Is £7,200 a fair price to makeover a bathroom the size of a postage stamp?

I’ve talked about Aunty Sue before (A very Scottish lunch). She’s lived in Leith all her life and will be 88 in January.  She’s pretty hale and hearty but recently she’d been finding it tricky to get in and out of her bath. So, she decided to get in quotes to replace the old bath with a shower and generally give her bathroom a bit of makeover. Age UK Bathrooms quoted £7,2000 for the job (yes, £7200 for a replacement bathroom 1 metre by 2 meteres, and we’re not talking fancy wet rooms or gold plated taps!). After Aunty Sue picked herself up off the floor,  she decided to do it herself – she’s not  a Leither for nothing!  Fortunately, one of her great-nephews is a qualified plumber and  the other a qualified electrician and they’ve helped with the tricky stuff. Here are some pics from stage one of the “makeover”. I’ll be back with photos from stage two in a few days.  I’ll also let you know how much Aunty Sue’s DIY  makeover cost. Maybe we’ll discover £7,200 is a fair price for such a  job? What do you think?


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15 Responses to Is £7,200 a fair price to makeover a bathroom the size of a postage stamp?

  1. Wendy says:

    Oh my goodness – I am so impressed! I am completely incapable in all areas of DIY. Go for it Auntie Sue!

  2. Marianne Wheelaghan says:

    I know. She’s amazing! 🙂

  3. Louisa says:

    Go Auntie Sue!!

    That sounds expensive to me, but then again I know nothing about renovations! I say, if you can do it yourself (a family affair!), why not!!

    • Marianne Wheelaghan says:

      It seemed expensive to me too – but who knows, maybe this is what people pay?! It’ll be interesting to see how much it costs Aunty Sue doing it her way – with a little bit of help ;o)

  4. john gray says:

    Is you auntie going to take this up as a profession? I am looking forward to seeing the finished bathroom. My bathroom can also be classified as postage stamp size and I am always on the look out for new ideas.

  5. lorna says:

    …’re doing a great job! Love the photos! Hopefully will be able to see the new bathroom ‘in the flesh’ -s0 to speak – some time next year……

  6. Marianne Wheelaghan says:

    ha ha – it should be done by then ;o)

  7. Jacqueline Mehring says:

    Genes will tell! With this project successfully on it ‘s way to a fabulous conclusion…who knows what the next DIY project will be?!

  8. Joy Claridge says:

    Our Aunty Sue is my inspiration in more ways than one. Love her, admire her, miss her.
    Miss you too.

  9. I have some DIY that needs to be done. Does Aunty Sue travel? 😉

  10. Marianne Wheelaghan says:

    If she could, she would! :o)

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