A complete bathroom renovation in Sylvania with new plumbing
3 Weeks to complete
$23 – $26,000 budget
Nu-Trend is a renovating company in Sydney that specialises in complete renovations where the home owners want to make custom adjustments or changes to things like walls, plumbing, power outlets or even things like adding a bath tub.
For this home in Sylvania the owners had just purchased the house and wanted to create a better connection between the swimming pool in the back yard and the spare room downstairs.
It already had a bathroom but it was really old and tiny, so they wanted to completely renovate it to make it modern, have more space & compliment the rest of the interior design of their living area renovations upstairs.
The goal was to create a really nice walk in shower that was easy to use after swimming in the pool. To achieve this we had to change the layout of the bathroom by moving the plumbing so that the toilet, shower and vanity were in different locations in the room.
Nu-Trend’s renovating team has licensed renovators and plumbers so we can do all of this type of work to create new bathroom layouts, change the bathroom plumbing and finish things off with new waterproofing, tiling, tap fittings and fixtures installed.
Moving the bathroom plumbing to change the shower, toilet and vanity location
This home was built on a suspended concrete slab but the owners want to change the location of the shower, toilet and vanity to make it more usable and install a new walk in shower.
To move things and change the layout of your bathroom requires moving the plumbing so that the pipes are located at different places on the walls. We achieve this by completely demolishing the old room so that we can access the bare wall frames and flooring. We can then re-route the existing pipes or add new ones as needed so that there is fresh water supplied to the room and waste services in place.
While it is easier to achieve this with homes that are built using timber flooring with crawl space, we can still do it for units, apartments or homes that are on concrete flooring by cutting into it to make new channels.
When required we can also route piping through brickwork when taps have to be installed on a wall or you are trying to move a shower head placement.
Moving the plumbing creates lots of scope to re-arrange the layout so that there is more space to move around or you can install different products as needed.
Changing the bathroom plumbing in a suspended concrete slab
New stormwater pit and drainage
A new bathroom with walk in shower
The primary task for this renovation project was to build a new bathroom with a walk in shower. Although we also helped by adjusting the stairs support structure that was shutting off the room. We restructured it to box in the stringer to then help open the room up with more space. It means they have two lounge room areas to use now.
A new custom made glass shower screen was installed in the bathroom together with a new toilet, new vanity, mirror, lighting, switches, floor tiles, wall tiles and painting.
Our renovating scope of work
for this renovation
Nu-Trend has renovated lots of properties in the Inner West suburbs in Sydney with lots of experience working with terrace houses, apartments & units in the area. Our scope of work for this renovation in Ashbury was extensive and included the following items;
- Management of all trades working on the project from initial demolition
- Plumbing and flooring inspections
- Strip and demolition of the existing bathroom
- Removing all the rubbish.
- Replacing the suspended concrete slab flooring
- Adjusting the plumbing
- Installing a new stormwater pit
- Removing the old driveway and installing a new one
- Waterproofing and certification processes.
- Prime and waterproof bathroom with waterproofing to be applied below and under the screed with 3 days drying time in between.
- Re-screed, sand and cement the new floor and allow to dry.
- Tile all the walls and floors
- Grout all the floors and walls
- Paint the existing ceiling with shadow line cornice
- Fit off the items such as taps, accessories, pc fixtures, mirror etc.
- Test and commission
Highlights from this bathroom renovation?
#1 PROTECTED THE PROPERTY
All the internal areas of the home from the front door entry to the bathroom were completely covered to reduce dust or debris spreading through the home.
#2 PLUMBING & FLOORING INSPECTION
Nu-Trend is a licensed plumber which is an advantage when you are renovating a bathroom. For every project we inspect all the bathroom plumbing and sub flooring to make sure it is ready for use. When you combine this with our renovation expertise you get total peace of mind.
#3 RUBBISH REMOVAL
Some renovation contractors will not include this in their service, they might leave the rubbish from the demolition in your backyard or on the street. Nu-Trend will make sure all the materials and rubbish that are not used are removed neatly ensuring your property isn’t left in a mess and neighbours are happy.
#4 NEW FLOOR INSTALLATION
Dealing with less contractors makes renovating easier. So for this project we also ensured the new flooring was installed and ready to be used for the bathroom and plumbing.
#5 FLOOR WASTE INSTALLATION
The custom made floor waste is a stylish touch for any new bathroom. It looks better than a standard round drain grate. Our tiling installers even matched the vein pattern from the floor tile to the drain to help it blend in even more. It is this level of detail that helps make a bathroom look amazing.
Examples of our bathroom renovations in Sydney
A complete renovation in Kurruba to repair an illegal bathroom that was previously built. New walk in shower & concealed laundry