July 08, 2010
Equipping the bathroom
As regular readers will know we've been renovating a house down here. One thing that astonished us was quite how much it can cost for certain bits and pieces of what you need to renovate a house. Wood is hugely expensive, right across the whole country. And as for the price of shower enclosures, well....
It got to the point that we were stalled and then we had a brainwave. There are trucks moving from the UK to the Algarve a couple of times a week (bringing the all important bacon deliveries for example) and so we went online and looked around for a bathroom mirror and, would you believe it, a bath itself?
They then loaded it onto their lorry, dropped it off at the starting point of the bacon lorry and then we picked it up here a couple of days later. Over the prices here for a similar quality bathtub, just as one example, we saved over £400 all told. So, as Mother always told you, it's worth looking around to get a bargain. Worth a little bit of lateral thinking to get a deal.
Of course, you don't actually need to be in our situation to take advantage of the offerings of UK Bathrooms. It would be even eaiser to have them deliver to a UK address without all the rushing around to get it delivered with the smoked pork products.
Most expecially, if like us, you're trying to do a renovation, a fixer upper. If you're doing something for your own house, well, you can always console yourself, if you've paid over the odds, that you'll be using it for years to come. But if the aim is selling the place on then of course the profit margin is the only thing you're really worried about, isn't it?
Well worth checking out.
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