Bathroom refurbishments can cost up to £5000. For those keeping to a tight budget, this expensive price tag is enough to put someone off having a make-over of their bathroom. However, there are plenty of ways to save money, so that you can give your bathroom a slick new appearance at a cost that will not break the bank. We have outlined some of the ways that customers can cut expenditure:
There are plenty of bathroom products available for those looking to refurbish their room, and they will come at a varying degree of prices. It is essential that you shop around and compare prices to make sure you are getting the best deal on everything. You may also want to avoid natural products like stone if you are looking to save money, and wait for the sales if your refurbishment is not a pressing concern as prices will be much lower. However, you may not even have to invest in brand new products; a simple scrub up of your current ones might be just as beneficial. For instance, refinishing your bath could have the same effect as buying a brand new one, while leaving old fixtures in place could also save you hundreds of pounds.
There is no shortage of articles online that will help you with various aspects of bathroom refurbishment, from installing new plumbing to finding the best way to tile your walls. Furthermore, as has already been stated, it is not hard to find suppliers of shower walls, washbasins, wall units, etc. This means the means are there if you wish to do the job yourself. For those with a lot of DIY experience, refurbishing the bathroom yourself could potentially save some money.
However, if you do not have a lot of experience with labour or DIY, hiring a contractor to refurbish your bathroom is strongly advised. After all, there isn’t much point in committing to a new bathroom and spending many weeks working on it for the job to go wrong due to inexperience. Contractors can be a sizeable experience (they are usually available for between £400 and £5000 depending on the size of the operation) but you can guarantee that the job will get do to a professional standard, and no extra money will be spent afterwards in order to fix poor work. To save money, you should speak to several contractors and speak to friends who may be able to refer you to someone for a cheaper deal.