2023 Shower Installation Cost | Walk-In Shower Replacement Cost (2023)

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Shower installation cost

New shower installation costs$2,000 to $9,000, depending on the size, type, and materials. Shower replacement costs$1,000 to $8,000for a prefab shower stall. Walk-in shower installation costs$3,500 to $15,000. The average cost to install shower plumbing is$850 to $1,200.

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Shower installation cost
Shower typeAverage cost to install
Walk-in shower $3,500 – $15,000
Prefab shower stall $1,000 – $8,000
Tub-shower combo $1,400 – $4,000
Add shower to a half-bath $1,100 – $11,500
Tub to shower conversion $2,000 – $12,000
Shower liner $1,000 – $2,600

Average new shower cost

The following table shows the average cost to install a shower.

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New shower cost
National average cost$5,400
Minimum cost$450
Maximum cost$20,000
Average range $2,000 to $9,000

* Cost data is based on 319 project costs reported by HomeGuide members.

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Walk-in shower cost

A walk-in shower costs$1,000 to $8,000installed for a prefab stall or$3,500 to $15,000for a custom tile shower. Converting a tub to a walk-in shower costs$2,000 to $12,000. Walk-in shower prices depend on the shower size, material, and plumbing work required.

(Video) Walk in Shower Cost

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Walk-in shower cost
Parts / serviceCost of labor and materials
Shower stall $1,000 – $8,000
Custom shower $3,500 – $15,000
Shower door $400 – $1,900
New faucet $250 – $800
Plumbing $850 – $1,200
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Cost to install tile stand-up shower

The cost to retile a showeris $7 to $25 per square footor$800 to $3,000on average. Costs depend on the shower size, tile type, and tile layout or design. Ceramic tile is the most budget-friendly and costs$1 to $8 per square footfor materials alone.

Stone or concrete walk-in shower cost

A cultured marble or stone walk-in shower costs$2,000 to $7,500installed. Cultured marble shower panels feature crushed stone particles blended in resin to replicate the look of marble slabs.

Retiling a shower with marble or natural stone tile costs$11 to $54 per square foottotal.

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A concrete shower costs$1,200 to $2,400for a 3' x 3' stall. However, concrete is slippery, porous, and prone to staining. Corian or solid surface panels are a better option for showers and come in concrete look-alike styles.

Shower replacement cost

Shower replacement costs$2,000 to $9,000, depending on the shower size, materials, and plumbing work required. Replacing a shower insert costs$1,000 to $8,000, including labor and materials. Removing an old shower costs$70 to $800, depending on if it's tile or a prefab stall.

Shower replacement cost
FactorAverage cost
Remove old shower unit $70 – $800
Prepare surface $200 – $900
Shower pan / tray $900 – $2,300
Shower door $400 – $1,900
Installation labor $350 – $1,000
Prefab shower stall $400 – $4,100
Tile materials $250 – $1,100

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Cost to replace prefab shower insert

The average cost to replace a prefab shower insert is $1,000 to $8,000with installation. A prefab shower kit alone costs$400 to $4,100, depending on the material.

  • Fiberglass shower stalls are the least expensive but the least durable.

  • Acrylic is economical, more durable, and scratch-resistant.

  • Composite and solid surface shower stalls are the most durable but more expensive.

Cost to replace prefab shower insert
Prefab stall material or typeAverage cost
Fiberglass $400 – $2,000
Acrylic $550 – $2,000
Composite / solid surface $700 – $2,400
Cultured marble $1,900 – $3,700
Barrier-free / curbless $2,000 – $4,100

*Without installation

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Cost to replace tub-shower combo

Installing a tub-shower combo costs$1,400 to $4,000, depending on if it's a prefab tub-shower stall or a separate tub and shower surround.

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  • Bathtub replacement costs $600 to $2,500 on average for a basic alcove tub.

  • The cost to install a tub surround is $600 to $3,500.

  • A walk-in tub costs $2,500 to $10,000 with a shower combo.

Having at least one bathtub in the home increases resale value.

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Installing a bathtub liner costs$1,700 to $2,500to cover an old or damaged tub and shower surround with an acrylic liner instead of replacing it.

Cost to add shower to a half-bath

Adding a shower to a half-bath costs$1,100 to $11,500, depending on if the bathroom has enough space or if the walls need moving. The minimum bathroom size to accommodate three fixtures is5' x 7'.

