Purchasing a new bathroom is a very exciting experience, but it can also be quite daunting. It’s hard to work out how much money to set aside and save for your dream bathroom. You want quality, luxury, and a new bathroom that’s going to last for years to come. It’s a major investment for any homeowner, with the potential to massively increase the value of your property, and transform an area of your home that’s central to the whole family.

As a homeowner, it’s important to plan ahead, decide what will be best for your home, and find the best bathroom designer and supplier to ensure quality and good value for money.

The cost of a new bathroom varies from company to company, and for a lot of people DIYing the job seems like the best (or at least, cheapest!) option. The problem with this is that you can end up spending far more money fixing your wayward DIY efforts than it would have cost for you to have a new bathroom designed and fitted by a professional.

Our rule to remember when buying a bathroom is this:

If you buy cheap, you buy twice, but buy high, you only buy once.

A renovated bathroom can last years when it comes with quality installation, design, products, and decorations. This plays a key factor in managing the cost of a new bathroom, as you should not be focusing on the short-term costs of a high-end bathroom, but the long-term savings of avoiding a cheap ‘stop-gap’ design.

If you’re on a budget and looking to do small renovations you can add a little luxury cheaply, but buying a full bathroom on a budget of less than £4,500 is definitely not a strong investment. In a few years time, you will be looking at renovating again, spending £4,500+ again, and ending up with twice the stress, twice the worry, and two new bathroom designs that are low quality.

Why not spend that extra bit more now and get a high-quality bathroom that will last, giving you that luxury feel and ensuring you don’t need to go through all this again in a few years?

To help you figure out the real cost of a new bathroom, we’ve put together an easy guide to managing your budget…


Shopping Around

One of the most important things to do when thinking about buying a bathroom is to shop around. While most bathroom providers have a showroom, the range of designers and items available, from fixtures and fittings to tiles and bathroom suites is extensive.

There isn’t a showroom around that could showcase everything available, which is why we have a comprehensive range of catalogues available for you to browse for inspiration and ideas. The designer you choose is likely to have an effect on the price, as high-end luxury designers naturally charge more.

If you’re at all unsure about the type of designer or price range you should be looking for, come on down and have a chat with us, we’re happy to talk through your needs and find the best possible option.


Online Vs. In-Store Shopping?

Online shopping may not always be the best option when it comes to managing your bathroom budget. You may think shopping online gets you the cheapest deals for high-quality products, but this isn’t always the case. We easily get tunnel vision when we’re shopping online, and focusing on pricing can quickly leave you with low-quality products, or cheap knock-off versions of high-end designs.

Shopping online also lacks the personal experience of having your questions answered straight away by a pro. At Castle Tile and Bathroom Studio, we provide high-quality customer service, with one-to-one consultations from start to finish. You can come down and physically see our showroom, or mockup designs on the computer.

These consultations will help both you and us to understand your budget so we can work with you to create the bathroom of your dreams.


Online Vs. In-Store Pricing

Shopping online may be easier, but in the long term, once you’re in the final process, you cannot consult online websites for help if things go wrong. You may also incur higher delivery fees and more restricted timings of when they can be delivered. What follows is a painful chore of constant emails and phone calls, compared to the experience of working with a designer, who will deal with any problems that may arise. At Castle Tiles we will organise and manage the whole project for you, handling any issues, and allowing you to enjoy your new bathroom stress-free.

The face-to-face contact of an in-store showroom is essential when it comes to deciding your budget, and will allow you to make an informed and sound financial decision. In addition, when you get your bathroom through a professional there is built-in insurance to guard against unforeseen mishaps. All of our products come with a warranty, which may not be provided online. So while buying online can save an extra bit of money, if anything goes wrong you have no cover.

We provide an exclusive range of products from leading brands such as Alape, Dornbracht, Duravit, Hansgrohe, Keuco, and many more, as well as an extensive collection of ceramics, porcelain, natural stone, and mosaic tiles. For more information drop us an email, or give us a call on 01606 75306.