Bloor Homes
Craig Williamson's New Home

New homes come with lots of little hidden costs. For example, did your builder install a door bell for you? How about a house number on your front door? Not even a mirror in the bathroom? Only after you have moved in does the extent of this little list of hidden costs actually become clear. Below is my attempt to forewarn you of some of the more common hidden costs you may have to face:

• Washing line (£5 – £20)
• Door bell (£5 – £50)
• Dustbin (£10 – £15)
• Door mat (£10 – £15)
• Coat hooks (£10 – £25)
• Toilet roll holders (£10 – £25 per bathroom)
• Towel holders (£10 – £25 per bathroom)
• Curtain tracks/poles (£10 – £50 per room)
• House number (£15 – £50)
• Bathroom mirrors (£20 – £50 per bathroom)
• Curtains (£30 – £80 per room)
• Satellite dish installation (£50)
• Connection of phone line (£140)
• TV aerial and loft distribution box (£150 – £200)
• Grass/landscaped garden (£200 – £5,000)
• Carpets (£2,000 – £5,000)