Renovating for Sale - Water Restrictions & Bathroom Repair Sequence?

Hi Y'all. Thanks in anticipation of your opinions and ideas. I am renovating my home for sale.
I have spent a lot of time nurturing my gardens. This has not been easy with the current water restrictions, but it will be a lot harder from 10 Dec. I contacted Sydney water and am allowed to have a trigger nozzle hose and drag it around filling up my watering can and then water with the can. Whilst I understand the need for the restictions, I am wondering if it is possible to hire someone with a water licence such as a horticulturalist to give my gardens a weekly soaking for a couple of months. I am guessing that the 'well off' already do something like this.
ALSO I am repairing/updating my bathroom, but am confused about what sequence is best. I am replacing damaged wall tiles, spraying the bath tub, painting the room, and regrouting. Any opinions please on whether this is the best job sequence?
PS. Hopefully listing in about 7 weeks.

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  • +1 vote

    I don't recommend watering your bathroom

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    Wht is your usual non-water restriction watering method?

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      Under current restrictions (that intensify on 10/12) I have been using the hose 4 - 6 pm. Before that I hosing at a time that suited me, plus the occasional lawn sprinkler.

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        as long as your hose is flowing into the bucket or watering can you are fine. ie: you don't have to fill the watering can, pour it out then refill.

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    Why don’t you divert the shower and washing water and use that for the garden?

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    a water licence such as a horticulturalist… Weekly… couple of months…

    That's eight sessions. At least $800.

    For about $2k, you can divert some/all downpipes into a 2000l tank and a small constant pressure pump.

    Also, you can advertise the property with water collection and plumbed non-mains irrigation system.

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      ^This

      Looking into this next year and also drought proofing our garden. Have major guilts every time we water the plants plus the roses are getting fried because we don't do it enough 😢

      Depending upon when you are looking to list your property and how long it will take to sell, the above option may be more cost effective rather than outsourcing the watering of your garden/lawn in the interim. And, definitely a better option in the long term and will definitely appeal to buyers as per @tshow comment.

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    Assuming OP's water restrictions will be level 2 there's nothing stopping them from installing a basic drip watering system.

    Drip irrigation systems can be used for 15 minutes before 10am or after 4pm. Then a layer of bark as a mulch and the gardens will thrive.

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    Think outside the box for the gardens. Ie how can I get away with not watering - it will be the new normal for a while to come. Mulch, dry climate plants.
    Then think what water is wasted in your house. Shower in a bucket, divert/trap washing water and use it. IF we ever get rain, try to catch whatever is landing on hard surfaces.

    Bathroom: paint ceiling, tile, grout then paint walls last.

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    Dont waste ur time with the bathroom if selling

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      Except if it Is not functional.

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      Thanks. Agreed, but I have severely cracked tiles easily replaced, and a bath that is badly worn. I am certainly not doing a full bathroom reno. It will look presentable, but not wonderful.

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        Agree. If you can DIY, not spend a lot on materials it will be well worth a couple of days labour to make it look presentable and be functional. Redoing the whole thing up to modern standard and style generally isn’t - unless the whole place is done to the same standard.

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    Hi Y’all, forget it all sell as is.

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