The best bathroom renovation companies in Canberra

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Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations team photo, one of Canberra’s most recommended bathroom renovation specialists.

Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations team photo, one of Canberra’s most recommended bathroom renovation specialists. Photo: Supplied.

From making sure we look our best for the day ahead to unwinding in the evening with a relaxing bath, most people spend a considerable amount of time in the bathroom. In fact, the average person will spend 416 days in the bathroom over their lifetime. Given the high number of hours, it’s easy to see why bathrooms are a popular renovation choice.

Besides the fact that having a functional and aesthetically pleasing bathroom will make your life a lot easier; a modern and up-to-date bathroom can add significant value to your home in the future.

If you’re considering a bathroom renovation, it can be difficult to know where to start. The best bathroom renovators will be able to advise you on design, timeline, cost, the demands of the Canberra property market (if you’re eventually looking to sell or lease your home), and other useful information that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own.

So, what specific qualities should you look for in a bathroom renovation company, and how can you find the best?

What makes a great bathroom renovation company?

Not sure what you are looking for in a bathroom renovation company? Not to worry. Keep the following characteristics in mind.

  • Extensive portfolio. Ask to view a company’s portfolio of bathroom renovations before you engage their services. That way, you can determine if they have the skills to deliver the bathroom of your dreams.
  • Experience. Not all building companies specialise in bathroom renovations. Look for a company that has extensive experience renovating bathrooms, which can be more complex than other types of renovations. Bathrooms need to look great but also be waterproof, compliant and functional.
  • Transparent pricing. Your bathroom renovation company should be upfront with you about how much things will cost. Quotes and invoices should be transparent, with no unexpected additional fees or charges. If unexpected costs or extras do happen to arise, the best companies will always consult you before engaging these costs.
  • Reliable and respectful. From tilers to plumbers, look for a company with tradespeople that arrive on time and ready to work. The best treat customers’ homes like their own – keeping mess and disruption to a minimum, while being careful with your belongings.

The best bathroom renovation companies in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations

Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations

When you’re renovating, you want a vision brought to life by someone you can trust. Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations (MSBR) is Canberra’s only fixed-price renovator, which means no hidden costs and no surprises.

This family business is revolutionising what was once a cottage industry, using an online project management tool to provide daily updates and photos, making your renovation fully transparent, trackable and shareable. Through the tool you can also choose, approve and alter your design and products throughout the renovation. A dedicated interior designer will help you plan your dream space, and will even go shopping with you to help you pick the perfect products.

All tradespeople are fully qualified, employed directly by MSBR rather than subcontracted. They guarantee their work with an industry first 20-year waterproofing warranty, and as well as specialising in bathrooms, they can help you renovate your laundry, kitchen, and more.

As RiotACT commenter Maree Pronin says, “l had Mark Sheppard renovate our bathroom [in] 2018 and am completely happy. The new design is outstanding due to Mark’s creative design and everything was done to the highest quality for decent price. When Mark found the floor had a big hole in it – he replaced [it] without any extra charge to maintain the integrity of his original quote (that was worth $3000)… Mark did such a good job that l would recommend him 100 percent as he does things to the highest standard.”

The Bathroom Company

The Bathroom Company

The Bathroom Company has helped Canberrans get the bathrooms of their dreams since 1993. It divides its bathroom renovation projects into three stages: consultation (finding out exactly what you want from your new bathroom), design (bringing your ideas to life – even consulting interior designers where needed) and renovation (where a dedicated on-site foreman acts as your single point of contact).

The Bathroom Company can help you achieve bathroom bliss by taking the hassle out of your bathroom renovations. Their endeavour is to not only professionally improve your home and its value, but also to add that personal touch that makes it your home.

Gavin and Ruth shared their experience working with The Bathroom Company in a website testimonial, “Andrew and team were friendly and easy to deal with, gave us good advice on the design of our bathroom and provided quotes quickly. They did a high-quality job on time and budget, with no fuss and always kept us up to date on progress. We are very happy with the end result!”

