DIY renovators will appreciate the expense involved in revamping a bathroom. There’s a range of materials required including tiles, paint, a new vanity, a bath, or shower, along with taps and shower heads and perhaps a toilet bowl.
Many DIYers head straight to Bunnings or Ikea. But for those who have a bit of time up their sleeve, Weekend Shopper is the ideal environment for picking up discounted, and sometimes free, supplies.
Many are leftover from previous DIY renovations and so are brand new. Typically, these are generic things like tiles and they are usually in basic colours such as cream and white. However, there are also some bargains to be found like heavily discounted Italian porcelain tiles and tap ware.
A typical Saturday’s Shopper under the Bathrooms section will advertise at least something for the DIYer, in particular for shoppers renovating Queenslanders seeking authentic materials.
For example, shoppers are likely to find “basins and taps – good condition, $10”; “Basin vitreous, attractive old style, ideal for Queenslander $15”; “Solid brass taps, older style, suit older home, $50”; and a “Claw foot tub, antique cast iron needs reglazing $200 ono”.
There are a host of giveaways to be found here, too. They can include vanities, basins and shower units.
Tiles in Shopper come in all shapes and sizes and can vary from one box full to several hundred square metres, including, “Tiles left over, beautiful new bathroom tiles plus some building materials $20 ono”.
Other bathroom items advertised include shower screens which range from $30 to $400, spa baths from $50, and toilets from $40.
So before you pay the big bucks, checkout Shopper’s bathroom bargains.