From Outdated to Outstanding: A Bathroom Transformation

Project Overview

Our client's common bathroom and toilet were much in need of renovation due to their outdated appearance and wear and tear from years of use.

This presented an exciting opportunity for transformation and rejuvenation. Despite the ageing appearance and worn vanity panels, we saw immense potential for creating a modern and stylish space. 

We worked closely with our client, Trish from Papakura, to identify her requirements, highlight the opportunities for change and bring her vision to life in under 8 weeks from start to finish. 

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The client expressed their desire for a refreshing change, envisioning a spacious bathroom with a sleek, frameless glass shower enclosure replacing the existing confined shower cavity which was enclosed from 3 sides leading to poor ventilation.

Additionally, they wanted to remove the outdated wallpaper that had started peeling off, allowing us to embrace a fresh canvas. By removing the drop-in bath, we aimed to maximise the available space, ensuring a more open and inviting atmosphere. To enhance comfort, a dedicated seating area within the shower was also part of our design vision.

After The Renovation

Overall look & feel

The renovated bathroom radiates a modern and calming ambiance. The colour scheme, featuring soft greys and neutral tones, creates a serene atmosphere. Stylish tiles with a subtle pattern enrich the look of the walls and floor, lending a contemporary touch. 

The spacious walk-in shower, enclosed by frameless glass, adds an open and inviting feel. A wall-hung vanity with clean lines provides ample storage and enhances the overall aesthetic. Thoughtfully chosen fixtures and fittings seamlessly blend into the design, creating a cohesive and polished look. With its well-planned layout, thoughtful attention to detail, and a focus on both style and functionality, the renovated bathroom now offers a rejuvenating and inviting sanctuary for relaxation and self-care.

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Materials

In the bathroom renovation, a range of high-quality materials was carefully chosen to achieve a harmonious blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal. The frameless, walk-in shower features a stunning 10mm thick tempered glass, ensuring durability and safety while adding a sleek and modern touch. For effective drainage, the AllProof shower drain system from Reece Plumbing was installed, guaranteeing a clean and hygienic bathroom environment.

The floor and wall tiles boast a matt grey finish with a captivating random pattern, creating a contemporary backdrop that enhances the overall aesthetic. The choice of Dolomite Light Grey matt finish tiles from Tile Depot replicates the exquisite beauty of natural dolomite marble, with its gentle veining and granular patterns. 

Full Aqualine GIB was used for the bathroom and toilet areas, providing a seamless and smooth surface ready for further finishes. Additionally, a new Ceiling GIB was added, improving insulation and acoustics. To ensure long-lasting protection against moisture, a high-quality Technokolla waterproof product was applied. Finally, the Resene Alabaster interior painting adds a clean and timeless touch to the walls.

Bathroom Vanity & Storage

In the renovated bathroom, a thoughtful approach was taken to maximise storage and display areas, ensuring both functionality and aesthetic appeal. The 1000mm wall hung vanity, crafted from Cangas Melamine Charred Oak from Reece, offers ample storage space with its double drawers, while also creating room underneath for a laundry basket.

To add a touch of luxury, a Qubis Towel Ladder measuring 800×600 was installed, serving as a heated towel rail for warmth and comfort. The inclusion of a long Heirloom Aron Glass shelf provides generous space for storing shampoo and conditioner bottles, contributing to an organised and clutter-free environment.

Additionally, the Broadway LED mirror measuring 900mm not only brightens the room but also features a convenient auto demist function, making it easier for makeup application.

These well-chosen storage and display elements combine practicality and style, enhancing the overall functionality and aesthetics of the bathroom.

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Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures

In the bathroom, a careful selection of fittings and fixtures was made, considering both functionality and aesthetic appeal. The bathroom is illuminated by the warm glow of Philip LED downlights, casting a soothing ambience throughout the space.

The elegant tapware from the Reece Mizu series not only adds a touch of sophistication but also boasts a remarkable 5-star water rating, promoting sustainability without compromising style. The inclusion of a separated overhead rain shower system, specifically the Nikles Quatre from Reece, creates a luxurious and relaxing shower experience.

The Kako back-to-wall style rimless toilet from Reece not only enhances the overall sleek appearance but also offers easy maintenance and efficient flushing.

Furthermore, the bathroom features a 3-in-1 heater that offers light, heating, and ventilation functions, ensuring comfort and convenience. An independent extract fan has also been installed to fulfill ventilation requirements, catering not only to residential needs but also providing flexibility for potential rental purposes.

Overall outcome

The final outcome of the bathroom renovation exceeded the client’s expectations, delivering a complete transformation and a renewed sense of style. The bathroom now exudes a fresh and inviting atmosphere, with a remarkable increase in perceived space. 

The strategic layout adjustments have resulted in more room around the vanity area and a significantly larger shower space, creating a sense of openness and freedom. The installation of full wall tiles in both the bathroom and toilet not only enhances the aesthetics but also simplifies maintenance, ensuring a pristine appearance for years to come. The inclusion of practical accessories such as a glass shelf and robe hook adds convenience and functionality to the space. 

All fittings installed come with Reece’s standard warranty, providing peace of mind and assurance of their quality. With a one-year workmanship guarantee and a 15-year waterproof warranty, the client can enjoy their newly renovated bathroom with confidence, knowing that it is built to stand the test of time.

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Transforming a bathroom from afar: A remote renovation

Project Overview

Proving the power of communication, Ideal Renovations successfully completed a remarkable bathroom renovation for client Katherine in Australia.

Despite the distance, we collaborated effectively through email and phone, ensuring seamless communication throughout the project. Katherine had already initiated the demolition, seeking our expertise to transform the space into a rental-ready, functional yet enjoyable bathroom that her tenants could enjoy. 

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Katherine’s vision for her upstairs ensuite revolved around creating a bathroom that would not only be easy for future tenants to maintain but also exude an inviting charm.

Understanding the importance of meeting rental requirements, Katherine sought a bathroom design that would satisfy the necessary standards Also, being on the first floor, she wanted to ensure the waterproofing work was solid. 

Furthermore, as she considered the financial aspect of the project, balancing the budget with the anticipated rental income was a key consideration. 

