Dave Georgetti - Auckland Renovation Consultant
Project description
A renovation of three bathrooms and one laundry
Jun 2019
Project duration
8 weeks
Actual cost
Share to
Georgetti Improvements Ltd in Auckland Central is an independent Franchisee of Refresh Renovations

Minimalism and high quality are the perfect combination when it comes to creating luxury bathroom designs, as the owners’ of this St Heliers home found.

WORDS Mina Phillips

Homeowner Ineke got in touch with Refresh Renovations after deciding she wanted to update four rooms of her home: her upstairs ensuite and family bathroom, as well as her downstairs water closet and laundry. Renovation specialist Dave Georgetti met with Ineke to discuss her ideas and what would be involved in making them happen. 

Bathroom design

Dave followed the Refresh process, presenting Ineke with a design inspired by the ideas they had discussed. They looked at the feasibility of the design in terms of cost, project timeframe, construction and installation. As Ineke and her family wanted to keep one bathroom in usable condition throughout the renovation, Dave extended the project timeframe from five weeks to eight. Ineke approved the design specifications, and the renovation work began.

Bathroom renovation

“The rooms were stripped back to wall framing in most areas and rebuilt from the floor up”, tells Dave. “This included replacing the underfloor heating. The two upstairs bathrooms already had wing walls screening off their water closets. We decided to keep these and used a dark grey/brown hex tiles to contrast and texture to the rooms.”

Marble floor tiles were installed in the upstairs bathrooms, creating a simple yet luxurious colour palette. Downstairs, Ineke opted for large grey tiles. Looking up, subtle recessed lighting continues the minimal design of the bathrooms - with added mood lighting surrounding the mirrors and vanities.

Working with Dave and his team was very good. I would absolutely recommend them to my friends and family

“LED strip lights were used above the upstairs mirrors and under vanities to give a soft diffused glow when the main lights are off”, says Dave. “In all three bathrooms, the vanities were longer than standard sizes, and had to be custom-made. This allowed us to choose any colour from the Resene range. Combined with the owners' choice of handles, engineered stone tops and bowls, these units are unique to this house.”

In the laundry, a simple white and grey colour scheme was used. White overhead cabinets were installed, providing plenty of storage space, in addition to a floor-to-ceiling cupboard; as well as additional storage under the laundry sink. 

The final result

As promised, Dave’s team completed the renovation within 8 weeks, within the originally quoted $95,000. Ineke and her family are extremely happy with the result.

“The downstairs cloakroom is probably one of my favourite features”, says Ineke. “I like that it’s minimal but also quite striking.”

“The wing walls with the hex tiles are a standout feature”, says Dave, “as is the colour coordination achieved through custom paint jobs on the vanities, picking out the colour in the tiles; including the marble veins. The LED lighting strips under the vanities and above the mirrors are also eye-catching.”

Her bathrooms and laundry complete, Ineke has only good things to say about Dave and his team.

“Working with Dave and his team was very good. I would absolutely recommend them to my friends and family.” 

Get in touch with Refresh to discuss your home renovation project

If you would like to discuss home renovation options for your next renovation project, please use the enquiry form on this page to provide us with your contact details. We will get in touch with you at a time that suits you to discuss your project. If you would like to provide us with more information about your project, we have a more comprehensive enquiry form on our "Get in touch" page too.

*All information is believed to be true at the time of publishing and is subject