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Light and bright ensuite renovation

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This complete ensuite renovation used white wall tiles to brighten a small space, with matte-black tapware and accessories for contrast.





The project


Our first big D.I.Y. project was to renovate our ensuite bathroom. We did everything ourselves, from demolition to relining the Villaboard walls, screeding, waterproofing, tiling, installing new cornices, painting and installing all the fittings and fixtures.


We wanted to achieve a light, bright and clean look as it is a small bathroom. We opted for all white tiles on the walls and a grey large-format floor tile.


To keep consistent with the matte-black tapware, we opted for matte-black finishes on all the other bathroom fitting accessories (toilet flush button, toilet roll holder, hand-towel holder, shower caddy, shower-screen knob and the vanity drawer pulls).




We relined the walls with Villaboard following the plumbing layout changes.




Bonded screed was laid to raise the floor level to allow for falls to the waste in the shower.




Under-tile waterproof membrane to floor and shower recess with waterstops.




Wall and floor tiling with large format and mosaic tiles.


Fittings and fixtures





Before and after






More bathroom renovation ideas


Homeinmelbourne also carried out a luxury main bathroom makeover featuring brass shower hardware, frameless shower screens and Kit-Kat tiling.




Bunnings Workshop member Annette incorporated ornamental roof beams into this bathroom transformation.




Workshop member Shirl used gentle LED strip lighting to add to the relaxed feel of this luxurious bathroom renovation.




How to plan a bathroom renovation


No matter what type of bathroom you have, it all starts with planning and research to discover how you can make best use of what is often the smallest room in the house. Check out How to plan a bathroom renovation by experienced Bunnings Workshop member Adam Woodhams for advice on how to redesign your space.




For more inspiration check out our Top 10 most popular bathroom projects.


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