If you have made the decision to give your bathroom a complete overhaul, the first step is the budget. Not just how much you want to spend, but how you plan to spend it. As expert bathroom designers in Essex our customers often ask; should I spend more on the product or the installation? This is a very good question, as there would be little point in buying an expensive bathroom suite and paying for poor installation. Equally, it would be no use paying for expert bathroom installers to install a low-quality budget bathroom.
Why is the Product Important?
You could have the most skilled bathroom installation team in the world, they can’t stop cheap products failing. It comes back to the old saying buy cheap, buy twice! Budget bathroom suites are tempting, they look the part at a fraction of the cost, so what’s the difference? Often the difference is the quality of the materials used to manufacture the suite. Whilst it may look similar to the untrained eye, we know such bathrooms are not built to last. As such they often come with short warranties. But even with a warranty, if a fixture or fitting is faulty, you will inevitably have to pay installation costs again.
So, its Best to Save on Installation?
No, absolutely not! Cutting corners on the installation of your new bathroom might save a few pennies now, but the risk outweighs the saving. Maxing out your budget on a beautiful suite may give you a long manufacturer warranty. However, this will not cover you if the problems which occur are the consequences of poor installation. Here at Bathroom Studio Design, we only use tradesmen who are experts in their field. As such we have an individual for each stage of your installation, from the electrician and plumber, down to the mastic man. As a result, we offer our customers a huge 5-year installation warranty to compliment the manufacturers warranties.
How Do I Proportion the Budget?
We recommend you split the budget 60\40 in favour of the product. In our showroom in Brentwood, we only display furniture from high quality brands. Each carefully researched for their innovative design and engineering. Furthermore, we have a team of expert bathroom designers on hand to help you decide which suite is best for you. Click the button below to book your design appointment today!