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Ensuite bathroom renovation in an Attic in Newtown by Passion Built

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Ensuite bathroom renovation in an attic

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An ensuite bathroom built in an attic

Sometimes people renovate their bathroom simply to give it a modern design & a fresh look. The owner of this home wanted to renovate their ensuite bathroom in Newtown that was in the attic. The majority of bathroom renovations that we complete in Sydney are done for either ground floor or the 1st floor of a home.

Although for a lot of homes in Newtown there is a third or even fourth level in some terrace building structures where the attic is used either as a bedroom or in this case a bathroom. They had already chosen all their hardware items which included products from Caroma’s range. Although the standout interior design feature was the herringbone feature wall behind the walk in shower.

Building a bathroom in an attic can make sense in certain situations, but there are some important considerations to keep in mind with a few different factors to consider:

  1. Structural considerations: Adding a bathroom in the attic requires ensuring that the attic can support the additional weight of the bathroom fixtures, plumbing, and people using the bathroom. The structure of the attic may need to be reinforced to support the weight especially if you are going to add a bath tub. You may need an engineer to certify the new flooring needed.

  2. Plumbing considerations: Plumbing will need to be installed and connected to the existing plumbing in the house. Adequate drainage and ventilation are also important for the bathroom’s functionality and safety. This might require running new pipes up to the highest point of the house either internally or externally.

  3. Safety considerations: Installing a bathroom in an attic requires following safety regulations and building codes to ensure that the space is safe and also legal for use. Some councils have certain restrictions for how these types of spaces can be used & there are also a number of legal requirements as well that relate to ventilation, lighting, and electrical wiring.

  4. Value considerations: Adding a bathroom in the attic can add value to a home, but this depends on the quality of the installation, the demand for additional bathrooms for the specific house layout and the overall condition of the house.

As always precautions should be taken into consideration include hiring a licensed renovation contractor in Sydney with experience in attic bathroom installations, ensuring that the attic has proper ventilation to prevent mould and mildew, and installing safety features such as a slip-resistant floors and the right waterproofing.

Renovate an ensuite bathroom with an in-wall toilet cistern

Passion Built‘s renovation scope of work included the full demolition of the old ensuite bathroom before we did any renovating. We stripped everything to get back to the bare timber wall frame and flooring. This meant we can then get access to all of the plumbing to make adjustments or even change the floor plan layout of the bathroom if needed. 

For this ensuite the owner wanted to move the toilet into the opposite corner of the room, so we had to adjust the sewer plumbing and extend the water supply lines. To save space in such a small room they chose to have an in wall toilet cistern from Caroma installed. With complete access to the timber framing of the room we can recess the cistern very easily so that the only thing exposed are the buttons and the toilet bowl. It makes the room feel less cluttered so it is an ideal product choice for a bathroom in an attic. 

Choosing an In wall toilet cistern design for your renovation has many advantages over traditional toilets with visible cisterns that include;

  1. Space-saving: In-wall toilet cisterns are installed inside the wall, which frees up floor space and makes the bathroom look more spacious and streamlined. This is particularly useful in smaller bathrooms or when you want to create a minimalist design.

  2. Aesthetically pleasing: In-wall toilet cisterns offer a sleek, modern, and minimalist appearance. They can make the bathroom look more elegant and sophisticated, and they also provide more design options for your bathroom.

  3. Easy to clean: Since the cistern is hidden in the wall, there are fewer nooks and crannies for dirt and dust to collect, making it easier to keep the toilet clean.

  4. Better flushing performance: In-wall toilet cisterns generally provide a better flushing performance than traditional toilets. This is because the cistern can hold more water and the flush mechanism is typically more powerful, resulting in a more efficient and effective flush.

  5. Improved hygiene: In-wall toilet cisterns eliminate the need for a visible cistern, which can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. This makes them a more hygienic option, especially in public or shared bathrooms.

Complete ensuite bathroom renovations in Newtown

Our bathroom renovation company in Newtown can completely renovate an old ensuite bathroom that is in an attic, 1st floor or ground floor of a house, townhouse or even a unit. 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.


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Renovating ideas for attic bathrooms in Newtown

Ceiling skylights

Normally an attic won’t have any windows and therefore won’t have any natural light. While it is possible to install LED lighting to give the room the necessary brightness and warmth, nothing beats natural light. So the other option when renovating is to install a skylight in the ceiling. This can let light in all day long and depending on the model you choose it might even be able to open, have a privacy shade or even be ventilated.

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. This is a great idea for small ensuites getting built in an attic in particular.

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.

Concealed toilet

By putting the toilet cistern inside the wall you can create more usable floor space in the room and less clutter.

Ensuite bathroom design ideas.

Here are some more 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 Newtown. Our renovation company can help you design a bathroom of any size, then demolish your old rooms to then build a completely new one.

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

Renovating a bathroom in Newtown 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 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 Lilyfield 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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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. 

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