Katherine entrusted Ideal Renovations with the responsibility of delivering reliable, high-quality solutions to ensure the success of her rental property.

After The Renovation

Overall look & feel

We transformed Katherine’s bathroom into a modern and functional space. The carefully selected colour palette of white, oak and grey achieved a timeless elegance, while maximising the visual impact. 

Ample storage solutions were installed, balancing practicality and aesthetics. Fixtures and fittings were chosen for their quality and efficiency, ensuring convenience for future tenants. 

Mirrors and optimised natural light enhanced the illusion of space, creating an open and inviting atmosphere.

Overall, the design concept successfully delivered a practical and spacious bathroom that tenants can enjoy with its sophisticated blend of colours, thoughtful storage solutions and an illusion of expanded space.

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Bathroom Materials

We carefully selected materials that combined durability, functionality, and aesthetic appeal that we shared over email with Katherine and got her thoughts and approvals. 

The shower cabin featured an Englefield 1m*1m acrylic shower set, complemented by an easy-clean shower drain to ensure hassle-free maintenance for tenants. The shower tray and lino on the walls provided longevity and minimised the risk of water leakage. The addition of a new sliding door further enhanced the spaciousness of the ensuite.

The floor tiles were chosen with waterproofing underneath, providing peace of mind, especially since the bathroom was located on the second level. The selected tiles, Dolomite White (600 X 600mm) from Tile Depot, showcased a gorgeous porcelain replica of dolomite marble, featuring soft light venation and granular patterns. This versatile white-based tile, with its easy-care matt surface is perfect for both residential interior floors and walls.

In terms of the bathroom walls, Aqualine GIB was utilised, ensuring a sturdy and reliable foundation. To enhance waterproofing, Technokolla waterproof products were applied, providing long-lasting protection against moisture.
To complete the overall look, Resene Alabaster interior paint was used, adding a touch of brightness and creating a cohesive backdrop for the chosen materials.

Bathroom Vanity & Storage

We incorporated functional and stylish solutions for vanity and storage to make it rental-ready. The 900mm freestanding vanity from Renoarts became a centrepiece, offering both good looks and ample storage capacity. With its double drawers and oak colour, the vanity provides essential storage space for tenants. This allowed for organised placement of bathroom essentials, ensuring a clutter-free and tidy environment.

To add an element of comfort and luxury, an 800*600 heated towel rail was installed. This addition not only provided a convenient spot to hang towels but also ensured they remained warm and cosy, ready for use. 

The carefully chosen vanity and the inclusion of a heated towel rail contributed to the overall efficiency and convenience of the space. The integration of these elements reflected the commitment to providing reliable and high-quality solutions, further enhancing the value of the rental property.

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Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures

We meticulously selected fittings and fixtures for Katherine’s renovated bathroom, prioritising functionality and budget.

Illuminating the bathroom with Phillip LED downlights created a warm and inviting ambiance while offering energy-efficient lighting. The 900mm round LED mirror with an auto demist function added a touch of sophistication, ensuring a clear reflection even in humid conditions. A power socket conveniently located on the side of the vanity provided an easy charging solution for electronic devices, catering to the tenants needs. 

The bathroom boasted high-quality tapwares from Methven, a renowned New Zealand brand. The Englefield back-to-wall style rimless toilet was selected for its sleek design and hygienic benefits, making cleaning easier and maintaining overall hygiene. To fulfil ventilation requirements, an independent extract fan was installed, ensuring proper airflow and moisture control. 

This feature not only met residential standards but also catered to potential rental needs, ensuring a comfortable and fresh bathroom environment.

The combination of fittings and fixtures highlighted our commitment to providing a comprehensive and enjoyable bathroom experience for Katherine’s future tenants.

Overall outcome

The outcome of the bathroom renovation project left the client, Katherine, impressed with its fresh, simple and highly functional design. The communication throughout the project was streamlined and efficient, with decisions, variations and selections made via email between the project manager and the owner. Regular project updates ensured transparency and kept Katherine informed of the progress.

The fittings and fixtures installed, including those from Englefield, Renoarts and Methven, came with supplier warranties, for peace of mind regarding their quality and durability. The workmanship carried a guarantee of one year.. Additionally, a 15-year warranty on waterproofing further ensured the longevity and reliability of the bathroom’s infrastructure.

The project was completed within 2.5 weeks.

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From Outdated to Outstanding: A Stunning Auckland Bathroom Renovation

Project Overview

We had the opportunity to renovate the common bathroom for our client Kerry. Their bathroom had seen many years of family use and was much in need of refurbishment. Due to the wear and tear, it had the feeling of an older space that needed a modern touch.

Our project manager, Geoffrey along with his talented team of renovation specialists was more than happy to deliver on Kerry’s needs for a modern look with spaciousness that is long lasting and easy to maintain.

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The client’s bathroom was showing signs of age. The vanity panels were quite worn out and in need of replacement. The shower, although functional, looked outdated with its curved glass and tight space which Kerry wanted to make bigger so we suggested a rectangle space. 

To do away with the outdated look, we suggested the use of full tiles to give a more contemporary style. 

Along the lines of keeping it stylish, Kerry also wanted to improve the toilet system with a more efficient one. The bathroom lacked proper ventilation, leading to excess moisture. We suggested a good ventilation system that could effectively remove moisture from the wet areas, ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment.

Considering the initial condition of the bathroom and the client’s specific requests, our renovation project aimed to address these issues and create a functional and visually appealing bathroom that would meet the client’s needs and preferences.

 

After The Renovation

Overall look & feel

Through meticulous attention to detail and the use of exceptional materials, the renovated bathroom showcases captivating elements that ensure both durability and visual appeal.

We kept it smart, simple, elegant and stylish. Delivering on the client requirements for functionality and space with a modern touch. 
 
Careful consideration was given to selecting high-quality materials to transform the bathroom into a modern and stylish space. Each material was chosen with both functionality and aesthetics in mind, resulting in a visually appealing and long-lasting renovation.
 
The carefully chosen elements not only optimise storage but also add an appealing and luxurious touch to the renovated bathroom.
 
