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maintained it well, it was much in need of a makeover with heavy wear & tear as well as minor leakages adding to the outdated look.

I am absolutely overjoyed with the bathroom that Ideal Renovations have created for me. The daily communication and project updates that I got from Jimmy and his team were friendly, helpful and regular making the whole process so easy for our family. The project ran with no stress and they delivered the new bathroom within 3 weeks as promised! I am so excited about the bathroom that I cannot wait for Ideal Renovations to renovate my other ensuite bathroom next year. Looking forward to the team doing their magic again! Thank you so much guys!!
Laura Weber



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Before The Renovation​

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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. 

Large Shower

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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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.  


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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