Combined Bathroom and Laundry Renovation

We moved the toilet and shower on this concrete slab combined bathroom and laundry renovation project

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We changed the floor plan of this combined bathroom and laundry to create more usable space.

Nu-Trend is a laundry renovation company in Sydney that can help property owners move a toilet in a bathroom or move the shower plumbing to create a combined bathroom laundry set up. Nu-Trend is a local renovation specialist that has been operating since 2009 and completing many different laundry renovation projects for houses, units, townhouses and hi-rise apartment blocks. We can take care of everything from the initial design, sourcing products all the way through to demolition & clean up. Our experienced team know exactly how to manage working in small spaces to transform your laundry into a more usable space with extra storage, light and ventilation.  

 

Timeframe: 4-6 Weeks

 

Budget: $30,000 – $40,000 

 

For this small bathroom renovation project the client had selected products from the amazing team at the Bathroom Collective in North Manly with products from the Astra Walker Olde English range and an ADP London Mini Vanity Unit. Our scope of work for this renovation included;

  • Protection of the property
  • Demolition of the old bathroom & laundry
  • Moving the toilet on the concrete slab
  • Moving the shower plumbing
  • Repairing the walls
  • Hot and cold water rough in
  • Electrical rough in
  • Fit off fixtures and fittings 
  • Grouting 
  • Wall tiling 
  • Floor tiling 
  • Waterproofing 
  • Screeding gradients to correct falls 
  • Painting
 
 

I needed to renovate my laundry & bathroom and went searching online for a good plumber who could own the entire process and manage the project from start to finish.

I came across Nu-Trend and was originally impressed by the number of 5 star reviews they had. I called and spoke with Rick whom I explained what I was trying to achieve with the limited space and organised a viewing so he could scope and price out the work required.

Rick came through and immediately impressed me with his professionalism and creativity...even the wife was impressed and that's saying a lot. He was able to truly bring our vision to life.

Along with his primary team including Robby and Chris, they were a pleasure to work with. An incredibly polite and clean team who treated our home as if it was their own.

The scope of the work we wanted complete expanded into other parts of our home and Rick was able to accomodate us where it made sense. It was a huge load off our shoulders knowing that the Nu-Trend team was involved.

I'd highly recommend Nu-Trend to anyone who is after a high quality renovation in their home. They go above and beyond & will be our go to from now on.

Marcos Farag

How much does it cost to move laundry or shower plumbing

A qualified plumber can help you move your laundry or shower plumbing to help change your floor plan.

Nu-Trend is a Sydney laundry and bathroom renovation specialist that prides itself on being able to deliver high quality bathroom renovation projects in Sydney. We even share lots of trade secrets to make sure property owners are not getting misled by cheap quotes or poor work – see our Bathroom Renovation Advice

 
What can add cost to a laundry renovation?
For this combined bathroom and laundry project the Client wanted swap the location of the laundry, shower and toilet so that you could have direct access from the back yard to wash your hands or have a quick shower. Making a change to the floor plan is possible for most properties and will depend on exactly where the existing waste and water supply locations are.

 

Sometimes it might be necessary to move the toilet on a concrete slab or move the shower plumbing in the wall, it just depends on the situation. Either way because Nu-Trend are qualified plumbers and bathroom renovators we can take care of both tasks to make sure you deal with less trades & we can make sure it is done to Australian Standards.

 

Nu-Trend has completed many laundry renovations over the years where we have moved doors or moved a toilet on a concrete slab to create more space, light and better storage in the room.

 

 

Can an interior designer help with a laundry renovation?

In many cases the laundry is a very small room to start with so this can limit the design decisions that can be made. Sometimes using an interior designer can help you to utilise the space better as they can custom design the room to suit your needs better. An interior designer will look at the overall living arrangements and other spaces in the house to work out clever laundry renovation solutions to maximise space usage, light, ventilation and storage.

 

 

Why do laundry renovation quotes vary so much between renovation companies?

Some people might compare quotes from their friends from a similar sized laundry renovation and wonder why there is maybe a $5,000 or $10,000 difference. Although many different factors come into play;

 

– What was the access like for the renovation?

 

– Are existing building materials being used?

 

– Will a Gyprock or renderer be required?

 

– Is their stair case or single level access?

 

– Are there noise restrictions that limit the times we are able to work?

 

– What is parking like around the location?

 

– Are the existing depths and heights being used?

 

– What is the condition of the existing room & does it need repairs?

 

– Will the plumbing need to be moved?

 

You can save money on a laundry renovation if things like the access is easy, you are using existing fixture locations and time is saved on labour from getting into and out of the room faster or using an existing floor plan.

 

A laundry renovation with new sink, cupboards & fittings from the Astra Walker Olde English range

A laundry renovation can use storage principles from kitchen renovation projects to create more usable space.

For this laundry we installed new cabinets, a large, deep stainless steel sing and overhead cupboards. It means the benchtop can be used to clean up dishes from out door entertaining or there is plenty of space to leave a basket of clothes or fold up the washing. We left plenty of space to fit a washer / dryer combo unit & also lots of under bench storage. 

