How To Budget For A Bathroom Renovation
A full bathroom renovation can be an extremely expensive project to undertake. In general, they can cost anywhere from £1,000 and up.
We’ve all been told to ‘budget’ for one thing or another but budgeting for a bathroom renovation is not as easy as you may think. You need a plan A, B all the way through Z. It’s likely you’re sat reading this and thinking it’s just overkill but the very last thing you want to happen is for the project to run out of money. Unforeseen issues are exactly that, unforeseen and they can suck up the budget, leaving you without a functioning bathroom. That’s why we’re emphasising the need for a number of plans and back-up plans.
Here are some tips on how to budget for a bathroom renovation!
Consider How Much You Want To Spend And Be Realistic
Renovations are expensive, there’s absolutely no getting around that so don’t go head first into this thinking you’re going to have your suite fitting on the cheap. Think of a realistic figure and stick to it. Don’t go over unless you absolutely have to.
Shop Around For Quotes
We know a new bathroom can be exciting but slow down and consider your options. It’s likely you’ll find a tempting quote right off the bat but don’t jump for it straight away. Try to get around 5 different quotes so you can choose the best one from the most reliable installer. If they fit within your budget then it’s all good!
Keep Track Of All Expenses
It’s easy to justify spending a few pounds here and there. It doesn’t seem like much, right? But that soon all adds up and can have a heavy impact on the overall cost, which is why keeping a note of every single outgoing related to your bathroom renovation is necessary. It helps you stay conscious of your own pre-set budget and keep the overall costs down.
Save Money On The Suite To Put Towards Installation
Full bathroom suites can cost anywhere from under £200 to well over £1,000 but it all depends on what you’re looking for. You could get our Splash Full Bathroom Suite with Taps for only £199.97, so you don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds to get a stunning new bathroom suite. Shop around and find the best value for money. We have a wide range of suites so take a look here and let us know which you love!
Spend A Little More Now And Save A Lot Of Money Later
Advising you to spend more sounds very counter-intuitive to the whole point of this post but hear us out. Cutting costs is a good tactic but it’s also a tactic that can lead to poor work and issues eventually popping up – these issues may be seen days, months or even years later and can cost a pretty penny to fix.
Extra Tips To Save Some Extra Cash
- Tear everything out and dispose of it (properly!) yourself
- Use plumbers/installers you know – get the family and friends discount if you can
- Don’t buy what you don’t need – don’t get carried away with accessories
- Buy products with long guarantees to cover any issues in the future