$750 – $1,200
Average Cost Estimate
$1,190 – $2,980
$2,630 – $4,240
|Description||Resin Tub/Shower kit||Fiberglass Tub/Shower Kit||Fiberglass Tub / Ceramic Tile Shower|
|Size||60″ Tub / Enclosure||60″ Tub / Walls||60″ Bathtub / Ceiling Height Tile|
|Wall Type||Precise Fit Panels||Panels or Seamless Enclosure||Ceramic Tile with Backerboard|
|Installed By||DIY||DIY or Pro||Pro Installed|
|Tub/Shower Faucet Kit||Basic Chrome or Plated||Nicer Brushed Finish||Brushed or Chromed Finish|
|Supplies Cost||$150 – $300||$150 – $400||$750 – $1,400|
|Shower Curtain or Doors||Curved Curtain Rod||Curved Rod or Low End Doors||Clear Glass Shower Doors|
|Other Bath Remodel Work at Same Time||None other than Required||New Toilet||Floor and Toilet|
|Repaint Bathroom||As Required||Complete Repaint||Complete Repaint|
|Permits / Inspections||$75 – $250||$75 – $250||$75 – $250|
If the bathtub in your home is out of style, stained, aging, or you just want to freshen up the look of the bathroom, it may be time to replace your old fiberglass tub and shower. Due to the extent of this kind of project it’s usually done as part of a complete bathroom remodel. However, in this Costimate we’re just going to cover how much it costs to for new tub and shower replacement, as well as the minimum amount of related work and expenses you’ll have to deal with at the same time.
This page of Costimates will help you understand more about the cost variables for different shower types, as well as the controls and drain kit, plumbing, drywall repair and other related expenses you’ll have to deal with before completion. After reading this you’ll have a better understanding of how much work is involved in the best scenario, as well as hidden costs you need to budget for. We’ll help you evaluate whether it’s a DIY project or something you should turn over to a Pro. Further down you’ll find a comparison table listing the estimated cost for a tub replacement from other leading resources and a section for homeowners and Pros to share what they’ve paid for similar work.
Shower and Bathtub Cost Factors
You’ll find plenty of options when you start considering a budget for bathtub replacement cost. Since this page is focused on replacing a shower / tub combo, those are the choices we’ll discuss. The list below is in order from the least expensive with the least amount of work, to the higher cost and higher workload.
Cost of Installation Supplies and Other Bathroom Fixtures
Once you’ve decided to replace the shower in your bathroom, you’re going to need to plan on related expenses that may be incurred at the same time. In fact, it’s likely going to be cheaper to replace or update these items at the same time, since the work is already being done and the bathroom already being partially remodeled. The replacement cost at this time is going to be less if you decide to do later.
Permits and Inspection
Installation Cost and Time
In most cases, the contractor installing your tub is going to include the labor as part of the total cost. Be prepared to add 10-20% to their price for unseen issues like floor rot, water damage to walls, etc.
In the case of water damage behind the existing bathtub enclosure, the costs can rise significantly if there is serious damage that requires wall studs or floor joists to be replaced. In addition, if mold is found after removal, be prepared for additional costs based on the amount and type of mold found.
Completed Installation Time
I’ve remodeled by own bathroom completely, and also replaced just a tub and shower enclosure. If you’re very handy, this could be a DIY project. In most cases however, its not. This is one of those jobs that regardless of how you choose to do it, it’s best to talk to a contractor and get an idea of the depth of the project. In the end, if you choose to do it yourself, realize that any mistakes you make are going to cost more to be repaired by a professional. Also realize that doing it wrong, a mistake in plumbing or drain lines, can result in significant damages to other areas of your home.
I consider myself a very able handyman, 8/10 on my skill level. While I have done many bathroom remodeling projects in the past, this is one that I would leave to the pros if money was not a factor. If you consider yourself a very good handyman, give it a shot!
Take a look at what other leading cost comparison sites consider an average cost for tub and shower replacement.
|Costimates||$2,085||$850 – $5,500|
|HomeAdvisor||$2,973||$1,018 – $4,935|
|HowMuch.net||$1,006||$825 – $1,857|
|Improvenet||$2,826||$1,350 – $8,600|
|Fixr.com||$2,500||$1,100 – $13,500|
|Miracle Method||$575||$475 – $675|
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