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Ambonsai Tue 19-Sep-17 22:42:17

Any ideas?
3 bathrooms completely renovated
1 kitchen 5m x4m- high end
1 utility room 4m x 4m
All downstairs flooring, approx 200sqm or floorboards sanding
General redecorating, 5 bedrooms, 2 lounges, kitchen, utility, hall stairs landings.
Large patio area

Tulips2lips Tue 19-Sep-17 23:45:41

My opening bid is a round £100k.

that's with 30k on a kitchen (not sure if that is high end - upper middle perhaps!)
and 25k on flooring (and labour) such as www.flooringsupplies.co.uk/realwoodflooring/parquetflooring/16750/kahrs_oak_chevron_grey_engineered_wood_flooring
Large patio will be surprising expensive -could consume 10k.
That leaves 35k for the rest assuming fairly high spec bathrooms.
It would be nice!

I imagine you could do it for less than half that too with a drop in spec:
diy-kitchens.com, sanding the floors etc, doing some diy painting etc

GreenTulips Tue 19-Sep-17 23:51:16

Bathrooms £5K each
Kitchen £15K
Decorators £1000 per room
Hall stairs landing closer to £2000
Flooring depends on quality and size £10,000

Also depends if you have a contractor or do some of the souring/work yourself

Hauntedhouse2017 Wed 20-Sep-17 07:04:09

Where abouts are you, as that could make a difference.

5rivers7hills Wed 20-Sep-17 07:44:34

Bathrooms £5K each
Kitchen £15K

I wouldn't call a £15k kitchen that high end! You're also unlikely to get the bathrooms all in for £5k.

I reckon £100k (or more) as well if you're going high end.

How is the boiler and the electrics?

JoJoSM2 Wed 20-Sep-17 07:44:39

I'd be more inclined to say 200k+. A high end kitchen alone will be 50k or so. 200m Sq of nice wooden floors - prolly 15k to buy and another few grand to lay - 25k in total? A new patio will probably cost £100+/Sq m to lay. I imagine you'd want your bathrooms to be quite a high spec too? You'd be looking at 10k+ per bathroom, probably more 15-20k. All the costs will add up pretty quickly.

Ambonsai Wed 20-Sep-17 10:50:09

Boiler and electrics are good.
In the North west,
Basically the house was undergoing a massive renovation, but they only got half way through and are now getting divorced. So new windows,new roof, exterior all great.
Hoping to use the owners contractor, I couldn't do anything myself.

I was thinking £100k with some juggling.
Hoping that some of the rooms I can get the floors sanded
think maybe £5k for bathrooms, I don't particular need high end there. Can you really spend £20k on a bathroom?!
Kitchen- I keep seeing these great kitchens in TV shows that only cost £10k, but I couldn't see much change from £50k.
I have 2 friends with new modern kitchens, 18-20k, and they are lovely but very basic.
I also don't want to go ultra modern in the kitchen.
It's a big Edwardian house with big rooms, would like something a bit more traditional.

Ambonsai Wed 20-Sep-17 11:00:17

And wrt wooden flooring, I don't really understand what is best
I have this at the moment which is great and I'd want something similar, but don't know whether it's engineered, laminate, solid

guilty100 Wed 20-Sep-17 11:15:18

Don't go with laminate, go with engineered or solid. The choice depends what your heat source is. If you intend to use a log burner, engineered is best (solid warps). Of course wood isn't a good floor covering with underfloor heating, so if you're having that fitted you might want to think about something completely different, like wood-effect tiles (surprisingly realistic these days).

Asking the price of a kitchen is like asking the length of a piece of string! A really high end kitchen/utility of those kind of sizes could easily cost upwards of £60k. But you could get something really nice for half that. Bathrooms are the same. Elle Decoration mag has a great bathrooms section this month, and a lot of the high-end baths are upwards of £10k! shock I think that's a bit crazy personally.

Ambonsai Wed 20-Sep-17 11:50:04

There's 3 working fireplaces so I guess engineered.
Maybe underfloor heating in the kitchen, but I really wanted the same flooring throughout, guess it all depends on how the floorboards come up.
Haven't even bought it yet!

JoJoSM2 Wed 20-Sep-17 12:25:10

With regards to bathrooms - 5k will be a real budget option as the labour + things like glues, grout etc will be most of that budget.
A large bathroom that is on par with a deVol/Smallbone kitchen would be easy to spend 20k on. 5k on a double marble top vanity, 3k on a bath, walk in shower (single or double), prolly 2k on all the taps & shower heads, marble + marble mosaics, upmarkets wall lights, towel rails etc + labour and you wouldn't see any change from 20k.

