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Win a bathroom makeover worth £5,000 with bathstore!

Emmeline Westin
3 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago

The competition has now closed.


We're very pleased to announce that we've teamed up with the experts at bathstore to offer you Houzzers a fantastic competition prize - a dream bathroom makeover worth £5,000.

We know that many of you are posting your bathroom dilemmas in Houzz's Advice section, so if your bathroom is looking a bit tired, this competition is perfect for you!

How to enter the competition:

Simply post a comment below telling us why you should win this bathroom makeover and you’ll be entered into a random prize draw. Images aren't mandatory, but do feel free to include them if that will illustrate your point better. One winner will be selected at random.

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By registering your vote and adding a comment, you're agreeing to our competition terms and conditions. Only UK entries this time!

Comments (2.6K)

  • avrilrothwell

    Our teenagers human rights are being violated by having no working shower! We have a peach bathroom which isn't peachy and tiles which look like something from a 1970s spirograph set! Would love a bath store makeover.

  • Collette S
    Pick me! Pick me! You could do a before (mould, grime and leaking soil pipe) and after photo! Houzz about that?!
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    Would love a new bathroom to replace our very tired looking 80's bathroom.
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  • sashabyrne

    I would love to have a bathroom that I don't have to make apologies for! Whenever, friends or family stay over, I find myself saying: "I have cleaned it, really, but it just looks like I haven't!" We have been in our house for nearly 15 years and have not been able to update this room! My teenagers always have their friends staying over and I find myself feeling embarrassed about the bathroom on their behalf! Trying hard to send you a photo, but it's not co-operating!

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  • tindall1969

    Me and my bathroom have a lot in common - we both looked amazing in the '80's! Need I say more?

  • scoobywoo
    We have bought our dream house, the only problem we have is a green bathroom suite. We love the bath store bathrooms and it would be amazing to win a makeover to be able to change this bathroom.
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    The heavy rain left my bathroom damaged. My priority was to fix the flat roof that caused the damage as unfortunately it was not covered by the insurance. As a single parent it not always easy to juggle things. I would love a bathroom makeover as I cannot envisage me fixing the interior anytime soon. I have attached a picture of the current damage to my ceiling.
  • Perpetua Amoo
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    Whitbydesign
    My husband and I urgently need a bathroom makeover to win back the love and respect of our friends and family.

    According to such loved ones, we are now both suffering from a catastrophic drop in major personal grooming practices because of our bodged bathroom.

    Bath salts, scrubs and body polishes are now words from a dim and distant world.

    Long, leisurely soaks, face masks and bubble baths are from another time and place.

    Even soap seems to be slipping away from our grubby fingers.

    We are becoming unrecognisable from ourselves and we fear for the future of our already weakened cleanliness.

    Please help us with these makeover.

    Don't let our bathroom destroy us.

    Xx
  • Lottie Green

    We would absolutely love an update to our very dated and pokey bathroom - cork floor tiles and all!

  • zoegriffith
    Just because...
  • margaretaphillips

    My bathroom is old and sad. Help!

  • jolady

    My bathroom theme tune since I moved into my home in 1997, reworded from the original by Orange Juice, amended for the Bathstore bathroom makeover competition.
    When I first saw it something stirred within me.
    I hoped to never see it again.
    If I could have changed it.
    I would have changed it
    Rip it out and start again.
    Rip it out and start again.
    Rip it out and start again.
    I hope to God I win this Bathstore makeover.
    I hope to God.
    I hope to God

  • jcstir

    Hi, I want to win this competition because I have been updating my mum's house with the intention of moving into it BUT a huge infestion of wood worm necessitated most funds being spent to essential structural work and house now just a shell. Being a 62 old girly I am running out of time to enjoy a little luxury. This would be a fabulous win. Thanks

  • Emmeline Westin

    Thank for participating Houzzers! The competition has now closed and we'll be in touch with the winner shortly. Thanks again for your fantastic contributions!

