Quality Vs Price – Correct Bathroom Selection

Investing in a new bathroom will never be cheap and whether you are doing it yourself or having a professional team do the work, one should never focus on price, but rather on quality. The reasons for this are many, but, like anything else in the house, bathroom fixtures, fittings and appliances have to endure a lot of punishment. The average family of four would collectively spend many hours in this room and high volume traffic demands a level of quality in the materials. By using tried and trusted brands that are designed with longevity in mind, you and your family will get the most out of the bathroom.

One of my favourite places is soaking in this tub!

DIY Solutions

If price really must play a big role, there is a way you can have your cake and eat it, which is to get quality products from Armitage Shanks at Trading Depot, the leading online building materials supplier. By paying trade prices and installing yourself, you will have the very best quality at affordable prices. If you are not so confident with turning your hand to home improvements, there are online tutorials to help you with everything from fixing a leaking tap to building an extension, and by investing in the right tools, you will be able to complete many projects around the home.


You might find a nice looking shower unit and if it were at 70% off (for example), it may seem a real bargain, yet after a few months, it becomes apparent that the rubber seals are defective, or the fitting screws fall out. Like just about everything else in this world, you only get what you pay for, and by choosing a tried and trusted brand, you can be sure the item will go the distance. Style does play a part in bathroom selection and with easy cleaning in mind, it is easy to create the right combination of glass, ceramic and stainless steel, transforming the room. In a perfect world, one could have affordability along with quality and style, yet with man made products, price should never be the overriding factor.


A Prime Investment


Revamping the bathroom is a major improvement, and would therefore increase the value of the property, and with a quality installation, you can be sure that the bathroom will perform for many years. Imagine if you wished to sell in, say 5 years, and with the bathroom still looking like new, this is a big plus and might be the reason for a quick sale. All home improvements directly affect the price of the property, and if everything is the best quality, you can expect to enjoy maximum use, while adding value at the same time. For some further reading on why quality beats price, there is an informative article on the topic that you can refer to.

Online Solutions

Buying shower units and baths in a showroom is all well and good, but expect to pay a little more. After-all, the store has huge outgoings, and then there’s the sales commission. If you buy online, you get the very same brands but at trade prices, and if you are unable to install, call up your local handyman who would be happy to help. If you have the right tools, and a little self-confidence, there’s no limit to what you can do.

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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