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  • The shower must be at least 30" x 30" to meet minimum code requirements.

    (Video) How to convert a tub/shower to a walk in shower Part 1

  • Confirm the subfloor can support a shower. Additional reinforcement may be required.

  • Wall framing costs $3.00 to $4.50 per square foot to build new walls for a shower in a half-bath.

  • The cost to remove a wall is $500 to $2,000 for non-load-bearing.

Bathtub to shower stall conversion cost

Atub to shower conversion costs$1,000 to $15,000, depending on the shower size, type, material, and plumbing work.

  • Replacing a bathtub with a shower stall costs$1,000 to $8,000for the kit and installation.

  • Converting a tub to a tiled walk-in shower costs$3,500 to $15,000.

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Cost to replace shower head and faucet

The average cost to replace a shower head and faucet is$250 to $800, depending on the style, features, and finish.

  • Standard shower heads cost$15 to $80for the fixture alone.

  • Rainfall and waterfall shower heads cost$20 to $400for basic models and up to$2,000for high-end models.

Cost to replace shower head and faucet
Shower head typeAverage cost (basic)Average cost (high-end)
Standard / Speakman shower head $15 – $80 $100 – $220
Handheld shower head $15 – $160 $400 – $1,000
Rainfall /waterfall shower head $20 – $400 $400 – $2,000
Dual shower head $25 – $275 $475 – $1,500
Tile shower head $60 – $200 $600 – $2,000
Full body shower system $130 – $450 $1,700 – $2,000

Full body shower system cost

A full body shower system costs$130 to $2,000, depending on the style and features. Full body shower systems are also called shower panels or shower towers and feature a waterfall showerhead plus 2 to 8 adjustable body spray jets.

Most shower panels feature adjustable water spray patterns. Some models also include a handheld shower head.

Cost to install shower plumbing

Installing shower plumbing costs$850 to $1,200to rough-in the shower drain and pipes for a first-time installation.Plumbers charge$45 to $150 per hourto connect the drain and install new fixtures when replacing an old shower with a new one.

Some shower installations require upgrading the water heater.New water heater installation costs$800 to $3,500.

Shower valve replacement

Shower valve replacement costs$225 to $575, depending on the type. Shower valves control the water pressure and temperature and come in three types. Shower valve repair or replacement may also require tile or drywall repair, depending on the accessibility.

  • Drywall repair costs $100 to $400 per hole.

  • Tile repair costs $10 to $50 per square foot.

Additional costs to install a new shower

Additionalshower remodeling costs,such as a new glass shower door and bench, can also be included in your bathroom remodel.

Additional costs to install a new shower
FeatureAverage cost installed
Shower door $400 – $1,900
Shower pan cost $900 – $2,300
Hot mop shower pan $225 – $500
Bath exhaust fan cost $250 – $950
Shower valve $225 – $575
Shower bench $300 – $800
Grab bars $50 – $300
LED lighting $125 – $300
Steam shower cost $3,000 – $10,000
Handicap / senior accessibility $3,000 – $6,000
Plumbing $850 – $1,200

Hire a shower installer in your area.


Labor cost to install a shower

The labor cost to install a shower is$350 to $1,000, not including the materials. Installing a new shower may also require hiring aplumberandelectrician near youto ensure the work is up to code.

Labor to install a shower stall includes:

  • Framing and setting backing board at existing plumbing rough-ins.

  • Securing the mortar and routing the plumbing connections.

  • Sealing the wall panels.

    (Video) How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Bathroom

Installing a shower pan

Shower pan replacement costs$900 to $2,300, depending on if it's a premade shower tray or custom stone or tile pan. A shower pan is a solid, waterproof floor sloped to guide water to the shower drain.

Hot mop shower pan

A hot mop shower pan costs$225 to $500installed. Hot mopping uses asphalt and layers of felt to create a waterproof pan that is less puncture-prone than a vinyl membrane.

Shower door installation

Shower door installation costs$400 to $1,100for a framed door or$600 to $1,900for a frameless glass shower door.

  • Shower doors come in hinged, sliding, and bi-fold opening styles.

  • Stationary glass panels, also called shower screens, cost$300 to $1,000installed.

Handicap showers designed for seniors

Installing a handicap shower costs$3,000 to $6,000to meet ADA requirements. Handicap walk-in showers feature a zero-threshold curbless entry with a shower floor level with the bathroom floor. Barrier-free showers also provide wheelchair accessibility.

