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
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).
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
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).
£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.
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
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
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.