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Luxury bathroom renovation in Matraville by Passion Built

Luxury bathroom renovation in Matraville
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Master bathroom

powder room

Ensuite bathroom

Our experience with Dylan and Passion Built for our bathroom renovations was nothing short of exceptional. From start to finish, they showed a level of professionalism and pride in their work. Communication was outstanding throughout the project. Dylan was always prompt in responding to our queries and kept us updated on the progress every step of the way. This level of transparency and responsiveness provided us with a sense of confidence, knowing that our project was in capable hands.

One of the aspects we appreciated most was their organisation and tidiness. Despite the inevitable chaos that comes with a renovation, Dylan and his team maintained a clean and organised work environment, minimising disruptions to our daily lives as much as possible.

They also demonstrated great problem-solving skills, efficiently handling any issues that arose during the renovation process. Their ability to troubleshoot and find solutions promptly was reassuring and alleviated any concerns we had along the way. We're so happy with the final result of our 3 renovated bathrooms. The quality of their workmanship exceeded our expectations.

Not only did they deliver on their promises, but they also completed the project within the expected time frame, which was greatly appreciated. Overall, we cannot recommend Dylan and Passion Built highly enough. If you're looking for a professional, reliable, and skilled team for your renovation needs, definitely reach out to Dylan and his team.

Natalie Le

A master bathroom renovation in Matraville with new bath tub

Passion Built is a licensed builder in Sydney that does renovations in houses, apartments, granny flats or commercial locations. For this home in Matraville, Sydney, our renovator scope of work was extensive as we renovated three rooms; master bathroom, ensuite bathroom and powder room all at the same time;

  • Initial consultation with the client to discuss their preferences, budget, and design ideas.
  • Providing a detailed, written, fixed price bathroom renovation quotation
  • Assessment of the existing space, including measurements and inspection for any structural issues or plumbing concerns.
  • Design development, including the creation of 2D & 3D layout plans.
  • Demolition of the old bathroom fixtures, including the removal of tiles, cabinets, plumbing, and electrical components.
  • Plumbing work, for drainage systems, and fixtures such as sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtubs.
  • Electrical work, including the installation of lighting fixtures, outlets, switches, and ventilation fans as per the new design.
  • Installation of new waterproofing, floor tiling, wall tiles and painting.
  • Installation of bathroom fixtures and fittings, including taps, shower heads, towel rails, mirrors, and accessories.
  • Testing and quality assurance to ensure all plumbing and electrical systems work properly.
  • Final cleanup of the renovation area, including the removal of debris and construction waste.
  • Client walkthrough and inspection to ensure satisfaction with the completed bathroom.
  • Handing over warranties, care instructions, and maintenance guidelines for the newly renovated property.

The renovation requirements

This client contracted Passion Built for a second time after we had completed an apartment bathroom renovation in World Tower a couple of years earlier. Their daughter’s house had a master bathroom, ensuite bathroom and powder room that needed to be renovated. She wanted all of them to have a consistent look and feel so the decision was made to renovate all three rooms at the same time using similar materials, colours and styling. 

Unique aspects to this bathroom renovation

  1. In wall cistern toilets: They wanted in wall cistern toilets for both the main and the ensuite bathroom however these rooms were back to back and shared the same wall. So the first option was to change the layout of the bathroom to relocate the toilets which was going to be very costly. So instead, considering the wall was just 90mm thick, we came up with a great solution which was to build a nib wall along the width of the bathroom so that it could conceal the cistern and create a design feature with a small shelf to place items on.

  2. Privacy: The master bathroom had huge windows which needed to have curtains or blinds to create any privacy. They wanted a very minimal style interior design so to solve the privacy issue, we supplied and installed completely new aluminium windows with frosted glass to all three rooms which created instant privacy & meant no other window furnishings were needed.

  3. Flooring: Unfortunately when we demolished the bathrooms we discovered they had Yellow Tongue Floor sheets that had been used for the subfloor. This is not up to todays Australian Building Code or Standards. So we had to completely remove the floor and installed a new subfloor using 18mm compressed fibre cement board.

What did we install in these bathrooms:

  • Underfloor heating
  • Heated towel rails
  • Ultra clear glass shower screens (no green tinge)
  • Caroma Luna in wall smart toilets (full automatic toilet)
  • Large 600×600 format tiles
  • Custom made aluminium windows.
The entire project took about 3 weeks which included handling the unforseen subfloor replacement and the budget required came to $60,000 all up.  
What products were used?
Some of the products used included;


3m x 3m bathroom renovation layout with bath and walk in shower

One of the unique aspects that Passion Built offers when renovating a bathroom is to provide 2D/3D bathroom design planning as part of our consultation steps. This means we can help you visualise the layout and look of the bathroom by using virtual design tools. Every element can be planned and then we provide the drawings to our team of contractors to construct.

We didn’t need to use our design planning tool for this project, but it could have been used, especially if the owners were thinking about changing the layout. Using the virtual design software makes bathroom design planning a very easy process with an ability to try different ideas before committing to beginning the renovation.

