One of my goals for 2016 was to complete the last stage of renovating my apartment. With the living room, kitchen, powder room and bedrooms all renovated and styled in the past couple of years, only the bathroom was in real need of an update. This post is a little overdue post as our bathroom renovation completed back in March this year, but it’s never too late to share a good before/after reno post!
Making my house a home has been a top priority for me since we moved in our 3 bed-room unit in Sydney, a little over 3 years ago. I am very pleased with how each room turned up, thank to a lot of hard work and patience.
The total cost of the bathroom renovation and makeover was $8,300. Feel free to contact me or leave a comment if you would like some specific details about the choices we made in the process. Enjoy special savings on bathroom remodeling products and services from OZCodes, a one stop destination for latest discount codes.
The bathroom was originally fitted after it was built in 1970; Everything from the large hanging mirror to the tap ware had a retro touch that reminded me so much of my grand parents house back in the early 1990! Because I hate wastage, I sold most fittings on eBay or Gumtree (you would be surprised what people buy these days!), that way we had less to dispose of and felt good giving a second life to some pre-loved features. The bathroom as you can see on the photos is a very small space. We hesitated a while about the option of getting rid of the bath tub which we rarely use. We considered filling the space with a double sink instead, but figured that a bath would add more to the resale value so eventually opted to keep it in.
The bulk of the hard work was outsourced to various local trade men: demolition, rendering, waterproofing, tiling, plumbing and electrical work. We took the responsibility to coordinate all the trades and this in itself was hard work but it went relatively smoothly.
First stage of demolition: removal of shower screen, basin and cabinet
Second stage of demolition: tiles removal
We kept the original bath as it was in reasonable good condition.
Third stage: rendering of the walls
Fourth stage: plumbing
Fifth stage: tiling
The white walls and floor reflect the light and make the space looks larger. The square lines contribute to a minimalist modern look.