bATH RENOVATOR SYDNEY
Nu-Trend can renovate your old bath tub in Sydney to create a statement piece or a fun space for the kids.
Bespoke bath renovation contractor
An experienced renovator in Sydney.
Nu-Trend is a bath renovator in Sydney that will work closely with you to renovate or install a new bath whether it is for a master bathroom, ensuite or for the practical convenience of caring for children.
Do you remember the ‘old days’ when personal service was the norm? That is how Rick and Rob from Nu-Trend treat each client for Sydney bath, laundry, toilet or shower renovations.
Nu-Trend is a Sydney renovation company with a very single-minded commitment to deliver a high level of professionalism and quality. To achieve this we use industry-leading brands to create modern bath renovations with products from Caroma, Victoria and Albert, DADO, Pietra Bianca, Saboma and others.
“...the bath renovation was clearly mapped out....they were on time everyday, they managed their subcontractors...they cleaned the site everyday...the product that was delivered was flawless...”
Bath renovation packages in Sydney
A modern bath tub is a desirable item for any house or unit. There is a seemingly limitless range of beautiful bath designs to choose from these days including many natural materials, colours or finishes;
- A visually impactful freestanding bath.
- Master bathroom statement pieces.
- A recessed bath that use minimal space.
- An easy access bath for the elderly or those with a disability.
- A day spa jacuzzi style bath for a touch of luxury.
Nu-Trend can help renovate your bath in a single or multi-storey house, unit, townhouse or apartment. Our team can assist you to choose a bath that is suitable to the space you have, prepare the required flooring and help finish it off with the appropriate fixtures, fittings and tiling.
Our team can manage each step of the process for you from removing the existing bath to completing a full remodel in the room to give it a fresh new look.
An Adore Magazine inspired bathroom renovation with products from Pheonix, Laughlin, Caroma & Tile Cloud
How to choose a bath to renovate in your home.
What is a bath?
Well we all know that it is a large container for water that we use for immersing into and washing ourselves. A bathtub, also known simply as a bath or a tub, is a container for holding water in which a person or even an animal may bathe. Most modern bath tubs are made of thermoformed acrylic, porcelain enameled steel, fiberglass-reinforced polyester, or porcelain enameled cast iron.
A standard bathtub will hold roughly around 300 of water while smaller bathtubs will hold around 150 liters of water which is great for smaller children. For bath renovation inspiration the best place to go to is online and look at what some of the hotels have done, take the example above from Pier One in Sydney, they renovated their bathroom and placed the bath to have a view over the harbour. Style Magazine wrote about the 10 Best Bath’s in Australia that you can look at here
So how do you choose what is right for you? Well firstly you have to think about the type of bath you want, it’s a critical first decision as it determines all of your renovation planning. Freestanding baths require more space than inset baths because they’re not tucked neatly against a wall, so the size of your bathroom may force this decision (unless you are thinking about making the room larger)
- Freestanding bath – these may be positioned in the middle of the room or towards a wall although either way they require space around them and you need to allow for tap positioning. There are modern versions of the traditional claw-footed tubs or a contemporary square or round style in a range of sizes, materials and finishes. A freestanding bath can be an incredible centerpiece for a bathroom, but for those with young kids they can also be a practical choice giving all-around access.
- Inset, built-in bath or straight bath – are more commonly used and can fit into smaller bathrooms, They can create space efficiencies when designing a layout for larger rooms as they sit against a wall typically and only take up one or two corners of the room. They come in different sizes allowing you to choose a version for your room’s dimensions.
- Shower bath – are like inset baths but try and offer a two in one solution especially if space is limited. The downside to this design is the need to step over the bath to have a shower which could be a concern for elderly people or those with a disability.
- Single or double-ended bath – whether you choose a freestanding or inset bath there are both single and double-ended versions available. A single-ended baths have taps and waste at one end while a double-ended bath has taps and waste in the centre. Your choice could depend on whether there is a need to move or alter existing plumbing or waste locations in the room, apart from aesthetics or style.
