Small Bathroom Renovations Waverley

A small bathroom renovation for a 60's style apartment block in the Eastern Suburbs.


Nu-Trend Sydney Small Bathroom Renovation in Waverley

Bathroom Design

A timeless white bathroom renovation for an old apartment block.


$25,000 - $30,000 inc gst


3 Weeks


Update the existing bathroom with existing location of walls and fixtures.

Our small bathroom renovation in Waverley

Renovating old apartment block bathrooms is one of our more common project requests. There are so many people in Sydney living in units designed in the 60’s and 70’s which are typically quite dark, don’t have a lot of ventilation or usable space. This apartment in Waverley was no different.



We had to work with the existing framework so using the existing plumbing, electrical points and walls we worked closely with our Client to come up with a suitable design. Luckily the room was a nice shape and enabled us to work with everything in perfect symmetry. 



We opened up the space with a new bath and shower combination, simple glass screen and beautiful large white tiles to reflect as much light as possible from the small window. We didn’t want the design to be too plain so we opted for a herringbone tile design for the front of the bath to give the room a nice visual feature when you looked in. This also broke up the walls and flooring nicely to give it a soft look. 



We were fortunate and didn’t run into any unforeseen issues as we worked with all the existing services in place. This transformation was a classic case of going from those 70’s style, teal decore finishes, to a fresh & modern look.



We can complete small 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 Waverley in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

What did we do for 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.
  • Obtaining 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.
  • Re-connecting the existing plumbing services.

So ultimately it was all about creating a modern, functional bathroom suitable for modern times. 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 this small bathroom like;

  • Matt black taps.
  • Herringbone tiles. 


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


With a reasonable budget there weren’t too many extra design elements added to this project, it was all about being efficient and working with the existing space available.

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.