A striking designer bathroom renovation in Paparangi, Wellington

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A high-end bathroom renovation with stunning design choices is now a major feature of this 1960s Paparangi property. Combined with bold kitchen tiling and a new deck, this Refresh renovation has modernised and rejuvenated this Wellington family home.

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Time to Refresh

When Diane got in touch with her local Refresh Renovation Consultant to discuss a major bathroom renovation, she had one word in mind – modern. She knew the look and feel she wanted and was prepared for the project to be design-led rather than budget-led to make sure her vision could be realised.
She met with local Wellington Renovation Consultant Jenelle Winstanley to discuss transforming her bathroom. The existing bathroom was past its prime and would need to be demolished. New framing and lining could then be installed to provide the foundation for the new modern sanctuary Diane dreamed of.
Because Refresh offers an extensive range of services, Diane was also able to discuss some other needs around her home, such as finishing kitchen tiling and completing a new deck, which Jenelle was able to plan, schedule, and budget for. 

Expert Advice and Management

After meeting with Jenelle to understand more about the Refresh process, Diane was confident that he would be able to make the entire renovation process straight-forward and stress free. From design to delivery, Jenelle was Diane’s single point of contact which meant communication was always easy and she was kept up to date with progress.
Diane and Jenelle worked together to design a beautiful, modern bathroom which included a freestanding tub and generous walk-in shower. The new tiled shower did require council consent but Jenelle took care of all the paperwork on Diane’s behalf as part of the complete end-to-end Refresh service.

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Design Delivery

Bathrooms may be one of the smallest rooms in the home, but renovations still require a wide range of tradespeople. Thankfully, as a local Refresh Renovation Consultant, Jenelle had an existing network of trusted professionals, so was able to match the right people to the project to ensure exceptional workmanship and competitive pricing. Builders, plumbers, plasterers, electricians, flooring specialists, tilers, painters, and more were all involved in the transformation of Diane’s bathroom, which required experienced project management and scheduling.
The right tiler was particularly important as Diane had made several bold design choices for extensive tiling that reflected her taste and personality in both the kitchen and bathroom. 

Show-stopping Style

Diane’s bathroom was completely transformed into a show-stopping sanctuary. Light, bright, and spacious, it boasts floor to ceiling tiling, a luxurious free-standing bath, and beautiful fittings to create a truly spa-like space.
Patterned tiles stretch along the floor and into the walk-in shower and, along with the dusky blue bath and vessel top vanity, inject fun and personality into the room. Frameless mirrors and shower glass combined with a large landscape window keep lines clean and contemporary.
Meanwhile in the kitchen, square moroccan-esque tiles deliver splashes of playful colour that stand out against the white cupboards and timber floors. 

Designing a Dream Bathroom

Diane set out to create a modern, high-end bathroom led by design and the results are outstanding. The walk-in shower and free-standing bath create a feeling of luxury, while floor to ceiling tiling further elevates the space into something truly special. The bathroom is spacious, with clean lines and a contemporary look without feeling clinical.
Jenelle is thrilled with the final product. “Diane was not willing to compromise on her vision or aesthetic, which meant the renovation was truly design-led. This vision combined with exceptionally detail-focussed tradesmen on site meant that the result was fantastic.”
For Diane, the bathroom is a dream come true. “The Refresh team took their time to listen to all the things we wanted, came up with an amazing plan and have given us the bathroom of our dreams. I can’t thank them enough.”
Supplies were sourced from Gib, Placemakers, Resene, and Reece.

Thinking of renovating?

If you would like to get started on your own renovation project, get in touch with a Refresh renovation specialist today for a completely free consultation!

This project was completed in
May 2023
Project description
Bathroom renovation, deck and kitchen tiling
New Zealand
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Delays due to COVID isolation periods
Interesting aspects
Dusky blue bath and vessel top vanity
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Mark Morrison is Renovation Consultant of Morrison Enterprises Ltd, a franchisee of Renovation Franchise Ltd, doing business in Wellington

Jenelle Winstanley is Renovation Consultant of Morrison Enterprises Ltd, a franchisee of Renovation Franchise Ltd, doing business in Wellington.

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