Small bathroom renovation with Terrazzo tiling by Passion Built



A RENOVATION FOR A bathroom in a unit

Passion Built was chosen as the renovation contractor for this unit bathroom in Darling Point in Sydney. The owner wan’t to do a complete bathroom renovation for this small room by removing the combined shower and bath as well as giving it a modern design. 

The custom made solid calcutta stone basin was imported from Russia and is a stunning piece for this bathroom that gives it ‘wow factor’ as soon as you walk in.  Authentic Terrazzo tiles were used for the floor and walls with an open, walk in, shower design creating plenty of space in this small bathroom with underfloor heating ready to keep you warm in colder months.

To finish the room off we used ABI Interiors tapware in gold which gives the room a small pop of colour. To give the room a bit of ‘mood’ there was lighting installed in the bulkhead with an illuminated mirror making it perfect for grooming or makeup any time of the day.


"We didn't really know anyone who could help us with our two bedroom city apartment renovation until we found Passion Built Renovation Company and it was the best decision we made.

We had the two bathrooms fully renovated with new tiles and fittings. Dylan was very prompt to provide a competitive quote and ready to commence the work. He was very punctual, friendly, reliable and a highly competent project manager. "


Getting a small bathroom renovated in a unit block has become one of the most popular things we are being asked for when we do renovation quotations in Sydney. We have lots of experience renovating bathrooms and laundry rooms in units, apartments, and townhouses in Sydney. We began this project by completely demolishing the old bathroom that had mixed colour tiles and was quite old. We stripped the room back to the bare brick walls and this means we can make sure there is no water damage under the tiles that couldn’t be seen before.

Creating a new floor plan included the  preparation of the floors and walls so that the underfloor heating, then tiling could be installed. The bathroom hardware items getting installed included a new toilet, the stone vanity sink and tap fittings. To give the room plenty of space a shower screen wasn’t installed and this creates an open space to have a shower with a concealed floor drain in the corner of the room providing drainage. 

The original window was retained and with the new Terrazzo tiles lots of light is reflected in the room giving it a fresh feeling any time of the day.



The little design details can make all the difference with bathroom design. With the layout of this small bathroom creating a very open space it was important to have a very discrete, concealed, floor drain that wouldn’t be too noticeable. We colour matched it to the tapware for uniformity and the removable element makes cleaning any blockages really simple.


With limited space in this small bathroom the owner was very clever in choosing a hand made stone vanity as the statement piece for the room. It isn’t common to have your vanity as a feature, most people will use wall tiles or the bath tub for this. Although with the layout of the room and space available it made sense that this became the focal element for the room design.

It also means the rest of the room retains its minimalist style with the sink basin immediately becoming the talking point of the room. It gives this small bathroom design a sophisticated look with its ‘less is more’ approach.