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14May

Featured bathroom – Gorgeous Georgian

Reminiscent of a bygone era, this charming bathroom renovation was designed to suit its traditional surroundings. Located in an old Georgian home, the main challenge for designer John Spiteri and the Brindabella team was to make this new bathroom look old again. To capture the desired look, John focused on several features exclusive to the era, such as selecting timber V-jointed panels in place of tiles. White this type of work is quite common in the United States it was an innovative way of thinking for an Australian bathroom. For a truly authentic look, the effect was finished with traditional […]

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By mel gardener / May 14, 2017 / News, Projects / No Comments
14Apr

Featured bathroom – Shimmer & Shine

A large Turramurra bathroom has been re-designed as a luxurious and glamorous haven in which to relax and unwind The bathroom is located on the top floor of a grand, 1920s home. These homeowners wished to update the ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom to make the most of the large space at their disposal. Early in the discussion with the designer, the owners flagged the idea of a walk-in double shower so the designer set about making this the central feature of the bathroom. The age of the house presented a few challenges including no ability to move the toilet […]

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By mel gardener / April 14, 2017 / News, Projects / No Comments
15Mar

Featured bathroom – Open Plan Success

With privacy considerations a top priority, this ensuite bathroom is an integral part of the open-plan space. This main ensuite bathroom was one of four bathrooms designed and built in this home. Located in a fairly-new home, the owner was keen the bathrooms have a timeless feel which would be hard to date, with an ambiance that was warm and welcoming after a long day. The rest of the home has touches of traditional style with its high ceilings and classic cornices so we used a combination of contemporary, streamlined finishes – such as the freestanding bath – with items […]

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By admin / March 15, 2017 / News, Projects / No Comments
14Feb

Featured renovation – Period Perfection

An art deco home with plenty of character and style has been renovated to enhance its natural features and give the owners the lifestyle they always wanted. This is the perfect example of how a relationship with a valued client can grow and strengthen over time. Around five years previously, Brindabella had redesigned and renovated the bathrooms in this beautiful art-deco inspired home. The owners were so happy with the level of professionalism and standard of design and construction during the original works they decided to contact the company when more renovations were required.This renovation encompassed a variety of jobs […]

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By mel gardener / February 14, 2017 / News, Projects / No Comments
14Jan

Featured kitchen – Fabulously Fresh

Extending and renovating can be complicated but, with the right building team on board the results are well worth the effort. A tired kitchen becomes a fresh and inviting space thanks to a range of clever building techniques. The old dysfunctional kitchen was too small for the needs of the owners so it was decided to renovate and extend the space to make better use of the room. This was no simple facelift operation; it was a complicated reconfiguration of the entire kitchen and adjoining outdoor space. John Spiteri from Brindabella was brought in to be project manager and oversee the […]

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By mel gardener / January 14, 2017 / News, Projects / No Comments
14Dec

Featured bathroom – Recycled Style

A large apartment in an industrial building is transformed into a luxury shared space. The home is a large apartment in the Sydney suburb of Balmain and the family is made up of two adults and two teenage children. Originally, the building housed the Evans Confectionery factory which was established in the 1950s. In the late 1980s a developer bought the building and divided it into a number of large apartments. Many of the original industrial elements were maintained during the development such as exposed, structural beams and hardwood flooring which give the interior a fairly heavy, structural feel. The […]

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By mel gardener / December 14, 2016 / News, Projects / No Comments
26Oct

Brindabella wins again at HIA NSW Awards

Brindabella Bathrooms/Home Improvements celebrated another success at the 2015 HIA-CSR NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. The design and renovation company won the “HIA NSW Medium Bathroom 8sqm to 16sqm” category partnered by Winnings Commercial for its project at West Pennant Hills. The company was also a finalist in the “Bathroom Design” category for the same project. The HIA judges said, “The highlight of the bathroom was the floor tiles cut from a full slab, cut into tiles onsite and grain matched. The sliding door between shower and toilet cubicle is an innovative solution to create privacy while providing a shower screen.” This […]

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By mel gardener / October 26, 2015 / News / No Comments
12Aug

Brindabella Bathrooms announced as finalist in the 2015 Trends International Design Awards

