Bathtub or Shower: Your guide to making a decision

Giving your bathroom an update and some flare doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. All it takes is a little creativity to get started. Many people choose to remodel their bathroom a little bit at a time, so it’s more of a pay as you go type of plan. Generally speaking you could start anywhere in your bathroom to remodel. The bathtub or shower is usually the most expensive installation in the space, so depending on your personal preferences and the budget you could get it out of the way and start there, or leave it for last.

Types of bathtubs

There are many different types of bath tubs to suit anyone’s unique taste. If you are just looking for a basic tub with nothing fancy, the tub itself can be found for about 100 to 200 dollars. For a luxurious soaker tub with armrests and jets you’re looking at around 5,000 dollars. A Jacuzzi garden tub can range anywhere from 1,200 to 8,000, it just depends on how much you want to spend. If you find an antique iron claw foot tub, it may be worth looking in to a bathtub remodeling company in Tampa, FL to bring it back to life. This is a great way to add beautiful flare to a unique design. It is recommended that you shop around for bathtubs in your budget, so you can tell the contractor either exactly where to order it and what price you are willing to pay. You can always order it yourself so you can verify that you are getting exactly what you want, but most of the time contractors get a better price.

Shower Remodel

If you are looking to eliminate the tub, refurbish an existing shower, or separate a shower/ tub combo this can be done fairly easily. It’s just a matter of space, materials and once again that ever looming budget. To expand an existing shower, keep in mind that extra space has to come from somewhere. Try to envision if it would be best to use the space that is currently in the bathroom. If this is not an option, space is going to have to be borrowed from an adjacent area. The next big decision is whether or not the plumbing needs to be redirected. If the number of shower heads is increasing from one to multiple, a plumber needs to be brought in to accommodate the design. After that is the fun part. Pick out the pretty materials. Use your budget to pick out tiles, fixtures, design elements and shower surround.Visit Bath Fitter for more details.

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