Bathroom and laundry renovator in Baulkham Hills
Here is the renovation brief challenge we received from this home owner in Baulkham Hills;
“How can Nu Trend bathroom renovations keep a house of five people functioning while completing the renovation work?”
As renovation specialists in Sydney, we know how important it is for a family to have a working bathroom at all times. For some properties where we are contracted to to complete renovations there is a second bathroom so it is easy to manage. In other situations, like this house in Baulkham Hills, they were getting both their main and ensuite rooms completely renovated.
So we made a temporary solution for them which is something we can help do for most jobs depending on the rooms or space available. Ultimately, the client was giving us a mighty thumbs up and a great review once we had completed the renovation works, this makes all the hard work all the more worth it.
A renovator that can update a 1980's style bathroom in Baulkham Hills
In this family home the existing bathrooms felt really boxed-in meaning there was lots of wasted space, very little light, poor ventilation and unusable nooks – not ideal for a young family of five. The layout and use of furniture in the rooms was pretty typical of older 1980’s style bathroom design. These days there are much smarter interior design techniques and a wider range of designs to choose from.
So this project was a classic case of transforming each of the rooms from their 1980’s retro styling into something that was fresh, modern and contemporary. The goal was to create fresh new living spaces that wouldn’t age while improving the available natural light. The idea began with the choice of huge floor tiles and a beautiful one-piece freestanding bath. The rest of the room was then created around those interior design elements to create a luxurious escape for the parents to enjoy.
Renovating an old-style master bathroom in Sydney is one of the most typical jobs Nu Trend gets contracted for. Where budget allows we try to include things like double vanities, mirrors or even twin shower heads to make the rooms as practical as possible. Like this example, these rooms will have a bathtub, separate shower, lots of storage and a semi-private toilet.
Other things that can be added are things like underfloor heating, mood lighting, voice-activated controls and more. We try and craft our work so that the design spoils the user, creating a peaceful space tucked away from the busy world for relaxation and solitude. This bathroom was designed to also reduce the daily maintenance required with the use of large format tiles and open spaces.
The laundry was also renovated to create more storage space, better ventilation and easier access to things like power points, the sink or cupboards. Sometimes it is even possible to combine your laundry and bathroom into a single room in the house. The extra space makes it easy to add other features to the room to make it more functional. With the appliances available today washing and drying clothes inside is quite cost-effective.
For this particular project, the home was located in Baulkham Hills in Sydney’s northwest. The owner was after a complete strip back to a bare room shell to start with a bare slab and timber frame structure. Taking this approach for a renovation project means everything is completely rebuilt and it reduces the chances of issues occurring over time as the room and building age. We are able to get access to the entire wall cavity, services and apply our attention to detail from the ground up to install piping, electricity, waterproofing, tiling and of course things like the shower, bath, vanity and toilet etc minimising any hidden surprises.
Is it a good idea to renovate master, ensuite & laundry at the same time?
Yes we know, renovating three rooms as the same time can be very daunting. Although it is quite possible to do and if you renovate rooms together you can potentially save money on materials, deliveries & labour. Instead of paying for two or three separate deliveries you can have all the materials needed sent to the property one time. Similar to the labour needed for tiling, demolition etc where these people can be on site to deal with all three rooms rather than on separate days.
The other big benefit is when it is for a master bathroom, ensuite & laundry typically these rooms share common walls and plumbing. So when we demolish the rooms we know that each one is then being built up to the same specifications, with similar materials & in a style that ties them together.
Sometimes people might renovate rooms two or three years apart, but then maybe a tap fitting style isn’t available or the tiles aren’t the same colour – you can end up with a mismatch in the interior design elements that reduces the quality of the work completed.
So if your budget & timing allows, then taking on multiple rooms can be a good idea.
What did we do in this bathroom and laundry renovation in Baulkham Hills?
Our scope of work for this bathroom and laundry renovation was quite extensive and included the following items while the Client supplied all their own products;
- Managing the demolition of the existing bathroom and laundry.
- Removing all the rubbish.
- Concreting and slab preparation.
- Some of the electrical work.
- New Gyprock for the ceiling and walls.
- Timber stud correction.
- New door installation.
- All the carpentry work.
- Waterproofing and certification processes.
- All the tiling.
- Plumbing services.
- Painting the room.
What was the client's review of our renovation work?
What was unique about this renovation in Baulkham Hills?
The client sourced and supplied all the items that went into these rooms like;
- Large format floor tiles.
- Single piece, free standing bathtub.
- Shower mixers and head.
- Vanity unit with wooden touches.
The bathroom was completed in about 4 weeks with a similar room makeover costing between $35,000 – $40,000.
The space was completely transformed from a tired 80’s looking bathroom to a modern space with the master bathroom, ensuite and laundry all given a new look. With extensive use of white on the walls and open toilet nook with glass shower screens the light could fill each room.
Photos of the completed renovation.
* Please note these before and after photos are not professional property images. They have been taken using a mobile phone making it quick and easy to show off some of our work without gimmicks or photoshop trickery.