Other options to improve accessibility:

  • Installing a grab-bar costs $50 to $300 per bar, including labor.

  • Wall-mounted fold-down shower benches cost $100 to $500.

  • Converting a tub to a shower costs $2,000 to $12,000, depending on if it's a prefab stall or a tiled walk-in shower.

Cost to install a shower bench

Installing a custom, built-in shower bench costs$300 to $800, depending on the size and material. Wall-mounted fold-down shower benches cost$100 to $500on average. A shower bench improves accessibility for people with mobility issues and provides a footrest for leg-shaving.

Adding or replacing a bath fan

Thecost to install a new bathroom fanis$250 to $950and requires venting, ductwork, and electrical wiring. Replacing a bath fan costs$150 to $550. A bathroom exhaust fan vents moisture outdoors to reduce humidity, remove odors, and prevent mold and mildew.

Shower installation FAQs

What is the cheapest way to install a shower?

The cheapest way to install a shower is to use a fiberglass prefab shower stall with a built-in shower pan. Budget-friendly fiberglass shower stall kits cost$400 to $700. Using a shower curtain instead of a glass shower door also reduces costs.

What are standard walk-in shower sizes?

Standard walk-in shower sizes are:

  • 34" x 34" or 36" x 36" for small showers

  • 48" x 36" or 48" x 48" for mid-sized showers

  • 60" x 36" or more for large showers

  • 60" x 30" or 60" x 32" when replacing a standard alcove tub with a shower

A walk-in shower must be at least30" x 30"to meet minimum code requirements.

The ADA and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recommend a minimum of36" x 36"for improved accessibility and comfort.

What is a walk-in shower?

A walk-in shower is a standalone shower without a tub. Some walk-in showers are enclosed by a partial wall or a fixed glass shower screen and don't require a door or curtain. Walk-in showers can be built in any shape and typically have a low threshold or curbless entry.

Is it more expensive to install a shower or bathtub?

Installing a tub is cheaper than installing a shower. Bathtub installation costs$800 to $4,600, whereas shower installation costs$2,000 to $9,000.

How much does it cost to install a shower liner?

Installing a shower liner costs$1,000 to $2,600for a basic acrylic liner or$4,000 to $7,000for a custom liner with built-in soap dishes, shampoo shelves, and grab bars. A shower liner is a solid vacuum-formed piece designed to precisely mold to the contours of the existing shower.

Will Medicare help pay for a walk-in shower?

Medicarewill notpay for a walk-in shower. Medicare doesn't cover walk-in showers because they are not considered "durable medical equipment" since anyone in the home can use them. Medicare Advantage plans may reimburse part of the cost when prescribed by a doctor, but coverage varies.

Other financial assistance options for seniors:

Can I install a shower myself?

Installing a new shower is a complex project that requires plumbing experience and specialized tools. Replacing an existing shower with a prefab stall may be manageable as a DIY project, but a new shower installation needs a professional.

Incorrect shower installation may result in water leaks and damage.

(Video) Walk In Shower Base Cost

Still have questions? Ask a shower installer.


Hiring a shower installer

Before hiring ashower installer near you, remember to:

  • Get 3 to 5 estimates to compare.

  • Look for licensed contractors with experience installing showers.

  • Request references and ask to see a portfolio of their previous work.

  • Browse their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • For tile showers, look for licensed CTEF Certified Tile Installers (CTI) who are members of the National Tile Contractors Association.

  • Select companies that are insured, bonded, and have been in business for more than five years.

  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.

  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.

  • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead for work completed.

Questions to ask

  • What kind of shower do you recommend for my bathroom and why?

  • How long have you been in business?

  • How many showers have you installed?

  • Can you provide references and a portfolio showing your work?

  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

  • What steps will you take to waterproof the shower?

  • Does the estimate include the shower pan, fixtures, doors, and all other required materials?

  • Does the estimate include demo, removing the old tub or shower, and hauling away the debris?

  • What additional costs should I expect?

  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?

  • How long will the installation take?

  • How many people will be working on the project?

  • How soon will I be able to use the shower after the installation?

Is a warranty included, and if so, what does it cover?


2023 Shower Installation Cost | Walk-In Shower Replacement Cost? ›

$3,500 – $15,000 walk-in or custom tile shower cost installed. Shower installation costs $2,000 to $9,000 on average, depending on the size, type, and plumbing. Shower stall replacement costs $1,000 to $8,000. A custom walk-in shower costs $3,500 to $15,000.

