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From 50s To Modern Beach Oasis In Just 4 Weeks

This whole apartment renovation transformed a 50's delight into a beach-side wonder

the Brief

Our client wanted to fully renovate this one-bedroom apartment located in Cronulla. We were tasked with transforming 4 areas including the kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom. They wanted a look that was closer to the beach-side vibe the location demanded.

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Project Description

We started by removing the ageing carpets throughout the apartment. Having previously investigated what was under the carpet, we knew there was classic Cyprus pine timber flooring, so we set about retaining and restoring these to their former glory.


We removed all the kitchen cabinetry and readjusted pipework to allow for the new kitchen sink. Next, we removed the original fixtures and fittings from the bathroom and removed the wall and floor tiling. Our plumbers adjusted the pipes for the new location of the shower and washing machine. New waterproofing was applied throughout the bathroom with matte white tiles laid in contrast with feature porcelain tiles.


An all-new frameless shower screen and fittings were installed, as well as a new toilet and basin with durable tapware. Finally, the new washing machine was put in place and a benchtop was built to increase practical usability.


In the main living space, we devised a new L shaped kitchen, complete with breakfast bar and a white subway tiled splash-back. New lighting, fans and completely new switches were installed throughout the apartment. Finally, three coats of DULUX interior wash and ware paint was applied to the home and we completed the project by sanding and polishing the timber floors.

project gallery

St Andrews Cronulla Apartment Bedroom Renovation By Adesso Building Renovations
Adesso Building Renovations Cronulla Bathroom

client testimonial

We found Adesso on Facebook, after posting for help with our unit renovation. We were given plenty of recommendations and we chose three that sounded the best. After meeting Giovanni the first time, we knew we had the builder for us!

Not only did they complete the job in under a month but they made practical suggestions along the way which resulted in a much better renovation that we'd originally thought of. 100% would use Adesso for our next reno project.
J Osseda
Cronulla, NSW

HIGHly recommended

Adesso were recommended to us by a random Facebook community post.


Giovanni communicated his ideas in a way that made sense to us.

Over And Above

Fast, reliable, clean and added value to our renovation.

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