G6 Homes

G6 Homes

G6 Homes is a local business that handles bathroom and laundry renovations and alterations (kitchens too). With a qualified electrician as part of the team, G6 Homes streamlines renovation projects.

The G6 Homes’ team works closely with clients to determine needs, likes and dislikes. They provide realistic advice, based on budget, and can be counted on for great ideas. G6 Homes creates bathrooms and laundries of all styles, each pleasing to look at, truly functional and long-lasting. G6 Homes manages renovations projects with as little disruption as possible to client’s lives.

Fully qualified and insured, G6 Homes is professional, prompt and efficient. Each team member treats client’s homes as though they were their own. Work is of the highest quality and G6 Homes guarantees satisfaction.

On Facebook, Matthew Balken wrote, “Fantastic from start to finish! Definitely recommend. Amazing customer service, communication. More than fair pricing and top-quality work. 10/10.”

81 Heagney Cresent Chisholm
Chisholm ACT 2905
ACT Renovations

ACT Renovations

If you’re serious about transforming your bathroom into a beautiful and more functional space, it’s hard to go past ACT Renovations. With over ten years of experience renovating Canberra bathrooms, its team takes care of everything from the initial design to final clean before handover.

Whether you’d like to install heated tiles to take the edge of Canberra’s cold winters, or just want fixtures and a vanity that feel more modern, ACT Renovations is ready to guide you every step of the way. Owner and director Craig Minshull leads a qualified team of professional tradespeople to ensure you end up with a bathroom that you truly love.

As Melissa Donelly writes on Google, The team at ACT Renovations made the whole process easy. They were professional and held the highest standards for all their work. I would absolutely engage them again and would recommend them to anyone.

1/66 Maryborough Street
Fyshwick ACT 2609
Instyle Bathroom Renovations

Instyle Bathroom Renovations

Locally owned and operated, Instyle Bathroom Renovations have built a stellar reputation as one of the region’s leading design and construct bathroom services. Specialising exclusively in bathroom renovations, they offer end-to-end packages individually tailored to suit all budgets and requirements.

Quality and professionalism are paramount to Instyle’s 100% guarantee of customer satisfaction. Instyle Bathroom Renovations has been recognised as a Certified Project Manager by the Australian Institute of Project Management, and their team of fully licensed and insured operators pride themselves on impeccable craftsmanship and superior quality products. Their innovative flair for great design ensures that each and every finished renovation leaves the customer completely satisfied with a space that is perfectly tailored to their needs and desires.

This team offers more than first class fixtures, fittings, and finishes. Instyle Bathroom Renovations also offer extensive design consultation services in the comfort and convenience of your home. This complimentary consultation is the first stage of the design and planning process – the first step towards making your dream bathroom a reality.

With a seamless and straightforward process, fixed quotes with no hidden costs, and timely service delivery, both homeowners and investors should look no further than InStyle Bathroom Renovations for their next project.

As Hope Westbury wrote on Google, “Thank you to Kuros for our wonderful bathroom renovation which you helped us completely redesign. I can’t fault you for your work and professionalism. The project was managed extremely well and I really appreciated being kept up-to-date and informed on where everything was up to.”

Stellar Bathrooms Canberra

If you want a stress-free bathroom renovation experience, Stellar Bathrooms Canberra could be the company for you. It employs its own licensed builder and tiler, and handles all other trades, so you can be assured of quality without the hassle of having multiple people to deal with.

Stellar Bathrooms Canberra prides itself on quality, communication and attention to detail. Whether you’re renovating a main bathroom, ensuite, or even a laundry, no job is too big or too small Stellar Bathrooms.

As Danny Winter writes on Google, “Grant and is team did an amazing job on our bathroom. They were clean, on time and very organised. Extremely professional and quality workmanship.”

If you’re embarking on a renovation project and are looking for some services to help you in the process, check out our articles on the best tilers, the best flooring specialists, the best plasterers, the best painters and the best carpenters in Canberra.

If you’re after more specific work for your kitchen, check out our article on the best kitchen renovation companies our region has to offer.