How much should a walk-in shower cost in 2023? ›

Due to the wide range of options, the cost of a walk-in shower spans from $1,000–$15,000, with an average cost of $6,700. * We'll go over the cost factors in more detail below.

How much does it cost to change a shower to a walk-in shower? ›

The average cost to install a walk-in shower is between $1,000 and $12,000, with a national average cost of $7,500. A basic pre-fabricated unit can cost as little as $1,000, while a custom unit can cost as much as $6,500 to $12,000.

What is the average cost to replace a shower? ›

Shower replacement cost by type
Shower TypeCost1
Prefabricated shower$200 - $8,000
Walk-in shower$400-$8,500
Tub-shower combo$3,000
Bathtub-to-shower conversion$1,200 - $3,600
Dec 12, 2022

How much does it cost to install a walk-in shower insert? ›

Price of Installing a New Walk-In Shower

A walk-in shower can range from $750-$6,850*. This price varies depending on what you're looking for in terms of size and parts. If you're looking for a custom shower, with an expensive door, faucet, and need to add plumbing, your simple shower can dramatically raise the price.

Are walk-in showers worth it? ›

Benefit: Easy Cleaning

That's part of the beauty of a walk-in shower: there are fewer nooks and crannies to scrub than with a traditional shower enclosure. Its surfaces are smooth and nonporous, so a simple wipe down and they're good as new. Also, you can say goodbye to dingy, mold-attracting shower doors and curtains!

What is the most cost effective time to shower? ›

A normal thermostatic mixer shower head discharges about nine litres a minute, requiring about six litres of hot and three litres of cold. So, providing you shower in less than 10 minutes, it will be more economical to shower.”

How much does it cost to remove a tub and replace with a walk-in shower? ›

The Average Cost of Converting a Tub Into a Walk-In Shower

The installation and costs of converting a tub into a walk-in shower range between $5,997 and $11,950, with average coming in at $7,997. Although it may seem like a wide range for a simple project, many other factors contribute to the total cost.

How long does it take to replace a walk-in shower? ›

The good news is the project timeline for a complete shower replacement is generally short—anywhere from two to five days.

What is the best tile for a shower? ›

Porcelain tile is our number-1 choice for showers because of its diversity, durability, and water-resistance. Unlike some other tile materials, porcelain doesn't have any pores, which prevents the buildup of mildew and soap scum.

Do you need a plumber to replace a shower? ›

We will always recommend that a professional plumber replace and install all showers in your home. You should only fit an electric shower yourself if you are competent and confident with DIY, as the shower will need to be connected to your mains electricity as well as your water supply.

Is it a plumber or electrician to replace a shower? ›

Instead of taking on the task yourself and risking injury, you should enlist the services of a qualified plumber for the safe replacement or re-installation of an electric shower.

Can a plumber replace a shower? ›

if you just want a replacement shower in the same location as the old one, then a plumber who is competent with electrics is good for the job. On the other hand, an electrician who is competent to do the plumbing can also do the job.

How much does it cost to install tile in a walk in shower? ›

It costs about $25 per square foot to tile a shower, which includes the cost of the tiles, installation and other materials. In total, the average cost to tile a shower typically falls between $450 and $1,000.

What is the standard walk in shower insert size? ›

The average walk-in shower in the U.S. measures 60" x 30", though size options can vary widely, typically up to 60" x 42" for a rectangular shower and 42" x 42" for a square one. For smaller bathrooms, most experts recommend a shower enclosure no smaller than 36" x 36".

Is it cheaper to replace a shower insert with tile? ›

When refinishing the shower, homeowners must choose between tiling the shower or installing a shower surround. While tiles are considered to be a high-end finish, they are generally more expensive than other shower enclosures.

What are the negatives of walk in showers? ›

Cons of a Walk-In Shower

Taking hot showers in walk-in showers raises your bathroom's humidity and moisture levels, which leads to eventual mold growth. Homeowners should also note that water can splash on their bathroom's other parts as the walk-in shower is used, leading to a messy or slippery bathroom.

What is a good walk in shower with? ›

For durable, water-resistant, safe (not scratchy or slippery), and easy-to-maintain flooring, ceramic and porcelain tiles are both excellent choices for walk-in showers.

