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Bathroom renovation packages in Sydney

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Learn about bathroom renovation packages in Sydney

Download our easy to understand, bathroom package guide explaining all available options.

If you are researching what bathroom renovation packages are available in Sydney we have made this easy to understand guide for you. We have broken down all the pricing for a range of inclusions and different bathroom sizes. 

You can download this free guide to help with your budget planning as it gives you more details about all the individual steps that go into renovating a bathroom.

We have summarised this information using our experience as a bathroom renovator in Sydney to just focus on the most important things that you need. Our simple summary includes;

  • Bathroom renovation package pricing to suit different room sizes.
  • A detail list of optional inclusions that you can choose from to suit different budgets.
  • A range of optional extras that are available for more comprehensive bathroom renovations.
 

Use this as a guide to determine your bathroom renovation pricing in Sydney. If you are still doing research on remodelling or renovating then the information below will help you compare different packages so you can make a more informed decision.

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What is a bathroom renovation package in Sydney?

Complete bathroom renovation Maroubra Sydney vanity with sink

Sounds silly that we are explaining this but in our experience everyone gets really confused about what it all means, so let us explain the differences. A bathroom renovation package in Sydney will mean different things depending on who is selling it to you;

 

  • Bathroom renovator; this is what we do, we renovate bathrooms in Sydney. We don’t sell bathroom products, but what we sell is the design expertise, renovation labour and all the management of a bathroom renovation. We put this into a package for you so that you can easily calculate the costs of the labour component of your renovation. On some occasions you might use us to supply materials but this is optional.
 
 
 
  • Bathroom retailer; in most cases a retailer will create packages that include tiles, taps, a sink, cupboard or even a toilet. Different retailers will offer packages that cater to different interior design styles, quality of products or even room sizes. These packages will be the main material costs of your bathroom renovation. In a few cases they may also include renovation labour and they will use their own staff or contractors. Different retailers will sell either the same or different products/brands depending what relationships they have.
 
 

  • Bathroom centre; the types of packages offered by a bathroom centre might be end of season products, seconds, styles that are out of date or various overstocked items that have been dumped onto the market by a supplier or retailer. They will package these into low cost offers to make it cheap to buy materials to renovate. These are typically ‘bathroom warehouse’ type of locations that just have bulk products ready to buy.
 

 
  • Bathroom designers; some bathroom designers in Sydney will have packages that include consultations to figure out your interior design details, floor plans as well as sourcing the materials and labour to build your bathroom. It could be their own staff but in most cases the work is contracted to bathroom renovators.

Where is the best place to buy a bathroom renovation package?

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There is no real ‘best’ place to buy a bathroom renovation package because they all have their own positives and negatives. This is what you should consider. 

 

  • Bathroom renovator bathroom packages;

    Positives
    ; you are only going to pay for the package components that you need. We focus on providing high quality labour and expertise to build your bathroom. This means you are completely free to choose what products or materials you use. This level of freedom creates lots of choice and simplicity.

    Negatives
    ; you will need to source your materials yourself. So it takes a bit of time and you might buy things from different sources compared to dealing with a single supplier for materials and labour.
 
 

  • Bathroom retailer bathroom packages;

    Positives
    ; there will be a wide range to choose from, multiple brands and everything is bundled up to make it easy to get everything together that matches in style, colour and texture. They will typically have financing options or other special offers.

    Negatives
    ; there could be a mix of low quality materials mixed into the packages to keep the costs low. If they do offer renovation services it might not be using their staff and could be contractors that you aren’t able to control or influence.
 
 

  • Bathroom centre bathroom packages;

    Positives; could be the cheapest way to buy your materials if it is a clearance centre.

    Negatives
    ; you may not recognise the brands or know the origin of the products. They might look nice but may not be high quality, you have to do your research. You might be able to buy batches but then run out of things that you can’t source elsewhere.
 

 
  • Bathroom designers bathroom packages;

    Positives
    ; experts at interior design who will have great knowledge of materials, textures and colours to make everything look like it is ready for a magazine.

    Negatives
    ; they can be more expensive to deal with depending on their level of experience and how many sessions you have with them. They may not have their own renovation staff and therefore outsource to contractors.

What should a bathroom renovation package include?

Bathroom renovation in Dural bath tub and vanity

Typical inclusions in a bathroom renovation package in Sydney will depend on the provider you are speaking to. You have to break this into two major components;

  1. Labour – the cost to demolish your old bathroom and build a new one.

  2. Materials – the cost of all the materials needed like tiles, sink, taps etc

 

generally cover various aspects of a bathroom renovation to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. These could include;

  1. Design and planning: Initial consultations, design drafts, and planning, often with a professional designer or architect.

