An ugly 3 way bathroom transformed into a stunning modern traditional bathroom in Lismore NSW.
This bathroom renovation entailed a large scope of works.
The old bathroom was a 3-way design layout. This made each room quite pokey and dimly lit due to little natural light being available. The shower was leaking, the ceiling was cracking and the floor joists had started to drop to one side. The homeowners, wanted to convert the 3-way bathroom into a single room bathroom design.
We started with a complete internal demolition, taking out the unwanted internal walls. All wall sheeting and ceiling sheets were removed.
Due to the floor joists sinking the floor sloped the wrong way for drainage. The whole floor was removed, the floor joists adjusted and new floor sheeting installed.
The old window above the bath was also removed and a larger window installed to allow more natural light to enter the bathroom.
The homeowners had a vision of a modern traditional bathroom style, a style befitting the heritage of the old farmhouse.
Our clients couldn't be happier with the outcome. A beautiful, modern traditional, open space bathroom with plenty of natural light and a nice deep bath for a soothing soak.
Where to now?
Our clients brief for this bathroom was to remove the bath tub to create more floor space within the small bathroom.
We stripped out the bathroom and replaced wall framing which had been damaged by the leaking shower.
The old bathroom design had the vanity unit placed under the window which left no room for a mirror. We moved the plumbing and installed the new vanity onto an adjacent wall, making it possible to also install a mirror cabinet above the vanity.
Price Guide: $20,000 - $25,000
Duration: 4 weeks
A Farmhouse Bathroom Renovation on a Low Budget
When it comes to bathroom renovations, everyone has a different budget and different lifestyle needs. Knowing how much you have to spend on your bathroom renovation, helps you to eliminate falling in love with items that don't fit your budget. If you need to be careful of your costs and can only afford a low budget renovation, don't worry. While you might not be able to have all the latest bells and whistles of current trends such as LED mirrors, heated towel rails or underfloor heating, you will still have plenty of great options to choose from when it comes to your fixture and fittings.
In this article we will show you a low cost bathroom renovation that Northern Rivers Bathroom Renovations completed in Corndale NSW 2480. We will give you some ideas and tips on how to keep your renovation costs down.
This main bathroom was originally an owner-built project that consisted of just a vanity bench with basin, a corner shower and a toilet. The bathroom area itself was quite generous in size but the area was poorly utilised with no built in storage area to keep toiletries, towels or other bathroom products. Our client not only wanted to update the look of her bathroom but she also wanted to add some storage space and if possible a bath tub, however, it needed to be done within a lower end budget.
Keeping bathroom costs down!
Ceramic and Porcelain are both clay tiles
however despite the fact that both are man-made and created from clay, they are very different materials in looks, durability, and how they are created.
The easiest and fastest way to tell a ceramic tile from a porcelain tile is to take a look at its edge. A ceramic tile, whether for floor or wall use, has a glaze on top of the surface, giving it, it’s colour and finish.
Ceramic tiles come in two types, monocottura and bicottura. Both types are made with pressed wet clay, however monocottura is only fired once and bicottura is fired twice. A bicottura tile is much harder and denser than a monocottura tile.
Porcelain tile is made of clay dust not wet clay. The dust is dyed or pigmented into the desired colour, then compacted under extreme pressure, which makes the tile much denser and durable. The resulting tile is then fired to much higher temperatures than the ceramic tiles, resulting in a non-porous, hard and highly durable tile.
Pros & Cons
Wet Room Bathroom Styles & Designs
Wet Room style bathrooms are a hot trend in Australia right now, and for many good reasons. It’s a trend that's not disappearing anytime soon. In this article, we explain what a wet room is, the different styles of wet room bathroom design commonly seen in Australia, and the Pros and Cons of wet rooms.
What is a Wet Room?
With its design roots from Japan, a traditional wet room would usually be two rooms. The first room, known as an entrance room, is used for undressing/ dressing and would also have a bathroom vanity/sink. The 2nd room would be the actual bathroom consisting of a shower and a deep bathtub. The toilet would be separate from these two rooms.
In Australia, we don’t usually see the traditional Japanese style wet room, but rather we see many versions of wet room type bathrooms, especially in the bathroom renovation industry where the renovator is often limited by the existing room size and accessibility to existing plumbing. A wet room is a bathroom in which the shower is open (might have a partial screen but not fully enclosed) and its floor area is flush with the rest of the room.
The following wet room bathrooms are the three most common wet room designs we see in Australia.
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