wedding ceremonies


This is in the vicinity of a number of new housing developments going up in Coomera and Upper Coomera Gold Coast Queensland.

IN this region for instance there are numerous open land areas, with extensive grass areas for family BBQs and fun days for the children. Plenty of open parks and plenty of theme parks which make it an ideal location to think about building your first home.


The weather is another important factor to consider in building your home. For instance if you don’t like storms then this might not be a good place for you. as the winter storms can be quite large and big with lots of lightning.


Having said that the overall temperature for this region hovers around 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. Sometimes the humidity can get you at around 100% bit drinking plenty of water can minimize the effects of this

Where have we been?  Flooring and Tiling.

We’ve been away on holiday and business, travelling around looking at different ideas and concepts for Home renovation.

Recently speaking with one of or trusted partners from Plumber 4U Gold Coast to get some ideas on how to plan around the tiler and other tradesmen on planning out a bathroom remodeling or renovation.

They suggested making sure we engage a professional bathroom remodeler in our planning and that we could use them for all the services needed if we wanted to.

Plumber 4U in the Gold coast

Plumber 4U in the Gold coast

There are many different type of colors and appliances that can be added to the bathroom remodel.

What color tiles?

There are many colors to choose from for your bathroom remodel or planning. Work out the colu=or theme of your house and make sure you colors match the overall theme.

Do you like Blues/Greens/Yellow/ Reds. Look at our color charts in another post


Whats shape tiles?

There are many different shapes to tile that can provide some uniques styles in your bathroom.

Different shapes include:

  • Square
  • Round
  • Hexagonal
  • Rectangle
  • Triangle
  • Oblong

In fact there is probably no shape that you cant think of that isnt available.


What size tiles?

What size tile you choose can give the feeling of space if large tiles are chosen. You can have have large diamond shaped tile in white. This looks great.

Additionally having large tiles with a border of small classy tiles around the egdes can give a a unique finish.

A person can be really creative in designing tile. In fact you could even use a theme around some broken tile and create shapes around them.

What style?

Choosing a style is dependent on you as the people creating the theme.

This can depend on what culture you are from.

What culture or them you want to create.

You might want to create a Tuscany feel to your tiling and flooring, or a beach theme.

Some theme design include dolphins actually in the tiles.

Of course you need to make sure the plumbing and pipes are all sorted before the tiles and flooring go in so make sure you double check with your plumber tradesman


When you planning this out you can write to us or contact us here and we will provide a template for you to plan out your bathroom remodeling.

Once you’ve done your Flooring and Tiling send us some pics and we will post them here.


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