If you’re upgrading your outdoor areas, our articles on Canberra’s best landscapers, best concreters and best fencing contractors.

Your experience with bathroom renovation companies in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the bathroom renovation companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to do my bathroom renovation myself?
Doing your own bathroom renovation is possible but not advisable. Whilst painting walls and re-tiling the floors might be achievable, navigating the plumbing and installing new systems requires professional help that bathroom renovation companies specialise in. Hiring a professional ensures a high-quality, durable and good looking space. It also helps you to avoid the headache of having to eventually repair poorly-installed pieces.
Why should I renovate my bathroom?
There are so many benefits to renovating your bathroom. Renovating your bathroom can give you an opportunity to install more efficient systems that save water. You can also avoid a build up of mildew by increasing the ventilation in your bathroom. You can even optimise the space available to you while giving it a more modern look.
Does renovating my bathroom add value to my home?
If you're planning on eventually selling or leasing your property, renovating the bathroom can prove to be an extremely lucrative choice, particularly if your old bathroom was built decades ago. While it may seem like a great cost now, the returns on may outweigh it. A modern, durable and sustainable bathroom can add a great deal of value to your house.
How much does it cost to renovate a bathroom?
This depends entirely on what you're having done. Taking into account jobs such as re-tiling, fixture refitting, plumbing and installation of new appliances, the renovation may involve some high costs. This could be anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 or more.
Can I choose my fixtures and appliances for my bathroom?
Absolutely. The bathroom renovation company will be able to guide you through the design process and help you decide what will work best for your space. They will also be able to recommend suppliers to you, and might even get a discounted trade price. Alternatively, you can source your fixtures and appliances independently and the renovators can install it for you.

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Hannah Richardson Hannah Richardson 8:53 pm 08 Sep 21

I highly recommend Oli and the team at Salt Renovations.
They did a great job remodeling our laundry to a contemporary bathroom.

A big factor in choosing Salt was trust. I felt I could trust Oli to be fair and honest, to deliver outstanding quality and to make all those tiny decisions consistent with our preferences, when we couldn’t be there. We got a number of quotes from other builders and while Salt was not the cheapest, the level of detail Oli provided convinced me that he was being the most open about all possible costs and gave us confidence in his work.

Delivering on time and budget was really important to us, as we had a baby on the way and were in a pandemic. Salt did not disappoint.

Oli provided the type of additional design advice that other builders didn’t. Ours was not a simple bathroom renovation but remodeling an old awkward laundry into a bathroom, with flow in effects for the whole house. Oli made a big effort to work with us through layout and design options before the build began. What impressed me about Oli was that he saw solutions to a tricky space where others saw problems. He was generous with his time and made sure we were choosing the right design.

Salt has great customer service. The project manager Matt went the extra mile to make sure we were happy. The team was respectful of our home and had kept us updated on progress, talking through options and providing great advice when things got tricky, as renovations often do.

Salt has a network of professionals who also provided great service and high quality products like cabinetry.

Ultimately the quality of the build was very high with great attention to detail. We are very happy.

    Salt Renovations Salt Renovations 9:48 am 09 Sep 21

    Dear Hannah,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. This is what is all about, walking on a journey together and creating beautiful spaces that transform lives! You and Conrad were a delight to work with and I wish we could do it all over again!

    Yours always,

    Olivier and the Salt team

kgos2617 kgos2617 3:36 pm 02 Aug 21

No false promises, no surprises, only quality work, a professional team and a great result. Highly recommended.