With the careful selection of fixtures, fittings, and appliances, we created a bathroom that seamlessly combines style, practicality, and luxury. Each element contributes to the overall aesthetic appeal while fulfilling essential functional requirements.
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Bathroom Materials

The shower area features a 10mm thick tempered retaining glass for the pull-out door, providing both safety and durability. Its sleek and contemporary appearance adds a touch of elegance, while the spacious size of 1.1m x 1.1m ensures a comfortable showering experience.

To ensure efficient drainage, we incorporated the AllProof shower drain system from Reece Plumbing, effectively collecting and removing water to prevent any potential accumulation. Technokolla waterproofing products were used to provide a long-lasting and water-resistant foundation, protecting against moisture and potential damage.
For the walls, a captivating combination of dark and light colours was achieved with Notion Black 600 X 600 wall tiles from Tile Depot. These tiles boast a striking stone-like character with a soft linear grain, adding depth and visual interest. Their R10 anti-slip rating ensures both style and safety.

The bathroom floor features MG Onyx White Polished tiles, also from Tile Depot, which create a luxurious and indulgent atmosphere with their smooth polished finish.

Completing the look, Resene Alabaster interior paint adds a touch of sophistication and serves as a clean backdrop to highlight the architectural features and materials.

Bathroom Vanity & Storage

For efficient storage, we incorporated a 900mm freestanding vanity, the Mia white model from Reece. This vanity not only provides ample storage space but also boasts a stylish design. With its double drawers, it offers convenient organisation and accessibility, allowing for a clutter-free bathroom environment. The Mia white vanity exudes a sense of elegance and modernity, seamlessly blending with the overall aesthetic of the renovated space.

To add a touch of luxury and practicality, we installed the Posh Solus Towel Ladder, an 800mm x 600mm heated towel rail and towel rack. This combination provides both functionality and a visually pleasing element. The heated towel rail ensures warm and cosy towels while the towel rack offers a convenient storage option, keeping towels within easy reach.

To enhance the overall ambiance and functionality of the bathroom, we included the Broadway LED mirror measuring 900mm. This mirror not only brightens the room but also offers excellent visibility for makeup application. Its handy auto-demist function ensures a clear reflection even in steamy conditions, providing convenience and ease of use.

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Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures

The selection of fixtures and fittings played a crucial role in transforming the bathroom into a captivating and functional space. To ensure a well-lit and inviting ambiance, we incorporated Phillip LED downlights. These energy-efficient lights provide a warm and pleasant illumination, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the bathroom.

To create a clean and crisp backdrop, Resene Alabaster interior painting was applied. This versatile shade adds a touch of sophistication and allows the architectural features and fittings to stand out.

The tapware selection came from the Reece Base series, offering both functionality and style. These well-crafted fixtures blend seamlessly with the bathroom’s overall design.

For enhanced hygiene and ease of maintenance, the Posh Domaine back-to-wall Rimless toilet from Reece was chosen. This toilet design not only reduces cleaning effort but also ensures a more hygienic experience.

To provide comfort and convenience, the bathroom features a 3-in-1 heater that incorporates lighting, heating, and ventilation functionalities. Additionally, an independent extract fan was installed to fulfil ventilation requirements, catering to both residential and potential rental needs.

Overall outcome

The final outcome of the bathroom renovation project has brought about a remarkable transformation, leaving the client delighted with the results. The new bathroom boasts a completely different style, exuding a fresh and invigorating ambience.

One of the most notable improvements is the increased sense of space. The room now feels significantly larger than before, with more area around the vanity and an expanded shower space. This enhancement not only adds functionality but also creates a more open and inviting atmosphere.

The decision to utilise full wall tiles in the bathroom has not only added a touch of elegance but also made maintenance a breeze. The seamless tiles create a visually cohesive and streamlined look throughout the space. The stunning black and white tile combination has elevated the bathroom’s aesthetic, imparting a sense of sophistication and visual appeal.

Our team completed this project over 8 weeks. All fittings come with the standard warranty provided by Reece, ensuring peace of mind for the client. In addition, the workmanship is backed by a one-year guarantee, and the waterproofing carries a remarkable 15-year warranty.

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Elevating Elegance: A Premium Ensuite Renovation

Project Overview

We recently had the opportunity to work on a premium bathroom renovation project for a client who had purchased a new property and wanted to make the ensuite more unique and luxurious.

This was the second bathroom renovation that Ideal Renovations had done for our client, who had set a high budget to ensure the highest quality fittings, tiles, and workmanship. The client had done extensive research on various renovation companies and ultimately chose Ideal Renovations due to our reputation for delivering exceptional results and their attention to detail.

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The clients had a clear vision for their new bathroom – they wanted a modern and elegant design, with a big shower featuring a twin shower system, a freestanding vanity, and a good ventilation system. Additionally, they wanted to create a warm and unique ambiance through the use of a new tile stack strategy. 

As a premium project with a significant budget, the Ideal Renovations team was determined to deliver a bathroom that would not only meet but exceed the client’s expectations. 

In this case study, we will dive into the details of this luxurious bathroom renovation project and showcase how Ideal Renovations brought the client’s vision to life.

 

After The Renovation

Overall look & feel

Ideal Renovations executed a premium bathroom renovation that achieved a remarkable and luxurious overall look and feel. The design concept embraced a modern and elegant aesthetic with clean lines and a warm ambiance. 

The floor and wall tiles, with their sandy shoreline undertones, created a welcoming atmosphere. The feature wall tiles, seamlessly integrated with the step ladder stack pattern of the subway tiles, added exclusivity and sophistication. Meticulously designed storage solutions, such as the wall-hung vanity with a satin finish and double vessel sinks, combined functionality with refined elegance. The fittings and fixtures, perfectly complemented the overall color theme, adding a sense of cohesion and luxury. 

We successfully achieved a sophisticated and elegant overall look and feel in this premium bathroom renovation, surpassing expectations. 

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Materials

When it comes to a premium bathroom renovation, every detail matters, especially the choice of materials. For this project, the Ideal Renovations team carefully selected the best quality materials to create a luxurious and elegant bathroom. 

The star of the show was the double shower system, complete with a 10mm tempered glass 1m*1.6m frameless sliding shower with a flat shower tray, and a twin shower system that allows two people to take a shower at the same time. The showers are powerful and strong giving a spa-like experience in the comfort of home. 

