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New bathroom, how much?

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UptheAnty Mon 11-Jul-16 14:07:59

I know... How long is a piece of string?

But PLEASE help me to make sense of the hell that is house renovationconfused

What did you get and how much did you pay?

UptheAnty Mon 11-Jul-16 14:08:41

...and are you happy?

What would you do different if anything?

user1468157973 Mon 11-Jul-16 21:59:33

My mum is a bargain hunter. She paid £1500 for all the bathroom stuff (tiles, bath, cabinet for the sink, and the toilet is built in too) most stuff came from B&Q. She paid £1000 to a fitter (who did an awful job), who eventually gave her back £500. She paid £500 to a new fitter, who patched it up, and now it looks fantastic.

A lot of it is in the fitting. A cheap bathroom well fitted looks good. An expensive bathroom poor fitted looks bad.

EchidnaPorcupine Mon 11-Jul-16 22:19:54

You need to read this thread - I made copious notes from it when doing our bathroom renos.

Can't remember final cost of ours - between 5 and 10K?

UptheAnty Tue 12-Jul-16 07:38:51

Thanks user, does your mum project manage grin

Great link *ech, I've already read it can't sleep head is overflowing with plumbing

I don't know about anyone else but I'm terrified of buyers remorse. I just organised a gardener to clean up our property and have fretted over the possibility that I've overpaid.

jigster01 Tue 12-Jul-16 10:00:26

Plumber starting tomorrow I hope ! £3700 for all good quality products including a beautiful Matki shower ! Plumber will charge £2500 2 weeks work to gut ,skim,and install.
Tiles and tiler on top.Its expensive but we went to trade plumbers and got great prices ..hope this gives you an idea !

vjg13 Tue 12-Jul-16 10:59:31

Ours was about 10K but there was building work sorting out floor and there is a separate large shower. Also slate tiles on the floor.

UptheAnty Tue 12-Jul-16 20:06:38

I got a quote this evening from a local independent shop for just under £7000.
It sounds like it's comparable ?
This includes extending out into cupboards- tiling, plaster boarding and electrician. We'll be having all new, 2 towel radiates, bath, large sink, vanity unit, toilet and large corner shower.
I'm in the south east.

UptheAnty Tue 12-Jul-16 20:12:15


Thanks everyone for your replies, it does help to get some perspective.

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