Refresh renovation specialist Saleem Bhikoo completed a full bathroom renovation, and built a new large hardwood deck in Westmere, Auckland.
WORDS Raul Sharma
Homeowners Tara and Clay live in a 2 storey character townhouse hidden away in the quiet suburb of Westmere. In need of updating their bathroom and wanting to install a deck in their backyard, they contacted Saleem Bhikoo from Refresh Renovations in Auckland Central.
“We went with Refresh originally to avoid having to deal with multiple suppliers,” admits Tara. “It was clear we made the right decision when we saw that everyone Saleem brought on to the job was delightful, delivered great work, and made our experience even better!”
“Right from the start, we found Saleem easy to deal with,” says Tara. “His clear and prompt communication was evident as he gave us genuine guiding advice through the initial design stages.”
The design process
Finding their outside space underutilised, Tara and Clay wanted to create a welcoming area to enjoy the outdoors, with a bit of added privacy. Saleem developed the plan and his design team delivered the brief, which exceeded the homeowners’ expectations of what was possible.
Speaking on the initial stages, Saleem reveals: “Tara loved the concept design for the decking. It allowed her to visualise what was being built, make changes, and finally approve the design before the build.”
During the build, the Refresh Project Manager and his build team carefully executed the construction as per the plans, using quality materials and workmanship. Garapa hardwood was used for the decking and seating, selected for its durability and beautiful warm colour. It also matched the quality stainless steel fixings for a superb finish!
Saleem finished the deck by installing a large privacy screen and fixing planter boxes that added to the overall ambience.
“I got the exact deck I was after,” says Tara. “The quality of the work is fantastic!”
Meanwhile, the bathroom situated on the first floor was renovated to feature white walls with contrasting charcoal black floor tiles. The bath area now includes a recessed shelf, complete with custom built frameless shower glass. Saleem and his team also installed all new quality fixtures together with a black stylish vanity. The finish resulted in an elegantly classic and functional modern bathroom.
When asked about the final results, Tara exclaims “We are absolutely delighted with the work. We love our new bathroom and deck! It was delivered to timeframe expectations and we were kept informed throughout the project. Everything was visible through the project management portal as well. We really loved working with Saleem and will engage him again for any work we have in the future!”
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