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  • Juli Titherington
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  • caes9
    Surely someone can prove that this small bathroom can be elegant and functional...?!
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    r_stanton026
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    r_stanton026
    The bathroom is one of most important rooms in the house, it's the only room you can lock the children out of! It would be great to turn into a room that I could relax in! Very old building that's hard to get the design right!
  • martinathomas
    Very nice bathroom but I think a free standing radiator/towel rail would have looked nice and a nice chair in front of the table which could double as a dresser if you put a mirror there also.
  • Lyner Miheso
    hi.
    have never had a shower with my husband
    since I got married in 2002. I use basin to take shower I think winning these bathroom will gives love experience in the bathroom. please.
  • spookyduderino

    COMPETITION CLOSED LAST WEEK - PLEASE STOP LEAVING COMMENTS NOW!

  • Lisa

    Who won?

  • denise_pentney8
    Well, looking at some of these photos and reading the comments. I think my bathroom is ok thank you very much. good luck everyone.
  • Ogbonna Stanley
    bathroom should be a place of rebirth. I need a touch of taste from your designs to exum the already dying spirit of connection in my bathroom
  • proctorlouise71
    Has this been drawn now?
    Thanks
  • Emmeline Westin

    Hi again Houzzers! Just to clarify, the competition has now closed and we've notified the winner. Thank you again!

  • montorlin
    I would love to win this for my 83 year old mum. She is disabled with osteo arthritis and fell breaking the bath some time ago. Sadly she was stuck for some time and has not been able to bath since. This would be a wonderful gift to her!
  • Oscar Hamoonga
    I have a small space bathroom, my installer could not make the best out of it. I've since opted bring it down for a better fitting classy design.
  • Begovic Nikola

    Hello, I have apartment of 65 m2 and only thing I want to change is bathroom. There are two reasons: Our bathroom is very old and not to big; second: my wife seriously want new bathroom . Thanks a lot

  • nellythumper

    I have two boys and a husband who stink up the place, our current bathroom is disgustingly grimy and washing just doesn't do it. New tiles and a good bath would transform the place to a woman's area.

  • iolosdad

    Bathstore ? make my dreams come true - please? I'd let you post the lovely photos on houzz

  • temple274
    You just need a slab of stone to suit the size needed for your project. You could look for a quarry or stone supplier but the easiest way would be to do an eBay search for stone, flags, flagstone or slate. You're likely to find a suitable piece not too far away as there are plenty of sources of old paving and stone slabs near Leeds. If you want a new or modern look to it then a stonemason could cut or finish it to suit.
  • PRO
    The Hamilton Group
    Pity it's with Bathstore
  • PRO
    GD STONEMASONS LTD

    Our bathroom refit is overdue, it should be so much more than a place to go for a ...shampoo, or to wash the Cockerpoo! The Tiles are B&Poo and the bath is askew ... Everything is all sealant and "mend and make do." Even the floor boards are thin and creaky, and when you take a leak, your guests can hear thee! What's a girl to do, when she can't park her chassis on a proper loo. Oh dream come true, oh dream come true - a shiny new bathroom me and ...maybe the Cockerpoo too!

  • kellychoi
    I am from South Korea and been here about 4.5 years. I find it hard to live in a different country especially like England which makes me very down. Since I came to the UK my health condition got bad and finally had to have hysterectomy. I have been through depression too and still having counselling. I have a 2 year old son and everyday life is quite depressing in a dark house. Bathrooms are small and dark and really annoying by banging here and there because of the shower booth is too small even for myself, a small woman. If someone has got a brilliant idea to make our bathrooms more bright, bigger and usable, I will be happy.
  • scrabbl

    Who won this competition?

  • debonweb_100

    I was wondering the very same scrabbi .... I'm not sure where to [or whether you can] find competition results on Houzz .....

    I can see this reply posted on 12 July 2016 at 09:16 saying:

    'Hi again Houzzers! Just to clarify, the competition has now closed and we've notified the winner. Thank you again!"

    but I'm uncertain as to whether they ever post actual winner info ??

  • Dreya Cameron

    Yes who was it??


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