After my latest embarrassment - (having to admit that I haven't finished my kitchen renovation from 4 years ago) - I'm posting some details about my bathroom renovation.. The bathroom was renovated just after the Covid lockdowns of 2020.. Here goes -
Existing bathroom was not as old as the original house (1950's), but probably somewhere in the 80-90's. The back portion of our house (where this bathroom is) used to be a granny flat, which was probably constructed in the 80's, but then joined onto the main house in the 90's. The bathroom is only 1800mm x 1900mm and includes a shower, vanity basin and WC only.
Photos attached below
The objectives were:
I like the timber-grain laminex look, as long as its not "over-used".. I also think that some feature tiling has a tendency to "date".. So I opted for plain white matt wall tiles all around, but with a tiled shower "niche" - I was very lucky to find a "timber look" tile, that matched perfectly with a laminex "Natural Oak" - Image below shows the laminex sample against the timber look ceramic tile. I was satisfied that using the laminex on the vanity, and timber tile inside the shower niche, would provide enough of a "feature" against the plan white wall tiles (with a grey floor tile)
Here are some progress photos showing the louvre window, and tiling (green wedges are used for "rectified" tiles, to ensure each tile surface is flush with the adjacent tile). Bunnings actually sell a different type of system to this, which I didn't find as easy to use as this wedge system.
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And the end result -
What a fantastic transformation @jaga. Looks like you've achieved your goal of choosing modern finishes that will also stand the test of time.
Thanks for sharing this with us and including details about the products used. I'm sure this will come in handy for those planning their own bathroom renovations.
Look forward to seeing more of your projects around the house and garden.
We'd be more than happy to assist you with your own bathroom renovation project. Can I encourage you to hit the Start a discussion button and share your plans? We would be confident that you would get loads of helpful ideas, inspiration and advice from our clever and creative community.
Welcome to Bunnings Workshop. It's fantastic to have you join us and we're looking forward to reading more about your bathroom reno.
It is a little difficult to identify the actual total cost - for a few reasons - a) I had some people do some work for free and "mates rates", and b) I had some tradesmen doing other things around the house at the same time, so its hard to pinpoint what the bathroom portion was.
But here is an approximate summary-
Hope this helps.
Oh wow! Love the louvres! Great use of space - thanks for the inspiration (and tips re $$)