New bathroom in a Recession

Nov 08

The global economic crisis of 2008 might be over but the financial world is still in turmoil, people are cutting back, nobody is going on holiday, no banks are lending…..but what if you want a new bathroom? You can’t throw caution to the wind and get everything on credit because no one will give you credit. But you REALLY want a new bathroom. The UK has apparently hauled itself out of recession, but things are still not great. Well good news hopeful ones – there are ways to drastically decrease your expenditure on a new bathroom.

You have to be wary of RRP, especially when you are struggling to accrue those elusive gold coins. The savvy person would keep a very close eye on sale season as this is one of the best ways to get a bathroom on the cheap. Of course, when it comes to broken pipe repairs, one cannot wait as you would need to call plumbing professionals like those at For new house owners, bathroom fixture shopping is slightly more complicated than just knowing when the sales are on. The vast majority of people are not prepared for the sales. You cannot afford to be naive to potential discounts either in-store or online but at the same time you need to know what you want in order to avoid delaying your decision and losing out on the limited sale stock. This is absolutely imperative because it can be a nerve racking time wondering whether stock will last whilst you do some more market research. Make sure it has been done before. The best way to do this is to identify the items that you want, make a list, and also identify which retailers sell them in the first place. For example, if you’ve found a shower screen that you want to buy from a company like Wetrooms Design, act fast before it sells out. Although you want to secure a good deal, you don’t want to lose products that you’ve had your eye on for a while. Subsequently either you check their website every single day or subscribe to their newsletter, in this way you will be one of the first to know that the sale is on. I would personally recommend the newsletter because although it may be incredibly irritating receiving 2 emails a day from groupon, if those promotional emails actually directly affect you then trust me – the pain is worth it. Now all you have to do is be ready to pounce. Make sure you have the budget and have everything covered. Preparation is key, make sure you have trawled through the bathroom mirrors category, taps, shower heads, everything. There is no point dilly dallying around whilst those who have done the prep work are snatching up bargains!

It is also important to remember that it is unlikely that you will be able to source your whole bathroom suite on sale. So get what you can and either wait for the next sale or buy the other bits and bobs at full price. Just don’t miss out on a bargain.

This may seem a little extreme and a bit of hard work, and to an extent it is. But if you cannot afford to buy a brand new bathroom suite at full price then I’m afraid your options are limited. Also, if you are really good then you it is quite possible that you will end up with better quality goods than you would have done if bought at full price. You’ve got to love the sales!