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Custom bathroom renovation in Wahroonga by Passion Built

Custom bathroom renovation in Wahroonga new wall hung vanity in larger room
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I saw it a lot in the reviews before we decided to work with Dylan and Passion Built but professional really does sum up their service so well. Dylan was easy to speak to and great to work with. I was really impressed with the end result and hope to work with the business again.

Lauren Anderson

Custom bathroom enlargement renovation

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Constructing a custom designed bathroom

The downstairs level of this home in Wahroonga had a huge rumpus room and a small bathroom attached to it. This layout is pretty common for multi level homes and means you can use it as an extra living area.

The owners wanted to custom design a new layout that included a brand new bathroom as well as a new gym area. Although to achieve this they wanted to move a wall so the bathroom could be made larger.

This is the type of custom bathroom design and construction that Passion Built loves to complete. Not only do we help select the right interior design styling with the client but we will work through the processes involved to make this idea come to life – that is the benefit of getting a custom designed bathroom.

Our scope of work for this renovation project was extensive and it included;

  • Engaging a structural engineer to create plans for a new steel beam so a brick wall could be removed.
  • A steel detailer to design the steel beam to the required specs so that a metal fabricator could manufacture it.
  • Installing the new steal beam.
  • New wall framing.
  • Installing the required ceiling structural supports.
  • Gyprocking the new walls.
  • Adjusting the plumbing drainage to suit the new floor layout.
  • Building the new custom designed bathroom.
  • Building the new laundry.
  • Painting,
  • Installing all the new lighting.
  • Installing new fixtures, toilet, taps and vanity.

Another unique aspect for this home renovation in Wahroonga was the soundproofing of the walls to the gym area using special acoustic gyprock sheeting. Gyprock Soundchek provides sound control with high density gypsum plasterboard that has improved sound transmission properties when used in residential and commercial walls or ceilings.

Gyprock Soundchek is available in two thicknesses and typically the 10mm product is used in residential walls and ceilings to create quiet zones and reduce disturbance from other activities within the home. It is ideal for use around studies, nurseries, bedrooms, laundries, ensuites, home theatres and for ceilings between storeys.

 f you’re looking to custom build a new bathroom, here are some general steps that you may need to take:

  • Plan the layout: Before you start any construction, you need to plan the layout of your bathroom. This includes deciding on the size and placement of fixtures such as the bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet. You’ll also need to decide on the type of tiles, flooring, and other finishes that you want, including the colours or textures.
  • Obtain permits: You might need to obtain permits from your local council before you can begin any construction work. This will involve submitting your plans and paying any necessary fees but is normally only if you are extending the exterior or renovating a heritage property.
  • Demolition: If you’re replacing an existing bathroom, you’ll need to demolish the old fixtures and remove any waste materials. This should be done by professionals to make sure the walls, electrical wiring or plumbing isn’t damaged.
  • Plumbing and electrical work: You’ll need to hire a licensed plumber and electrician to install new pipes, wiring, and fixtures. This may involve cutting into walls and floors, so it’s important to ensure that any changes comply with building codes as well as done to Australian Standards.
  • Installation of fixtures: Once the plumbing and electrical work is complete, the next step is tiling, then waterproofing before you can install your new fixtures such as the bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet.
  • Finishing touches: This includes installing any cabinets, shelving, mirrors, and other decorative features. You’ll also need to paint the walls and apply any finishing touches to the flooring and tiles.
  • Final inspection: Once your bathroom is complete, you’ll need to have a final inspection to ensure that everything is up to code and meets building regulations. Then it should get a professional deep clean so that it is ready for use.

Removing a brick wall to make a custom bathroom larger

Passion Built‘s renovation scope of work included the full demolition of the old bathroom before we began any renovating. We stripped everything to get back to the bare brick walls so that could get access to the plumbing to make adjustments and change the floor plan.

Before any of this could happen we had to remove the existing brick wall so that the bathroom could be re-framed and make it larger. This demolition work is quite risky and we had to ensure that all the relevant spots were braced to ensure the ceiling didn’t collapse on us.

Once the new structural steel was designed and fabricated it could be installed to provide the necessary strength for the floors above now that the brick wall had been removed.

Building new walls to construct a larger bathroom

With the new structural framework in place we were able to begin the timber framing for the new custom bathroom to be constructed. The home was built on a concrete slab so we could quickly get to work with the new frames and the larger bathroom began to take shape very quickly for the home owners.

Replacing walls or tiles from a water leak or failed waterproofing

The huge benefit to completely demolishing an old bathroom is that you can get access to all the plumbing and electrical wiring that is either in the floor or the walls. As you can see in the photo above there was lots of paint bubbling on the walls which indicated there was a water leak or failed water proofing in that area. This can cause structural damage if left unrepaired.

Making a bathroom larger in Wahroonga

Our bathroom renovation company can completely renovate a small bathroom in Wahroonga (or any suburb) to make it larger. In this example we removed an existing brick wall. For other situations it might be an easier task and it is just a gyprock wall that has to be taken down or a laundry combined with a bathroom. 