For this project each bathroom was a straight replacement with the toilet, shower, vanity & bath all using the same locations but newer materials and products.

Replace an old bath for a new back to wall bath tub

Passion Built can help home owners remove an old corner bath, convert an existing bath into a shower or add a shower into an existing toilet or laundry. This type of customisation enables a home owner to make their home feel more modern by removing old elements as needed. New products and interior design ideas can be used to build.

In bathroom design, the bathtub remains a center piece for relaxation and rejuvenation. While traditional options like corner spas, alcove tubs, and recessed tubs have served their purpose well, a back to wall bathtubs can give you a modern alternative, especially the design of this one which looks like it is free standing even though it isn’t.

Building a luxury bathroom with a simple design

When it comes to luxury bathroom design, sometimes simpler is better. As you can see, this transformation took an old, ugly, bathroom and turned it into something that you would expect to see in a hotel or mansion. The simple colour palette of white, black and soft grey is a timeliness combination combined with product selections that have soft curves & edges. The backlit vanity mirrors, stylish black taps and clean lines just ooze luxury no matter which angle you look from.

The secret of making this type of bathroom interior design work so well is the simplicity.

Replacing yellow tongue flooring in a bathroom

Why do Yellow Tongue Flooring sheets need to be removed from a bathroom being renovated in Sydney? There are two main reasons why Yellow Tongue Flooring (YTF) needs to be removed during a bathroom renovation in NSW:

  • Unsuitable for Moisture: Yellow Tongue Flooring, made from particleboard, isn’t designed for constant exposure to moisture common in bathrooms. Over time, water exposure can cause the Yellow Tongue Flooring to swell, warp, and rot. This weakens the structural integrity of the floor and can lead to serious problems like tile lifting or even floor collapse, especially on upper stories. The other more obvious problem is that it can cause the water proofing in the bathroom to fail which will cause water leaks and potentially structural damage.
  • Building Code Compliance: Building codes and standards in Australia, like AS 3740 for waterproofing wet areas, typically prohibit Yellow Tongue Flooring as a base for bathroom floors. This ensures a water-resistant foundation for the waterproofing membrane and tiles to be installed on.


Removing the Yellow Tongue Flooring allows for proper waterproofing techniques like a membrane to be applied directly to a suitable substrate like cement sheeting to create a long-lasting and secure bathroom floor. There likely isn’t a specific reason for Yellow Tongue Flooring being historically used in bathrooms but it most likely was due to;

  • Pre-standards Era: Building codes and regulations around bathroom waterproofing have become stricter over time. Yellow Tongue Flooring might have been a common choice before stricter moisture-resistant materials became standard or readily available.

  • Cost-effectiveness: Yellow Tongue Flooring is a relatively inexpensive material. In the past, builders might have opted for Yellow Tongue Flooring to keep construction costs down, especially before the long-term consequences of moisture damage were fully understood.

  • Lack of Awareness: Knowledge and best practices around bathroom construction materials might not have been as widespread in the past. Builders might have simply used Yellow Tongue Flooring because it was a common flooring material without realizing its unsuitability for bathrooms.


It’s important to note that Yellow Tongue Flooring wouldn’t be used in modern bathroom construction due to the moisture concerns and building code regulations, its something you should ask your renovation contractor when they are quoting on your bathroom renovation. If a bathroom is demolished and Yellow Tongue Flooring is discovered, it should be removed and not renovated over.

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Dylan from Passion Built will be happy to answer any questions you might have & share information about current renovation package options available.


Bathroom renovation interior design ideas

Custom made glass shower screen

The modern way to build a new walk in shower is to leave it quite open and then install a custom made glass shower screen. The minimal use of any type of material means there is no space wasted with a bulky frame or wall. It is also easier to clean and lets light flood the room in all corners.

For this bathroom renovation the screen included a door to contain any water splashes from falling onto the bath.

Frosted windows in a bathroom

Frosted windows in a bathroom can create privacy but also act as a huge lightbox, flooding light into the bathroom all day long. The black frames compliment the taps, vanity & shower head very nicely to create a unified look and feel.

timber vanity

Timber can be used in bathrooms to add character. If you have seen a few of our bathroom renovation before/after examples you will see just how good they can look in nearly any style of bathroom.

For this renovation the unique black design of the vanity matched with the benchtop and sink just ooze elegance and luxury. The curved corners and pattern add visual interest.

Full length drain waste

A drain waste doesn’t have to be the boring round grille. We custom designed a full length drain waste to integrate into the tiling. It captures more water, feels modern and more integrated into the design of the bathroom.

Wall niche in the shower

You can get a wall niche installed in a new walk in shower or near a bath to create a practical storage solution. Instead of using hanging ranks, floor stands or shelves with suction cups the wall niche is a simple, easy way, to keep everything close at hand.

Underfloor heating

If you hate cold floors in winter then the simple solution is installing underfloor heating. You can comfortably walk into the bathroom as the tiles will be warm without needing mats or rugs. It can also heat the air in the room to help remove moisture to reduce mould build up.

