Master Bathroom Renovation With Arova Bath Tub

We moved the toilet, bath and vanity locations to change the floor plan of this master bathroom to create more space for the Arova bath tub

Summary

A master bathroom renovation in Sydney with new shower, toilet, vanity and Arova bath tub installation

Master Bathroom Renovation With Arova Bath Tub
Master Bathroom Renovation With Arova Bath Tub photo

We completely changed the floor plan of this master bathroom to create more usable space for the Arova bath tub, shower and vanity installation.

This master bathroom renovation is a great example of how you can change the floor plan of your bathroom to create more usable space. The old bathroom had an old vanity that took up the whole wall area with lots of wasted space either side. The toilet was located right at the door entry, so you would see this ugly toilet as soon as you walked into the bathrooom and of course it was a combined bath and shower.

So we moved the toilet, bath and vanity unit so that there was plenty of space for a freestanding bath tub, new walk in shower and brand new wall hung vanity while hiding the toilet behind the door. Combined with new floor and wall tiling it meant the room immediately feels fresh, bright and spacious as soon as you walk in.

This is an example of the master bathroom renovations with new floor plans that Nu-Trend can be a Sydney renovation contractor for. Nu-Trend is a local renovation company in Sydney that has been operating since 2009 and we’ve completed many different renovation projects for houses, units, townhouses and hi-rise apartment blocks. Our team are also qualified plumbers so it makes it easy to move your toilet, shower or vanity sink as we can take care of everything from the initial design, sourcing products all the way through to room demolition, tiling & the final clean up. Our experienced team know exactly how to manage working in all types of room spaces to transform your bathroom into a more usable space with extra storage, light and ventilation.  

 

Timeframe: 4-6 Weeks

 

Budget: $30,000 – $40,000 

 

For this laundry and bathroom combination renovation project the client had selected products from Arova including the bath, taps and vanity. 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
 
 
As you’ll see from the original photos this bathroom just had a vanity, toilet and bath – so by changing the floor plan we were able to better use the space available in this 4 x 4 metre room to then install a freestanding bath tub, new walk in shower area, brand new vanity cabinet and new toilet.

It was a pleasure to work with Rick, Robbie, Chris and the Nu-Trend team on our bathroom and unit renovation and were grateful with the high standard of work they delivered.

Renovating in a strata complex we needed a company who was fully licenced and insured and could communicate openly and with the required level of detailed planning and documentation including contracts and project updates with photos. Nu-Trend exceeded our expectations on all requirements.

Project milestones were always met, work was to a very high standard, noise was managed, housekeeping was excellent and rubbish removed at the end of every day, all flooring was protected and notices were posted to update neighbours. No question was too small for Rick and the team to answer and any issues encountered were discussed collaboratively to allow the best solutions to be found.

The quality of the work delivered was second to none. We would highly recommend Rick and the team for anyone looking for a professional and trustworthy renovation partner.

Tim Starr

Can you move a bath and toilet in a bathroom renovation?

A qualified plumber can move your toilet or bath tub in the bathroom to a different location to improve your floor plan.

Nu-Trend is a Sydney master bathroom renovation company that prides itself on being able to deliver high quality renovated rooms. 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

 
For this master bathroom the Client wanted to change the floor plan which required moving the toilet, bath and vanity installation and essentially ‘flipping’ the room. Making a change to the floor plan like this is completely possible for most properties and will depend on exactly where the existing waste and water supply locations are.

 

So for this property because Nu-Trend are qualified plumbers and bathroom renovators we can take care of both tasks so that you deal with less trades & we can make sure it is done to high quality Australian Standards. We completely demolished the room then made sure all the piping was checked and prepared, including a CCTV Camera inspection & high pressure water jet blast, then re-created the foundations for the room from the floors to the walls.

 

 

Can an interior designer help with a bathroom floor plan?

Using an interior designer can help you to utilise a space better as they can custom design the room to perfectly suit your needs. An interior designer will look at the overall living arrangements and other spaces in the house to work out clever renovation solutions to maximise space usage, light, ventilation and storage. They do this with their knowledge of available materials, construction techniques & the latest market trends. For this project the decision making was pretty straight forward because there was so much space already in the room that wasn’t being used which made it easier to move things around and install a new walk in shower.

 

 

Why do master batheroom renovation quotes vary so much between renovation companies?

Some people might compare quotes from their friends from a similar sized 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 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.

 

Arova bath tub and other products we used in this master bathroom

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For this master bathroom most of the products used came from Arova. The brand was established in 2012 and has a range of affordable designer bathroom products and kitchen storage systems. They are based in Melbourne but can ship products to Sydney. Arova is a one stop bathroom store with vanities and shaving cabinets, toilet suites, wash basins, showers, baths, sinks, kitchen mixers and bathroom tapware.

 

Arova focus on a range of products that offer reliable quality with optimal functionality. Their products are designed and engineered for Australians, complying to applicable Australian standards by carefully selecting their manufacturers from the top factories in the industry. The products used in this ensuite bathroom were elegant and simple to keep with the modest interior design style including the use of a wall hung bathroom vanity with timber that adds a touch of warmth to the room.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • COMO Shower Bath Wall Mixer Chrome
 
 
 
 
  • Nero Nova Round Twin Shower Set Slim Hand Shower Chrome
 
 
  • AQUA Chrome Pop up Waste
 
 
 
 
 

We also worked closely with the property owner to create some other ways to maximise the feeling of space in the bathroom for a clutter-free feeling as soon as you walk into the room. We helped design these elements to achieve this;

 
  • Custom made glass shower screen; the frameless design reduces the visual clutter and is custom made to suit the room vs pre-made fixed shape designs. There are no clumsy tracks or messy frames required just a single sheet of glass that is easy to clean and very safe to use.
 
 
 
  • Wall hung vanity ‘floating’ unit; this reduces the bulk sitting on the floor and allows your eye to see the floor tiles.
 
 
 
  • Custom made shower drain; created using a matching floor tile it blends into the floor and you hardly notice it.


  • Huge wall niche in the shower to make it easier to store sanitary items.

Master bathroom interior design ideas to compliment the Arova bath tub

Master bathroom renovation common questions

The labour to install a new toilet if it is a straight replacement is $200-$300 depending on the type of property, timing and location. The cost will be higher if further work needs to be done to move pipes or repair tiles etc.

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

Yes it is possible to add a bath to a master bathroom during a renovation providing there is enough space to do so. The alternative would be to install a combined shower and bath.

We can move a toilet even if it is on a concrete slab so that you can change the floor plan of your master bathroom. Your services may or may not need adjusting, it will just depend on the property.

Bathroom demolition and renovating company in Sydney.

#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 BATH 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. 

#5 FLOOR AND WALL TILING

All the floor and wall tiling for this renovation was managed by Nu-Trend which meant from start to finish we know every mm that is being renovated in the room to ensure a high quality finish.

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.