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Complete ensuite bathroom renovation in Mortdale
The ensuite bathroom in Mortdale needed an renovation to look and feel more modern, have more storage and more natural light.

Nu-Trend is a bathroom renovation specialist in Sydney that builds completely new bathrooms from $23,000 for houses, apartments or businesses
Complete ensuite bathroom renovation in Mortdale Sydney by Nu Trend new walk in shower

Complete renovation of an old ensuite bathroom in Mortdale, Sydney

4 Weeks to complete

$22,000 – $25,000 budget

Ground floor

Complete renovation

Complete ensuite bathroom renovation in Mortdale Sydney by Nu Trend new walk in shower
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Fabulous renovation contractors to deal with, right from start to finish.

We had a full bathroom reno that was pretty old and dated. It was a challenging job but the team at Nutrend aced it. Rick and his team are meticulous and genuine - very approachable and honest, and extremely transparent in their communication.

Very reasonable pricing and Rick goes above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. Thanks again Nu Trend renovation team for your great work with our bathroom reno in Sydney.

Will definitely recommend to others!

Renovating an ensuite bathroom in Mortdale, Sydney

Nu-Trend is a bathroom renovation company in Sydney that can remodel an ensuite that is connected to a bedroom. We begin by completely demolishing your old bathroom. For all the bathroom renovations that we build in suburbs like Mortdale in Sydney, we always recommend doing a full demolish of the existing room. It means we are stripping back every item from the furniture, fittings, tiling and even the waterproofing to be able to work with freshly prepared surfaces. 

Taking this approach can ensure everything is renovated to a high standard because any new renovation work is done from scratch compared to trying to make adjustments to pre-existing conditions in a building. This is even more important for older homes like the ones around Mortdale that may have old plumbing systems or flooring. This bathroom had already been built on a concrete slab and pretty solid brick walls too.

The ensuite was pretty big at about 3.2 m long by 1.3m wide with a really tall ceiling at 2.7m high. The owners wife was pregnant so this renovation had to be completed quickly before the baby arrived home. The biggest focus was building a new shower to replace the existing one that had broken tiles and lots of cracks.

Building a new bathroom with walk in shower in Mortdale

We can build a brand new shower in a bathroom

You might notice the tiles on the walls of your bathroom are slightly cracked, fall off or the grout begins to fall out. This can happen due to movement of the walls of the home, poor glue technique used when tiling or even poor rendering. What eventually happens over time is these things can combine to create movement in the tile joins that lead to cracks.

In worse case scenarios it can damage the waterproofing underneath and cause damage to the structural framework or even the walls on the other side of the bathroom. This is also why you will sometimes see paint bubbling on a wall on the opposite side to a bathroom.

You can see in the ‘before’ photos above the home owner had attempted some temporary repairs to make sure water didn’t get in behind the wall. So the focus for this renovation of the ensuite was to remove and demolish everything and then reinstate it all. So the layout would stay the same, the taps, shower, toilet and vanity all use the existing connections, we would simply be updating the existing ensuite bathroom.

Deciding on the bathroom design for an ensuite

The old bathroom had a small nib wall to divide the shower from the vanity and this took up space in the room but also visually made it feel a bit smaller. The new design and layout deleted this so the new walk in shower would be the full width of the room and have a new custom made glass shower screen as well.

Instead of a nib wall, we installed a small glass partition which achieved the same thing but visually looks a lot better. Later on if the owners want to they can even convert the shower to be a steam room by extending the glass to the ceiling and closing the space off.

The other nice feature in this room is the use of subway tiles as a feature wall in the walk in shower. It adds some interest to the room with the simple layout but interesting lines & texture.

Extra storage was another big priority so a new vanity cupboard was installed as well as a mirror with storage to replace the simple wall mirror that was there before.

Design ideas for an ensuite bathroom renovation

Feature wall tiles
The combination of subway tiles that had a slight pattern in them creates an interesting feature wall that is subtle and doesn’t dominate the room.

Drain waste
To save money on renovations of a shower some people will choose to install a simple drain waste that you can buy from Bunnings or Reece. 

These are fine of course, but if you want a touch of luxury then, a custom made floor waste can be integrated into the floor tiling so that it becomes almost ‘invisible’ when you look into the room.

Tap placement
Every bathroom design needs to be checked and double checked. Our tradespeople will make sure that every item is spaced correctly and in the right locations before we complete the renovation work to install them.

What else did our company do in this ensuite bathroom remodel in Mortdale?


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.


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. We conduct a CCTV Camera Inspection of your piping and if required a high pressure jet blast to make sure everything is ready.


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. 


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.


We make sure that each part of the renovation project is not only done in accordance to Australian Standards but is precise, measured and correctly prepared.

This includes things like doing a laser level check for the screed and tile height pre start off the plan to make sure the right falls are created.


For every bathroom renovation project we do we will typically have custom designed drain grates created so they fit your space perfectly. 

Same applies for most shower renovations that we do, rather than use off the shelf screens, in most cases we will recommend a custom cut shower screen so it can perfectly fit your room.  

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Our company specialises in helping people who want to do a complete bathroom renovation. We strip everything back to the bare framework to build a completely new bathroom. 


It means you can build a new bathroom with total peace of mind knowing every little detail is taken care of & we aren’t building over existing work. You can choose every colour, texture, product and layout you like. It is the ultimate way to renovate your bathroom.

Complete bathroom renovations start from $23,000 and the total cost will vary depending on size of bathroom, complexity of the location, the exact work required and of course the products you choose to install.

Rick Karagiannis - Licensed Bathroom Renovator in Sydney
Rick Karagiannis - Licensed Bathroom Renovator in Sydney

Rick Karagiannis is a licensed plumber, bathroom renovator and Director of Nu-Trend in Sydney.

Nu-Trend is a plumbing and bathroom renovation contractor in Sydney that has been operating since 2009. Rick and the team of licensed tradespeople can build a new bathroom, repair leaking taps, hot water high-pressure jet blasting and more.

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