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Bathroom ideas on a budget

Bathroom ideas on a budget

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 5 years ago 5 min read

Just because you may be working to a tight budget, doesn’t mean you can’t create a beautiful and stylish bathroom.

In this blog post, we’ll examine the real cost* of a bathroom makeover and demonstrate just how little you’ll need to spend to achieve a look that is both fresh and modern.

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Master bathroom with bath

Under £500

If your budget is quite tightly stretched, the Eden collection is a great starting point.

With a full range of bath, toilet, basin and tap options, the Eden collection from Orchard Bathrooms has been designed with everyday convenience and everyday low prices in mind. The look is modern, giving you a timeless bathroom that won’t date, and with careful maintenance, will last for many, many years to come.

If you prefer taking a bath, a bath shower mixer tap is a low cost alternative to installing a full shower system, keeping costs down. You can also fit Krono Xonic flooring instead of tiling, as this will save on labour costs for a professional tiler. With a few simple tools, you can lay your vinyl flooring yourself. There are no messy adhesives required and there’s even a full step-by-step instructional video on the Krono Xonic flooring page.

Master bathroom with a bath mood board



Total cost: £452.45

Ensuite with recess shower enclosure

Around £500

If you already have a useful recess area in your ensuite, you already have a room layout that will help save you money. As ensuites tend to be smaller than the average master bathroom, it’s better to add space-saving elements such as a wall hung basin, although a shower installation may end up costing a little more than if you simply had a bath.

Ensuite with recess shower enclosure mood board



Total cost: £509.34

Master bathroom with shower bath

Under £850

A multi-functional shower bath means you can get the best of both worlds, and is particularly handy where you have younger children. As well as saving on space, you can also save money by simply adding a shower screen to one of our straight baths. And why not include a stylish back to wall toilet, as opposed to the more standard close coupled design? Of course, you will need to pay attention to the tiling around your shower bath area, or you could use shower wall panels.

Master bathroom with shower bath



Total cost: £824.43

Master bathroom with separate bath & shower installations

Around £800

If you’ve got the luxury of space, a separate shower and bath can be absolutely brilliant, especially as you and your partner can use both simultaneously, meaning no waiting impatiently to enjoy a relaxing soak, and making bath time an altogether more social affair!

Master bathroom with separate bath & shower mood board



Total cost: £810.42

Walls & floors

If you need to replace walls and floors, this will, of course, increase your costs. Below, you'll find a rough guide to tiling and vinyl flooring costs for an average sized bathroom (2.4m x 2.7m) with a bath:

  • Tiles (tiling just the walls adjacent to your bath)* = [Clarity bumpy white gloss tile 200mm x 250mm] = £99.95 (5 boxes)

*For a ceiling height of 2.3m and wall lengths of 1.7m & 0.7m = Total area of around 4.2 sq. m

  • Tiles (tiling all 4 walls)* = [Clarity bumpy white gloss tile 200mm x 250mm] = £439.78 (22 boxes)

*For a ceiling height of 2.3m and wall lengths of 2.4m & 2.7m = Total area of around 22 sq. m

*For floor dimensions of 2.4m x 2.7m room, minus bath area of 1.7m x 0.7m

Bathroom installation costs

Of course, buying your bathroom is just half the story. Unless you are a qualified plumber or bathroom fitter yourself, you’ll need to employ somebody to install your products for you.

Unless you already know a reputable bathroom fitter, word of mouth recommendation is always a good place to begin the search. Ask friends and relatives who they have used and whether they did a good job. If you have a number of recommended bathroom fitters, arrange to show them your bathroom and get estimates. It is always best to meet a bathroom fitter face to face to be reassured of all those little questions you may have. If you are still struggling, try

Find out how much bathroom installation costs in our blog post, to give yourself a rough estimate of the total cost of your bathroom makeover.

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*The prices stated in this article were correct at the time of publication. Individual product prices may fluctuate, but the costs above will give you a good estimation of the general pricing across our range.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 5 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 8 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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