The floor and full wall tiling were also carefully chosen to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The tiles used in the bathroom are sourced from Tile Depot and include Paris White for the floor and walls. This light-colored tile has darker flecks and gently undulating vein patterning that reminds one of sandy shorelines. It has a smooth matt surface that feels lovely to the touch and is very easy to clean. 

The feature wall tile is Casablanca Mint, which is a stunning range of tiles with shades of light, mid, and dark tones. The tiles are laid out horizontally on the floor and roll up to three pieces of the bathroom wall. The tiles were so beautifully arranged that they looked virtually seamless under the light, giving the bathroom an air of exclusivity and sophistication.

Bathroom Vanity & Storage

The bathroom storage in this project was carefully considered to maximize functionality while maintaining a stylish aesthetic. The 1200mm NEO wall-hung vanity with two drawers provides ample storage space for toiletries and other bathroom essentials, while its satin finish adds a touch of elegance. The vanity’s sparkling white stone countertop with double vessel sinks from a premium bathroomware supplier not only looks sophisticated but also allows two people to use the vanity at the same time, making it ideal for couples or families with busy mornings.

To keep towels warm and dry, the project incorporated a Newtech Quadro heater towel rail measuring 530mm by 600mm. Additionally, a custom-made niche was installed on the shower area wet wall, providing convenient storage space for shampoo, conditioner, and other shower necessities. To complete the storage options, hand towel rails were added to both sides of the vanity for easy access after washing hands. Overall, this thoughtfully designed storage system provides practical solutions for organizing bathroom essentials while adding a touch of luxury.

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Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures

The premium fittings, fixtures, and appliances used in this bathroom renovation are not only luxurious but also highly functional. The Phillip LED downlights offer bright, energy-efficient lighting that illuminates the entire space. The wall mount basin mixer not only looks elegant but is also practical as it frees up valuable counter space. Both tapware fittings are from the Code Pure range from a premium supplier, which combines stylish design with high-quality materials for long-lasting durability.


The Code Solace LED demister mirror adds a warm and inviting feel to the bathroom, especially in the evening, and helps to eliminate steam and fog. The LED light strip installed underneath the vanity is a power-saving feature that provides a soft and warm glow for night-time use. 

The bathroom also has an independent extractor fan that meets both residential and rental property ventilation requirements. The extractor fans are installed with a timer to ensure they switch off automatically after use, ensuring peace of mind. The concealed wiring for the heater towel rail makes the whole bathroom look sleek and wireless, while providing the necessary warmth for towels and the room itself.

Overall outcome

After completing this premium-level bathroom renovation project, the client was more than satisfied with the final outcome. The Brushed Nickel finish of the fixtures, including the basin mixer, shower mixer, slider, Allprove shower drain, tile edge trim, and pop up waste, all in brushed Nickel finishing, perfectly matched the overall color theme. The combination of tile colors and unique layout design added a touch of luxury to the bathroom. 

The installation of fittings also provided the client with the peace of mind of a warranty, ensuring the quality and longevity of the renovation. The team’s workmanship was also backed by a one-year guarantee, while the waterproofing carried a 15-year warranty. Overall, this bathroom renovation has transformed the space into a functional and aesthetically pleasing oasis, a true reflection of the client’s style and personality.

Pure Luxury for Kavi’s Bathroom

Project Overview

Welcome to the world of luxury! Our esteemed client, Kavi Sewdayal, recently purchased a new property and wanted to create a unique, luxurious and modern bathroom.

This was their common bathroom so most used in the house. Their vision was crystal clear, and they were determined to achieve a premium outcome with no compromises. The bathroom needed to be elegant, luxurious, and built to last for years to come.

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With a focus on quality and style, Kavi was keen on a spacious shower, a beautiful vanity, and a freestanding bath that exudes sophistication. They also wanted strategically stacked tile styles and a design to create a warm and unique atmosphere. Kavi set a high budget for the project, ensuring that only the best fittings, tiles, and workmanship were used.

After extensive research, Kavi chose Ideal Renovations to bring their dream bathroom to life. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to quality, Ideal Renovations was the perfect choice to undertake this premium project.

 

After The Renovation

Overall look & feel

This project exemplified our commitment to delivering premium outcomes without compromise, ensuring that every detail was  crafted to create an awe-inspiring space.

The overall look and feel of the bathroom exude refined luxury. Meticulous attention to detail and carefully selected materials have transformed the space into a visually stunning and highly functional masterpiece.

The captivating tile selection, featuring horizontal floor tiles, vertical subway tiles, and a mesmerizing rippled feature wall tile, adds depth, texture, and visual interest. This interplay of light and design creates a captivating ambiance that envelops you in pure luxury.

In conclusion, this premium bathroom  is a testament to our commitment to excellence. The overall look and feel of the space reflect the client’s desire for a luxurious, modern, and unique bathroom. With its high quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship, this renovation has transformed an ordinary bathroom into a lavish sanctuary that exudes opulence and sophistication.

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Materials

The materials used in this bathroom renovation were carefully selected to ensure both durability and style. The centrepiece of the bathroom is a stunning 10mm tempered glass 1m x 1.4m frameless sliding shower, complete with a flat shower tray. The floor and full wall tiling have a waterproof layer underneath for added peace of mind. The bathroom features full Aqualine GIB and Technokolla waterproof products, ensuring longevity and protection from moisture. 

The feature wall tile, Victoria White Gloss Ripple 65 X 265, is a glazed ceramic wall tile with a rippled gloss finish from Tile Depot, which adds depth and texture to the design. The rippled finish of the tile is especially eye-catching and reflects light beautifully, creating a stunning visual effect that adds to the luxurious feel of the space. The interiors are also painted with Resene Alabaster interior painting which adds warmth.

Overall, the combination of the horizontal floor tiles, vertical subway tiles, and rippled feature wall tile creates a striking and unique design that elevates the bathroom to a new level of luxury.

Bathroom Vanity & Storage

The bathroom’s storage options are designed to optimise space while maintaining a luxurious feel. From Elite bathroomware, The 750mm Lux Wall hung 1 drawer vanity (in Seafog colour) provides ample storage for toiletries and other essentials. 

Additionally, a custom-made niche on the bath wet wall and shower area wet wall is perfect for keeping more shampoo and conditioners. 