- Bath materials – the material a bath is made from can affect how you need to care for it, how durable it is and even influence how long water will retain its heat. It also affects the weight of the bath which is important from an engineering perspective to make sure the floor can hold it.
- Acrylic is widely used for baths and a budget friendly choice. It is easy to care for, light, and easy to work with. so can be preferable for the first floor of an older home.
- Steel is a very hard-wearing material for a bath. It’s colder to touch than other bath materials, but will retain the heat of bath water.
- Cast iron is traditional for freestanding baths and is very hard wearing and easy to clean. Bath water should retain heat well in a cast-iron bath although it is one of the heavier materials, so check whether floors will need reinforcing before installation.
- Solid surfaces like Corian and Hi-Macs can be moulded into shapely bath designs, they’re durable and easy to care for and will retain heat well.
- Stone baths are very attractive, although a more costly choice than other materials. They are also very heavy, so could have further budget implications as the floor may need to be strengthened or it may take more labour to have it brought into the site.
- Fixtures and fittings – It is pretty normal that you would then buy bath taps and fixtures separately. The bath may or may not have pre-drilled holes and will depend on the design you are trying to create.
- Tiling – depending on the type of bath and what is or isn’t being replaced in the room, the tiling will need to be corrected or updated. So this needs to be allowed for in the budget.
How can you install a bath in Sydney?
Nu-Trend is a bath renovator in Sydney that can help install any type of bath and there are different ways this can be done. There are lots of options to consider and it really comes down to your budget & what you would like to try and achieve, here are some common scenarios.
Remove your existing bath
You might have a really old bath and would like it replaced with a new one. We can remove your old existing bath and do a straight replacement. Sometimes this might need some slight renovation work to the bathroom, but we can help with this as well.
Change your bathroom floorplan
For some property owners you might want to change the floor plan of your bathroom to create more space or change the layout. Nu-Trend are qualified bathroom renovators so we can help you do this to install a new bath.
Renovate your bathroom
If you want to renovate your bathroom we can completely demolish the current room so that you can do a complete renovation. This has the benefit of giving you complete flexibility with the materials and products used.
Replace your shower & bath
In some situations we will remove the shower and bath that is in the room so that a combined shower and bath can be installed. Sometimes this can create more usable space in the room.
Combine your bathroom & laundry
In some properties the floor plan might enable us to combine the bathroom and laundry so there is more usable space overall. This can allow enough space to add a bath to a room depending on the situation. Doing this can also make the home feel less cluttered and improve ventilation or lighting.
Add a freestanding bath
For situations where the kids move out of home we get a lot of requests to renovate a bathroom so that it can have a freestanding bath placed in the room. This the ultimate luxury statement and can create a feeling of having your own day spa space at home.
Sydney bathroom remodel freestanding tub
Nu-Trend has done remodels for many different Sydney bathrooms that have used a freestanding or back to wall bath tub. There are so many design options to choose from which makes it really easy to come up with a great interior design idea for your bath renovation.
An amazing small bathroom renovation for a house in Clovelly that included a beautiful freestanding bathtub as a feature.
An incredible master bathroom renovation with a feature piece, an beautiful Victoria Albert bath tub that sets off this room.
How a bath renovator in Sydney can save you money
#1. DO YOUR RESEARCH
When you are considering doing a bath renovation the first step is to do some research about what is involved, the various costs and to gather inspiration or ideas. There is lots of information available that will help you save money and time choosing your new bath.
#2. WORK OUT YOUR BUDGET
Yes it is true, you could spend over $30,000 on a bath renovation or as little as $500 for a splash of paint. There are millions of choices of products, materials or styles to choose from so it becomes fairly critical to be realistic and set a budget, then stick to it. Otherwise you can end up either creating false expectations or spending time researching things that you haven’t prepared to pay for.