We create the ability to custom build any type of bathroom design because we have licensed plumbers, builders, carpenters & tilers who work together to renovate any type of bathroom no matter what size or layout it is. We can even remove or adjust a wall if need be to create enough space so you can fit a bath tub, shower, toilet, washing machine and dryer – whatever you need really.

The products we installed in this bathroom included;

  • Mizu drift heated towel rails
  • Custom adp vanity
  • LED backlit mirror
  • Mizu drift shower head and rail
  • 45 degree mitre cut tiles corners
  • Pink marble feature tiles
  • Custom laundry joinery
  • 20mm Ceasarstone “snow” benchtop
  • Frameless glass showerscreen
  • Linear grate tile insert floor waste – wall to wall


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Custom bathroom renovating ideas

Textured tiles in a wall niche

How good does this wall niche look with the use of these pink marble wall tiles. It is a bit different and adds interest as soon as you walk into the room.

Shallow vanity sink

Most people will choose a sink for their vanity that is quite deep, although when you think about it, why do you need a deep sink? By choosing to install a shallow sink in your bathroom you can save space under the countertop for extra storage while retaining the ability to catch water. 

Vanity mirror with storage and lighting

For ensuite bathrooms it can be hard to find enough space to store all of your medicine, hair care products and other toiletries. Instead of choosing a simple mirror to hang on the wall, getting a vanity mirror with storage can help solve that problem. It also creates easy eye-level access to everything you need.

Some units can also have strip lighting installed to then cleverly light up the room without having lots of downlights in the roof.

Textured tiling

Most people choose smooth tiles for their walls or floors, but you can use textured tiles even as feature highlights that can give a room some impact and make it feel luxurious. For this bathroom renovation they opted for a herringbone style feature wall which complimented the large format floor tiling. It gives the mainly white bathroom a touch of character.

Linear drain grate that is wall to wall

Most of the custom made floor wastes that we install will be done to fit within one of the areas of a tile. For this design it runs the full length of the shower from wall to wall. At first glance it feels like it is part of the glass shower screen and is ‘disguised’ which is a nice design feature.

Custom bathroom design ideas.

Here are some more custom bathroom design ideas you can take inspiration from. As you will see, each one of them is very different, proof that we can renovate any style or type of bathroom in Wahroonga or any suburb of Sydney. Our renovation company can help you custom design a bathroom of any size, then demolish your old rooms to then build a completely new one.

We can build a new custom bathroom in a home in wahroonga using inspiration from magazines, pinterest or other locations

Renovating a bathroom in Wahroonga can definitely add value to your home, as long as the renovations are done properly and with the right materials. When considering a bathroom renovation, it’s important to ensure that you have all the necessary elements to make the space functional, including a shower, toilet, vanity and bathtub.

  • A shower is a must-have for most people, as it provides a convenient and efficient way to get clean. Make sure to choose a shower that is large enough for two people and has enough headroom, if needed.
  •  Toilets are also important (no kidding right) and you should consider a model that is efficient, easy to clean and has a low profile to make the most of the space if there isn’t much room. Sometimes a concealed cistern system is a wise choice.
  • Vanity units are essential for storing bathroom essentials and can be used to add extra counter space, too. Choose a vanity that matches the style of the bathroom and has enough storage space. 
  • Bathtubs can also add value to your home, especially if you have a larger family or enjoy relaxing in a warm bath. While they can take up a lot of space they are especially suited if the home needs to be used by a family with small children or it is placed in an ensuite to the main bedroom.

When renovating your custom bathroom, it is important to choose high-quality materials that are durable and attractive. This includes tiles, taps, shower heads and other fixtures. We always recommend a fresh coat of paint to give the space a new look and feel.

Additionally, consider incorporating energy-efficient and eco-friendly features into your bathroom renovation, such as low-flow toilets, shower heads and taps which can help reduce water and energy usage. These features not only help the environment, but can also lower your monthly bills.

In terms of cost, bathroom renovations can range from a few thousand dollars for a basic renovation to tens of thousands for a complete overhaul. It is important to have a budget in mind and stick to it, so you don’t overspend. Renovating a bathroom in Wahroonga to include a shower, toilet, vanity and bathtub can add value to your home, as long as the renovations are done properly and with the right materials. 

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About us

Passion Built, a premier licensed builder in Sydney, that provides bespoke bathroom renovation services tailored to meet the specific needs and visions of each client whether it is for a house, apartment or commercial use location. Recognised as one of the most modern bathroom renovation builders in Sydney, we specialise in transforming living spaces including a laundry

For those looking to revamp their bathrooms, our detailed bathroom renovation package brochure provides an array of options to renovate a bathroom in your house or apartment within your budget without compromising on quality. 

Unique services such as converting laundry to bathroom are handled with the utmost precision, showcasing our dedication to innovation. With a commitment to transparency and no hidden surprises, our fixed price bathroom renovation quotations ensure complete peace of mind for every single client. 

Trust Passion Built to design your new bathroom space; your dreams, our blueprint.