Best bathroom brands
By Liz Ransome-Croker
Article 6 of 11
Before you spend your hard-earned cash on a new bathroom from Homebase, find out what its customers think of it.
We've reviewed Homebase bathrooms, alongside other brands - such as Bathstore, Victoria Plum and Plumb Center - based on ratings and comments from 3,982 Which? members.
This means you can compare Homebase with other big-name bathroom companies, including those selling other budget bathrooms, such as Wickes and B&Q.
If you're a Which? member, you can log in now to unlock the table below and see how Homebase was rated for its customer service, quality of products and finish, durability and value for money. Plus, you'll see comments from Homebase bathroom owners.
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Homebase was bought by Wesfarmers, which owns Australian DIY store Bunnings, in 2016. However, the rebranding was not successful, and in May 2018 it was sold to retail restructuring firm Hilco for £1.
Hilco has since turned the Bunnings stores back to Homebase. In July 2019, Homebase also bought struggling chain Bathstore.
These scores and ratings are for Homebase bathrooms bought before the Bunnings rebranding and before the acquisition of Bathstore.
Visit our page on the best and worst bathroom brands to see how Homebase bathrooms compare with those from other brands.
Homebase bathroom durability
We asked customers about the durability of their bathroom suite and its different components - bath, shower cubicle, sink and toilet.Which? members can log in to see how Homebase was rated and to find out how Homebase bathrooms compare for durability by visiting our bathroom suites page.
Homebase bathroom furniture and installation
As well as asking people about the bathroom suites they bought from Homebase, we also asked them to rate its bathroom furniture.
Unfortunately, not enough people responded to those questions to be able to allow us to rate these aspects for Homebase. It no longer offers a fitting service, so we weren't able to rate it far installation either.
Homebase bathrooms customer comments
As well as rating the brands, we asked customers to give us more details on their experiences - logging in will reveal their comments.
Homebase bathroomsClick through our gallery to see a range of Homebase bathrooms across different prices and styles.
Homebase bathroom services
The majority of Homebase's bathroom suites are from other brands, including Ideal Standard, Mondella and Estilo. They are mostly simple, modern designs, but some are more traditional.
It also sells bath panels, shower trays and screens from other brands, including Aqualux and Stormwall. You can buy an entire bathroom from one range, or mix and match components across the ranges.
As well as going to a store (see details below), you can download a brochure online. As you would expect, it also sells everything you'll need to assemble and decorate your bathroom, from plumbing fittings to paint and mirrors.
Bathroom showrooms: Nationwide - use the 'select your nearest store' at the top of the website or the 'stores' page to find your nearest.
You can get the address and opening times for stores, but no more information, so you may like to call ahead to check that branch showcases bathroom suites, particularly any specific ones you're interested in.
Planning/design service: Homebase used to offer an in-store design service, which was free, but it no longer offers this. It doesn't have an online planning tool for you to use.
Homebase sells bathrooms from well-known brands, such as Ideal Standard
Installation: Homebase used to have an optional fitting service, but it no longer offers this.
Showers: Homebase has a range of electric, mixer and power showers from brands such as Mira, Triton, Grohe, Bristan and Aqualisa.
We've rated well-known shower brands and tested electric showers to find out how reliable they are and whether they deliver on the manufacturer's claims.
Bathroom furniture: Homebase sells built-in bathroom furniture from the brand Shades, and stand-alone storage solutions from Croydex and Estilo, as well as some of its own, in a range of prices.
Bathroom fittings, flooring and tiles: Homebase sells additional items such as accessories, lighting and radiators, along with paint, floor and wall tiles. It doesn't supply other types of specialist bathroom flooring.