Small Bathroom Renovations Randwick

Helping a young couple flip a property in record time with new small bathroom and kitchen.


Nu-Trend Sydney Bathroom Renovation in Randwick

Bathroom Design

A quick refresh of an existing bathroom to be ready for the property to be flipped and resold.


$25,000 - $30,000 inc gst


3 Weeks


Update the existing bathroom, ensuite and help to re-locate the kitchen.

Our small bathroom renovation at Randwick

Well this small bathroom renovation project in Randwick was a little different. The Client was in trouble after the builder they booked to manage the project went missing. With Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs such a property hot spot it was critical for our Client to quickly find a replacement so they could sell the property.


The couple were seasoned property flippers and are no strangers to tackling projects that needed quick turnaround times. Their grand plan was to turn a two bedroom, one bathroom apartment into a three bedroom, two bathroom open plan space. Flipping is known as the process of selling and buying a house (or any property) with the intention of renovating it to then sell it for a profit. The aim obviously is to buy the property, make the necessary updates to attract more buyers then sell it for more than the combined price of the property, legal or finance costs and renovation costs. The risk is if the renovation work isn’t done well or exceeds the budgets set you can run the risk of losing money and your “flip will have flopped” in industry terms.


For some people flipping can be a lucrative way to earn great returns, then flip those returns back into renovating the next property. You can read stories of seasoned flippers who say they make at least $25,000 profit on the homes they flip with some being lucky enough to make as much as $100,000 on certain properties. There has to be the right mix of elements for that to happen.


Nu-Trend helped them manage the entire project with our focus on the master bathroom and ensuite work while using our network of building contacts to get the rest done. The goal was to create very simple spaces that would suit the rental market, not age and appeal to a wide target audience.


We were fortunate and didn’t run into any unforeseen issues which kept their costs down 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, teal decore, to be fresh, modern and practical.


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 Randwick in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

What did we do in this small bathroom renovation?

Our scope of work for this small bathroom renovation was extensive and included the following;

  • Managing the demolition of the existing bathroom.
  • Removing all the rubbish.
  • New ceilings & painting.
  • Relocation of the kitchen plumbing.
  • Reworking gas and water pipes to obtain Strata and Local Councils approvals for bathroom waste disposal.
  • 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.

So ultimately it was all about creating a modern, functional small bathroom suitable for a rental property. So it had to be practical, not too luxurious and within budget, it proved again that no matter the size of the space there are always to add value to your property by being clever about the materials and choices made.

What did the client say?

What was unique about this small bathroom renovation?

The client sourced and supplied all the items that went into these rooms like;

  • Towel rails.
  • Mosaic tiles.
  • Vanity. 


The work was  completed in 3 weeks with a similar room makeover costing between $25,000 – $30,000. 

With a restricted budget and tight time frame there weren’t too many extra design elements added to this project, it was all about fast, efficient and cost effective creation.

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.