The hand towel rail on the side of the vanity is conveniently placed for easy access after washing hands, and the shelves and display areas offer space for decorative items, further enhancing the bathroom’s ambiance.

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Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures

The bathroom’s fixtures and fittings create an ambiance of luxury and sophistication. A wall mount basin mixer, elegantly designed with smooth curves, adds a touch of class to the vanity area. The shower slider with its overhead raining shower head adds a spa-like feel to the space, offering a refreshing and relaxing shower experience.

Our Code Pure rimless toilet range is equipped with advanced water hydro flushing technology. It provides a powerful flush with minimal water consumption.. The rimless design of the toilet not only provides a modern and stylish look but also offers unparalleled hygiene by eliminating the traditional rim where dirt and bacteria can build up. This design makes it easier to clean and maintain the toilet, making it a more convenient and luxurious option for any bathroom.

The Halo back to wall corner freestanding bath is both practical and stylish. It sits flush against the wall, eliminating the need for awkward gaps, making it easy to clean and maintain. It offers a spacious and comfortable place to soak and unwind after a long day.

The Code Solace LED demister mirror, measuring 750mm in length, adds a functional and aesthetic touch to the bathroom. Its built-in LED light strip provides ample illumination while also saving power, and its demister function ensures a clear view, even in the steamiest of bathrooms.

Finally, an independent extract fan fulfills venting requirements, ensuring proper ventilation and air quality.

Overall outcome

The client was overjoyed with the final outcome of their premium level bathroom renovation. It took 4 weeks to complete. The Gun Metal colour theme of the fittings, including the basin mixer, shower mixer and slider, bath mixer, bath spout, Allprove shower drain, tile edge trim, and pop up waste, added a touch of uniqueness and luxury to the overall design. The tile colour combination and layout were also carefully chosen to complement the fittings and create a cohesive and stylish look.

The unique layout of the bathroom was a standout feature of the renovation, adding a touch of luxury to the overall design. The horizontal floor tiles, combined with the vertical stacking of the subway tiles, created a beautiful contrast that drew the eye and made the space feel elegant and sophisticated. The way the floor tiles were rolled up the wall added to the luxurious feel of the bathroom, giving the impression of a cohesive space that flowed seamlessly from floor to wall.

The warranty on all fittings from the supplier and the workmanship guarantee provided peace of mind for the client. The waterproof 15-year warranty further ensured the longevity of the renovation.

Overall, the final outcome of the bathroom renovation exceeded expectations, achieving a premium level of luxury with a touch of uniqueness. The client was thrilled with the outcome and can enjoy their beautiful new bathroom for years to come.

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Rodney’s New Bathroom

Project Overview

Our client's common bathroom, which had been in use for many years, had begun to show signs of ageing and wear and tear.

It was clear that a renovation was needed to restore the bathroom to its former glory. Our co-founder Jimmy and his team were delighted to deliver.

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We had to renovate the entire bathroom including worn and torn vanity panels and a dated, framed shower. Additionally, the drop-in bathtub had begun to leak, requiring an upgrade. 

Although the bathroom had an overall 1970’s style, our client wanted to incorporate a featured tile wall to give it a modern touch. Additionally, he also wanted more space by installing a wall hung vanity. Our team was happy to deliver on our client’s expectations. 

After The Renovation

Overall look & feel

The overall look and feel of the bathroom is one of modern sophistication and practicality. With its fresh and stylish tilework in shades of grey and white, the bathroom strikes a perfect balance between comfort and opulence. 

Additionally, the renovation has made the bathroom more spacious and functional, making it easier and more enjoyable to use. 

Overall, the client is extremely pleased with the outcome of the project and the improved functionality and aesthetics of their newly renovated bathroom.

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Materials

The bathroom renovation project utilised high-quality materials to achieve a modern and stylish look. The shower area features a diamond shape made of 10mm tempered glass, with the AllProof shower drain system from Reece Plumbing. 

For the floor and walls, a durable and easy-to-clean matt grey tile was used, with a subway tile as a feature in the wet area. The bathroom also features full Aqualine GIB and new ceiling GIB, along with the use of Technokolla waterproof products.

The Kashmir series of stone effect ceramic tiles were chosen for their practicality, with a matt surface suitable for everyday use on both floors and walls. Additionally, the Kaleido series offers a timeless and elegant Italian design, with the Kaleido Grigio 450x450mm tiles used in a dark grey charcoal shade suitable for both floors and walls. The wet area is adorned with classic white wall tiles, featuring a glossy finish and made of glazed ceramic.

Bathroom Vanity & Storage

The 600mm wall hung vanity featured double drawers, providing ample storage space for toiletries and other bathroom essentials. The design also created additional space underneath the vanity for a laundry basket, helping to keep the bathroom neat and tidy. 

To further enhance the functionality of the space, we added the Heirloom Centro Double towel rail, measuring 600mm in length. This sleek and stylish accessory not only provided a convenient place to hang towels but also added a touch of elegance to the overall design.

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Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures

For the bathroom fixtures, fittings, and appliances, we selected high-quality products that would enhance the functionality and style of the space. We installed Phillip LED downlights to provide ample lighting and create a warm, inviting atmosphere. To add a touch of elegance, we used Resene Alabaster interior paint for the walls. For the floor and wall tiles, we chose the Kashmir Grey Matt 45 x 45 and Kaleido Grigio Natural 450 x 450, respectively, from Tile Depot. In the wet area, we used the City White Gloss 100 x 300 subway tile to give the space a clean, modern look. 

The tapware we used was from Englefield and has a 5-star water rating. The Sorrento II 1670mm bath tub, also from Englefield, was installed for the client’s comfort and relaxation. We also re-installed the rimless side pipe toilet. 

To ensure maximum comfort during colder months, we installed a 3-in-1 heater that provides lighting, heating, and ventilation. Finally, we installed a Sweet Series shower slider with an overhead rain system and an adjustable rain shower head for a luxurious and indulgent shower experience.

