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Kitchen Relocation in Heritage Building Achieved with Saniflo

When Maurice and Margaret Watson downsized from a large family home, they compromised space for one of Sydney’s finest views but the couple didn’t want to compromise on their dream layout. The central living area previously featured an open plan kitchen but as Margaret explains, “I wanted to move the kitchen from the main living area to a room in the corner of the apartment."

Being located in a heritage-listed building, the project had its challenges. The heritage regulations specified that the original plumbing couldn’t be relocated or extended. There was no way for the renovation to proceed using conventional plumbing.

To get around this, a compact Sanivite greywater unit was installed inside a cabinet in the corner of the room. This enabled the installation of a sink and dishwasher, transforming the room into a kitchen and opening up the main living area.

"I couldn’t have my kitchen where I have it now without Saniflo," says Margaret. "It has changed the whole dynamic of the apartment."

"Once we moved the kitchen we were so much happier; there’s a better flow throughout the apartment, it’s lighter and brighter” she says. 

Saniflo also made it possible to specify the location of the kitchen sink without being limited to existing sewer connections. This enabled the owners to open up the space with a superb view of the harbour.

Now a dream kitchen area is also a reality. "We now have the view even when we are washing the dishes," says Margaret. "The new layout has enriched our everyday life”.

Key benefits of Saniflo Sanivite system: 

  • Non-invasive plumbing complies with heritage building restrictions.
  • Enables the installation of a sink, dishwasher, washing machine, shower or bath in rooms without plumbing access.
  • Heavy-duty pump pushes wastewater up to 5m upward or 50m horizontally to mains. Compact design for tight spaces.
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