MSBR have just finished our major refit – an amazing master bedroom ensuite, new laundry and also converted an outdated bathroom/separate toilet into two bathrooms – an ensuite for a bedroom and a separate guest bathroom. Very happy with outcome.
Team were professional, reliable, courteous, Chris (site manager) was meticulous, unflappable and dependable, project management app fantastic tool while we watched from interstate, they didn’t quibble about minor rectifications at the end and worked with us until we were satisfied, great layout ideas to maximise space and cupboards in the laundry. The time I put into selecting fixtures in advance maximised our time with Angela, the MSBR interior deisgner, to work on layout and we were very impressed with the plans and images she produced. We knew immediately what the finished product would look like.
Site protection and Work Health & Safety were both done very well.
In Nov we were advised we would be first job in May and they started on 3 May – we really appreciated Mark Sheppard’s honesty about the start date and project timeline. The project timeline was on the app and on the wall in our house for everyone to see and be held accountable.
It was a total package with all trades included – MSBR subcontractors were excellent. Some other add on jobs were handled for us by them as well – with minimal hassle.
Everyone was considerate and courteous to our body corporate neighbours.
Any queries raised with Gill or Chris were dealt with quickly, politely and sensibly.
True to say Mark Sheppard has elevated a cottage industry to a professional outfit.
If you want a quality job, go to MSBR.

    Mark Sheppard Mark Sheppard 9:48 am 03 Aug 21

    Thank you K and D for your kind words. We loved working with you and we are pleased that we exceeded your expectations. Our service is designed to make renovations as easy and hassle free for clients: from free interior design to professional project management and final quality inspections. We have loaded your photos on instagram https://www.instagram.com/bathroomsandrenovations/ so you can share with friends and family.

taniaparkes taniaparkes 11:35 am 29 Jun 21

I recently had an ensuite bathroom gutted and totally remodelled. I would highly recommend Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations for three reasons: high quality ‘wow factor’ result; professional trades, project management and administration; and a diverse skilled team. While I initially thought the interior design service would not be useful to me, it turned out to be instrumental in contributing to the Geoffrey Bawa inspired design with which I could not be happier.

    Mark Sheppard Mark Sheppard 10:01 am 03 Aug 21

    Thank you Tania. We are excited you have chosen us to renovate your other bathrooms and look forward to doing more Geoffrey Bawa inspired work with you. Our interior designers are an integral part of our business and clients always appreciate their knowledge of design and products to create beautiful spaces. We are looking forward to your next bathroom in a few weeks time. I have to agree we have a very diverse workforce as we look for the best tradespeople. Many clients are surprised to learn that we have female carpenters on our teams, our main critera for staff is professionalism and competence.

Michael Marsalek Michael Marsalek 3:16 pm 19 May 21

Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations undertook my bathroom renovations for 2.5 bathrooms. From product selection to demolition and rebuild the team were professional and meticulous in every aspect of the build. I cannot be happier and the final product looks spectacular. I thoroughly recommend them and if I ever undertake this again I would engage them without hesitation. Their project management, trade expertise and skills in undertaking the build are exceptional and I commend them to anyone considering a bathroom/powder room refurb. They were brilliant.

Tooks Tooks 8:08 am 10 May 21

Mark Sheppard Bathrooms did my bathroom reno in March-April ‘21. I couldn’t be happier with the results or the professionalism of this business.

Can’t recommend them highly enough.

Julian Birt Julian Birt 10:30 pm 24 Feb 21

Mark Sheppard B & R have just completed our combined bathroom/toilet/laundry renovation, which included re-doing the floor to create a wet room, installing under-floor heating, half removing an internal brick wall to create a large, bright and spacious bathroom (previously dark and dingy), new floor and wall tiles plus painted brick, and installation of all new items included lighting and electrics and a very modern sliding frosted glass door. Very happy with the final result, the workmanship from all was excellent and can’t be faulted, and the team is very well coordinated. Would highly recommend.

Tristan Juliette Tristan Juliette 5:33 pm 24 Feb 21

We had the Mark Sheppard team complete a bathroom, toilet and laundry renovation after water damage led to a sinking floor causing extensive damage.

Mark Sheppard uses a project manager app. This was an extremely helpful tool which let us know what was coming up, any issues that occurred and photo updates on the project. If anything required attention, it was uploaded to the app instantly which led to minimal delays in communication.

The team working on the our renovation were punctual, caring and completed the works before the quoted 8 week due date. The finish on our reno was one of absolute quality. Styling assistance and computer generated design work was done by Angela who took the time to know our style and assisted us in a achieving our vision. Angela also went shopping with us and was flexible with timing which we really appreciated.