Overall outcome

Our client was extremely satisfied with the final outcome of the bathroom renovation project which was completed in 3 and a half weeks. The new bathroom design provided a fresh, modern feeling, which was especially evident in the beautiful tile work. The tiles used throughout the bathroom, including the Kashmir and Kaleido series, were designed to withstand everyday use and were easy to clean. The new fixtures and fittings, including the Englefield tapware and Sorrento II bathtub, provided both style and functionality. All fittings come with the Englefield standard warranty. 

Our workmanship has a 2 years guarantee and waterproofing has a 15 years warranty. With all fittings and workmanship guaranteed, our client could enjoy their newly renovated bathroom with peace of mind.

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Pauline’s Bathroom Transformation

Project Overview

Pauline's bathroom in her Papatoetoe home was in dire need of an upgrade.

The bathroom was a shared space that had seen a lot of use over the years and was now showing signs of wear and tear. In addition to looking outdated, the shower was also leaking, making it nearly unusable.

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To address these issues, Pauline required a complete bathroom renovation that would involve replacing the shower, creating a new vanity space, and giving the bathroom a fresh and modern look. 

Although Pauline had already purchased a vanity of her choice, the challenge was to find a way to make it work with the bathroom’s unique dimensions. 

However, our team was up for the task and ready to provide Pauline with her dream bathroom.

 

After The Renovation

Overall look & feel

Our aim was to rejuvenate the bathroom and imbue it with style, richness, and functionality despite its small size and the extensive wear and tear it had undergone over the years. To achieve this, we adopted the client’s preferred colour scheme, which consisted of opulent shades of grey and black. With this theme in mind, we drew upon our expertise to maximise the available space within the bathroom’s unique shape.

Thanks to our creative use of the space and careful attention to detail, the bathroom has been transformed into a brand new, stylish, and highly functional space that is a joy to use.

The client desired to modernise their bathroom and opted for a spacious walk-in shower with a sleek, step-less design, replacing the outdated conventional shower. To complement their vision, they chose a sophisticated colour scheme centred around shades of grey, which was incorporated in the overall design of the bathroom. This included black-coloured fittings, tile edge trim, and a contemporary shower drain that seamlessly integrated with the elegant new shower, bringing an element of luxury and style to the bathroom.

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Materials

Choosing the right materials is critical to the success of any bathroom renovation, and for this project, the design team sourced top-of-the-line products to achieve a stunning result. 

One of the standout features of the new bathroom is the spacious walk-in shower which replaces the old style shower with an impractically large step. The walk-in shower features 10mm tempered glass for durability and stability, complemented by the AllProof shower drain system in black from Reece Plumbing, which efficiently drains away water while adding a modern touch.

For the walls and floors, the team opted for high-gloss grey tiles, creating a sleek and elegant ambiance. To ensure maximum waterproofing, Technokolla waterproofing products were used alongside full Aqualine GIB in the bathroom, while new Ceiling GIB was installed for a seamless finish.

The end result is a luxurious and functional bathroom, where every detail has been carefully considered. The tempered glass shower, efficient drainage system, and elegant tiling combine to create a truly modern and sophisticated space that is sure to impress. 

Bathroom Vanity & Storage

The double-drawer freestanding vanity provides more storage space than a wall-hung vanity, making it an ideal choice for those looking to upgrade their bathroom storage options. The vanity’s two spacious drawers allow for easy organization of bathroom essentials, from towels and toiletries to cleaning supplies and more.

Measuring a maximum length of 900mm, this vanity is perfect for a single basin, providing ample room for washing and grooming without feeling cramped. Sourced from Trade Depot, the sleek and modern wall-mount sink mixer and countertop basin sit atop the vanity’s slab top, adding a touch of sophistication to the overall design.

This double-drawer freestanding vanity transforms the bathroom into a warm and welcoming retreat while enjoying the benefits of increased storage and functionality. We eliminated cluttered countertops and created a more streamlined and organized space, all while adding a touch of elegance and style to the bathroom.

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Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures

For this bathroom renovation project, we incorporated a range of high-quality fixtures, fittings, and appliances to create a space that is both functional and stylish. Our team opted for Phillip LED downlights, which provide bright and efficient lighting while adding a touch of modern elegance to the space.

 

To create a bright and clean ambiance, we utilized Resene Alabaster interior paint on the walls. We sourced the tiles from Value Tiles and Flooring, ensuring that they were not only visually appealing but also durable and easy to maintain.

One of the unique features of this bathroom is the all-black tapware and accessories, which were sourced by the client from Trade Depot. This bold and modern design choice adds a touch of sophistication and personality to the space.

In addition, we installed a rimless toilet system, which is not only easy to clean but also helps to conserve water. The bathroom also features a 3-in-1 heater that provides light, heating, and ventilation, ensuring that the space is comfortable and functional all year round.

To add a touch of luxury, we installed a black-framed mirror above the vanity, which provides both style and functionality. And for the shower, we included a slider with an overhead rain system, providing a spa-like experience right in the comfort of your own home. Overall, the result is a stunning and functional bathroom that seamlessly blends style and practicality.

Overall outcome

The client was overjoyed with the results of their bathroom renovation, which exceeded their expectations. Despite constraints with budget and space, our expert team was able to create a beautiful and modern color scheme that perfectly complemented the client’s preferences. All fittings and materials were carefully selected and are backed by the supplier’s warranties, ensuring long-term durability and peace of mind for the client.

In addition to the supplier’s warranties, our team stands behind their workmanship with a 2-year guarantee. The bathroom was expertly waterproofed with a 15-year warranty, providing further reassurance to the client that their investment is well-protected.

We take pride in delivering exceptional results, regardless of budget constraints. Our team’s attention to detail and commitment to quality craftsmanship ensure that every project, no matter the size, is completed to the highest standards. Seeing the client’s surprise and happiness at the end result is always the ultimate reward for our team.

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Karaka Home Extension – Creating Two Bathrooms

Project Overview

The home of our client, Lawrence, located in Karaka, has undergone an expansion of 500 square meters to adapt to their evolving needs. This was a great chance to enhance their living areas and enhance the value of their property.

Lawrence had a specific vision for the bathrooms in his home. He desired a large, luxurious master bathroom for himself and his partner. Additionally, he wanted a functional and efficient shared space for his two sons to use during busy mornings. He wanted their bathroom to have side-by-side vanity and be easy to maintain for young boys. 

