Bathroom Renovation Proposal For A Client in Thames

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Bathroom Remodeling

Japanese Client in Remote Area But We Want to Help!!

I would like to talk about a bathroom reno project that was consulted by a Japanese client in Thames, North Island.

She wanted us to help her as we are Japanese builders whom she can easily communicate, but unfortunately, Thames are a bit too far for us to come do the work.

But we wanted to help her so we talk to her via email, gathered information and finally proposed a reno plan.


Existing Bathroom



I first asked the client to give me a sketch and several photos to understand the current situation of the existing bathroom.

She was very helpful and here is the sketch she sent us.

Existing Plan

This lovely sketch is wonderfully neat, clear and helped me so much!!

She also sent us several photos.





Very helful!!

Arigatou!! (‘Thanks’ in Japanese)


What The Client Wants

She wants to:

1 Replace the tub

2 Replace the sink with a new vanity

3 Place a new toilet somewhere

4 Whole refurbishment of the ceiling, wall and floor


The Proposed Plan

Proposed Bathroom Plan

Here is our proposed plan.

According to my plan, I remove the existing shower box and put the new toilet as there is not enough space for the toilet. The new shower will be put above the bath tub.

The sink and tub will be replaced.

I also changed the side of the door hinge because the door should be open towards the wall otherwise it may hit someone inside the bathroom when another one opens it from outside.

Overall image is like this.



The client is happy with our plan.

She said to bring this plan to a few local traders and ask for quotes.

I really hope that she will find a good trader and have the bathroom beautifully renovated.


Okay, that’s it for today!!

Thanks a lot for reading!!!


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Amazon OkuchiArchitectural Designer
Qualification: Degree of Architecture Studies and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (University Of Auckland) ; 2nd Grade Cad Technician (Japan)
Family: Extremely lovely wife, wonderfully kind mother in low, awesomely hardworking chickens, surprisingly lazy cat and unbelievably naughty dog.

I love architecture and design so much that I have been to so many buildings and places around the world such as Sydney Opera House in Sydney, CCTV building in Beijing, Empire State Building in New York, Royal Palace in Bangkok, Houryu-Ji in Nara, etc. However, the residential building attracts me the most. For nearly 10 years I have visited heaps of local and historical homes around New Zealand which I feel the builders’ great workmanship as well as occupants’ life.

From this experience my aim is to design and provide the comfortable and affordable houses with the spirit of Japanese workmanship that people enjoy and improve their quality of life.

In this blog I write my everyday experience of work to show what is a designer’s work and how it goes at Japan Homes.

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