Toolstation surveyed trade experts from across the UK, to find out what advice they would give to homeowners choosing to renovate their bathrooms. The supplier of tools, accessories and building supplies also surveyed 2,000 UK homeowners to uncover how they manage a bathroom refurb and how much of the work they would do themselves.
In the results of the survey, 95% of experts warned against homeowners DIY’ing the electrics in their bathrooms, but one in 10 homeowners said they would still give this a go, despite this guidance. In addition, the most common bathroom renovation mistakes trade experts see are installing poor drainage systems (52%) and the use of cheap materials and amenities (50%). Not sealing the amenities correctly came in at 48%, while not installing a sufficient quality extractor fan also made it onto the list at 16%.
On average, trade experts say it will take a professional eight-and-a-half days to complete a full bathroom renovation, but if a homeowner wants to do this themselves, they say this could take 22-and-a-half days.
Cara Yates, bathroom category manager at Toolstation, said: “With the bathroom being one of the most used and important rooms in the home, we know how critical it is for a bathroom refurbishment to go smoothly and quickly. We hope these insights from trade professionals and other homeowners will help anyone planning to renovate their bathroom."
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