We are so excited to move into our newly extended home. My wife is particularly looking forward to using the main bathroom. The children are also excited to use the semi-bathroom. The work performed by Jimmy and his team is outstanding and they went above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. They were punctual, hardworking, and their work was always of the highest standard. Jimmy closely monitored their progress and workmanship. A major advantage was that Jimmy was always available to answer any questions and promptly resolve any issues that arose.

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The scope of this project was exciting for us. Since the team at Ideal Renovations was involved in the early stages as the architect was crafting the extension, we had a head start. 

Lawrence sought out a reputable and experienced renovation company to design and execute the project. 

Our team was thrilled to take on this project as it allowed us to showcase our ingenuity and focus on practicality in the two bathrooms.

After The Renovation

Overall look & feel

The main bathroom has a gorgeous feature wall to bring alive the whole space with royal shades of blue and gold. The space is large and inviting with a large shower area, freestanding bath and vanity, making it a pleasure to use even on the busiest of mornings. 

The boys bathroom has a contemporary look with a wall to wall shower area with a feature wall. Two vanities, two towel rails and ample storage make it a pleasure for the boys to share this space. 

 
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Bathroom Materials Used

The tiles used are from the premium CasaItaliana range. For the walls we used 600x1200mm tiles from the Fresco range – Regio colour and for the floor Este colour. These tiles have a contemporary Italian style that shows sophistication in the contrast between materials and finishes. 

They are also made with leading ceramic materials being only 7mm thick, these tiles are easy to handle, install and maintain. They are also hygienic, eco-friendly, stain-resistant, chemical-resistant, and fireproof.

We used epoxy grout for all bathroom surfaces to ensure maximum hygiene, and provide strong resistance to chemicals and physical wear and tear. The epoxy grout also ensures a strong waterproof seal. 

We also installed a full Aqualine GIB in the bathroom and used the durable Resene Alabaster paint for the bathroom ceiling for a warm shade of white.

Shower, Bath & Vanity

The shower area is spacious and made of 10mm thick tempered glass and is waterproofed using Mapei products. The drain system is designed for easy cleaning and maintenance, using a Revolver Invisi-Drain supplied by Reece, ensuring both a sleek look with practicality.

The Posh Domaine Freestanding Bathtub exudes a minimalist aesthetic through its sleek, elegant design. Measuring 1700 x 750mm and finished in white, this bath is perfect for creating a peaceful and serene atmosphere in the bathroom. Its back-to-wall design allows for easy cleaning and makes it a stunning focal point in any bathroom.

The main bathroom features a custom-made, wall-mounted vanity countertop that measures 1600mm in length and includes both drawers and a cabinet. The semi-bathroom also has a custom-made, wall-mounted vanity countertop of the same size.

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Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures

The main bathroom features a double countertop basin, allowing for simultaneous use during busy mornings. The countertop basin is a Valdama Sinfonia in white gloss with dimensions of 53.5x42x16H and is supplied by Franklin. Additionally, there is an extra power socket placed beside the toilet for potential future installation of a bidet. 

The tapware, including a wall-mounted bath spout and mixer, overhead shower system, and tall basin mixer, are all in a Hansgrohe chrome finish to provide elegance which is also easy to maintain. The heated towel rails and toilet roll holders are from Heirloom.

We installed underfloor heating in all bathrooms to keep them warm during the winter months. Additionally, a 3-in-1 heater with an independent extractor fan was added to ensure maximum moisture removal after showering.

The bathroom also has an LED light strip under the vanity. The sensors automatically light up the bathroom for easy access during nighttime, eliminating the need for ceiling lights. 

Overall outcome

An overwhelming outcome for the client because the bathrooms were a huge upgrade for every member of the family. The main bathroom is grand with its Italian Renaissance era theme. The spacious double vanity allows for efficient usage even on the busiest of mornings. The boys bathroom has been created for side-by-side usage for efficiency and also so easy to clean for young boys. 

In the main bathroom, the wall-mounted bath spout with mixer and shower slider allows for both soaking in the bathtub and showering, particularly useful for young children. For both bathrooms, the shower spaces are huge making it a luxurious space for a peaceful shower with simple maintenance. 

Both spaces are not just a complete pleasure to use and easy to clean but they will be durable and long-lasting for years to come. The bathroom comes with long lasting warranties of 15 years on the waterproofing and 15 years on all supplier provided fittings. 

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A Contemporary & Deluxe Bathroom for Catherine

Project Overview

After many years of use, Catherine wanted her common bathroom upgraded.

She was clear from the start that she was looking for a high-end and luxurious outcome which was both unique and practically spacious. Our co-founder Geoffrey and his team were delighted to deliver.

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Our client defined they wanted a practical space which would be a joy to use and easy to maintain while creating a lasting impression of opulence. She asked for a change in layout of the vanity and shower area to add more space and high-end, luxurious fittings to bring a look of grandeur. We were also asked to change the bath to a larger freestanding bath and create easy access to the shower area. 

Our team was very excited to deliver on Catherine’s dream project. 

After The Renovation

Overall look & feel

Our client was specific about having a unique ambience with premium fittings and finish. With budget not being her first priority on this much awaited renovation, she wanted us to ensure we focussed on building a deluxe space that their family and guests would love to use. 

We built the entire space to have a look of luxury which is contemporary and unique. By using high quality, premium materials and fittings, the bathroom space has been transformed into a warm, luxurious and inviting space of personal wellbeing. 

Spaciousness and practicality are the other factors that we have thoughtfully considered. All areas of the bathroom are easy to maintain and durable to moisture to also be long-lasting. By balancing the brighter and warmer aspects of the colours across the space, we delivered on the brief for style, luxury and uniqueness. 

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Materials

The shower cabin is built with a 10mm thick tempered glass that is not only durable but very easy to clean. This tiled 1800mm x 1200mm massive walk-in shower uses the same flooring as the entire bathroom floor and walls which adds a continuous flow and grandness of space. A matching raised ledge on the flooring completes the look while keeping the shower water inside.

The flooring and walls feature beautiful French themed glazed Porcelain tiles in 600mmx600mm from Tile Depot. This is the Vaucluse Bossa Nova matte finish range in Grey concrete colour, chosen for creating a look of continuity with their smooth finish. These tiles represent the limestone used in the Louvre by merging elegant aesthetics with a natural look of vintage stone. 

