Hand cut tiles can give your bathroom that totally unique design look and feel with products crafted for your interior design.


Using hand cut tiles can help create a unique bathroom design finish.

Di Lorenzo bathroom tile in the Abaco Stone Finish Tile Range

What are hand cut tiles?

Nu-Trend is a bathroom renovation company in Sydney that can work with owners to use products like hand cut tiles for small, medium or large bathroom spaces. For this renovation project the home owner had chosen hand cut tiles from Di Lorenzo Tiles which is a family owned and operated business in Sydney. They started trading back in 1983 selling products to the residential, commercial and retail market.


Their speciality is to import tiles from around the world which they have been doing for over 30 years. They have a focus on choosing products to provide in their range which are described as beautiful, glamorous and unique with many of them featured in the work interior design & architectural projects.


They source their range of hand cut tiles using inspiration from the latest fashion and design trends finding products from Italy, Spain, Asia, and the UAE.  

How can hand cut tiles help bathroom interior design?

Di Lorenzo bathroom tile in the Boho 3D Tile Range in Blue Raku

If you want to create something unique when it comes to your bathroom interior design it becomes important to really consider the combination of products chosen very carefully. While it is easy to copy a look from Instagram or a home interiors magazine, truely valuable design will be unique and individual.


This is why we include an interior design bathroom consultation session with our renovation projects over $20,000 so that home owners can start their projects with confidence. An interior designer has the expertise and knowledge to listen to your renovation brief and come up with a mix of colours, materials in a design that will suit your needs.


Learn more about our bathroom design offers here

Can a small bathroom renovation use interior design?

Nu-Trend have been renovating small bathrooms in Sydney for many years & we work closely with the property owner on every project to make sure the style and design will suit their needs. In some cases people will already have their own ideas & in other projects an interior designer would have already been contracted to help manage the project.



If you are investing money into renovating your home then typically the focus will be to increase the value of the property. So renovating even a small bathroom that uses high quality interior design techniques will help to maximise the return on your investment.



An interior designer can help work out the right way to go about renovating a small bathroom, laundry or even kitchen to maximise the use of space, select the right mix of materials while keeping in mind the latest construction techniques. This can not only help create something that is unique, but it removes a lot of the stress relating to home renovating.


Best of all, your completed renovation project won’t look similar to other examples in magazines or on Instagram.

Years of experience

Nu-Trend since 2009

Nu-Trend was formed just over 10 years ago by father and son team, Rick and Michael Karagiannis.

Michael has been in the industry for more than 20 years, passing his knowledge and expertise to Rick as the family tradition lives on.

Rick has always enjoyed the finer elements design details. Not content with solving plumbing problems he soon broadened his skills to also do bathroom renovations in Sydney. A perfect match with hundreds of reviews later & beautiful bathrooms being enjoyed by hundreds of people.


Rick from Nu-Trend Plumbing and Bathroom Renovations

The passionate Sydney business owner who loves his job, always goes the extra mile & who many say “is too good for the industry”

Rick dislikes the typical industry behaviour and firmly believes in ‘no gimmicks’ and upfront, honest work.

  • Position: Director
  • Years in the industry: 15
  • Expertise / specialty: A hands-on Director and business owner who provides leadership for the team.
  • Qualifications: Licensed Plumber, Bathroom Renovator.
  • What he loves about his work? I love helping people when someone wants something and we achieve what they are after it’s rewarding for me.
  • Funniest on the job story: Doing a job on a live sewer stack and someone flushing the toilet while we were underneath. It was quite brown, but you had to laugh.
  • Favourite brand of bathroom product: Caroma Products


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Robert is the co-owner of Nu-Trend who loves walking into different scenarios every day & trying to solve problems quickly. 

He is the organiser in the team, keeping the boys on track each day. Some dub him the ‘pretty face’ of Nu-Trend. 

  • Position: Director
  • Years in industry: 14
  • Expertise / specialty: Quoting, team organisation and logistics to keep everything running smoothly.
  • Qualifications: Licensed Plumber and Bathroom Renovator.
  • What he loves about his work? Doing something different every day and working with really good people to solve a range of everyday problems.
  • Funniest on the job story: Pranking the boys with fake emails or calls and waiting to see their reactions. Funny at times but a good way to practice real situations.
  • Favourite brand of bathroom product: Boffi Products


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Chris joined Rick and Robert a few years ago as the number of jobs and bathroom renovations began to increase.

Ever reliable Chris gets stuck in when the hard work is required and provides the Nu-Trend team with a lot of the hard yakka.

  • Position: Plumber
  • Years in industry: 6
  • Expertise / specialty: Maintenance and domestic plumbing for houses or unit apartment blocks.
  • Qualifications: Licensed Plumber with aspirations to learn about renovations.
  • What he loves about his work?  Seeing Nu-Trend customers satisfied after a completed job where they notice the little details or finishing touches.
  • Funniest on the job story: Too many to list and he has been thinking about writing a book about funny plumber stories for everyone to read about.
  • Favourite brand of bathroom product: Boffi Products

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 Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry Renovator

Nu-Trend is a renovations company in Sydney that is available 7 days a week. With 15 years experience, the Directors Rob and Rick are hands-on, and provide a personalised service that is fully licensed, insured and qualified.

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All the work carried out by Nu-Trend is AS/NZ3500:2018 compliant. It is the Australian Standard for Plumbing and Drainage in NSW as set down by Standards Australia and the Australian Building Codes Board. They give the plumbing industry technical direction to enable compliance with required regulatory frameworks.

15 years experience with a written commitment.

Rick and Rob are the hands-on directors for Nu-Trend. Rather than hire sub-contractors and manage their business from a distant office, they are on the tools, at your site & working towards delivering your bathroom renovation or plumbing service. It means you are talking directly to the owners of the business, the guys who are accountable and responsible rather than via email or through customer service teams.

It is why they are able to provide a written guarantee that demonstrates their confidence in standing by the quality of their workmanship and the service they deliver to every single client.

They have a very single minded commitment to deliver a high level of professionalism and quality, they’ve been doing renovation contracting in Sydney for 15+ years.

No sales tricks, guaranteed.

'No Gimmicks' that's our policy

With so many years in the trade, the Nu-Trend team has seen their fair share of sales tricks, special offers, promotions and other gimmicks to secure business. Rather than copy what everyone else is doing they decided a long time ago to avoid all the typical gimmicks and stick to clear, upfront information and pricing, including the provision of free Quotes. 

Here are the most common sales gimmicks you will see and how they work, keep in mind there is a reason most service industries don’t disclose fixed prices.

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More Information

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Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis is a licensed Plumber, Building Renovator and Director of Nu-Trend, a Sydney Plumber and Bathroom Renovations contractor. Nu-Trend has been operating since 2009 as an independent sole trader in Sydney. Rick provides all types of services for small bathroom renovations, leaking tap repairs, hot water high-pressure jet blasting and more.