We have recently completed a new bathroom renovation of an older house we own.  The house was tired and needed an update.  Here is our bathroom renovation story.

White bathroom

The Bathroom Before

This home was built in the 80’s and had a Bathroom and kitchen to match.  The old Bathroom was very dated and in tones of pink, beige and brown.

To keep costs down we didn’t move any of the plumbing.  This was a small bathroom and we wanted to create a new bathroom that was light and bright.

Before bathroom renovationn

Step 1 – Demolition of the Old Bathroom

It was a bit daunting dismantling the original bathroom.  We had done another bathroom renovation a few years ago. We removed the floor tiles with a rotary hammer with a chisel bit attachment.  It was really hard work and very messy.  You may need to use a hair net.

White bathroom

Step 2 – Installing the New Bathroom

We first set about waterproofing the bathroom.  We bought a waterproofing kit from Bunnings.  You will need to check the specifications for the State where you live.

I found my bath on Ebay from Fontaine Industries in Melbourne.  It is the Ariana Freestanding bath.

I had to look for a specific measurement for the bath.  My bath needed to be 700 by 1400.  Don’t forget to measure the height of your bath and taps.  Before you tile you may need to move the plumbing so the taps will fit comfortably over the bath.

White Bathroom

White Bathroom
White Bathroom

 Step 3 – Tiling

For the wall tiles we chose subway tiles that were 300mm x 100mm in white, they are the same tiles that were used in the kitchen.  The tiles came fromStone & Tile in Mornington and cost $30 per square meter.

Floor tiles were around $39 per square meter and measure 300 x 600mm.  After working so hard on the renovation we contacted a shower screen supplier and had the shower screen fitted in both the bathroom and the ensuite.

Bathroom renovation

Step 4 – Painting

We painted all the walls and window trim in Dulux Vivid White.  The walls took three coats of paint to cover the old paint.  It was fairly straight forward.  We changed all the window wind out mechanisms from brown to white.  These are just small touches that can really make a difference to updating an older home.

Bathroom Sources

We hope this helps you if you are planning to renovate your own bathroom.  If you’ve recently renovated your bathroom,  we would love to hear your renovation story.  Email us or tag us on instagram. #beautifulhouse.

If you would like to see my kitchen renovation story you can read all about it here on DIY Decorator.