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 for a new 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 think.
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 £200, 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 bathtub- 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 bathtub. Your bathtub 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 bathtub 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 bathtub 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 faucets, fixtures and taps with something new. New faucets and 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 faucets you need to have them replaced as soon as possible. Leaky faucets 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 and faucets. Changing the taps 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 quality brand name enclosure can come in at less than a few hundred.
Having a new shower installed will usually take between 2 to 3 hours, and will cost in the range of £200 to £300.