Our bathroom renovations in Marrickville
This project saw us do two bathroom renovations in Marrickville. The main bathroom was upstairs and a smaller fully functional bathroom downstairs. Rather than a complete room strip the Client wanted to keep as much of the existing structure as possible e.g ceiling, windows etc In most cases we recommend to strip everything back and start again to avoid any surprises during construction.
For this bathroom renovation it was a delicate process because we were not building something from scratch. Here we were working with existing lay outs, existing plumbing, existing wall structures to make something old look new again. The Client wanted to keep one bathroom with a bath and one with a walk in shower. A bath always comes in handy for families that have kids or who enjoy kicking back and having a relaxing soak for a few hours.
Both vanities on this site were wall hung to create a sense of space with light timber adding some softness to the room’s feeling. Single lever flick mixers devices for the tap ware which are great in a bathroom because they look good, are easy to use and normally require less maintenance with no washer replacement needed To compliment the vanity units the Client chose a slim mirror in the smaller room to conserve space with a mirror cabinet in the larger room to create better storage space.
We were fortunate and didn’t run into any unforeseen issues as we worked with all the existing services in place. This master bathroom renovation was a classic case of transforming the rooms from 70’s style, mauve decore, to be fresh, modern and practical. The goal was to create fresh new living spaces that wouldn’t age and improved the available natural light.
We can complete bathroom renovations in Sydney for a house, unit or townhouse. We are able to work with all types of room shapes and sizes creating a design in collaboration with a designer or working with your ideas. For this particular project the home was located in Marrickville Hills in Sydney’s inner west.
What did we do in this bathroom renovation?
Our scope of work for this renovation was extensive and included the following items while the Client supplied all their own products;
- Managing the demolition of the existing bathroom.
- Removing all the rubbish.
- Concreting and slab preparation.
- Some of the electrical work.
- Minor carpentry work for the existing door and skirting.
- Waterproofing and certification processes.
- All the tiling.
- Connecting the existing plumbing services.
- Painting the room.
The sleek stylish finishes created a sense of space and added much needed light to the rooms. We loved the choice of tiles on the floor and large oversized walk in shower. This bathroom makeover was a delight to work on and proves that no matter the size of the space there are always to add value to your home by being clever about the materials and choices made.
What did the client say?
What was unique about this bathroom renovation?
The client sourced and supplied all the items that went into the two bathrooms like;
- Large format floor tiles.
- Single piece, free standing bathtub.
- Shower mixers and head.
- Vanity unit with wooden touches.
Both bathrooms were completed in about 5 weeks with a similar room makeover costing between $35,000 – $40,000. An in-wall cistern was considered to create even more space in both rooms, but that added cost was beyond the budget and would have required changes to the existing walls.
We introduced a few design features in this room to improve its functionality like;
- An in-wall nice which created extra storage space for things like soap bottles and accessories in the shower. So no bending down or hanging things off the shower head or walls.
- The shower tapware were all chrome single lever flick mixers which are durable and reliable.
- The shower heads were fixed goose neck units with no shower rail which gives nice strong shower volume with plenty of water flow and power. The only disadvantage to this design is you can’t take the shower head off the rail and clean your body with it.
- Both toilets were slick looking close coupled toilet suites hidden with a soft close toilet suite.
- The floor drains were tile inserts as opposed to wedge wire grates, these are floor drains that are tiled so it appears the floor pattern continues, you can barely see the outskirt of the drain helping to make the room feel less cluttered.
- We always use customised shower screens and stainless steel floor drains because pre fabricated shower screens are not designed to fit specifically in each bathroom. We always do this after everything else is done to then choose shower screen technology, sizing, legalities, discuss sizes, legalities, colours etc so that it is then cut & placed exactly to suit your bathroom.
- We also installed customised stainless steel floor drains so if there is ever a blockage you can remove the drain easily and clear your obstructions. If you use a cheap, non stainless steel, units they typically corrode and you will have major trouble trying to remove your drain access and may end up chipping tiles trying to do so.
- We used the existing electricals in their current positions however we added some wall pendant lights to improve the mood and look of the bathroom
Photos of the completed bathroom renovations.
* 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.