How Much Does a Walk-In Tub Cost?
Walk-in tubs come in various price ranges. If you go for premium-priced bathtubs, you will get additional features and installation by a preferred vendor of the manufacturer.
If you are on a really tight budget, you may have to do some of the work yourself.
While you are shopping for a walk-in tub for any older adults, it is essential to know about the costs and what you get in each price range.
Walk-In Tub Pricing
The retail price of a walk-in tub will differ based on the brands or manufacturers, products and features. If you buy via a home supply store, the cost can range from $3,000 to $10,000.
Note on Installation
Walk-in tub installation is not a project for do-it-yourselfers unless you have a lot of experience.
It’s better to hire a professional who can supervise all aspects of the job since you will need, a plumber, a tub supplier, an electrician and someone that can handle the details. Managing multiple contractors will charge you more in the long run than hiring one contractor that will manage the whole installation.
Average walk-in tub prices
Keep in mind there are many other factors that can affect price, especially installation.
- Soaking tub: $2,500 to $5,000
- Air bath: $5,000 to $7,000
- Hydrotherapy (whirlpool): $5,000 to $7,000
- Bariatric: $5,000 to $10,000
$2,500 and Below
When the cost of a walk-in tub for senior falls within the range $2,500 or below, they are considered cheap, and the quality may be sacrificed. It is important to remember you should be very careful not to buy soley based on price.
There are many areas of life where you can and should buy the cheapest item but major fixtures like a bathtub isn't one of them. Manufacturers that offer lower-end tubs generally install lower end components like tub frames, jet systems, fiberglass, faucet sets and drains and usually do not provide any installation or customer service to help customers.
$2,500 - $5,000
The $2,500 to $5,000 price range will buy you an average quality unit. At this price point installation is not included.
Tubs in this price range will generally provide a good quality product at a fair price. These units may require additional accessories for features that are standard in higher priced units.
$5,000 - $10,000
Walk-in bathtubs that fall within the $5,000 to $10,000 price range are considered high-quality products. They usually have a great warranty and come with popular features like hydrotherapy jets and shower heads.
Some units will include installation by a representative of the manufacturer.
$10,000 - $15,000
Between the $10,000 and $15,000 mark you are getting into the premium or luxury models. They should come with an excellent warranty and have lots of extra features. These units will also include installation by a professional. If your project has special circumstances that could also affect the price.
$15,00 and Up
If you are being quoted a price above $15,000, then we highly recommend getting multiple quotes. Specific areas of the country can be more expensive but generally, a price this steep is a sign of a dishonest contractor. Of course if your home requires extensive remodeling that could drive the cost up significantly.
Installation of the Tub
The installation process will contain three phases; removal, prep and install. The crew will start by removing your old bathtub they may also need to remove a row of tiles around the tub depending on your space.
Next, they will need to inspect the area where the new tub will be installed. If there are any damaged or moist areas they will need to repair it. They may also need to make adjustments to the plumbing at this time.
Lastly, they will install the new tub and secure it in place. They will reconnect any fixtures and test the walk-in tub to ensure there are no leaks. Then they will show you how it works and answer any final questions you may have.
How Much Will Your Installation Cost
The best way to find out actual costs including professional installation will be to schedule an in-home consultation. This will help you understand the different options, features and compare warranties. We’d love to help you learn more, give us a call at 1-877-699-7472
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