Bathroom Renovations

A quality bathroom renovation by a reputable builder should not only improve your way of life, but also add significant value to your home.

Adelaide Property Renovations specialise in internal renovations and offer our clients a complete start to finish bathroom renovation experience.  We are experts in custom-built bathrooms and our smooth process is evidence of our passion in that area.

What is Included in Our New Bathroom?

Below are some of the professional trades team involved in a typical bathroom renovation.

  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Plasterers
  • Painters
  • Tilers
  • Waterproofers
  • Shower screen and mirror installers
  • Cabinetmaker

Our team is made up of the best trades in Adelaide with decades of combined experience in bathroom renovations.  We use the highest quality materials and supplies to ensure a great result that will stand the test of time.  And, as a registered builder, our work is insured for your protection.


In South Australia, all building renovations must be done by a licensed residential builder, and any work over $12,000 should come with an approved building contract. Working with a licensed builder protects you by law. In addition, you will have peace of mind knowing that all licensed builders must go through a vigorous application process to show they are financially sound, qualified, knowledgeable, and of good character just to be granted a licence.

Be wary of tradespeople suggesting work or materials be separated into multiple payments and always ask for a builder’s licence number if you cannot see one.

What you invest in your new space will be largely determined by your choice of fittings and finishes. As a guide, done well with the correct materials, a bathroom will generally start from $30,000 for a full renovation, which includes waterproofing, plumbing, electrical, and your selected bathroom fixtures and fittings such as tiles, vanities, toilets and showers.

Cheaply priced building work should be approached with caution, as the main variables are the materials used and the amount paid to the tradespeople doing work such as electrical and waterproofing.Keep in mind that a bathroom done correctly by responsible tradespeople could potentially save you a lot of money down the track.

Absolutely. This is a wise decision if you want to get the best possible value while you renovate. Adelaide Property Renovations provides a full turn-key service meaning you can save money on returning trades and optimise the renovation period by getting everything done at once.

In particular, secondary bathrooms, ensuites, and powder rooms should be done to match the main bathroom. Kitchens and laundries can also add huge amounts of value to your home and can make a big difference to the ease and convenience of your daily life.

Many reputable renovation companies will not be able to assist you with smaller works as stand alone projects, but can easily accommodate them while already at your home. Often, having storage cabinets or small improvements done professionally at the same time as your renovation can be significantly cheaper and longer lasting than DIY options.

Very often, it is not so much the space but the fittings, fixtures, and materials inside that will determine your overall investment. A larger but simply designed room with a budget vanity and shower will be less than a smaller one with designer items or more complex design features.

This is why working with someone knowledgeable about the various components is invaluable – we can guide you through the moreclever and cost-saving ideas that still look amazing, or ensure that your feature piece or design can be worked into your budget.

We do. We have worked very hard over the past 30 years to develop relationships with local Adelaide suppliers who will look after our clients as if they were their own, and we happily recommend them as part of our Client Welcome Pack.

These businesses will provide you with design ideas and guidance on the best choices for your aesthetic and budget while knowing our minimum quality standards and keeping within those.

Working with our suppliers for your renovation means you have the service and quality backing of both companies. It means a smooth building process as items are checked and triple-checked and deliveries are coordinated with an often moving schedule. We will be fully responsible for fixtures and fittings, sparing you with any hassle or costly delays, and ensuring that items are in stock, the correct colour and model, high quality, and will stand the test of time.

This is a great question. A renovation is a full overhaul of your existing bathroom, starting with demolition and a blank slate before altering the layout, adjusting the plumbing and electrical locations, installing all new linings and waterproof membrane, and bringing everything up to current Australian standards.

Bathroom furniture items (often called fixtures and fittings) are replaced with newly selected models that are specifically chosen by you, which look better while also saving water and energy by running more efficiently. Your new bathroom will look amazing but will also have been redesigned to maximise space and be perfectly suited to your needs.

A makeover, conversely, is making improvements to the existing space such as fixtures and fittings already in the bathroom. This will typically include things like changing baths and sinks, painting and replacing grout. It is usually not a fix for waterproofing issues, non-compliance with plumbing and electrical standards, or a non-functional design.

We often say that a makeover is like simply repainting a 1970s car (complete with its older standards and wear and tear) and calling it new.

Many licensed builders, including ourselves, will only work with full renovations as this means we can ensure that the finished space is functional, waterproof, high quality and built to last many years. Thus, being worthy of our name.

For several reasons. The overall price for your project is made up of many components, lots of which are individual to you and your design and preferences. Others may have different budgets or tastes or place a higher value on particular items.

The largest components by far are the materials and labour, materials being the items within your bathroom such as toilet, vanity, shower, tiles and windows, and labour including the builder and carpentry, electrical, plumbing and waterproofing. For which it is self-evident that you do not always want the cheapest tradesperson.

In addition, many reputable renovators have good supplier and trade relationships and can get high quality products and services for their clients. Others may reduce prices by using less favourable suppliers, discontinued items or a lesser quality of materials.

On costs that add a small amount (a few hundred dollars) to your project but are invaluable include qualifications, licences and registrations.
In general, if there is a small difference in price between your quote and that of others, ask us to go through it and compare ‘apples for apples’ so that you are well informed before making a decision. If, however, you are presented with a surprisingly low proposal for any building works, approach with caution and do your research.

This can depend on the back and forth during the design phase, as it is important that you end up with exactly what you want. Something that moves quickly through design and choosing fixtures and finishes may be ready to start in just a few weeks, whereas projects with plenty of thought and the occasional change of mind will take much longer.

In general, we will confirm a specific start date with you when your design and selections are signed off. This ensures that anything you have chosen can be secured and available for your home and that you can plan ahead to be without amenities for a short period. At this time, we will be guiding you through our Welcome process and you will know everything that is happening at each stage ahead.

Once the onsite work is started, an average sized bathroom renovation done “our way” typically takes four weeks from start to finish. We are unapologetically slightly slower than some companies – this is because we exceed the Australian standards in several areas (such as waterproofing) as policy, to ensure our clients can enjoy their bathroom for many years to come.

Ideas are all you need! As a first step, our licensed builder Paul will visit you in person, in your home, to meet you and understand your needs. He will take photographs and measurements as necessary, offer detailed advice and may even offer a ballpark investment range where possible.

This meeting is an opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have, and to allow us to offer suggestions and improvements to your ideas from our wealth of industry experience. Before he attends, we usually suggest reading our company brochure, and jot down any questions you can think of upfront.

After the initial consultation, we will work through a design process between you and our design team. This is the exciting time when your ideas become a floor plan!

Before a proposal is prepared, a detailed scope of work will be mapped out and professional trades may be organised to attend your home for their own site assessment. This ensures accurate job specifications and reliable pricing with no hidden surprises.

As you can see, a huge amount of time and communication is spent with us before you even receive a quote! This is because we know from experience that a well thought out and planned renovation is one that ensures a great experience for our clients.