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Nemoandthefishes Thu 14-Aug-08 10:47:24

DH is going to retile our bathroom and replace the suit but dont want it to look cheap so need help finding stuff that looks nice but wont cost a fortune. Budget will be around £600 for everything..asking a lot arent Igrin

lilymolly Thu 14-Aug-08 10:49:31

DP is plumber and here is his humble opinion:

Buy the cheapest WHITE suite you can buy.
Buy expensive taps and tiles to jazz it up.

You can get a decent suite at any B and Q quite cheap I think.

Plus if your dp is fitting it and doing the tiling, you should have NO problems coming in at £600

lilymolly Thu 14-Aug-08 10:51:29

tell dp to go to plumb centre or PTS or travis perkins etc- All much more likely to get trade prices

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Thu 14-Aug-08 10:52:17

screwfix do cheap bathroom suites for around £200.

SilkCutMama Thu 14-Aug-08 10:54:45

Alsi are about to sell some white suites. Look on their website
I don't think they will sell the bath but they are selling weveryting else
I think the toliet is about 50, the sink about 35. Not sure about the taps
They are very cheap though. You could then get cheap bath from b and q

SilkCutMama Thu 14-Aug-08 10:54:56

alsi???
Aldi

SilkCutMama Thu 14-Aug-08 10:58:17

Just checked website and I can't see them but they are in the catalogue this week

Nemoandthefishes Thu 14-Aug-08 11:00:22

brill thanks guys

jennieflower Thu 14-Aug-08 14:01:26

I bought my suite for £169 from B&Q back in January, it was in the sale so had 30% off but included the taps, toilet, bath, sink, and bath panel.

The taps are basic but look nice, I didn't really want high fashion ones anyway as they date quickly. My reasoning behing this was that a basic bathroom suite is fairly standard, we can but new taps to dress it up in a few years if needs be.

We bought this one:

www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9295909&fh_view_size=6&fh_eds=%3f&fh_lo cation=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB%2fcategories%3c%7b10052%7d%2fcategories%3c%7b10054%7d%2fcategories%3c %7b8960055%7d%2fspecificationsProductType%3dtake_away_suites%2fstyleStyle%3e%7bnuveo%7d&fh_refview=l ister&ts=1218718787528&isSearch=false

We haven't used the bath panel though, preferred to use wood panelling as it looks nicer.

farrowandball Thu 14-Aug-08 14:21:51

where are you nemo - i'm a interior designer working in london, so can send you links to good, cheap places. you should be able to get a bath and toilet for £55 each. and i've used this sink: http://impulsebathrooms.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/monica-b.jpg
for a couple of lower budget jobs recently (its about £50) but without the pedestal which i think is ugly. its a good sink because its quite roomy (good for handwashing clothes, and many children brushing teeth simultaneously) and also is elegant but neither too contemp or old fashioned - pleases everyone. if you dont have the pedestal then you sould need a bottle trap, eg: http://www.tapstore.com/acatalog/1.html?gclid=CMT-qti1jZUCFQ2L1QodBDr5fQ
which will halp the room feel spacious, modern and "expensive"

also - i would buy a cheap white suite, and cheap white tiles, but bricklay them (ie stagger them) using a dove grey grout - looks really good. like this - but with square tiles:
http://www.livingetc.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2540

then spend the rest on the taps.

these are good, and i can get a good discount - http://www.taps4less.com/PP/U-PY304.html

finally, a good trick if you need to dress the window, is to just use glass etc film - easy to apply and much cheaper than replacing glass: http://www.abodewindowfilms.co.uk/acatalog/WindowFilm_opalFrosted.html

Nemoandthefishes Thu 14-Aug-08 15:21:01

more good ideas
farrow will show some of your links to dh later. We are in liverpool but if cant buy online should be able to find similair up here

lauraloola Thu 14-Aug-08 21:59:02

Screwfix do great bathroom suites that dont look 'cheap'. Free delivery too.

MrsBadger Thu 14-Aug-08 22:14:37

the 'Madrid' takeaway suite from B&Q has excellent taps inc a lovely swan neck mixer on the basin and isn't expensive.
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