How Much for a New Bathroom?

Bathroom Makeovers

Home renovations are a great way to breathe new life and energy into your home. If you
are planning to renovate only one room in your home, it should be your bathroom. Not
only is your bathroom a smaller room (and therefore a less overwhelming place to
start), but it is also a space that you use every single day of your life!
As a place to relax, groom, cleanse and bathe, you’ll spend a lot of time in your new
bathroom. One of the most common questions we get from our clients is “how much for
a new bathroom?” Of course, the costs vary wildly depending on materials, but it is
possible to spend a lot less on bathroom installation costs than you might think.
We’ve completed this simple guide to help you understand the average cost of new
bathroom. We have broken this article down into a number of categories based on
typical elements that you might want to renovate and/or replace.


What is the average cost of a new bathroom?

While there is no simple answer the question “how much for a new bathroom,” it’s
possible to create a basic estimate. The final price is going to depend on the size and
shape of your bathroom, the materials that you want to use, and whether you go with
freestanding components or a bathroom suite.
While the average Briton spends approximately £4,500 on their bathroom renovations,
it is possible to find bargains and sales in order to cut costs. You can get the price down
below £2000 with savvy price comparisons and by shopping the sales.
Remember – before you settle on a company, brand and options, you should always
have a reputable company give you a reasonable estimate. While the end costs will vary
depending on a variety of factors, the average bathroom cost is around £2000 - £4500
including fittings and fixtures.

How much is a new bathroom suite?

While a lot of people choose to buy freestanding toilets, basins and bathtubs as separate
components, you can save a lot of money by choosing a new bathroom suite. Bathroom
suites usually consist of a toilet, a basin and a bath or shower stall, packaged at an
attractive price. Renovating your bathroom on a budget? It doesn’t have to cost a lot. In
fact, having a bathroom suite fitted and supplied can cost a lot a lot less than you might
Once you choose your bathroom suite, you will need to have all of the plumbing and
installation tasks taken care of by a licensed professional. Depending on the type of
bathroom suite you have chosen, the costs of installation will vary – but £200 to £400 is
a good estimate to start with.


How much is a new toilet?

When it comes to renovating your bathroom, you likely want to replace your old toilet
with a newer model. You have a ton of toilet options – whether you want a freestanding
model or one that is built into your bathroom cabinets; you can even choose a self
heating model!
While you can get a very basic model for under £100, the more lavish models can run
you over £1000. After taking this price into consideration, you do also need to account
for the cost of installation and materials. The installation costs will usually be between
£75 – 140, and takes 2 to 3 hours.


How much is a new vanity unit or pedestal basin?

A pedestal basin can cost less than £200, but more lavish and expensive models can
range up into the thousands. The cost of installing your new pedestal basin? It usually
takes anywhere between 2 to 3 hours, and costs between £70 – £120.


Replacing your bath- how much does it cost?

If you are looking to give your bathroom a real make over, you will likely want to start
with your bath. Your bath is really the place where you can come to relax, soak in
soothing hot water, and scrub away all the worries of your day.
Of all of the items on our list, it’s your bath that can end up costing a small fortune.
Marble, Jacuzzi jets, a cast iron claw foot antique – the sky is the limit. That said, if you
want to save your pennies, you can absolutely find more affordable options that will still
work for you and your family. When it comes to shopping for bargains, you want to
always make sure that you are not sacrificing quality – your bathtub should be able to
stand the test of time.
The installation cost of the average bath can run anywhere from £130 – 250, and can
take from 3 to 5 hours. This is really a job that you do not want to rush.


The cost of new taps

Looking for a quick pick me up to your bathroom style? Nothing is faster or easier than
replacing your fixtures and taps with something new. New taps can really add a boost of
style and give your bathroom a whole new look and feel.
Even if you’re not looking for a new look, if you have leaky tap you need to have them
replaced as soon as possible. Leaky taps don’t just cost you money on your monthly
water bill, they cause overall water damage to your house and can really end up
becoming a nightmare.

While you can install your own drawer pulls, cabinet handles and decorations, you will
definitely need a professional to install your new taps. Changing them can cost
anywhere from £50 to £90, and will take around 1 hour.

Replacing the tiles in your bathroom – how much does it cost?

If you only do one thing, consider having your bathroom retiled. A freshly tiled
bathroom will make your home feel like it has had a major renovation, even though only
one room has changed.
Tiles vary in price to a great degree – hand crafted tiles from Italy or Morocco can come
with high costs, while cheaper plasticised versions cost a lot less (and there are
countless prices in between). When it comes to having your tiles installed, the costs can
really climb. Tile installation costs anywhere from £400 - £1500 (depending on the size
of your space and the angles in your bathroom). It will usually take between 1 and 5 full
days to complete the job.


How much is a new shower?

While relaxing in a hot bath is a luxurious feeling, not every bathroom is large enough to
accommodate a full sized bathtub. If you want to make the most of your small bathroom,
installing a shower enclosure is often the best way to go. A full tiled steam shower with
a waterfall fixture can run in the tens of thousands of pounds, while a shower enclosure
can come in at less than a few hundred.
Having a new shower installed will usually take between 5 to 8 hours, and will cost in
the range of £300 to £500.