A beach style, soft colour palette, bathroom renovation in Sydney
We did a complete bathroom renovation to create this coastal beach style toilet, shower & vanity combination.
A lot of small bathrooms in Sydney have a very similar design to minimise costs during the construction of the property. A small bathroom would typically have a single vanity cabinet for storage, glass mirror fixed to the wall, floor tiles with a single tile height around the edges with gyprock walls that were left bare and just painted. Most of the showers would have plastic sliding doors on tracks that get stuck and catch hair or soap scum leading to mould forming over time.
So, it is very normal for home owners to completely demolish the old bathroom and start again. Even a room that is 3m x 3m in size can feel spacious, bright and fresh if you use the right interior design techniques. The owner of this house chose Nu-Trend because we are a small bathroom renovation specialist in Sydney and are renovation contractors who can also help with bathroom plumbing. They had been reading some of our renovating advice articles and decided to choose Nu-Trend as their local contractor.
Nu-Trend is one of the leading specialist bathroom contractors in Sydney that can help design a room that adds visual impact & value to your property. We can use all types of materials to renovate bathrooms like marble, timber, glass or porcelain & use these in interior designs that can create functional spaces that kids or adults can use. Nu-Trend is a Sydney renovation specialist that take care of everything from the initial interior design, demolishing your existing bathroom, sourcing hardware products all the way through to the final clean up & rubbish removal. Have a look at our bathroom trends tips and hints.
Timeframe: The time to complete this type of bathroom renovation is around 2-3 weeks and what can create a variance in the timing is access to the property, delivery of products or any changes made to the design during the build.
Budget: For this complete bathroom renovation which included stripping back the walls etc it was $15,000-$20,000 in labour. The final budget depends on the products chosen for the room, the type of tiles etc.Our scope of work for this renovation included;
- Protection of the property
- Demolition of the old bathroom
- Custom made shower screen
- Bulk head wall fabrication
- Exterior wall repairs & relocation of the entrance door
- Replacing the vanity
- Floor to ceiling tiling
- Hot and cold water rough in
- Electrical rough in
- Fit off fixtures and fittings
- Wall tiling
- Floor tiling
- Screeding gradients to correct falls
Beach style bathroom with walk in shower design elements
1. Custom made shower glass shower screen.
For all our bathroom renovations we don’t use pre-made shower screens that are available for sale at places like Bunnings. The reason for this is when you use these types of products they have to be able to fit the space and sometimes this can cause challenges to creating a great interior design. What we do is have a custom made glass shower screen made so that it fits your space perfectly, exactly how you want it. This can maximise the available space in the room when renovating & as you can see in the example above it maximises light coming into the room from the small window.
2. Slimline toilet
Choosing the right products for your renovation can make all the difference when it comes to interior design. For this renovation project a slimline toilet was chosen to that it didn’t take up too much space in the room when you walked in. The owner didn’t want to re-locate the piping so we worked around the existing waste locations. When this is combined with a wall hung vanity unit it creates the sense of more space and a larger room.
3. Floor to ceiling tiles
Using a floor to ceiling tiling can create a room that feels more luxurious and is easier to clean and maintain. This renovation used subway style white tiles for the walls and a decorative floor tile to create that fresh, bright beach feeling to the room.
4. Walk in shower
The shower area is completely open with lots of space and the use of a custom made glass shower screen is almost invisible when you walk in the room so it instantly feels larger than it is. This shower screen is also very easy to clean and maintain.
5. Soft timber furniture
So that the room didn’t feel too stark or cold with the white colour palette the vanity and glass cabinet were chosen with soft timber to give the room a touch of warmth.
What did we do in this ensuite bathroom renovation?
#1 PROTECTED THE PROPERTY
Doing as many unit renovation projects as we do, we understand how stressful they can be for people trying to live through them. Most tradies also make a big mess. We make sure we protect your property with floor and wall coverings to make sure nothing is damaged while we are renovating your house.
#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 plumbing to make sure it is ready for use. When you combine this with our renovation expertise you get piece 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.