New Bathroom Cost
A professional bathroom installation by a company such as ourselves “Nottingham Bathroom Fitter” will leave you with the bathroom that's tailored to your needs and preferences. It'll be fitted correctly, plumbed in correctly and neatly, without leaks or mess everywhere--just like it should have been from day one! If we're doing renovations on an old house then installing new plumbing fixtures is what really makes everything come together beautifully at last; but if not? You need someone who knows what they are doing because when done wrong the overall look and feel can turn out poorly. The cost of employing a bathroom specialist may seem daunting and expensive at first, but I assure that when you stand back and admire your professionally fitted bathroom, the original cost outlay will scale as insignificant when you have before you a beautiful luxury bathroom that you can enjoy and gain immense pleasure for years to come.
Cost of Bathroom Renovations
Bathroom renovations are one of the largest home improvement projects undertaken by people. From granite countertops to new bathtubs, people want their bathrooms to be luxurious. Bathroom renovations also include adding new bathroom fixtures such as sinks, toilets, cabinets and lights. The cost of new bathroom depends on a lot of factors, these being some of them:
1. Get at least three to four different quotes from companies that specialise in bathroom remodelling.
2. Make sure the company quoting the job is insured for your protection.
3. Ask about their warranty policies, what they do to protect yourself in case something should go wrong during the project, any guarantees they offer on work performed or materials used, etc..
4. Check out all references if possible to make sure you are comfortable with them before signing a contract or giving down payment for any work scheduled to be done by the contractor pending your approval of their qualifications to get this type of work done satisfactorily. Our advice is that it's better to pay a little more money getting several quotes and dealing with a more reputable company than to experience the frustration of having shoddy work done.
5. Shop around for your supplies smartly, getting only what you need and taking advantage of good pricing and discounts offered, don't be taken in by high quotes and exaggerated claims of quality and performance, if it sounds too good to be true then ask about why they offer such prices or guarantees on inferior materials after all if their workmanship is good you have nothing to worry about so why not utilise this 'overkill'.
6. On the job site, pay attention to how materials are handled, stored properly until used as well as waste disposal etc.. If things don't look right or feel right then go over exactly what has been ordered and for what reason and get it in writing.
7. Make sure the job site is protected from any accidental spills, leaks or damage before starting on your new bathroom or will you be liable for all such damages?
8. Review everything with your contractor and make sure he agrees with your notes before signing off on the final payment and release of all financial obligations and liens against this property by them if there are any etc... Remember once they have walked out of this property you no longer owe them anything so don't give out cash until ALL promises made have been delivered that's when you release your final payment.
New Bathroom Price Variables
The following items will affect the cost to remodel or renovate your new bathroom:
Demolition costs: Demolishing an existing bathroom usually includes clearing out any cabinetry, toilets, tiling etc. There may be additional fees if there is asbestos in old tiles that need to be professionally removed prior to demolishing the room/area itself .
New plumbing installation costs: New drains will have to be installed during renovation based on current building regulations. This can include new toilet installations as well as drains for sinks, showers, bathtubs and wet rooms. Many bathrooms also have a second sink outside of the bathtub or shower area which requires its own drainage pipe underneath the floor. If this is not already pre-existing you can expect it to add to your total costs.
New Electrical installation costs: The electrical work is another aspect which becomes more complicated when dealing with bathrooms. For one, fixtures are very different between the bedroom/living area models and bathroom models. Many bathrooms have much higher wattage bath lights, heat lamps for towels or potentially floor heaters or other special features that require a separate 220 line for safety reasons. This can add additional costs depending on if it is being installed in an existing room where sufficient electrical points are already available, or if there are no separate available, requiring more under floor wiring and cabling etc..
New plumbing fixture installation costs: One of the most expensive elements to take into consideration during renovation is new bathroom fixtures. Fixtures include sinks, taps, toilets, bathtubs and showers. Many people like to upgrade their fixtures with modern, sleek new tubs or sinks at the time of renovation. If you are changing the style of sink or toilet in your bathroom, this will require some plumbing work to get it working properly .
Mirrors/Dispensers: New mirrors can range from £100 to £600 each or for a medicine cabinet mirror system. Installation costs for those mirrors typically £100 to £200 as well, depending on if they need to be custom cut or not. Shower dispensers can cost as little as £50.00 installed but may require refilling over time which is an additional expense.
Vanity Cabinet: A common element that almost everyone adds during a bathroom remodel is a vanity cabinet. A standard size 36-inch vanity can cost between £500 to £1,000 depending on the material and whether you have a custom cabinet made or a stock piece. Vanity tops can cost as little as £150 if it's being replaced, but new ones are at least £300 for a small bathroom sink with no backsplash.
Flooring Costs: Similarly to the vanity tops, your bathroom's floor will represent a significant portion of your overall renovation budget. A new vinyl sheet floor can run around £300 for an average sized space. It is possible to buy used tiles for less but they are not recommended because of their age and whether or not any damage has occurred in storage. Even if you're considering using other materials like hardwood or something else in the bathroom, you still have to factor it into your total cost before moving forward with your plan.
Painting & Wall Covering: Once you've removed all the old decor from the room it will be time to paint or cover any exposed walls. Interior painting costs vary greatly depending on how much surface area you have, the difficulty of your project and the type of paint or wall covering product you choose. Bathroom walls tend to be a bit more difficult due to the moisture prone nature. Price can differ substantially here depending on quality. Wallpapering costs can vary greatly as well depending on what kind of materials you choose. For example, an average sized bathroom could run about £500 using older vinyl wallpaper from around 1980 but closer to £700 when using designer wallpaper from this year. If you plan on papering only half the room with wallpaper, it will cut your costs almost in half since there is no waste involved in cutting around outlets and light switches . Initial costs might be a bit high for wallpaper but in the long run, you will cut your costs by almost 50%.
I hope this will help you to better understand how much it might cost you for a new bathroom, and I do apologise if it is not quite what you were looking for, but please remember that every job has different challenges and every home has differently shaped bathrooms so this guide should be used as nothing more than just general information.