Bathroom Improvement

Bathroom Renovations for Heritage Homes in Sydney

A heritage-listed home is a property or building that has been identified by your state/territory and local government as having a historical or cultural value that is worth conserving for future generations.

State/territory and local authorities will have different rules for what homeowners can and can’t do with a heritage-listed house. Although, in general, the rules typically concentrate around conserving the property’s style and look, particularly the front façade and any original elements, as well as maintaining a balance between the old and modern.

Even though bathroom renovations have no limitations in heritage-listed homes, a vintage-inspired aesthetic for your bathroom will enhance the house’s original charm and perfectly compliment the remarkable exterior.

Heritage-listed homes all throughout Sydney can benefit from the vintage style bathroom. For heritage bathroom renovations Coogee all the way to vintage bathroom renovations Penrith, look no further than Novalé bathrooms. Novalé bathrooms have completed many tricky vintage bathroom renovations all over Sydney, so we can confidently inspire you for your next vintage bathroom renovation.

In particular, get inspired by Novalé’s recent vintage Bathroom Renovation Coogee. See how our expert designers perfectly transformed three outdated bathrooms in a Coogee home into perfect vintage style bathrooms with up-to-date installations for modern performance.

What is a Vintage Style Bathroom Renovation?

It’s an issue that many heritage-listed house owners face, how to modernise a bathroom but still stay true to the era of the home?

At Novalé, we know how difficult picking a bathroom renovation design can be, especially in homes with such unique historic features as those in heritage homes. Our experienced design team works with you to deliver tailored bathroom renovation ideas and allows your whole renovation to come together seamlessly.

In essence, we add classic charm in new bathroom renovations, re-creating vintage bathroom aesthetics that allows homeowners to enjoy period charm without sacrificing on modern convenience. Our vintage styled bathrooms provide that classic look and feel of yesteryear whilst allowing for an opulent style.

Our expert design teams at Novalé have bathroom inspirations to suit everyone in any location. From heritage bathroom renovations Coogee to vintage bathroom renovations Penrith, Novalé bathrooms has decades of experience ensuring vintage dreams come to fruition.

Vintage Bathroom Renovation Coogee – Case Study

Novalé Bathrooms had the privilege to design and renovate three vintage bathrooms in this Coogee home resulting in a good mix of old and new features. Each element in this bathroom renovation Coogee is sure to impress guests for the rest of time.



As you are probably well aware, older homes are not without their flaws, such as clogged plumbing, gaps above door frames, and lights with a mind of their own. Even the best-kept heritage property can deteriorate with time, and certain sections may require more than a makeover.

For this vintage-inspired bathroom renovation Coogee, there was no need to be completely bound by the home’s architectural elements. So, some structural elements like the doors, windows, and ceilings were updated in all bathrooms as part of the bathroom renovation Coogee.



Although particularly in the downstairs bathroom, the design team felt removing the traditional structural features modernised the bathroom a bit too much. So, to balance out these modern structural upgrades in the Coogee bathroom renovation, the design team selected vintage-looking bathroom installations that mimic the era when the home was built.

In particular, both vanities in the downstairs bathrooms have a powerful vintage appeal with classic tapware, clawfoot features and antique vanity nobs that perfect match the home’s date of construction.



Both downstairs bathrooms in this bathroom renovation Coogee are not overpowered by the vintage aesthetic, as the colour palette was cleverly utilised. Using the colour palette to tone down the vintage aesthetics in a bathroom renovation is an excellent idea. As in this bathroom renovation Coogee the light blue was used for wall paint, towels, and other accessories to lighten the space and give it a more modern feel.



When the original homes in Sydney were being constructed, glass and heating was a considerable expense. As a result, many historic homes were built with small windows so homeowners could save on electricity.

This bathroom renovation Coogee was no exception! The home has very small windows, with some rooms having no windows at all, which resulted in very little natural light. So, in the upstairs bathroom renovation Coogee, the Novalé labours installed a skylight above the tub to add extra light, circulation and making the perfect spot for indoor plants.




Each of the three bathrooms in this bathroom renovation Coogee seamlessly connect throughout the home as each of the spaces incorporate the same two vintage materials.

The first is marble stone, which is utilised in various applications from floor tiles, wall tiles, and vanity tops. The classic and beautiful veining of marble is a no-brainer for vintage-inspired bathrooms and also adds value to the home! No matter the form, natural stone looks impressive throughout the Coogee bathroom renovation.



In addition, all three-bathroom renovations Coogee use matching chrome tapware. Although gold metals are a good option for a vintage-inspired renovation, chrome is still the number one tapware choice in terms of practicality. The use of silver metals makes this bathroom renovation Coogee easier to clean and maintain, with strong resistance to scratches and fingerprints for many years to come.


Start Your Heritage Bathroom Renovation with Novalé!

A beautifully renovated heritage-listed property is more in demand than an unrenovated one, so no matter if you are getting ready to sell or have just bought your dream heritage property. It’s time to invest in a vintage bathroom renovation to perfectly match the time period of your home with Novalé bathrooms.

No matter if you need bathroom renovators for a large vintage bathroom in Penrith, heritage bathroom renovation Coogee, or a small bathroom renovation Alexandria, Novalé’s highly experienced teams are available to help you produce a beautiful and highly functional modern bathroom design.

If you are beginning to research bathroom renovators for your modern bathroom design and renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations in Penrith to bathroom renovations in Coogee, Newtown and all the way to bathroom renovations in Alexandria. For a full list of the Areas We Service, see here.

Our teams are ready to start building you a fantastic modern bathroom design. We implement a unique 4 step bathroom renovation process, and we encourage potential customers to read the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience others have had to renovate with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.

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