As bathroom specialists we are often asked, why does a small bathroom cost as much as a large one? Many people use the logic that less space requires less budget, which is understandable but incorrect. Therefore, it tends to shock those who are renovating a master bathroom and en-suite at the same time. Especially when the cost difference is not as much as they imagine. Here is why:
When designing a small bathroom, you are faced with more restrictions when it comes to placement. There is much more to consider utilising the space to its maximum potential. Some will require more bespoke design options. Therefore, it takes more time and specialist knowledge to design in a smaller space.
Fixtures and Fittings
Whether you are designing a small or large bathroom it is likely they will require the same fixtures and fittings. Small bathrooms will still require a bathtub or a shower, a toilet, and a basin as a minimum. As such, the costs of the fixtures and fittings would not be much different to a large bathroom.
In addition to the cost of the fixtures and fittings, the plumbing is often the same regardless of the room size. The toilet, basin and bath/shower still need to be installed and size restrictions can make the installation more complicated.
Of course, there is more to installing a bathroom than just the plumbing. A small bathroom is still likely to require a plasterer, tiler, electrician, mastic man and decorator. Whilst using a jack of all trades may be tempting to cut costs, for best results individual trades are required. Whilst labour costs may be less for plastering and tiling in a smaller bathroom, the overall installation cost remains similar.
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