Frequently Asked Questions

1What should I look for when choosing a renovation company?

Your renovated space will be an integral part of your life for many years, so it’s worthwhile spending time to make sure you are choosing a company that has the knowledge to make not only the result high quality, but the renovation experience itself stress-free. These are some things you should consider when deciding who to go with:

  1. Experience – Plenty of relevant experience means that the tradesman’s skillset is lined up to provide a professional detailed service. With over 45 years combined experience, AM has both qualified project managers and highly skilled trade experts, so you can trust in a quality outcome.
  2. Licensed, Insured & Registered – Not all renovation companies are registered tradespeople or hold high levels of insurance. AM Bathrooms + Projects are registered to provide professional renovation work, hold $10m Public Liability insurance, and hold Home Owners Warranty insurance for up to half a million dollars of work.
  3. Detail – Ensure you get a good level of detail when meeting with the renovator, in your quotation and throughout the job. AM pride ourselves on taking no shortcuts whatsoever, and this detail stands the test of time in the work.
  4. Ownership – Does the company treat each job as they would their own home? We feel that respect and care for the client and their home is just as important as doing great work.
  5. Boutique Service – In general, a smaller team works with you to understand the investment you are embarking on. The owners of AM Bathrooms + Projects, Jenny & Ante Matek, are directly contactable at all times throughout your project.
  6. Warranties – Commitment to the work should never end after handover. Our beautiful work is covered by a workmanship warranty for at least 7 years. All items installed are high quality and so also covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.
  7. Apples for Apples – if there is a discrepancy in prices there is often a reason relating to the quality of the materials or how work is undertaken. If you are ever unsure about our pricing or how to evaluate a quote, just ask us and we will be happy to help you.
2What areas do you service?
We are based in Inner West Sydney and service the Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs and Inner West Sydney. Contact us to discuss projects in other areas.
3What are the benefits of a renovation company?
Experienced, licensed and a professional bathroom renovator share their knowledge, help you plan and deliver your renovation pain free. A bathroom renovator work with trusted trades that work together everyday for the same goal of delivering you a renovation to be proud of.
4Where do I start?

AM Bathrooms + Projects are a little different here due to having a professional interior designer as part of our team. Projects with us usually start with looking at what you like, the latest innovation and styles and developing a design.

  1. Collect inspiration photos to help narrow down what you like and don’t like.
  2. What do you want to achieve? What are your must haves? Need a bath, Double shower, and/or Separate toilet? Make a wish list to aim for
  3. Know your budget. Knowing this upfront save, you time by enabling your renovator to guide you to your realistic dream renovation. Knowing your budget upfront will ensure your money I spent wisely.
5How long will my bathroom renovation take?
An average size bathroom usually takes four weeks from start to finish. We provide an extra layer of waterproofing as good practice.
6How much does a bathroom renovation cost?
There are so many factors affecting the cost of your renovation from any structural changes that may need to happen, plumbing repositioning, quality of finishes and sizes of tiles used for example. The HIA ‘s Kitchens and Bathrooms Report in 2022-23 found that the average spend is $26,747 with an additional $5,000 to $35,000 or more in finishes. From our experience, we find the range for a medium sized ensuite or bathroom is between $30,000 and $50,000. Accepting the cheapest quote doesn’t always give you the same outcome. The best practice is to engage with the right renovator who will talk you through options and costs upfront. This will protect you in the long run from quality issues and make sure your high expectations are met. Engaging with AM Bathrooms + Projects will ensure you are walked through your entire renovation and every detail before we deliver your renovation, to your budget, with high quality reliable trades in compliance to all Australian Standards and with Home Owners Warranty Insurance.
7Can you renovate other rooms?
Yes! With a team of trusted high quality suppliers and trades, we have completed many home remodels that include new laundries, kitchens, new flooring, painting, and electrical upgrades for example. Contact us to discuss your needs and we will be happy to help.
8Do I need a designer?

There are many benefits to using an experienced professional designer and no matter what, a professional design is essential. AM Bathrooms + Projects is passionate about design and lucky to have Jenny Matek onboard as an award-winning designer.
The benefits of having g designer onboard are extensive and include:

  • Experience: Not only do designers know what you don't know, but they also know what you don't know. In other words, their “been there, done that” perspective can save you time, money and heartache when it comes to repositioning a toilet, for example, or expanding a vanity to include double sinks.
  • Balance: While a pretty, clean new bathroom for example is lovely to look at, the bathroom serves an important function in your daily life. A good designer can fuse functional details, such as the placement of outlets, with ones that will compliment your tiles and home.
  • Budget: If you know your budget and clearly communicate it with your designer, he or she will make sure to present you with ideas and items that stay within that range. Your designer will also minimize or eliminate mistakes and oversights that may end up costing you more in the long run.