This type of laundry renovation can transform a typical old laundry into one that is practical with lots of space, ventilation and storage.

The products used in this laundry renovation;

Vanity: ADP Australia London Mini with Carrara Cherry Pie Top & Satin White Cupboards

 

Laundry mixer: Astra Walker Olde English Signature Sink Mixer Chrome A50.08.00

 

Basin mixer: Astra Walker Olde English Signature Basin Mixer Chrome A50.03.00

 

Toilet: Rak Washington Closed Coupled S Trap 240mm Complete Toilet Suite (White/Chrome) 060130W

 

Shower head: Astra Walker Icon Integrated Rail Shower with Multi-Function Hand Shower Chrome A69.43.V4.00

 

Toilet roll holder: Astra Walker Olde English Toilet roll holder Chrome A51.61.00

 

Towel rail holder: Astra Walker Olde English Towel rail double 900mm Chrome A51.57.9.00

How much does it cost to move the laundry plumbing

The cost to move laundry plumbing will really depend on the type of property & exactly what needs to be moved. So there is no set price as it comes down to the labour and time needed. If the house is on a concrete slab we have to do a wet saw cut to expose the pipes and move them. If the house is on timber floor boards and we can get under it then we can move the piping a little easier.

Can you combine a bathroom and laundry renovation?

Yes we can combine a bathroom and laundry renovation so that it is done together to create a more free flowing space or simply to make sure it matches. Apart from the kitchen the bathroom and laundry area can add immense value to a property.

Can you put cupboards and storage into my laundry?

We can remove any existing shelving in your laundry and replace it with modern laundry cabinetry that gives you more storage space, better lighting & greater ventilation.

Can you make my laundry brighter & better ventilated?

With every modern laundry renovation we do we always try to increase the amount of natural light, ventilation and storage to make it a more practical and usable space in the house. Sometimes we might even combine the bathroom and laundry to make it a larger space to enjoy and more functional.

Can you replace the steel sink with a kitchen sink?

This is probably the most asked for item as many older laundry sinks take up valuable space and are not used properly. Many modern laundries don’t even have a sink at all, just the appliacances to clean and dry clothes. We can replace the old sinks with modern ones that are similar to kitchen sinks to be stylish and functional.

Is it possible to make cabinets that can fit my washing machine and dryer

We can help you design your laundry cupboards to fit either existing or new washing machine appliances.

Can the laundry renovation have floor to wall tiles?

A lot of old laundries might only have tiles that go to the sink but we can do a complete floor to ceiling upgrade that has tiling for the whole room. It makes it feel more luxurious and can help match your bathroom.

Can a plumber move the toilet on a concrete slab in a laundry?

We can move a toilet even if it is on a concrete slab so that you can change the floor plan of your laundry or bathroom.

Combination bathroom and laundry renovation with corner shower

A very practical combination bathroom laundry renovation with custom made glass shower screen

The bathroom in this renovation needed to have lots of space so that people could come from the pool outside then get changed and have a shower. There wasn’t any need for a large cabinet and vanity unit as the space is used as a second toilet and for guests who are in the backyard. The floor to ceiling tiles help bring the space together with the laundry but also make it easy to clean.

Can you block off an existing window in an existing property

Sometimes changing the floor plan means the old window is of no use

When you change the floor plan of a bathroom or laundry it might be necessary to not only move the existing plumbing but change doors, windows, ventilation or even the electrical wiring. For this project the Client wanted to block off an existing window so we helped them find matching bricks.

 

Doing this type of product matching can take time especially when the property is nearly 30 years old. It took us two days and while it sounds easy there are many things to consider when matching bricks;

– Styles

– Textures

– Colour

– Supplier

 

Then you have to think about weathering, sunlight, rain, moisture and other factors that can change the colour of old vs new or replacement bricks. We tried our best and luckily our Client was happy with the result. It meant that they could block off an existing window to create more wall space inside the property that helped create more cabinet space. 

What did we do in this combination bathroom laundry renovation?

#1 PROTECTED THE PROPERTY

Doing as many house 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 TAKING CARE OF THE PROPERTY

It is the small things that count. We will check things like how your pets get into the house, if neighbours require access to driveways or other things that are important to how you live in your home to make sure everything goes smoothly during a renovation. 

#4 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.

#5 MOVING THE SHOWER PLUMBING

For this project we helped move the toilet on the concrete slab as well as the shower plumbing. Moving the plumbing helped to achieve the new floor plan that was needed for this renovation project. 

After photos: Luxury Shower Renovation

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis is a licensed Plumber, Building Renovator and Director of Nu-Trend, a Sydney Plumber and Bathroom Renovations contractor. Nu-Trend has been operating since 2009 as an independent sole trader in Sydney. Rick provides all types of services for small bathroom renovations, leaking tap repairs, hot water high-pressure jet blasting and more.