You want your bathroom to be a relaxing and peaceful place to enjoy a sumptuous bath or a refreshing shower – but it won’t be a tranquil experience if you know you overspent! Take a look at our cost guides to get an idea of how much you should expect to spend on a range of bathroom jobs in your area.
If you don’t have much budget for a full bathroom remodel, there’s no reason why you can’t still give your bathroom a fresh new look. Swap out your old-fashioned taps or shower head and this may only cost around £200. If you want to update your bathroom suite – usually a bath, basin and toilet – you could pay as little as £1,500.
You don’t have to have a huge budget to get a great-looking bathroom. A mid-range bathroom will set you back an average of £5,000 including labour and materials. High-quality mid-range brands for taps, showers and sanitary ware include Mira, Grohe and Ideal Standard.
When it comes to premium or luxury bathrooms, the sky really is the limit! If you want a luxurious bathroom using high-end brands like Geberit, Britton or Villeroy and Boch, you could spend £10,000 or more. It’ll all depend on the brands and products you choose and whether you have things like a free-standing bath and separate shower, bidets or his-and-hers vanity units.
Yes, a bathroom certainly can be fitted in a day - if you're just changing your suite, for example the sink, bathroom and toilet, in a small bathroom. However, if you want a completely new bathroom with new tiles, flooring and decoration, it will take a few days as each step requires some drying or settling time.
The most expensive part of adding a bathroom all depends on what you choose to spend your money on - you could choose to buy a luxury suite, so end up spending the most on your sanitaryware. However, most people find that the most expensive part of adding a bathroom is the tiles. Tiles can cost as much as £60 per square metre or more, so if you choose to have your entire bathroom walls and floor tiled, the cost can soon mount up.
In general, you don't need planning permission to put a bathroom in your house, providing there was one in the space before. However, if you're adding a bathroom to a room that once had a different use, for example it was once a bedroom or loft, you will likely need Building Regulations approval to ensure that the room will have adequate ventilation and drainage.