Nib walls

A creative way to renovate is using a nib wall which could be custom made to hide a toilet, create a shower cubicle or in this instance, hide a cistern.

It is a false wall that is built to a certain depth to conceal pipes, wiring or other items as needed. Once it is tiled over it looks and feels like part of the bathroom while giving you the functionality you wanted.

Free site inspection, consultation & quote

It’s really easy to find out the cost to renovate in Matraville. We offer

  • Obligation free site inspection.
  • Free bathroom design consultation.
  • Written fixed price quotation.

We make it easy to calculate bathroom renovation costs in Matraville before you make any commitments to renovating your home.

Bathroom renovation examples

If you would like to see more bathroom renovation examples, below are some more of the builds we have completed in Sydney. You can look through lots of photos and our design idea explanations to get inspiration for your bathroom. As you will see, each design is very different, proof that our renovation company can renovate any style or type of bathroom in Matraville that you can dream of. 

We are a bathroom renovator in Sydney that can custom design a bathroom in any size or shape, demolish your old rooms, then build a completely new one.

Get a new bathroom designed in Matraville

Designing a bathroom has never been easier with inspiration available from photos, interior design websites or videos. You can have a new custom designed and built bathroom for your house or apartment in Matraville using inspiration from magazines, Pinterest or your interior designer.

New bathroom designs
Building a new bathroom or renovating an old one in Matraville 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.

Choose your own materials
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.


Fixed price quotations
Regarding 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 Matraville 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.

Adding a bathroom with a combined laundry to a home in Matraville can potentially add value to your home. However, the actual value added will depend on various factors such as the quality of the construction, the market demand in your area, and the overall appeal and functionality of the addition. Here are some considerations:

  • Increased Functionality: Adding a bathroom and a combined laundry to a garage can enhance the functionality of your home. This addition provides convenience and versatility, especially if there are no existing bathrooms or laundry facilities in the garage or nearby. It can be particularly attractive to potential buyers or renters who prioritise having these amenities readily available.
  • Additional Living Space: Converting a garage into a usable space with a bathroom and laundry can effectively increase the liveable square footage of your home. This can be advantageous when it comes to property valuation and appeal. However, it’s important to note that converting a garage may impact the availability of covered parking, which could be a factor for some buyers.
  • Market Demand: The demand for properties with additional bathrooms and laundry facilities can vary depending on the specific market conditions in your area. Research the local real estate market and consult with real estate professionals to understand the preferences and expectations of potential buyers or renters. Consider whether the addition aligns with the needs and desires of the target market.
  • Quality and Design: The quality of the construction, finishes, and overall design of the added bathroom and laundry will significantly impact its value. Ensure that the space is well-designed, functional, and visually appealing. Using high-quality materials and fixtures will also contribute to the perceived value of the addition.
  • Cost vs. Value: Consider the cost of the addition relative to the potential increase in property value. Evaluate whether the expenses involved in construction, permits, and any necessary modifications are justified by the potential return on investment. It’s advisable to get estimates from reputable contractors and compare them with the estimated increase in home value to make an informed decision.

Remember that adding value to a home is not solely dependent on a single renovation project. It’s essential to consider the overall condition of the property, its location, and other factors that influence market value. Conduct thorough research, consult with professionals, and weigh the costs and potential benefits to make an informed decision about renovating your bathroom in Matraville.

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We are known for our exceptional craftsmanship in creating modern, stylish, and trend-setting bathrooms. With an extensive background in bathroom construction, Passion Built specialises in catering to the unique preferences and needs of each client, ensuring the delivery of bespoke bathroom solutions for homes and units alike.

A spectrum of styles
Our expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of bathroom styles, allowing us to adeptly handle projects of any scale and complexity. Whether you envision a compact, efficient space or a luxurious, expansive bathroom, our team is equipped to bring your vision to life using a variety of high-quality materials. We take pride in our flexibility and creativity, ensuring that each project reflects the individuality and lifestyle of our clients.

Modern features
One of the hallmarks of Passion Built is our proficiency in incorporating modern features into our designs. This includes the construction of elegant walk-in showers and the installation of sophisticated free-standing baths, among other contemporary elements. These features not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom but also contribute to its functionality and comfort.

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Design & construction
Understanding that a bathroom renovation is not just about aesthetics, we offer comprehensive services that encompass design, structural alterations, and full-scale construction. Our team works closely with you from the initial design phase, helping to conceptualise a layout that maximises space and efficiency. We are skilled in modifying floor plans, relocating walls, and even combining rooms to create a more spacious and inviting bathroom environment.

High standards
The demolition and construction phases are handled with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. Our commitment to quality ensures that every aspect of the renovation, from the foundational work to the finishing touches, is executed to the highest standards. We coordinate all aspects of the project, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience for our clients.

Exceeding expectations
At Passion Built, we recognise that a bathroom is more than just a functional space; it is a personal retreat that should reflect your style and enhance your daily routine. Our dedication to excellence, coupled with our experience and versatility, makes us the ideal choice for transforming your bathroom into a space that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

Let us help you create a bathroom that is not just built, but passionately built to perfection.

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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.