There’s even a guide on how to tile, a guide on colour schemes and the finishing touches such as foliage and mirrors to really make the most of this essential room. For a real-life case study, check out our complete guide to bathroom design and installation and find out what Victoria Plum customer Rosemary from York thought about the whole process. If you’re removing bathroom tiles from your current bathroom or simply wish to prepare your surfaces, plastering is an important part of a bathroom refurb. It adds strength to your walls and ensures they are nice, smooth and level. Before hiring any bathroom fitter, ensure they are able to plaster your walls or, at least, provide an experienced plasterer.

Basins designed to sit in or on top of a vanity unit (including freestanding basins and semi-recessed models as shown above) allow for useful storage beneath. These basins cost from £90, but remember to factor in the cost of the unit they sit on or in, too. Even with these variables to bear in mind, it is still possible to give an estimate of the kind if bathroom renovation costs you can expect. The great news is that there is no reason why bathroom renovation costs need to get out of control. There are plenty of ways to get your dream bathroom without spending a fortune and if you are trying to achieve a new bathroom on a budget you are in exactly the right place.

The shower enclosure is also quite small and it can feel a little claustrophobic, so I only use the shower downstairs which is about twice the size. Again, I knew I wanted a roll top bath but did we keep the bathroom suite all white or mix it up a bit? Maybe a different coloured bath like the ones below and a vanity style sink unit. I knew I didn’t have a lot of space to play with but top of the list was to have a separate shower and bath. Set a budget with a little flexibility until you’ve chosen your bathroom renovation design and fittings. The labour costs will also vary depending on your bathroom size and the plumbing and electrical work you require.

But even if you fancy trying your hand at doing some parts of the project yourself, there are some things are best left to the experts. Don’t automatically think that if you’ve watched a YouTube video on how to grout tiles that you’re now an expert and you can do it yourself. As with most other tasks and trades, there’s a great deal of skill required in grouting that you can only get from years of experience. ‘There are a lot of horror stories about issues with bathroom makeovers and these are usually down to poor workmanship and incorrect installation,’ says Leigh Price, Co-Director of Real Stone & Tile.

Either way, your project manager and point of contact will always be a member of the Red Box London team. On average it takes between one and four weeks to fit a bathroom, depending on how much work needs to be done. Having a Red Box London project manager and project plan, means interruptions to your routine will be minimal. See our Fulham case study for an example of full bathroom refurbishment services London clients were delighted with. Visit our case studies page for more examples of Red Box renovation projects. Check out our interactive project locator for completed projects near your home.