Whilst suffering from the current slump in home renovations, the kitchen and bathroom industry in Australia is deriving significant benefits from the recent upturn in new housing construction and will later be further strengthened by an upturn in renovation work toward the latter part of the decade, a new report has found.

Published by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) in conjunction with Sydney based GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens, the latest HIA Kitchens and Bathrooms report estimates that following a weak year in 2011/12 amid subdued demand for new housing, the total number of bathroom installations which took place throughout the nation rebounded…