Ensuite Bathroom Renovations

We’ve worked with homeowners around the world and know how many questions you may have about the process which is why we’ve put together a guide to help you learn what to expect from an ensuite renovation project!

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of renovating your ensuite bathroom, you’re not alone. We’ve worked with homeowners around the world and know how many questions you may have about the process which is why we’ve put together a guide to help you learn what to expect from an ensuite renovation project! We also have an ultimate guide to bathroom renovations but if you’re specifically interested in information about ensuites, stick with us here. 

What to consider during an ensuite renovation


How will your ensuite primarily be used? Jack and Jill ensuites that serve two bedrooms will have different functional requirements than that of a private or guest ensuite, so it’s important to discern the purpose of your ensuite renovation early on. Other practical factors such as accessibility measures need to be considered here as well. 


Deciding how you want your space to look is the part homeowners look forward to the most when renovating an ensuite. It’s often a luxury to have an ensuite and being able to thoughtfully design your own is the cherry on top. 


Windows provide both natural light and ventilation, but due to their unique positioning, it’s not uncommon for ensuite bathrooms to have no exterior windows. If this is the case in your home, additional ventilation measures must be taken to ensure a healthy and compliant bathroom. 

Cost of an ensuite renovation in 2023

In terms of cost, ensuite bathrooms don’t differ much from traditional bathroom renovations. We’ve completed bathroom renovations in Australia that cost between $16,000*-$75,000*. Where an ensuite renovation may cost exceed that of a regular bathroom renovation is if you need to create an ensuite, which could require structural work as well as plumbing and electrical, or if you plan to remodel the bedroom as well. But costing is an integral part of our 5-step process, so you’ll be given a fixed quote prior to any work beginning. 

Tips for an ensuite bathroom renovation in Australia

Utilise lighting

If there’s no window, skylight, or other way to get natural light into your ensuite bathroom, focus on creating it elsewhere. There are plenty of smart tech options and design techniques that will let you customise your space and mimic natural light as closely as possible. 

Prioritise waterproofing

While this may not sound like the most exciting ensuite renovation idea, it is an important one. Without proper waterproofing, leaks and water damage are inevitable; made worse as your ensuite shares walls with your bedroom. Working with Refresh, a Renovation Consultant will coordinate your team of reliable contractors so you can trust your ensuite renovation is being executed by experienced professionals. Because the last thing you want to do after a fantastic renovation is deal with remedial work in what is supposed to be a sanctuary space.

Ensuite bathroom design ideas

Even if you have a spacious ensuite bathroom you still want to be intentional with your design. Shower ledges as a minimalist storage solution work with most styles, but recently it’s become popular for the ledges to extend around the bathroom, creating additional open storage. However, if you’re prone to clutter, concealed storage is the way to go. Want to strike a balance with something in between? Check out the bathroom in this Melbourne apartment that utilises a combination of concealed and open storage to create a unique yet functional look.   

Planning an ensuite renovation with Refresh

Every renovation is unique but our approach remains the same: provide homeowners with robust customer support so they can enjoy their experience instead of stressing. To do so, our Renovation Consultants coordinate everything your ensuite renovation needs from start to finish including scheduling contractors and arranging for permits to be obtained should they be required.  

The early stages of our process are dedicated to thorough planning and design. Having completed thousands of successful renovations, we believe this is an important step in every great project. Early planning, along with transparency and communication, allows everyone to be on the same page so the project can run smoothly down the line during active construction. 

Upon completion, your Renovation Consultant will ensure all of the appropriate documentation is in order and that you’re 100% satisfied with your new ensuite. Should anything need to be addressed, no matter how small a detail, they’ll ensure it gets rectified in a timely manner. 

What does your dream ensuite look like?

Let’s talk! Get in touch with a local Renovation Consultant to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation so you can discuss your vision and how we can help bring it to life. 

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