  2. Demolition and removal: Safe removal of old fixtures, tiles, and sometimes walls, followed by disposal of the debris.

  3. Plumbing: Updating or relocating plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtubs. This could include installation of new taps, showerheads, and possibly rerouting pipes.

  4. Electrical work: Updating electrical systems for lighting, exhaust fans, and possibly heated towel rails. This may also involve relocating outlets or adding new ones.

  5. Tiling and waterproofing: Laying new floor and wall tiles, along with waterproofing, which is crucial in Australian bathrooms to prevent moisture damage.

  6. Fixtures and fittings: Installation of new bathroom fixtures like a vanity, sink, toilet, shower enclosure, and bathtub. This often includes choices of styles and materials.

  7. Lighting: Installation of new lighting fixtures, possibly including task lighting, ambient lighting, and feature lights.

  8. Ventilation: Ensuring adequate ventilation with exhaust fans or improved window designs.

  9. Painting and finishing: Painting walls and ceilings with moisture-resistant paint and completing any final aesthetic touches.

  10. Project management: Overseeing the entire renovation process, including coordination of tradespeople, scheduling, and quality control.

  11. Compliance and approvals: Ensuring all work complies with local building codes and standards, and obtaining necessary approvals or permits.

 

Each package might vary depending on the company offering it, the range of services they provide, and the specific needs and preferences of the homeowner. Packages that focus on the materials like tiles, taps, toilet or vanity will be similar in that there will be various components offered for a price so you can compare things in a similar way.

How do you compare bathroom package pricing in Sydney?

No matter whether you are trying to compare a bathroom package that has labour, materials or both you can compare them really easily. Don’t get caught out, remember you have to factor in all the materials needed and the labour to work out the overall cost to renovate your bathroom.

Use our template above or you can do it yourself;

  1. Get a sheet of paper or open a spreadsheet
  2. On the left hand column make a list of each labour component and then each material you will need, this will be the master ‘shopping list’ for things that you need
  3. In the next column add the name of a potential supplier or contractor.
  4. Add another column to add the pricing into.
  5. Repeat this process for each of the companies you will try and compare.
  6. At the bottom subtotal each column so you can compare the overall cost.
 
By doing this simple task you can make it really easy to compare what different companies are offering for either labour or products. It also means you won’t forget anything because you’ll have a checklist to work from.
 
You can add things like comments, review notes or other pieces of information to help you compare who you liked speaking with or your preferences for where to buy from.

How much are bathroom renovation packages in Sydney?

Complete bathroom renovation in Lewisham plant near bath

The costs to renovate a bathroom in Sydney will average between $20,000 and $30,000 including labour and materials based on a small bathroom using entry level products. The research that you have to do needs to focus on two components – materials & labour.

 

 

Material costs vs labour costs

Materials

  • The price range for a basic bathroom renovation package in Sydney, focusing on essential hardware items, starts from around $1,975. 
  • This cost typically covers lower-end products such as
    • Vanity
    • Mirror
    • Toilet
    • Showerhead
    • Mixer taps
    • Wall tiles
    • Floor drain
    • Towel and toilet paper holder
  • This will not include delivery, removal of your old bathroom, room preparation, waterproofing, tiling, electrical, painting or product installation.
  • Material costs can go much higher for premium products with high end bath tubs costing $5,000 or more just on their own.
 
Labour
  • Our bathroom packages for labour start from around $20,000 but are all inclusive
  • We will do everything from project management, demolition, room preparation to final fit off and finishing.
 
There is literally no single fixed price for a bathroom renovation package in Sydney as there are literally millions of options available. The cost of a renovation package can vary widely, as there are numerous options available to suit different budgets. 

 

 

Is buying a low cost package really good value?

Low-cost bathroom renovation packages might appear to be great deals at first glance. Sometimes, they are presented with significant discounts off a high RRP, seemingly offering excellent value.

However, it’s important for customers to conduct thorough research. These packages are often designed to attract buyers, and in many cases, the individual items could be purchased separately for similar prices. Occasionally, a mix of one or two high-quality items with lower quality products is used to justify the discount.

With low-cost packages, there can be uncertainty regarding the brand or model of the products included. The initial savings from purchasing cheaper items might be offset by future costs for replacements or repairs.

 

 

What are the best value bathroom packages in Sydney?

