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Ask about floor stock and factory seconds. I’ve picked up a $1000 bath for $100 because it had a tiny chip that, when installed, was completely hidden. Every single bathroom supplier, whether it’s the big well-known ones, right down to your one-stop shop, usually has floor stock or seconds. They may not advertise this fact but just ask – you never know what bargain you might pick up.

One thing I would say, though, is that you want to go for quality products even when looking for a bargain. With tiles, there are also a lot of good, inexpensive ceramic ones around. A ceramic tile is a very hard, very simple product and it’s going to last.Hunt down display stock and factory seconds for kitchen appliances, too.

Again, you can save money on tiles for kitchen splash backs. In my experience, tiled splash backs are the cheapest way to go – but it’s really a matter of individual taste.