surfacedesign: Creative surface design for all bathrooms

Trish Drummond and Carlton Richards



Taps, basins, tiles, showers, baths, toilets, flooring – when it comes to creating a bathroom, it can all get a bit overwhelming.

That’s where surfacedesign comes in to help renew your inspiration and confidence about your ideas.

Owners Carlton Richards and Trish Drummond will welcome you into their beautiful but family-friendly showroom showcasing the latest tiles and bathroom ware products, serve you a great espresso and present you with a wealth of up-to-date expert advice, inspiration and practical solutions.

They bring 35 years of design experience and construction knowledge to the table to help you create a stylish, unique bathroom of quality finish, all within your personal budget.

It’s a conversation that starts with finding out about a client’s likes, tastes and preferences, says Carlton.

“When we have an understanding of their desired style and needs, we then build a picture of what would suit their home and also delivers their own personal requirements.”

“From stylish robust family bathrooms that need to fulfill everyday needs of busy families through to creating an ensuite sanctuary where you can escape life’s everyday demands.”

“Today you can really make a space whatever you want. We design spaces to work for our customers and that maximize every square centimetre available,” he says.

“Whether you come to see us for a bathroom renovation or a new build we provide a full design or re-design of your spaces, which involves creating the best layout for the room and considered selection of every item required in the space from tiles, tapware, basins, toilets, baths through to accessories. Cabinetry is designed to complement the look and to fulfill individual storage and practical requirements.”

“Generally we try to create a synergy throughout the home so if you go into any of the spaces, it feels connected, cohesive and like it belongs to the property.”

“We want our customers to achieve rooms that not only look and feel fabulous to be in but also perform well, are easy to maintain and will be a pleasure to use for many years ahead.”

“To ensure our customers achieve the best value for their investment we have long term close relationships with our selected suppliers of quality Italian products all of which are very competitively priced.” says Carlton.

“The amount of innovative product that is becoming available is exponential. Every week we are seeing new items, our priority is to always be leaders in the market and to select products that our customers here will love and that will perform well in our environment.”

Although surfacedesign is based in central Nelson’s Achilles Ave, they also have a large clientele base in Marlborough – and in fact they can provide their design service remotely and their products can be easily distributed to clients all over New Zealand.

Carlton and Trish can also advise on, and supply an extensive range of surfaces for the spaces of your home beyond the bathroom, including tiles and timber flooring for your living areas, decorative kitchen splash backs and exterior tiles.

Above all, they want your bathroom design process to be a happy experience, which comes down to their own personal philosophy of integrity, quality, exceptional customer service and enjoying the people they work with.


Phone: 03 546 7832

68 Achilles Ave, Wakatu Square, Nelson


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