Chris, the project manager, was impressive throughout. From the start Chris took the upmost care of our property laying matting to protect our hardwood floors and boarded the walls to protect them also. He was always available to advise us on issues, had a great repour with his tradies and in the final stages of the reno his quality assurance and sign off on the completed works was to a very high standard.

Gill was incredibly understanding when it came to admin and accounts. Being that this was an insurance job Mark Sheppard were lenient and patient with us and the insurance company throughout.

Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations provided a quality product, a professional team to carry out the works and a modern application to keep track of the project. In 2021 we have engaged Mark Sheppard to renovate our kitchen. Can’t wait ?

meganpoore meganpoore 10:14 am 31 Aug 20

Mark Sheppard agreed on 9 April 2020 that he would repair our hail-damaged skylights. We acknowledged that there was a lot of jobs needing doing in Canberra, so we were careful to not make a nuisance of ourselves in asking when the work would be done, but after making a couple of follow-up calls, and receiving no firm date, and after our insurance company asked if the six tunnels in our roof had yet been fixed, Mark finally sent a sub-contractor round in late June to look at the job. We were assured things would be fixed in “two to four weeks”. We were told this on several occasions, but nothing ever eventuated, and only was it in early August did we start with weekly calls to find out where things were at — each time there was some excuse for the delay (sub-contractors, weather, covid, lack of materials, etc.). Towards the end of August, Mark started ignoring our now-twice-weekly calls. On 31 August Mark answered one of our calls (we never once received a courtesy call from Mark to provide an update on the job), at which we pinned him down to ask if the work was going to be done at all. Mark again made a vague promise of “four to six weeks”. This provided no guarantee, so we have now decided to find a contractor who will follow-through on the promises made to complete the work, but it has left us with a compromised roof for over eight months, and now we are almost five months behind schedule in getting things fixed. If we had been told the situation from the very start, we would not have gone with Mark Sheppard. If Mark Sheppard agrees to any building work other than bathrooms, you should think twice.

    Mark Sheppard Mark Sheppard 7:12 pm 14 Sep 20

    Hi Megan
    Thank you for your feedback, we take all reviews very seriously and are sorry to hear you were not satisfied. The hail storm in January has left many Canberran’s with extensive delays in repairs. During the initial stages of Covid 19 we took on insurance work to keep our teams employed. Some of the specialised items such as skylights were on backorder for months both due to the excessive demand caused by the hail storm and shipping delays due to Covid 19. We quoted your Skylights on the 9th of April and you contacted us in May to proceed. At the time you advised you wished to go ahead I advised that there was considerable delays in materials. Complicating the delays in installation, as I explained several times, the insurance company we were contracted to had redirected us onto work they deemed more urgent and this kept filling up the schedule our insurance team. We appreciate how understanding you were and how upset and let down you feel. I must note that your roof was not compromised as it was properly sealed by the insurance company. Kind regards,
    Mark Sheppard

pinklink pinklink 11:58 am 31 May 20

We used Mark Sheppard from Feb to Jun 2019 for a remodel of our en-suite. Overall quality is great, support in selecting PC items was good and finish is first class. We did experience extensive delays with our vanity top, they ordered the wrong one initially. At that stage work slowed and communication was poor, leaving us with a semi finished en suite for six weeks. The final vanity top installed didn’t match our sample, which caused some grief. If you’re installing manufactured stone, make the effort and select your full piece yourself, don’t rely on samples or simply get your builder to order based on your sample. Variation should be minimal in manufactured stone but in reality it isn’t and the builder should advise of that beforehand.

Joyce Kallee Joyce Kallee 12:01 pm 19 Dec 19

I recently had Oliver Aldric -Salt Renovation renovate my kitchen.
I was particularly impressed with Oliver’s attention to detail.
The price was more than competitive, the finished product looks amazing
Any minor defects were carefully attended to by his staff and I really appreciate it

Thanks again!

