Shower renovations - the space you spend a lot of your life in.
A personal renovation service.
Nu-Trend is a renovation company that will work closely with you for a shower renovation. Turn a little corner of your bathroom into a relaxation space.
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.
You deal directly with the owners of the business who have more than 10 years experience, over 100 written reviews and provide a written guarantee without any gimmicks.
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 shower renovation 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...”
A shower renovation to update your daily escape.
A shower renovation is normally a choice people make when they have a combination of limited time, budget or don’t require a full renovation to the bathroom. Typically people would make this choice when they are;
- Moving into an old house or unit that has an outdated shower.
- Getting ready to prepare a property for sale.
- Giving a rental property a quick refresh.
- Have limited time of 1-2 weeks.
- Want to spend a limited budget of less than $15,000.
Nu-Trend can help with a shower renovation 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 shower renovation you would typically be working with the existing walls, ceiling, windows and flooring while 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 waterproofing, tiling, shower screen, shower head, taps and more.
10 tips to save on a shower renovation.
#1. DO YOUR RESEARCH
When you are considering doing a shower 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 $20,000 on a shower 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 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 trying to install two shower heads into a 1 metre square space may not be feasible.
#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 shower 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.
What can we include in our service?
Shower renovation steps.
Our most common question is ‘what are the shower renovation steps‘ or ‘how long does a shower 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 the products e.g shower head, screen etc
- Choosing fixtures and fittings such as taps or drains.
- 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 renovate showers?
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.
It's all in the little details
Our point of difference
Rick and Rob are involved with each step of each bathroom remodel they deal with. They are a bathroom renovation specialist that delivers a personal touch and concierge-like service. With so many years of experience between them they have encountered all the common bathroom renovation scenarios and developed a keen level of expertise to solve practically any situation.
Although, its the little things they do that can make all the difference to a delivering a high quality project efficiently, quickly and with little disruption to daily life.
Organised & prepared
Tidy work site
Master bathroom, ensuite or laundry.
Examples of our work
Here are some bathroom renovation 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.
We completed this bathroom renovation that featured a custom built vanity from Eclipse timber furniture in Sydney.
We helped to transform this old toilet into a fully functional shower area for the staff to use at this warehouse location
Rick and Rob are the hands-on Directors for Nu-Trend Plumbing. 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 it for 15 years.
Other types of bathroom renovations
Local | Licensed | Insured
Nu-Trend is a plumber and bathroom renovations team in Sydney, 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. You can check online with the NSW Department of Fair Trading here
HOME OWNERS INSURANCE
Protection for your renovation project.
FULLY LICENCED 217859C
A qualified and licensed builder.
Public liability insurance for peace of mind.
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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.