Doing a bathtub replace as part of your remodeling project isn’t as difficult as it may seem. The first step in choosing a new tub is determining how much money you can afford to spend. If you also plan to remodel the rest of your bathroom it is important that you focus on those costs as well. When money is a concern you also have other options such as drop in tub liners.
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If you make a mistake and spend too much on a new bath tub, the rest of your bathroom remodeling plans could suffer. Also, you will find that setting a budget is the best way to save time while shopping. Knowing how much money is too much to spend will prevent you from wasting your time because you will not have to examine tubs that you cannot afford.
It is also a good idea to determine ahead of time when doing a bathtub replace, how your new tub will be installed. If you are going to have a professional install your tub you will need to keep those costs in mind. Although you may want to avoid paying a professional, you may need to. There are many contractors who specialize in remodeling bathrooms. If you are interested in finding a contractor in your area to help with your bathtub replace, check our local contractor referral program.
Whether you do your replacement yourself or have a professional do it for you, you will need to find a new one to purchase. If you are looking to do a full replacement and have your old tub completely removed, you will likely find that you have more options.
When a new tub replaces an old one, the tubs need to be about the same size or style. Therefore, if you are remodeling your bathroom with the hopes of getting a “new,” bathroom, you may be looking for something a bit different. But don't worry, you still have an unlimited number of options.
The most commonly installed types of bath tubs are traditional ones which are known as standard tubs. These bathtubs are usually connected right to the wall in a corner and sit on the floor. Most of these traditional bathtubs are relatively affordable. As of this writing you can purchase a traditional bathtub for as low as two hundred dollars. The tubs shown below are standard lower priced bathtub replacements.
If you are looking for comfort, instead of price, you may want to look into spa-like bathtubs or even massage bathtubs. The best whirlpool tubs cost more than most others. As of this writing many massage bathtubs or spa-like bath tubs retail for around one or two thousand dollars. Below are some soaking bathtubs that are larger and provide a "spa like" setting with out the jets....[an error occurred while processing this directive]
If you are looking for a trendy, stylish bathtub, you may prefer to have a freestanding bathtub. As of this writing freestanding bathtubs can cost as low as five hundred dollars, but they can also reach into the thousands. Below are two examples of free standing bathtubs...
After deciding which type of bathtub you want, you will need to decide on a particular tub. You may find it easier to make your decision when you can see bathtub displays set up. For a wide selection of bathtubs and displays you should checkout one of your local home improvement stores. Below are some things to consider.
Since bathtubs come in all sizes you will need to determine what will fit your needs. You will want to consider if you want to use your bathtub for a guestroom, master bath, etc. Bathtubs come in a variety of colors, texture and tones. You will have to see what fits your bathroom style the best.
As you can see there are many things to consider when doing a bathtub replace and there are also accessories that you may use such as bathtub grab bars to make your bathtub replace even nicer. Also, the bathtub faucets can help the look of your bathtub. See the bathtub faucets page for additional information.
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