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This is the last post in my series, with details of a couple of finishing touches and details of what I bought and what it cost. Summary For drive-by readers, the total cost came to just on £2200 including VAT, or about £2500 if the project had replaced everything - I kept the washbasin, vanity unit, storage unit and mirror. There is also potential to reclaim VAT on the approximate £200 spent on specific accessibility pieces such as the shower seat and grab rails. Counting up the wall tiles in the bathroom, I find that no fewer than eleven from about 60 now have holes drilled in them. That is the smallest number of spares I will need to buy now to restore the bathroom to should I need to do so later, of for example an elderly person dies or moves into a care home, and the property needs to be sold on. A thing worth bearing in mind; these are not projects where 2 or 3 spares will be sufficient ... "for a want of 15 tiles the bathroom was gutted". In practise in this case I have umpteen spares as someone gave me 10sqm of tiles when I only needed about 6sqm. Extras I added a shower caddy storage unit. These figures do no include fluffing. Lists of Costs List of Suppliers Most of the products above should be easy to locate. Here is a list of clickable deep links that I have available. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CC6UNZG/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017O89SG2/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CC6UNZG/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074T41X9F/ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modern-Rainfall-Square-Twin-Head-Exposed-Thermostatic-Bar-Shower-Mixer-Chrome-54/232674611695?var=532155236037&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190212102350%26meid%3D48370791d06f43a1972ba71707e98bf6%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D332130829568%26itm%3D532155236037&_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985 https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/lillangen-washbasin-cab-1-door-2-end-units-white-s09188045/ https://www.tiletown.co.uk/en http://probablythebestpubsintheworld.co.uk/ Wrap up That's all folks. Ask any questions below, and I will do my best to answer. If you are between about Junction 24 and Junction 28 on the M1, check out http://probablythebestpubsintheworld.co.uk/ - a local company with about 5 eating pubs, which are decent quality and very good value. And have good beers - my local one has Abbot and Taylor's Landlord.
I have blogged about the replacements of my downstairs bathroom with a shower in preparation for when an elderly and becoming-more-frail family member needs to move downstairs. This thread is intended as a resource for recommendations for disabled/elderly - both for products and practice. One tension is that traditionally anything that looks "institutional" or "medical" is not liked by people who do not need the aid, and some who do need it.