The inaugural Trends International Design Awards (TIDAs) were launched this year as a way to consolidate the awards programs of various groups and industry associations to promote the design industry on an international scale. Initially launched in New Zealand and Australia, the awards program aims to bring the USA West Coast, other selected USA states, Singapore, and Malaysia into the program in 2016. The TIDAs provide a pathway for winners of existing association awards and Trends’ own awards programs to combine and be judged on an international stage, and to gain the additional recognition and prestige that this brings. Existing award categories […]

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By admin / August 12, 2015 / News / No Comments
23Jun

2015 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards winner – Bathroom Design

Brindabella Bathrooms is the winner of Australian Bathroom Design at the 2015 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards. The winning project was unveiled before hundreds of industry leaders at the prestigious Awards ceremony held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. The HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards are the ultimate platform to showcase the talents of the nation’s top builders and designers. Winners are selected from state based finalists, with awards in 21 separate categories. The Australian Bathroom Design award, partnered by GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens, recognises excellence in the design of a renovated or new bathroom in a residential project. “The […]

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By admin / June 23, 2015 / News / No Comments
6May

Ukko Saunas & Hot Tubs

We are exited to announce successful cooperation with Ukko Saunas & Hot Tubs: manufacturers of traditional saunas and original wooden hot tubs made from the finest Canadian Western Red Cedar. See our first completed project here.

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By admin / May 6, 2015 / News / No Comments
28Oct

Brindabella celebrates major award wins

Brindabella celebrated its success at the 2014 HIA-CSR NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards on Saturday 18th October. The design and construction company won awards in the Bathroom Design category for a project in Balmain. The judges said  “This building was originally a confectionery factory and was redeveloped into apartments. Many of the original industrial elements have been included in the design and were cleverly integrated. The bathroom successfully delivers a modernised look whilst including the history of the building.” Brindabella also won the HIA Large Bathroom over 8sqm category for a project at Turramurra and the Turramurra project was […]

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By admin / October 28, 2014 / News / No Comments
2Oct

HIA NSW Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2014

Congratulations to John Spiteri and the team from Brindabella for being selected as finalists in this year’s HIA NSW Kitchen & Bathroom awards. Finalist – Bathroom Design Read more about this bathroom here. Finalist – Bathroom Design; Large Bathroom over 8sqm Read more about this bathroom here. Finalist – Renovations/Additions Project up to $200,0000 Read more about this renovation project here. The award winners will be announced in 18 October. Fingers crossed.

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By admin / October 2, 2014 / News / No Comments
15Sep

Green Interior Awards 2014

Earlier this year, Brindabella Home Improvements took part in the inaugural Green Interior Awards with a bathroom project entered into the residential category. With today’s focus on sustainability and environmentally-friendly design, we decided to support this new awards program which we feel is an important step towards responsible and sustainable design. The project entered featured a recycled, timber mosaic tile which had been constructed from reclaimed boats and is a great example of re-use and re-purposing a product to give it a new lease on life. Used in both the main bathroom and adjoining powder room, the timber mosaic tiles […]

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By admin / September 15, 2014 / News / No Comments
15Sep

KBDi Design 2014 Awards

The annual Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute Awards were held last month at a glittering awards ceremony in Brisbane. Attended by more than 200 members of the design community, the awards were of special interest to Brindabella as Principal Designer and Certified Bathroom Designer John Spiteri was named as a finalist with three projects. Attendees enjoyed the pre-awards fireworks show kindly supplied by KBDi Diamond Sponsor Smeg before taking our seats inside the stunning marquee for a delicious dinner and the announcement of finalists and winners. Following the official part of the evening, we danced the night away on the […]

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By admin / September 15, 2014 / News / No Comments
1Jul

Finalist announcement – KBDi Awards 2014

Congratulations John Spiteri (CBD Au) and the Brindabella team. Not one but two bathroom renovation projects in the prestigious 2014 KBDi (Kitchen & Bathroom Design Institute) Awards. John has won through to the KBDi NSW finals with two large bathroom renovation projects.  One for a bathroom renovation in Balmain, Sydney. The other for bathroom renovation recently completed for a home in Turramurra. Click on the links below for details bathroom renovations Sydney – Balmain 2041 bathroom renovations Sydney – Turramurra 2074 John has also been nominated in the national awards for Certified Designer of the Year and for a national […]

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By admin / July 1, 2014 / News / No Comments

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