If you're hoping to do the lot for 100k, I'd probably look at mid-range kitchens and see if the floors can be sanded as that will really help to finish the house for closer to 100k.

guilty100 Wed 20-Sep-17 12:28:57

UFH works better with heat-conductive flooring - porcelain, ceramic, stone - than it does with something like wood. You can use it with wood, but it won't be as efficient or eco-friendly. It's a bit like covering a radiator with a thick, woolly blanket.

GreenTulips Wed 20-Sep-17 12:31:15

We've don't our bathroom for £3K souring the items ourselves and had builders etc doing the donkey work with high end taps etc

Local firms advertise complete bathroom fitting including choice etc fully tiled @£5k - so it's doable

Kitchens are the same - so tonlocal supports not chains who c team off the profit and buy the same stuff - just charge you more

Lots of ideas and room planners online

GreenTulips Wed 20-Sep-17 12:31:59

Kitchen cupboards aren't that expensive the doors and handles add up and so do worktops!! No way am average kitchen is with £18K

JoJoSM2 Wed 20-Sep-17 12:50:02

GreenTulips, I've got a kitchen the same size as the OP and got my units from DIY kitchens (so a budget to midrange outfit). We had lots of drawers, a bespoke chimney breast and everything spray painted in F&B. It came to just under 10k for the units alone(!). Any top-end cabinets would have been 3x that.

This is not to say that you can't have a cute kitchen for less - in our first house together we spend under 1k on units and added open shelves etc. Got a lot of a complements as it did look attractive and had a lot of character.

However, with the OP living in mansion (judging by the sq m on the ground floor), it'd be a bit odd to pick up units from Ikea or B&Q...

Ambonsai Wed 20-Sep-17 13:40:44

So looks like the flooring would be more than I expected.
Just worked out the floor measurements, it's approx 125sqm for the ground floor. Hall, lounge,kitchen diner and utility.
Hall is massive.
I'm definitely not in the market for fancy bathrooms.
Maybe a nice sink unit, but probably walk in shower and regular bath. All tiled.
I've got a Harvey jones kitchen, it was about £35k incl fitting, but it's just 6m, one wall.
Jojo- who do you get to spray the kitchen. Is that a specialist job, or just a decorator?

5rivers7hills Wed 20-Sep-17 14:20:11

*I'm definitely not in the market for fancy bathrooms.8
Maybe a nice sink unit, but probably walk in shower and regular bath. All tiled.

I still think you are looking at more than £5k a bathroom for that.

Mine came to more like £7k or £8k for a small room, cheap tiles (£15/sqm), cheap P shaped bath, cheapish toilet, mid-priced sink and a nice shower over the bath, towel radiator and mirror cab with lights shaver socket and demister pads (as much as the bath cost).

JoJoSM2 Wed 20-Sep-17 14:24:05

Ambonsai, DIY Kitchen offer the bespoke painted service when you buy the kitchen. If you were to re-spray an existing kitchen, then there would definitely be a local company offering the service. A decorator could hand-paint a kitchen but a re-spray would probably be a case of taking the fronts off and spraying in the workshop.

If you're looking at making bathrooms look smart on a budget, Ikea has the Hemnes range of bathroom vanities. The washbasins fit on top without the need for a worktop. They look particularly nice if you swap the drawer knobs for some smarter ones. A couple of pics included.

Ambonsai Wed 20-Sep-17 14:38:19

5rivers - I just can't see that the actual bathroom fixtures will cost more than £3/4K.
I have a trolley ready to checkout(basic bath store) and it's £3,100.
My last bathroom cost 1700, excl tiles, I just checked the order.

Humptynumpty02 Wed 20-Sep-17 15:33:10

We spent just over £5.5k on bathroom fixtures recently. Hansgrohe taps and shower bits, duravit bath and vanity unit, plus porcelain tiles. It's easily spent trust me and we didn't go top end. And I sourced all the bits shopping around endlessly. Labour was on top.

GreenTulips Wed 20-Sep-17 17:21:43

Look on q&S supplies

Shop round what suite is a white suite - mine are from different suppliers

German sink eBay
Toilet b&q
Bath shower etc q&S supplies

Cacofonix Wed 20-Sep-17 17:33:53

I reckon £70 000 of you are careful regarding bathroom spec and don't go top dollar. But prob closer to £100 000.

5rivers7hills Wed 20-Sep-17 18:06:00

I have a trolley ready to checkout(basic bath store) and it's £3,100.

Yeah it adds up tho.

Plus tiles, towel radiator, mirror, extractor fan, nice new light fitting, then the electrician needs to do the electrical work for shaver socket and fan, tiling is expensive. Plus getting some built in storage built in... etc

These things always add up unless you keep a really careful control on the costs.

But anyway, ok,, cool - £5k for bathrooms :-) It certainly CAN be done for that.

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