Identifying the ‘best value’ bathroom package that fits within a specific budget is subjective and varies for each individual. The decision depends on the inclusions, style, and the trustworthiness of the vendor. If a package includes products from unrecognised brands, it becomes challenging to ascertain their real value and whether they are worth the investment.

The abundance of brands, models, and types of bathroom products can be overwhelming, making it difficult for buyers to make informed decisions. A well-valued package can simplify the selection process but might not necessarily be the most cost-effective choice in the long run.

At Nu Trend, we simplify this process for our customers. We offer individual packages where the inclusions are clearly outlined, allowing for easy comparison. Most importantly, customers have the freedom to select their own products, ensuring they get exactly what they want and need for their bathroom renovation.

What's the easiest way to find a bathroom renovation package in Sydney?

Sample bathroom package list of materials
Bathroom package materials list sample

It’s important to realise that you will have to put some time aside to research all the different bathroom renovation packages for sale in Sydney to then be able to start comparing them all. One of the great things that Reece does on their website is to showcase a finished bathroom, like this one from The Block, then in their online store they group together all the products and materials used for the build of the bathroom which you can view here

This makes it easy to browse different styles of bathrooms and then choose one to find all the relevant materials used to build it. You can then purchase the items to be delivered.

What you are typically looking for is a package that includes all of these items;

  • Floor tiles
  • Wall tiles
  • Toilet
  • Shower head & mixer taps
  • Vanity mixer & taps
  • Vanity sink
  • Vanity cabinet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Towel rail
  • Shower screen
  • Robe hook/s
  • Vanity mirror or storage cabinet
  • Floor drain waste units
  • Powerpoint/s
  • Light switch/s
 
More elaborate products might include;
  • Vanity or storage cabinet that has mood lighting
  • Ceiling ventilation or extraction fan/s
  • Heat lamps
  • Underfloor heating
  • New windows or skylights
  • A free standing bath tub with mixer, spout or taps
  • Heated towel rails
  • Smart vanity mirror
 
By using our checklist you can make sure you don’t forget anything.

What else has to be considered to calculate bathroom package pricing in Sydney?

Bathroom renovation in Sydney with concrete slab poured over rubble

We’ve covered the two big areas to consider when workout out your bathroom package pricing which is labour and materials, but there are some other variables that won’t be included in any of the information that you can find online.

 

1. Assessing room structural integrity
The superficial appearance of your bathroom might be deceiving. Hidden issues such as rotting floorboards, water damage within walls, or even the presence of asbestos may not be immediately apparent. These are potential renovation costs that are often not anticipated but are crucial to address before a new bathroom can be built.

Sometimes these things are not discovered until the room has been demolished and we can see under the floor tiling or behind the walls. In the photo above the foundation of the room was made of rubble and the floor had to be completely repaired. This adds additional costs that can’t (and won’t) be allowed for and typically create a variation to the scope of work.

 

2. Changing room layouts
If you’re considering repositioning certain items in your bathroom or altering the layout of your toilet, vanity, or shower, this will entail additional work. Adjustments to the plumbing system and possibly the electrical setup, especially if wall alterations are needed, must be factored in. Alterations are typically more costly in bathrooms with concrete slabs compared to those in homes with timber structures because the concrete has to be cut to re-route plumbing.

It isn’t the type of work that would be included in a ‘package’ because every individual requirement will be different based on the property and what is needed. Some changes could cost $3,000 or more to complete.

 

3. Making a bathroom larger
Many Sydney bathrooms are on the smaller side, leading to requests for enlargements or combining two rooms into one like a laundry and a bathroom. While such modifications are feasible, they often require the expertise of an engineer or architect for design and approval, especially for internal wall changes. In apartment units, obtaining Strata approval is also necessary due to potential impacts on other residences in the building.

Again, this isn’t the type of work that would be included in a ‘package’ because every individual requirement will be different based on the property and what is needed. Removing a wall might cost in excess of $10,000 if it is a load bearing component of the property.

 

4. The breadth of contractors needed
It’s important to clearly understand the capabilities of any renovation contractor in Sydney you consult with. A complete room renovation usually requires the skills of a plumber, electrician, tiler, waterproofer, carpenter, and painter. 

Some of these tasks might need subcontracting, so it’s advisable to verify this beforehand so there are no hidden costs or separate payments that have to be made. That is why we suggest using our checklist that we shared earlier so you can keep track of everything needed.

 

We are a bathroom renovator in Sydney that has completed thousands of bathroom renovations.

Nu-Trend has been operating since 2009 as an independent bathroom renovation and plumbing contractor in Sydney. Rick and his team provide a wide range of services for home owners in houses, units, apartments or businesses.

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