Top renovation in Mt Eden



Take a tour:  Stunning bungalow renovation in Mt  Eden, Auckland.

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Remodel your home this year.

Qualitas Builders remodelled this old bungalow and you can see the wonderful transformation.

Our client's plan was to take their traditional style bungalow with lots of dark, separate rooms and create large, light-filled, spacious living spaces to suit their love of entertaining. They also wanted to create a luxurious main bedroom with an ensuite and to modernise the main bathroom.  This renovation connected their new living spaces with their outdoor pool area, while bringing that up to current safety requirements. A pool-side guest room and ensuite was added by converting an existing laundry and bathroom.

1. The new kitchen and dining room creates a modern layout

The expansive new kitchen has Quantum Quartz benchtops and matching splashbacks. The kitchen island features a waterfall benchtop, and has become a favourite spot for visitors to perch and enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

New timber bifold doors connect the kitchen and dining area to the outdoor entertaining area and pool, allowing ample sunlight to flood the once dark space. 

White open plan kitchen - renovation Mt Eden -  Qualitas Builders

2. Hidden laundry in the kitchen.

Ingeniously tucked away behind the kitchen cabinetry is a compact laundry with bi-fold doors and easy storage. The original laundry was remodelled into a guest suite, making better use of the floor area. 

3. New kauri flooring was laid to match in with the existing flooring.

It was stained a rich, dark walnut colour before final sealing (below). This creates a stunning contrast with the white cabinetry and tall ceilings, which have been matched with the existing decorative ceilings and scotias to maintain the character and flow of the house. 

4. Poolside guest bedroom and ensuite 

The original main bathroom and laundry were removed and the space was used to create a guest bedroom and ensuite with full height tiles and a frameless glass shower. The new timber joinery french doors open out on the pool area.

Guest bedroom - renovation Mt Eden - Qualitas Builders

5. The main bathroom was remodelled 

The main bathroom has had a total refresh with a new tiled shower and full height tiles throughout. The St Michel London Vanity fits the era of the home beautifully and has been replicated in the master ensuite.

Ensuite - renovation Mt Eden - Qualitas Builders

6. Main bedroom with new ensuite and fitted wardrobe 

The main bedroom features a new timber window with custom made lead lights, in keeping with the original windows throughout the house. The stunning kauri floors are rich and warm and have been refinished so they are in keeping with the flooring laid throughout the dining and kitchen area. A tiled shower and full height tiles have been continued in the ensuite and create a light and luxurious feel.

If you are thinking about a refresh of your bungalow and want to work with a suitably experienced team with an eye for detail, get in touch with the Qualitas Builders team today.



We couldn't be happier with our new home!

It has loads of light and we find the outdoor area and living spaces are fantastic for entertaining our family and friends. I love the feeling that things have been done to a really high standard and it feels like a quality home. Especially the lovely bathrooms and kitchen.

The collaboration between us and Qualitas was amazing. We were able to talk through everything and ask questions – no matter how small or silly they seemed. The team were right onto it and made sure that we understood exactly what was happening. Amanda’s behind the scenes advice about what works and doesn’t work with cabinets and joinery was really helpful and Bryce always had a great idea to share. Our renovation started a few weeks before the first Covid lockdown, so unfortunately progress was stop-start. Bryce and his team were brilliant at making sure we always had temporary facilities and the house was as liveable as they could make it. 

Suzanne Wilson



BEFORE: Existing floor plan

AFTER: Proposed floor plan


Our chosen subtrades for this renovation project in Mt Eden:

Kitchen, Benchtops and Splashback – Anthony Young Design

Lighting and Electrical – Leck Electrical

Plumbing & Gas – Haszard Plumbing

Timber Joinery – Next Level Joinery

Lead Light (Master Bedroom) – GlassArts Design

Timber Flooring – Goodwood Flooring

Tiling to Bathrooms, Tiling to Pool area – Unique Tiling

Frameless Shower Glass, Pool Glass, and Safety Glass – Helensville Glass

Vanities (London) – St Michel