Bathroom Renovations in Invercargill

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Bathrooms can see a lot of wear and tear over the years so a newly renovated bathroom can make all the difference in your home. Whether you’re looking to upgrade a small water closet or turn your main bathroom into a spa-like oasis, our Renovation Consultants can help bring your modern bathroom design to life. After all, it is possible to optimise functionality without sacrificing style!

Arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with your local Invercargill Renovation Consultant. Get in touch today to begin your journey towards a better bathroom.

The Refresh Approach

At Refresh Renovations, we’re changing the way the world renovates with a bespoke design-and-build process that caters to your lifestyle. We know that no two bathrooms are the same and that an ideal bathroom design will differ from household to household depending on your individual goals and needs for the space. 

When you work with our renovation experts, you can rest easy knowing you’ll have support every step of the way. From your initial consultation through to the completion of your project, work with your local Invercargill Renovation Consultant, and they’ll act as your single point of contact at every stage of our unique five step process.

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From conception to completion

The Refresh five step process starts with a free consultation. This provides you with the opportunity to discuss your ideas and budget. Your Renovation Consultant will share their expert advice along with inspiration that suits your taste and can also offer a 3D interior visualisation service to help bring your ideas to life. 

They will then work to have concept drawings prepared to help assess the feasibility of your design. This step proves cost-effective so that you know what works and what needs to be changed before your renovation begins. From here, working drawings will be developed which include structural details and engineering factors that could impact your space. You’ll also receive a fixed quote accurate to your project so there are no hidden costs to surprise you along the way.

If there are any permits or consents needed for your project to be a success, your Renovation Consultant will organise for those to be acquired. Then construction can begin. While your project is taking shape, your Renovation Consultant will work with their network of local tradespeople to oversee all of the work and ensure your project is completed on time and within your budget. 

All you need to do is sit back and watch your dream bathroom take shape. 

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How much value does a renovated bathroom add?

Bathroom renovations are a meaningful way to add value and longevity to your home. Bathroom taste is subjective, so it’s important to have good plumbing and to stay on top of trends with modern fittings, fixtures, and designs to future-proof your home for years to come. 

Looking to update more than just your bathroom? Learn how our Refresh can elevate your entire home renovation experience.

Do I need consent to renovate a bathroom?

Not all bathroom projects require consent; this depends on your local council and the type of work you plan to do. 

In New Zealand you will need consent if you plan to make changes that involve altering the plumbing, moving or removing walls, or tiling areas that require waterproofing. It is also important to consult your local council to make sure you acquire any necessary permits. 

Your Invercargill Renovation Consultant will make sure you have these legal requirements complete before the building phase starts.

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How much does a bathroom renovation cost?

Bathroom renovation costs depend on several factors, including the size of your space, functional improvements, layout changes, and the materials you choose.

Basic Bathroom Renovation Cost

$26,000 - $36,000*

A basic renovation might include replacing fixtures and upgrading paint, tile, and other accessories. These renovations do not include moving fixtures around in the space.

Mid Range Bathroom Renovation

$39,000 - $65,000*

This price range allows you to rearrange your floor plan to find a new flow that suits you. To move fixtures requires more plumbing and electrical work, but is worth the expense.

See how this property’s bathroom underwent a transformation from old to urban for $56,000. 

High End Bathroom Renovation


A higher budget can help you attain a luxurious bathroom with premium materials like marble and granite. You might also consider smart-home technology to add dimmable lights, a TV, underfloor heating, and more.

*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed-quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovation Consultant.

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How to keep bathroom renovation costs down?

Your Renovation Consultant’s focus is to keep your project within your budget. One way to lower costs is to only replace fixtures instead of re-configuring an entire bathroom layout. This is because moving fixtures around the room requires a lot more plumbing, electrical, and installation work.

The materials that you pick can also have a massive impact on the final price. There are plenty of quality materials and fixtures available that are not necessarily high-end, but still make a lasting impact.

See how this 1980s bathroom in Winton got a modern makeover for just $35,000.

How long does a bathroom renovation take?

Depending on the size and scope, the bathroom renovation process can take as little as 3 weeks or up to 10 weeks or more.

What is involved in a bathroom renovation in Invercargill?

There are a few key bathroom renovation considerations:

  • What is your reason for renovating? Whether you’re simply upgrading outdated fixtures or doing a complete makeover to your main bathroom, you’ll want to identify your reason first and foremost. 
  • Create your own bathroom design. Discover how to maximise space by drawing out a floor plan. The more floor space that you can see, the larger your space will feel. If you are doing a small bathroom renovation, you might consider wall-mounting your vanity, toilet, basin, and any other accessories. Source bathroom renovation ideas online and consult with your Renovation Consultant to pinpoint your design.
  • Choose your fixtures. Pick out fixtures like rimless toilets or wall-mounted basins. A great place to save on cost is by keeping your plumbing fittings in the same place to make installation easier.
  • Commit to a style. What is the feeling you wish to create in your bathroom? Whether it’s modern and minimal, spa-like, or more opulent, you’ll want to figure out the style that complements your home and stick to it.
  • Choose a reliable and trustworthy project manager. You are investing time and money into a room that will last you years to come. Bathroom renovation companies like Refresh can offer expert guidance and support. Rest assured, your renovation is in good hands when you work with a Renovation Consultant at Refresh.
Black fixtures in a modern bathroom

Types of bathroom renovations

Cosmetic remodel

A simple bathroom remodel usually involves replacing tired fixtures with new ones or giving the room a good new paint job. These changes might be small, but make a huge difference overall.

Floor plan redesign 

This extensive renovation focuses on changing the floor plan of your current bathroom so that it suits your lifestyle needs. 

Planning for the future 

Accommodate for ageing in place. Walk-in showers, shower seats, and grab-bars are common changes to future-proof your bathroom.

Bathroom addition

Start from scratch! This is a great opportunity to get creative with an entirely new space. 

No matter what type of bathroom renovation you’re considering, your Renovation Consultant will be your go-to for your bathroom project management. They’ll offer step-by-step guidance to bring these changes to fruition.

Ready to renovate your bathroom?

We’re ready to hear your ideas! Get in touch today with your local Invercargill Renovation Consultant to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.