A buyer’s guide to fitted bathrooms

If you’re soon to be re-modelling your bathroom then you’ll need to know the basics of what you should be looking for in a fitted bathroom. In this guide we talk you through the process of choosing a fitted bathroom and how you can make sure you’re getting the best value for money.

What’s included in a fitted bathroom deal

Fitted bathroom deals vary in relation to what’s included in the package. Generally you should expect for the bath and/or shower, toilet and basin to be included, as well as the matching taps. However they do vary from deal to deal so you should ensure that you check out the specifications thoroughly before you make a purchase.

Current trends for fitted bathrooms

Current trends for the bathroom have taken a turn away from curved lines to the deridingly straight and clear cut look. Hot trends right now are items with minimal detailing in natural or mock natural materials including wood, stone and slate. ‘Floating’ items are also pretty on trend, where basins, cupboards and toilets seem to float by having a clear space between the item and the floor. For floor coverings dark tiles are the order of the day, and can be used with dark wall tiles to create the illusion of space.

How to find the best fitted bathroom deal

DIY fitted bathrooms
There’s plenty of great deals on bathroom suites where you fit the items yourself, so finding the best deal is really only a matter of scouring the internet and comparing similar deals. Whilst it may pay to start with the larger suppliers for an idea of average price, smaller suppliers shouldn’t be discounted as being uncompetitive. Very often smaller, local companies can offer prices that are just as good, if not better than the large chain stores.

Gathering quotes
If however you decide to use a company that sells the suite as well as the fitting service then you’ll need to ensure that you’re paying a fair price for a quality service. Once you’ve found a few companies that have a solid reputation you should ask or quotes. Generally speaking, getting quotes from around 5 different companies will give you the best idea of how much you should be paying. Speaking about expenses, make check if the delivery and installation are included in the price. And if your dreamt bathroom is beyond your budget at the moment, there are suppliers who offer finance options with 0% APR.

Ensuring that your provider has a good reputation
Getting the best value for money for your fitted bathroom isn’t just about looking for the cheapest deal. Very often providers may not be the cheapest but may do a far better job. A starting task then is to research the companies you’re looking at on consumer review websites, these will give you an honest opinion on how good a service each company provides.

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