Bathtub Replacement ($3,000+)
When is it time to replace a bathtub? If there are there structural issues causing your bathtub to flex from body weight or you find standing or pooling water that will not drain. Are there cracks in fiberglass tubs or rusted holes in cast iron tubs? These are the type of issues that may require full bathtub replacement. The bathtub itself is relatively inexpensive, however, the labor and supplies to install it cause the high price tag. Hidden costs include things like removal and disposal cost, plumbing alterations, tile work and fixing damage under or around the bathtub. Room down time equates to 3-4 days.
Here is an example of costs for a brand new bathtub:
- New bathtub $300
- Demolition and removal of the old tub typically adds $150 to the final price
- Hiring a plumber to re-attach pipes costs $299 according to the national average
- Installation of the new tub costs $2,896 according to the national average