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How much will a new bathroom cost me? (clueless)

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wherenow Sun 09-Aug-09 20:52:31

Am trying to decide whether to re-vamp my bathroom (again) or bite the bullet and pay to have a new one.

Realistically, how cheap would I be able to do it for?
I need a new suite, shower, tiles, flooring and fitting!

Any ideas/advice would be great.

Thank you

llareggub Sun 09-Aug-09 20:54:29

ooh, I need to know this too.

elvislives Sun 09-Aug-09 21:13:21

Take your first estimate and double it

The suite is easy enough to price up. Just check B&Q, Homebase or Wickes websites. Tiles cost a bomb, as do showers. Power showers have to be plumbed in by a professional so that adds to the cost.

Flooring you can do for about £100 depending on the size of the room.

What really racks up the bill is the extras. Taps, plugs, pipework all come to more than you'd expect.

I think ours cost £2k but I lost count blush. DH did it all so it took forever and we only have a gravity feed shower.

We had Dolphin out. They quoted us £40k shock

themoon66 Sun 09-Aug-09 21:16:46

shock £40,000 ? Really?? Jeez.

elvislives Sun 09-Aug-09 21:18:13

Wickes offers

Homebase offers

wherenow Sun 09-Aug-09 21:23:51

Oh my god, £40k- that is crazy money!
I've got a 2 bed terraced!
£2k sounds great but unfortunatly no handy husband so will have to pay someone to fit, tile etc.
Just cant decide if it's really worth spending all that money or making do with what I've got.
Decisions, decisions!
Thanks for replying

nymphadora Sun 09-Aug-09 21:24:02

Dp has a flat he rents out and has just been quoted 3k for everything for a basic one. We paid about 4 k for our fancy one but did the labouring ourselves.

Earlybird Sun 09-Aug-09 21:24:09

I had two bathrooms re-done 3 years ago for £9K which included new suites (shower in one and bath in other), shower doors, tiles, flooring, glass shelves with brackets, towel rails, hooks, loo roll holders, taps, underfloor heating, lighting, extraction fans, and labour (demolish/remove old suites/tiles/flooring, and fit/finish new).

Earlybird Sun 09-Aug-09 21:25:09

And, I was told by mates I got a bargain. shock

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 09-Aug-09 21:28:03

We did 3 bathrooms for £10K, local buidler and sourced and bought all the bits that we needed. We are doing our own bathrom this year and have found a roll top bath, loo, cistern, sink and victorian style radiator/towel heater for £700, all we are doing is ripping out old stuff, sanding and revarnishing floor, replastering and painting so should be no more than 1K

trixymalixy Sun 09-Aug-09 21:29:40

3k for something fairly basic.

HerHonesty Sun 09-Aug-09 21:31:27

reckon you could do it for 2k.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Sun 09-Aug-09 21:32:47

new bathroom for us, just suite (bath/headrest toilet/cistern/seat, basin and pedestal, mixer tap on basin, shower mixer tap on bath) plus repainting, new upvc shelf, and blinds (no new tiles, or towel rail which we already had, or flooring) - cost around £1500 including fitting.

(we did not actually pay that amount as it was an insurance claim).

So I reckon, double it?

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Sun 09-Aug-09 21:33:35

but we did go for a very nice bath indeed, lovely european depth, headrest, longer length, ooooooh I might even have a bath right now!

Fleecy Sun 09-Aug-09 21:36:09

We spent £3k on ours

£1,500 on double-ended extra-large bath, shower, tray and enclosure, loo, basin, taps, waste, flooring and tiles for full height tiling. Really shopped around to get it all for that and ended up with everything from different places.

Cost another £1,500 to have the old suite taken out and the new one put in, including tiling.

Hope that helps.

Katisha Sun 09-Aug-09 21:39:11

If you aren't doing any of it yourself I reckon at least £5k.

Earlybird Sun 09-Aug-09 21:41:39

Oh - also had bathroom walls painted (where not tiled obviously!).

makedoandmend Sun 09-Aug-09 21:56:29

Ours cost just over £2k and we sorted the buying of it all in three weeks (and I'm usually crap at getting bargains).

We shopped around for a plain bathroom set - and got a nice, classic one for £199 in the B&Q sale. We then looked at the tiles - thought they were extortionate and started looking at the ones on sale (only a few boxes left) in places like B&Q, Homebase. Got exactly the same plain white 'brick' ones we were looking at previously for about £30 total. Then we found a couple of boxes of some we really liked for £2 a box - not enough to do a room but just enough to do a shower enclosure.

The shower enclosure came from the internet (new) - for, I think, £210 (it was huge and square and plain - really lovely)

The flooring was a gamble - we managed to get one the store were selling off - end of line - but looked great when down - for about £100 (and it was a big bathroom).

This meant we could splash out on some expensive bathroom wallpaper which was extortionate blush

Labour came to £1500 through a recommendation.

Then we decided to move, the bathroom basically sold the house (everyone loved it), and now I have a tiny, poxy, horrible one sad

DaisymooSteiner Sun 09-Aug-09 22:44:12

We will have spent about £2700 on ours including big double ended extra wide bath, nice fitted units for basin and toilet, gorgeous taps, digital shower (over bath so no shower enclosure), shower screen, towel radiator, tiles, tiling, vinyl flooring. Labour (plumbing work, tiling and flooring) was about £900 - the only thing we did ourselves was paint it and put up the mirror and toilet roll holder! Our plumber sourced all the sanitaryware for us and gave them to us at trade prices.

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