#3. HAVE A CLEAR VISION
With a wealth of information available and a budget set, it becomes very important to have a very clear vision or purpose for the renovation. It becomes a brief that you use with your contractor. So is the goal to create an adult retreat, update an old 80’s style bath tub, renovate for profit or to sell the property. The reasons could be broad but you should have a clear purpose in mind from the outset to guide your decision making.
#4. KNOW WHAT CAN OR CAN'T BE DONE
A little similar to the setting of a budget, knowing what is or isn’t possible becomes important to ensure you are being realistic about what can be achieved. So for example placing a 400kg bath tub in a 10th storey apartment unit may not be feasible or moving a pipe in heritage listed building could be too costly too.
#5. create a plan
With some knowledge, a budget ready and clear vision you can set about creating a plan to map out the steps required for your project. This could include things like getting a loan approved, sourcing products, getting council approvals, finding contractors etc but make a list of things that will need to be done and a rough timeframe to work around.
#6. CHEAPEST ISN'T ALWAYS THE BEST
Yes unfortunately costs for a bath renovation will vary greatly, there could be variances of $10,000 or more. Cheapest isn’t always the best and it is important to make sure any quotation is clearly itemised so that you can compare exactly what is being offered. We see too many examples where assumptions are made that lead to further costs or work not being done correctly the first time.
#7. DECIDE ON USING EXISTING SERVICES
This could potentially be an earlier step in the process, it just depends on the situation. Deciding on whether you will use the existing plumbing and sewerage services becomes quite important in relation to bath placement or orientation, the type of bath and how the floor needs to be prepared.
#8. GET 5 WRITTEN QUOTATIONS
Yes we realise many people will opt for just getting 3 quotes, although with such a large renovation project it would be wise these days to opt for at least 5 quotations from qualified companies. It will help create peace of mind given there are over 1,000 renovation companies to choose from in Sydney.
#9. READ PREVIOUS REVIEWS
While reviews aren’t always entirely accurate it does pay to spend some time reading about the contractors you are thinking of working with. The ones that have longer, more thoughtfully written reviews will tend to be the ones that have impressed their clients more. Always look for ‘how many reviews’ the individual has written this can also be an indicator of someone who has been impressed with the work done.
#10. CHECK THEIR QUALIFICATIONS
This is one of the simplest things people often forget to do. Don’t trust numbers, words or logos on a website. Ask the contractor to give you the link or certificate or other form of proof they are actually qualified to do the work. We see so many people believe ‘official-looking’ logos placed on a website only to find out later they were being deceptive.
Bath renovator process
What can we include in our bath renovation service?
Our most common question is ‘what are the bath renovation steps‘ or ‘how long does a bath renovation take‘ and our response is ‘we’ll take care of everything for you‘ to make things as easy and seamless as possible for your project. We work with you each step of the way, which can even include sourcing and selecting products.
- Planning, layout and design.
- Selecting a bath type e.g free standing, insert bath etc.
- Choosing fixtures and fittings.
- If needed, choosing wall tiles, lighting and flooring
- Deciding on using existing or installing new bath plumbing.
How we do bath renovations?
What types of bath renovator can we work on?
We quite often get asked if we can do different types of renovation projects where there are other parties involved or to accomodate a certain situation. Being a nimble renovation company you are talking directly to the owners, so we can do everything bespoke and personalised to suit you or your scenario.
- Working with Architects or Building Designers.
- Working from building plans or designs.
- Collaborating with other contractors.
- Liaising with real estate agents or property developers.
- Engaging with product suppliers.
- Dealing with local council or authorities.
Our point of difference
It's all in the little details
Rick and Rob are involved with every step of each bathroom renovation they are contracted for. Nu-Trend is a Sydney bathroom renovation company that delivers a personal touch and concierge-like service. With so many years of experience they have encountered all the common bathroom renovation scenarios and developed a keen level of expertise to solve practically any situation.
Although, it’s the little things they do that can make all the difference to a delivering a high quality renovation project efficiently, quickly and with little disruption to your daily life.
Organised & prepared
Tidy work site
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.
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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.