Is it better to shower in the morning or at night or both? ›

“Humans tend to perspire at night,” Dr. Goldenberg said. “When you wake up in the morning, there's all this sweat and bacteria from the sheets that's just kind of sitting there on your skin.” So take a quick shower in the morning, he said, “to wash all of that gunk and sweat off that you've been sleeping in all night.”

Do you prefer to shower in the morning or at night? ›

You can enjoy both—and both have obvious appeal. “A morning shower can help shake off sleep inertia and get you going, while an evening shower can be a relaxing part of a pre-bed routine,” says Michael Grandner, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona.

Is it better to take a shower every morning or at night? ›

Your skin will also appear more refreshed after a morning shower. Our skin cells relax overnight and are then stimulated by the water, prior to encountering any dirt, debris and free radicals from the outside world. This is particularly significant for acne-prone or oily skin.

How long does it take to replace a bathtub with a walk-in shower? ›

Replacing a tub with a shower is a complex task that can take from two days to a full week to complete, but it is a project that often pays itself off after the dust has settled.

Is it cheaper to do a walk-in shower or tub? ›

Tubs are often cheaper to install.

Standard bathtubs and shower stalls are at the low end, while whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers are pricier. You can have a whirlpool tub installed for an average of $4,500, less than three-fourths of what you'd pay for a walk-in shower, priced at $6,000 on average.

How hard is it to replace a tub with a walk-in shower? ›

Swapping your old bath out for a brand new shower enclosure is actually a pretty straightforward task, rather than a large renovation. In fact, you can probably manage to complete this change over a couple of days. Perhaps you're just tired of the way that your bathroom looks and feel as though it's time for a refresh.

Does a walk-in shower decrease home value? ›

Bathroom Updates for Resale Value

In general, removing a tub and installing a well-appointed walk-in shower also increases the value of a home. That being said, if you have to choose between a bathtub and a walk-in shower, and most of us do, it's important to consider if you have another tub.

Can you just replace a shower? ›

But, is it possible to replace an electric shower yourself? The answer is yes. It's not the easiest job in the world, but with plenty of preparation, care and attention it is possible.

Are big tiles better than small in a shower? ›

Smaller size tiles also work better for shower flooring because they create better grip opportunities for bare feet. Smaller tiles mean that the installer must include more seams between the tiles and thus a greater amount of grout laid between those tiles.

Which is better for shower walls porcelain or ceramic tile? ›

The shower

As porcelain is nearly waterproof, porcelain tiles are the best material to use when installing a wet room due to the levels of moisture. Ceramic is perfect to use all over in a standard bathroom especially with the wide choice of designs available including some with anti-slip properties.

What is the most affordable shower tile? ›

Acrylic is one of the most cost-effective materials for your bathroom. Cheaper and with fewer problems than tiling, it can give you the look and functionality you're after at a fraction of the cost. It is extremely durable, stain-resistant, and can resist scratching or chipping.

How long does it take for a plumber to fit a shower? ›

The average time that it will take for a new shower tray to be installed is around 8 hours, which includes a couple of hours to replace the shower unit and around 1 hour for the switch as well as tiling. Depending on the shower cubicle that you have chosen, a plumber may be required to amend the water supply.

What is the life expectancy of a shower? ›

Some include seamless technology, newly designed finishes and more durable fixtures. As such, most people kept to the rule of 10-year bathroom renovation, carefully protecting their age-old idea of a new shower, new ceramic tile and new shower tray every 10 years.

How often does a shower need replacing? ›

While you might need to replace the shower curtain every six months or the bath mat every couple of years, your shower can last for years. However, it won't last forever. Most professionals recommend updating your bathroom every 7-10 years, especially if you plan to make it a permanent family home.

Will a plumber install a shower head? ›

Most plumbers can install a showerhead for about $75 to $150. As with most home improvement projects, the cost depends on the job size. While the plumber is at your house, you may have them upgrade additional fixtures or complete other repairs.

Can an electrician install a shower? ›

However, if you are installing a new electric shower from scratch, you may need to get it installed by a plumber or electrician with a 'Part P' certification, as they will have the know-how to install, upgrade or check the wiring to ensure the shower is working safely and securely.

What happens if water gets inside electric shower? ›

Electricity and water are not compatible. If you notice any leaks in your electric shower, immediately turn off the power fuse and call professional plumbers. In this case, DIY repairs could be dangerous and potentially fatal.

