Turning an unforeseen problem into a luxury bathroom renovation on a budget

The owners had recently purchased this four year old two storey townhouse in Ascot Park, Adelaide and begun a new chapter in their lives. But they were not expecting a problematic bathroom which put a bit of a dampener on their lifestyle - literally.

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The reason for the bathroom renovation

The owners had recently purchased this two storey townhouse in Ascot Park, Adelaide and begun a new chapter in their lives. But they were not expecting a problematic bathroom which put a bit of a dampener on their lifestyle - literally. Every time they had a shower, the water from the upstairs bathroom leaked into the kitchen ceiling. The home was only four years old but was already showing signs of permanent structural and celling damage.

The bathroom had been renovated only a couple of years prior but had not been waterproofed according to Australian standards of building practise. Unfortunately, water leaked through the bathroom floor to the kitchen ceiling causing damp, mould and structural damage. It was an unplanned expense for the new owners who only realised the problem after they moved in.

They called Ken Hall Plumbers for advice and to repair the leaks. We identified the source of the problem quickly and provided a quote, but with the extent of the damage already done, it made more sense to fully renovate the bathroom. The couple were planning to live in this home for several years.

The customer’s criteria

The owners wanted a modern and luxury feel, within their budget, especially since this was an unforeseen expense. We had an initial consultation with the client in their home to discuss the design and function of the bathroom.

We provide an end to end service from design to install. After browsing through images of tapware, vanities and bathroom accessories, we set about putting together the scope of works, with layout, design and fixtures. We replaced the old bathroom completely, placing the shower, vanity and bathtub in the same positions which saved money on further plumbing costs.

Sometimes unforeseen problems can arise in any building project. When we lifted the old tiles off the floor, the leaking water had extensively damaged the flooring underneath so the entire sub floor had to be replaced.


The products

Our commitment to our customers is to find the best quality products within their budget. Initially the owners were concerned that a free-standing bathtub would be outside their budget but by shopping around, we were able to find the perfect tub at the perfect price. We sourced a timber benchtop vanity which added modern style and flair to the bathroom.

  • Free standing bath - which makes the room look spacious
  • Shaving cabinet – easily accessible storage of everyday items
  • Vanity on a timber benchtop – for a modern style
  • Semi-frameless shower screen – for a sense of space
  • Stainless steel tapware in a simple modern design


The time frame

The project took three weeks from the day of demolition to completion. We do a final walk through with our customers to ensure they are happy with the result, and we are always available after the project is completed should a customer need us.

Give Ken a Call – complete bathrooms renovations in Adelaide

Whether you need bathroom repairs, partial or total renovations, call the experienced team at Ken Hall Plumbers on 8364 5855 for a free no obligation quote to start planning your new dream bathroom. With more than 37 years experience, you can leave the details to us while you have peace of mind knowing your bathroom is being renovated by qualified and experienced tradespeople.

Client Testimonial

Bianca Bishop

“We are very happy with our new bathroom. The team at Ken Hall were so helpful all the way through, keeping us updated on progress and taking the time to explain things to us when hidden water damage meant the job was a lot bigger than initially expected. We love the new modern design and the way our bathroom seems much bigger and brighter. We will be recommending Ken Hall Plumbers to all our friends in the Adelaide area.”

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