Simple Yet Superb: Bathroom Renovation in Miramar, Wellington

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This bathroom renovation in Miramar, Wellington transformed a tired space into a light, airy oasis for its elderly owners. Add bedroom redecorating plus roof and rot repairs, and this 1950s home feels young and fresh again.

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Bathroom Renovations Wellington

Having worked with Refresh Renovations Wellington before, Helen and her husband knew exactly who to call when they decided it was time for a bathroom renovation. The couple wanted to live out their retirement in their 1950s Wellington unit but a major makeover was needed. Renovation Consultant Lia Boersma was ready to help.

The bathroom required a full renovation. Helen could no longer step into and out of the bath/shower, so a full shower was a priority for safety reasons. It was also important to maximise the space in the bathroom and increase light levels. In addition, Helen wanted to redecorate the two upstairs bedrooms with new paint, flooring, and joinery. Water damage from roof leaks between Helen’s unit and her neighbour’s needed fixing and the roof itself repaired and cleaned.

In-depth and in stride

Following their initial consultation and discussions, Helen and her husband were thrilled with the concept that Lia’s design consultant, Tina Daisley, presented. The bathroom was set to be transformed with a beautiful, fresh palette and light galore. The initial budget for the bathroom and bedrooms was estimated at $150,000 but was extended to $170,000 once it became apparent how extensive the water damage was. The rot repairs included roofing repairs between the two units, and a clean, repair, and waterproof of the existing roof. Helen was focused on an outcome rather than costs and just wanted it all sorted, once and for all. Knowing Lia and her team could be trusted to deliver on time, budget, and expectations, the costings and drawings were signed off and the upgrade and repairs could begin.

On budget and on time

Construction lasted six weeks. Thorough planning by Lia and her Refresh Wellington team, including feasibility studies and detailed plans, meant there were no surprises as each task was tackled and completed. Builders, plumbers, electricians, plasterers, painters, roofers, and tilers were all involved and the entire renovation went extremely smoothly – to stunning effect.

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Simple yet superb bathroom renovation results

All the careful work in the early stages paid off handsomely, as the finished outcome is simple yet striking. 

The bathroom renovation has created a gorgeous, light space, one that is a pleasure to use. The layout was completely changed to make the most of the 6m2 footprint. A double-doored shower was installed, with ample shelf storage and handheld showerhead providing Helen with safe manoeuvrability. The robin’s egg blue walls have a calming effect, while the turquoise subway tiles make the backsplash pop and add a bit of fun to the space. The repainted ceiling increases a sense of height, and the new skylight bathes the room in natural light.

New paint, carpet, and joinery has enhanced the comfort and ambience of the renovated bedrooms, while warm soft tones chosen for the walls have brought a cosy feel to each space. 

Crucially, all the rot has been removed and the roof is watertight, providing Helen and her husband with security against the elements. Interested in renovating your bathroom with Refresh Renovations? Checkout our completed bathroom renovations in Wellington and join our list of happy customers today!

Final Thoughts on Bathroom Design and Renovation

From dark to dazzling: Lia, Tina and the Refresh Wellington team did a wonderful job – taking an ageing home and modernising key areas. The reimagined bathroom with the cosy, light-filled bedrooms have given the upstairs of the home a new life, while the rot and roof repairs ensure that life in this 1950s unit will be comfortable for years to come. Helen’s wish list was completed on time, on budget, and beyond expectation.

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This project was completed in
November 2023
Project description
Bathroom renovation + add-ons
New Zealand
Project duration
6 weeks
Cost estimate
Actual cost
Interior rot from water leaks and roofing repairs between the two units.
Interesting aspects
Turquoise subway tiles create a pop of colour.
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Lia Boersma is a Renovation Consultant of Silkworm Ltd, a franchisee of Renovation Franchise Ltd, doing business in Wellington.

Tina Daisley is Design Consultant of Silkworm LTD, a franchisee of Renovation Franchise Ltd, doing business in Wellington.

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