How long does shower plumbing last? ›

A properly installed shower valve should serve you well for a long time. Even if you live in an area with hard water that causes limescale build-up in your appliances, you can expect to have a shower valve work well for about four or five years.

Is a shower part of the plumbing system? ›

Understanding Shower Plumbing

Whether the home has a bathtub that turns into a shower or only has a stand-alone shower, this part of the bathroom has its own plumbing pipes as well. It might seem confusing at a glance, but its functionality is essentially the same as the rest of the home.

Do plumbers clean shower drains? ›

You should call a plumber to fix a clogged shower drain if you have tried using a chemical drain cleaner and metal coat hanger, and snaking the drain yourself, and none of these methods will clear the clog.

How long should it take to tile a walk-in shower? ›

A DIY project will take anywhere from 10 to 16 hours. You'll also require an hour of prep time per project, and an hour of layout time per job. Also, set aside an hour of grouting and cleaning time per square foot. Remember to wait at least 24 hours between the installation and grouting.

How much does it cost to demo and install a shower with tile? ›

The average 5 ft. x 8 ft. bathroom costs approximately $1,000-$1,500 to demo and install new floor tile and tub surround. A stand-up shower needs twice as much tile, which will add on another $2,000-$3,000.

Is tile good for a walk-in shower? ›

Shower tiles are both waterproof and washable, making them perfect for the walls of walk-in showers, showers with trays, and for the floors of wet rooms, too.

What is the minimum opening size for a walk in shower? ›

Minimum Walk-In Shower Size

Our professional and experienced opinion would advise that as a minimum, the tray should be at least 1200mm in length and anything between 700 and 900mm in width. This will help to ensure that water stays within the shower area.

What is the recommended shower size? ›

In general, a shower should measure at least 36 square inches. However, if your bath space is especially petite, 30 square inches is the absolute minimum space requirement for a shower. To determine the minimum shower size you'll need, step inside a few showers at a plumbing showroom or home improvement store.

What is the smallest space for a walk in shower? ›

The smallest size for a walk in shower is recommended to be 36 inches by 36 inches, inclusive of a bench attached to a wall within the space. By sticking to the suggested minimum sizing of 36 by 36 inches, you'll create a walk-in shower area that offers adequate room for comfortable, easy showering.

What is the cheapest way to redo a shower? ›

Prefabricated shower inserts are the cheapest option as they are assembled in a factory and are easier to install in your bathroom. A walk-in shower is usually the most expensive as a lot of tile work and custom glazing is often involvedg.

Is acrylic or tile shower better? ›

Both tile and acrylic have their benefits when it comes to durability and longevity. Tile cracks and chips, but it can still be maintained with proper care. It can also be repaired more easily than acrylic. However, acrylic is resistant to scratching and chipping, making it a better long-term choice.

Do you have to replace a shower pan if you replace the tile? ›

The short answer is yes, shower pans can be replaced without requiring you to replace the entire shower unit. In fact, that's one of the reasons why they're separate components and not structurally connected to the rest of your shower.

Which is more expensive walk in tub or walk in shower? ›

Tubs are often cheaper to install.

Standard bathtubs and shower stalls are at the low end, while whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers are pricier. You can have a whirlpool tub installed for an average of $4,500, less than three-fourths of what you'd pay for a walk-in shower, priced at $6,000 on average.

How much is the average American shower? ›

Did you know the average shower in America is 8 minutes long? The EPA estimates that the standard shower heads use 2.5 gallons of water per minute. That's 20 gallons of water for the average shower!

How much does the average person spend in the shower? ›

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average shower lasts 8 minutes. If you like to linger in the shower for longer than 15 minutes, you might want to rethink your hygiene routine.

Do walk in showers lower home value? ›

In general, removing a tub and installing a well-appointed walk-in shower also increases the value of a home. That being said, if you have to choose between a bathtub and a walk-in shower, and most of us do, it's important to consider if you have another tub.

Is it better to have a tub shower or walk in shower? ›

If you are one such hedonist, then a bathtub is the only reasonable choice for your bathroom. However, if you're idea of relaxation does not include soaking in a (hot)tub or you just want a quick shower in the morning before you leave for work, then a walk-in shower is the better choice.

Is it better to have a walk in shower or tub? ›

Accessibility. If you or a loved one have limited mobility and you're remodeling primarily to make your bathroom more accessible, a walk-in shower is preferable as it eliminates the need to step over a high ledge and into a potentially slippery tub.


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