We also painted the interior with Resene interior Alabaster which is one of their most popular ranges. This shade gives a warm, aged look to white to lift up the room visually. 

All fittings and fixtures are premium, classy choices by our client who loved the brushed Nickel theme from our high-end supplier Reece Plumbing. Together with the client we selected bath and toilet fittings which will complement the flooring and walls. We have also strategically used glass shelves to add fancy touches. 

Bathroom Vanity & Storage

We installed a wall hung vanity with a countertop basin. A wall hung vanity provides a visual of increased spaciousness by freeing up the floor below. This also allows for easier cleaning and the increased comfort of standing closer to the counter. 

This vanity has double drawers for plenty of storage of cleaning and personal products. The handle free design of the soft solid driftwood gives a smooth finish especially with the lighting. 

We installed a countertop Moo 415 basin from Reece for a high quality visual style element in the bathroom. This is sure to draw attention and create a stylish feature and focal point.

Countertop sinks are more modern than a traditional vanity and allow more storage space because they don’t have to sit flush in the middle of the surface or counter, and this means more space for toiletries and important accessories. The higher sides prevent excess water from spilling out of the sink basin and onto the counter.

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Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures

As a grand feature we added an oval freestanding bath (Kado Lux) of 1750 x 800mm for those luxurious soaks after a long day. The wall mount bath spout and mixer are the Milli Glance Brushed Nickel range from Reece to match the opulence of the bathtub with its captivating look and brass finish.

We also installed a new rimless toilet from the Kado Lux range to match. Rimless toilets are highly hygienic and so easy to clean due to not trapping bacteria. An accompanying toilet roll holder from the Mizu Drift Brushed Nickel range from Reece.
The shower water mixer and slider is also the Mizu range Stream Brushed Nickel putting simplicity and elegance forward in this slimline design. The basin tap and mixer is wall mounted and also is from the same range, looking minimalistic and stylish. A handy niche in the shower cabin was installed to store personal items.

For elegant finishing touches to make the bathroom space complete we installed 2 heated towel rails from the Mizu stream range in Brushed Nickel. A glass shelf to hold personal accessories and products and a 900mm round LED mirror with auto demist function for on-demand clarity. A pop-up waste bin from the Mizu brushed Nickel series completes the premium look. A powerful extractor is also installed to draw out moisture from the bathroom.

We cleverly illuminated the space with unique lighting touches. We added Phillip LED ceiling light from J. A Russell Ltd. And painted all the doors and windows with a warm Resene interior Alabaster paint which is durable and premium.

Overall outcome

The client was over the moon with the result we delivered. She fell in love with the massive and premium space immediately. Not only did we hit the brief, but we also worked together with her to make her vision come to life. She truly got the premium result she was looking for. 

The bathroom comes with our 2 years workmanship warranty, 15 years waterproof warranty, PS4 certificate of waterproof from Council and Electrical code of compliance certificate. All the fittings from Reece and tiles from Tile Depot have a 10 year supplier warranty.  

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Upgrading Laura’s Bathroom in Blockhouse Bay

Project Overview

Laura’s bathroom has been the common house bathroom for about 20 years.

While they maintained it well, it was much in need of a makeover with heavy wear & tear as well as minor leakages adding to the outdated look.

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Our client was clear about wanting her kids to enjoy the new bathroom before Christmas and keeping her existing favourite mirror as it is. 

In addition, Laura also wanted more lighting and ventilation in the bathroom space. She wanted to do away with the unused bathtub and replace it with a big shower. She also asked if we could provide more storage as well as a heated towel rail. 

We love a good brief and were in to help Laura get her upgraded bathroom. 

After The Renovation

Overall look & feel

We gave Laura’s bathroom a modern and practical look. Using tones of white with gray shades, we brought the space alive with brightness and sophistication. Utlising Laura’s requirements along with our experience for design and functionality in bathroom spaces, we ensured the new space is bright, spacious and full of practicality, making it easy to use, maintain and enjoy. 

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For the large shower cabin, we used a sliding door with 10mm thickness tempered glass and stainless steel rollers. This allows the water to drain off quicker, preventing moisture build up in the bathroom. Ease of maintenance being front of mind, we installed an easy clean drain system as well. 

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Materials

The vanity is high gloss white for further moisture protection. We also placed 600*600mm Carrara series glossy finish for the wall tiles and 600*600mm LIVA series matte finish for floor. Both these are from our premium supplier Value Tiles & Flooring to maintain colour scheme as well as quality. The paints are Opononi Quarter colour shade from Dulux interior paint range for longest durability. 

To take care of the leak they had, we installed a full Aqualine GIB which has a water resistant core to prevent steam and moisture penetration and a new cieling GIB. We also replaced the sub floor under the old bath making everything dry again with a Technokolla waterproofing product from New Zealand’s leading supplier for adhesives and tiling.  

Storage

We provided storage in the freestanding vanity which has a 1200 mm length with a single basin. The 3 drawers are handle-free design and a large adjacent cupboard under the sink for the larger items. 

A freestanding vanity is advantageous over the previous wall hung design as it is easier to clean, no mess or water underneath and neatly hides all the plumbing while making use of the available space against the wall. 

Fittings & Fixtures

We used quality tapware and accessories in chrome colour from Englefield and Heirloom – both trusted suppliers in New Zealand for quality bathroom supplies. All the flooring and shower areas are now waterproof. There’s also a feature wall between the mirror and vanity adding a highlight to the area.

We installed a rimless toilet system which is more hygienic – so our client gets nothing but a sparkly clean toilet after every flush. For the bathroom lighting we installed Philip LED downlights and an LED mirror light from Lighting Plus for Laura’s favourite mirror. 

We installed a 3 in 1 heater from HPM  – this provides light, heating as well as ventilation. For added ventilation, we also installed a vent fan on top of the shower cabin. 

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Overall outcome

The client was pleasantly surprised and absolutely overjoyed with the result. She couldn’t believe the change we brought to her bathroom after 30 years since the house was built. 

Not only are all areas looking renewed but there is secure waterproofing protection and much more ventilation. The space looks larger, brighter and easier to maintain which our client hugely appreciated.

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