Bathroom / February 16, 2018 / Jayda Hummel.
If you’re on a budget but want to do more-serious work, for example replacing fittings and fixtures, we would only advise DIY if you know what you’re doing, or you could end up having to pay more to get things fixed than you would have if you’d hired a professional in the first place. Only 9% of the 3,982 people we surveyed installed their bathroom themselves.
You don't have to stick to the well-known bathroom brands for furniture – many other stores, including John Lewis and Argos, sell freestanding bathroom furniture and bathroom cabinets. Just check that the furniture is intended for use in the bathroom, as it will be exposed to a lot of moisture and heat.
If you're interested in getting an installer in, visit our page on bathroom installation to find out how people rated Bathstore, B&Q and Wickes' bathroom fitting services. You can also visit Which? Trusted Traders to find a recommended trader in your area that has been through our rigorous checks.
When it comes to decorating, specialist tile paints can give you a new look without the hassle and expense of retiling. Alternatively, consider using board panels – waterproof boards that can be easily secured to the bathroom wall. They come in plain or patterned designs, and some even give a tile effect.