According to the 2016 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, we spend 30 to 60 minutes a day in our home bathrooms. With that mind, making your bathroom more appealing and pleasant can improve your everyday living. But when it comes to making bathroom renovations, what should you update first? Well, if your bathtub is out-of-date, installing a new one is great place to start.
Your bathtub is one of the most-used features in your bathroom, so updating it first only makes sense. You and your guests will benefit from your tub’s improved appeal and functionality, and you will be able to make future renovation decisions more easily.
Before you get the bathtub installation process started, though, you’ll need to make sure that you can afford it. Once you understand the typical bathtub replacement, you can budget accordingly and take the next steps toward installing your ideal bathtub.
Cost Estimate to Replace Bathtub
So how much does it cost to replace a bathtub? It is not a simple answer, though most homeowners are surprised at initial estimates:
- Home Advisor pegs the national average at $2,922;
- Homewyse offers a range from a low of $1,121.83 to a high of $1,890.14, or an average cost of $1,505.96;
- Improvenet offers a national estimate of $2,763.
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If you’re wondering why these sources are reporting such different averages for bathtub replacement costs, it’s because there are several different factors that affect the price. By understanding what these factors are, you can more accurately determine how much the task will cost you in particular.
Purchase price is one reason a bathtub replacement project could run from hundreds to thousands of dollars. A big-box home improvement store’s porcelain enamel tub might cost only $125, while a high-quality designer tub could run more than $7,000.
Installation costs will vary depending on the tub’s design. A claw-foot cast iron tub requires significantly less installation work than a stainless steel enameled tub with full skirt.
The cost to replace bathtub accessories, such as the spigot, faucet handles and safety features like grab bars, will be in addition to the tub itself.
Spending well on a bathtub replacement could mean stepping up to a whirlpool model with muscle-soothing jets or a sensible walk-in model to avoid the possibility of falls. Doing the job yourself seldom makes sense, either economically or aesthetically, because professionals have the experience and tools to do the job right – leaving a perfect installation.
Any bathtub installation cost should include take-away and cleanup of the old tub, new tub packaging and construction debris. When discussing installation, get the details. For example, will drywall refinishing and painting be included in the price?
Need a Bathtub Replaced in Phoenix?
Whichever style and price level of bathtub you select, contact Ace Home Services at (602) 943-2000 for your Phoenix plumbing services. We can quickly and expertly install the bathtub of your choice so you can soothe those sore muscles, relax your mind and thoroughly enjoy being at home.
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