The cost of a professional installation for a walk-in tub in Utah can cost around $5,500, including the unit’s price. This is the national average for this year, although the usual price can range between $4,000 and $8,500.
Walk-in tubs are designed for the elderly and children as they prevent the risk of slips and falls from stepping over the edge of a regular tub. You might need to remodel your bathroom when planning to install one at home, which will increase the actual cost of installation. Some plumbing work will be necessary as well, so it is best to hire a professional than attempting to the project on your own.
Choosing a Tub
Standard units cost between $1,500 and $5,000. Their accessibility makes up for the lack of extra features. Units for disabled members of the household are the most expensive, with prices ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. If you have a large family, a long unit will set you back at least $3,000 up to $7,000. It allows you to lay down similar to how you would use a jacuzzi. However, this will require a bathroom remodel if there is not enough space. Those who are single should consider a walk-in shower instead. An average-sized shower only takes up around 12 square feet of space.
Your choice of brand will also affect the overall price of installation for a walk-in tub. American Standard has one of the lowest-priced units available in the market, ranging between $1,500 and $10,000. Depending on the unit, you could buy one with 15 and 10-year warranties on the unit and components respectively.
Some products such as Safe Step and Universal specifically cater to disabled users. Their units cost from $2,000 to $8,000 with a lifetime warranty for their models, including those with hydrotherapy and wheelchair-accessible units. A Kohler tub also has a lifetime warranty for their products costing at least $4,000 up to $9,000. Some of its models have a lower step just three inches above the floor for improved safety, while others have a fast-drain feature to reduce waiting time.
The Cost of Labor
When asking for a quote from a service provider, it should be able to provide an itemized list of tasks other than installing the tub. You should expect to pay them at least $700 per project, although this can easily increase once there is a need to modify the bathroom’s space and its fixtures.
If you only need to replace an existing tub with a similar one, it can only cost at least $1,500 inclusive of labor fees. Refinishing will add up to $900 to the total bill for a replacement, while any plumbing work will cost an additional $170 to $430.
In the end, when estimating your expenses for a walk-in tub, you should try to set a budget for the mid-range price of products. It is also essential to choose the right retailer when buying a unit and find the right contractor for proper installation.