Justin Justin 3:21 am 27 Sep 19

Puresealed bathrooms

Maree Pronin Maree Pronin 12:37 pm 23 Sep 19

l had Mark Sheppard renovate our bathroom 2018 and am completely happy. The new design is outstanding due to Mark’s creative design and everything was done to the highest quality for decent price. When Mark found the floor had a big hole in it – he replaced without any extra charge to maintain the integrity of his original quote. (that was worth $3000) We had already had our bathroom renovated in the last 10 years but the quality of the work done that time was poor. Mark did such a good job that l would recommend him 100 percent as he does things to the highest standard.

Justin Justin 9:36 am 17 May 19

Pure Sealed is great
Dan is polite, professional and easy to talk to
Recommend 100% 0412079004

Simeon Duncan Simeon Duncan 5:04 pm 05 Jul 18

We were recommended Oli from Salt Renovations http://www.saltrenovations.com.au by the good guys down at the Bathroom Warehouse. We figured they’d see a lot of tradies and reno jobs, so we met up with Oli up and had a chat. We really liked that Oli ‘got’ exactly what my wife and I wanted without trying to ‘upsell’ or over capitalise. We also really appreciated Oli’s recommendations on what might work better or how to get more from our budget. Long story short, we used Oli for our bathroom and ensuite renovations. We liked their work so much we got Salt Renovations back a few months later to do our kitchen. They’ve got photos of their work on the website too: https://www.saltrenovations.com.au/portfolio

Giselle Barber Giselle Barber 6:09 pm 31 Mar 18

I found Mark Sheppard through a review on this site and chose him to renovate my ensuite. When Mark came over to look at my bathroom, he was really genuine and it was clear that he was out to make an honest living, rather than charging through the nose. Mark’s quote was comparitable with other companies but I felt like it was better value for money because he included so many little extras to ensure that I ended up with a quality bathroom. Mark and his team were prompt , polite, informative and friendly, which is important when you’re greeting tradies first thing in the morning. I am delighted with my new modern and sophisticated ensuite. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone interested in bathroom renovations. His number is ?0405 386 594?

Gail Gail 8:25 pm 20 Dec 17

I can thoroughly recommend Mark Sheppard, his mobile is 0405386594 and website is http://www.bathroomsandrenovations.com.au. He provided wonderful service when the ensuite of our investment unit needed a replacement shower screen, extra towel rails, hooks and a tallboy cupboard. Not a big job but an urgent one at Christmas, the busiest time of year. We live in Adelaide and Mark’s name was one of 3 recommendations sent by email following a plea to the very helpful staff at Reece Bathroomlife at Fyshwick (ask for Mitchell or Jayde). A phone call later and Mark agreed to meet us at the unit in just 3 days’ time! He assured us he could organise the removal of the old shower screen, custom manufacture and install a new shower screen, along with extra rails/hooks and the tallboy. It would be a 3 week wait for the shower screen and the job would take a half days work. The items needed were ordered, Mark took care of accepting delivery of everything at his address and we went back to Adelaide confident we’d made the right decision. The shower screen was ready at the promised 3 weeks and Mark arranged a date for installation that gave me time to book airfares back to Canberra. True to his word the job was done between 9am and 12noon. Mark is a tradesman that is honest, reliable and provides quality service and I cannot recommend him enough.

Cameron Slater Cameron Slater 11:42 pm 24 Aug 17

Hey, there is every chance you can save by project managing yourself. check out http://www.smartstylebathrooms.com.au

Steph101 Steph101 7:31 pm 30 Mar 17

Hi, if you haven’t already decided on a renovator then give Luke 0431135146 from Fresh Renovation and Construction a call. freshrenovation.com.au

Tracy Tracy 4:44 pm 08 Feb 17

Matt from Nu-Look did a really good job with our recent kitchen reno – good communication, knowledgeable, very professional. I believe they do bathrooms too.
http://www.nulookreno.com.au/

Zultan Zultan 9:03 am 07 Feb 17

We were very happy with the work and aftercare provided by Simon Gunn (http://www.gunnbuilding.com.au/)

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