This bathroom had been renovated about 20 years ago by the owners and it was time for an update but these days it was beyond them doing it themselves. In Hire A Hubby Eltham’s customers own words, they wanted a beautiful bathroom that would see out their days. Seeing as they are only in their late 60’s they ought to be enjoying this for a while.
They took a lot of time to plan the room and what Rick and his team created for them is a bathroom that combines very modern layout and fittings with the federation style that suits their beautiful home.
The team at Hire A Hubby Eltham removed the wall and door between the toilet and bathroom, removed the external door to the toilet, completely stripped the combined area back to bare frames on the walls and floor and set about the rebuild.
All walls and the floor all needed straightening. Nothing was straight or square. The floor had a slope of 40mm over the 4m length and each of the walls were out by up to 25mm. You will notice that one section of the floor frame had two dricks and a block of wood instead of a stump!
The customer had requested that the walls be sheets with cement sheet instead of plaster and that a niche shelf is added in the wall.
Instead of having a shower recess, they had designed a “wet area” that combined the shower and the bath area with a full width 10mm thick glass wall and shower door across the room. A tiled shower base was recessed into the floor and the new steel bath was set in a hob, the full width of the room.
Rick’s customers really adored their federation style vanity unit but the timber bench top had regrettably deteriorated and warped. The team carefully removed the dress shelf from the top of the vanity, has a new stone bench top made and reassembled the unit to make it a thoroughly new, recycled unit.
The customers, had VERY high expectations of the end result and when the renovation was completed they told Rick, “we knew from the moment we started chatting with you at your stand at the town festival that you were the person we needed. We could see the pride you take in what you do. You understood what we wanted and needed and could see the vision we had. We are completely and thoroughly delighted with the result and the way you and your team overcame every challenge that came up and we don’t believe we could have found anybody, anywhere that could have created exactly what we wanted as well as you have.”