Bathroom remodels can give your existing room a fresh new look.
A personal renovation service.
Bespoke bathroom remodels
Nu-Trend is a bathroom renovation company that will work closely with you to do bathroom remodels. Instead of a complete renovation a remodel is a light refresh of your existing room.
Do you remember the ‘old days’ when personal service was the norm? That is how Rick and Rob treat each client when it comes to bathroom, laundry, toilet or shower renovations.
They have a very single minded commitment to deliver a high level of professionalism and quality. To achieve this they use industry leading brands to create modern designs for your bathroom with products from Caroma, Victoria and Albert, DADO, Pietra Bianca, Saboma and others.
“...the 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...”
Add value to your home with a bathroom remodel.
A bathroom remodel is normally a choice people make when they have a combination of limited time, budget or don’t require a full renovation to a room. Typically people would make this choice when they are;
- Moving into an old house or unit.
- Getting ready to prepare a property for sale.
- Giving a rental property a quick refresh.
- Have limited time of 2-3 weeks.
- Want to spend a limited budget of less than $15,000.
Nu-Trend can help with a bathroom remodel in a single or multi-storey house, unit, townhouse or apartment. Our team can assist you to planning the steps and working through the choices available to meet the brief for the room. For a remodel you would typically be working with the existing walls, ceiling, windows and flooring and replacing the existing items with new ones.
Our team can manage each step of the process for you from removing everything, sourcing the new products to all the finishing touches like painting, electricals and installation of vanity, basin, bath, shower and/or toilet depending on what is required.
10 tips to save on a bathroom remodel
#1. DO YOUR RESEARCH
When you are considering doing a bathroom remodel 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 bathroom remodel 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 renovate for profit, sell the property, get it ready for renting or just give it a freshen up? 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 bathroom remodel 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.
What can we include in our service?
Bathroom remodel steps
Our most common question is ‘what are the bathroom remodel steps‘ or ‘how long does a bath remodel 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.
What types of projects can we work on?
How we do remodel bathrooms?
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
Master bathroom, ensuite or laundry.
Examples of our work
Here are some bathroom remodel ideas. We will admit we aren’t professional property photographers and we like to keep things real because there are millions of inspiration photos available on the internet. These examples may help with your ideas for how to renovate a bathroom, ensuite or laundry. We have tried to capture some of our completed projects to give you an idea of the types of rooms, fixtures and fittings we have worked with previously.
Nu-Trend is very single minded in our commitment to deliver a high level of professionalism and quality for each of our renovation builds.
A small bathroom renovation that had a spa bath removed, door removed & concrete cancer repaired in Penshurst, Sydney
We completely renovated this unit to remove the bath and replace it with a new walk in shower, new tiling, vanity & toilet.
We made this bathroom bigger so that there was more space for the walk in shower and free standing bath to be installed
We converted a single toilet into a new bathroom with walk in shower & vanity to create an ensuite for this property in Silvania
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.
Other types of bathroom renovations
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Local Sydney contractors.
FULLY LICENCED 217859C
A qualified and licensed renovator.
Public liability insurance for peace of mind.
Drainer | gas fitter | plumber | renovator
Nu-Trend is a Sydney company with more than 15 years experience completing bathroom renovations & solving plumbing problems. he Directors Rob and Rick are hands-on, and provide a personalised service.
STANDARDS AUSTRALIA AS/NZS3500:2018 Compliant
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.