One question we get asked all the time here at The London Bath Co. is: how much does an en suite bathroom cost? As with most renovations, there is no exact answer on the costings and it will depend entirely on the type and size of the bathroom, as well as what is included in the cost of the project.
How much does an en suite bathroom cost in London?
Something to keep in mind when thinking about London bathrooms is that a typical bathroom will be small anyway, around 2m x 2m, so our costs for en suites tend to be around the same as a “normal” bathroom.
The cost will also depend on what bathroom features you want included in your en suite. Busy lifestyles mean that most of us will shower instead of taking a bath these days. A bath is seen as time-consuming and a bit of a luxury, so we are often asked to replace a bath with a large, luxury shower. This is especially common in an en suite or where a property has more than one bathroom. A lot of clients with one-bedroom properties in London, where there tends to be only one bathroom, will also choose a good shower in favour of a bath.
All-inclusive service vs coordinating it yourself
Another thing that will greatly impact the cost of an en suite bathroom is the type and quality of the service and finish you opt for. Many bathroom fitters will simply install your new bathroom without including any of the additional work required. You will also need to coordinate the different contractors yourself, such as carpenters, electricians and decorators.
However, a select number of bathroom companies, including us here at The London Bath Co., will coordinate the entire process for you. This is highly valuable in an industry which is very much geared around you buying your own parts and materials and then finding someone to fit it for you.
You might be tempted by some of the cheap options for installing a new en suite bathroom but it’s important to remember that there are many additional costs to consider. For example, just the cost of waste removal tends to be around £400, plus the cost of an electrician and a decorator on top of that.
There are also elements that many people forget – for example, most electrical work in a bathroom needs to be registered with the local authority or you won’t get the relevant certification which is essential when you come to sell the property.
Overall, a fully-inclusive service is a great option for an en suite bathroom as it means someone else is in charge of the process. Meanwhile, you can sit back, relax and get excited about your new bathroom.
For more on the typical costs involved in a bathroom installation and why prices vary, you can check out our guide to bathroom installation costs.
How does tile choice affect the costs of an en suite?
When it comes to an all-inclusive bathroom installation service, the only thing that will be additional to the base price is the choice of tiles. This is because the price of tiles can vary quite a lot, depending on the materials and styles. Therefore, the final price of an en suite bathroom will be dictated by your choice of tiles.
It really depends on your personal preference with the tiles for your en suite and how much you want to spend to achieve your desired look.
How much do our en suite bathrooms cost?
Here at The London Bath Co., we pride ourselves on offering a fully-comprehensive bathroom design and installation service to take the hassle away from you. This means that all of those additional costs are included in the price, including installation, electrical work, plumbing, tiling, decorating, waste removal and more.
Prices range from around £12,000 to £13,000 for the average en suite bathroom in London. This excludes VAT and your choice of tiles but it includes absolutely everything else required for the renovation of your bathroom!
We believe that it’s far better to know all the costs upfront and to invest in a quality service from a specialist company, knowing you will be getting a high-quality product that will give you the finest finished bathroom.