How Much Does a Tub-to-Shower Conversion Cost?

Jan 11, 2022

There’s never been a more popular time for bathroom renovations. In fact, in 2021, of all Americans planning a home project of some kind, 70% of them were planning a full bathroom remodel. 

And really, it makes sense. Not only do we spend time each day using our bathrooms, but they’re also a high-value aspect of your home, should you plan to sell it eventually. Here at BathWorks, one of the most popular bathroom renovation projects we do for our customers is tub-to-shower conversions. 

Replacing your old, outdated bathtub with a beautiful new shower can instantly make your bathroom look newer and make it more functional. But, how do you know if this project is within your budget? And just how much does it cost to convert your tub to a shower?

The truth is that it depends. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere between $1,200 and upwards of $10,000 for your tub-to-shower conversion project. Of course, with a price range that big, it can be very hard to determine a budget that you’re comfortable spending. 

So, why exactly is there such a wide range in pricing? We’re here to help. Read through this guide to learn more about the different factors that affect the cost of a tub-to-shower conversion and learn how to get started on your project. 

Factors That Determine Tub-to-Shower Conversion Cost

When you’re planning your project, keep the following factors in mind that are most likely to affect the final cost of your conversion project. 

The Layout of Your Bathroom

Depending on your current bathroom layout, you might decide that you want to not only replace your old tub but move the new shower to a new location in the process. In that case, the cost of your project will increase, as it will cost extra money to move plumbing fixtures around. 

On the other hand, if you have a simpler project in mind and you want to keep your new shower in the same location as your tub, you can expect to pay on the lower end of the average price. 

Our team here at BathWorks will walk you through the specifics of your project before getting started, so you know exactly what to expect from day one. tub-to-shower-conversion cost

The Materials You Choose

Another factor that determines how much you’ll ultimately pay is the materials you choose for your new shower. For example, if you choose a simple, ceramic tile, the cost per square foot will likely be much lower than that of a high-end tile. 

Fortunately, here at BathWorks, we offer a variety of different colors, styles, and designs so you can choose the new shower of your dreams for the right price. 

Beyond the tile, there may be additional costs depending on the hardware and faucets you choose for your new shower. Additionally, the shower door enclosure you choose can also impact the total cost of your project. 

Again, if you choose the BathWorks team for your project, we’ll walk you through all of your options ahead of time so you know exactly how much you’re prepared to spend before starting your project. 

Extra Features

One of the biggest benefits of converting your tub to a shower is that it gives you the opportunity to customize your bathing area in a way that best fits your needs. For example, if you’re getting older and hope to age-in-place in your home, you can equip your new shower with safety features like grab bars, handrails, and even a comfortable seat. 

You may also want to include storage cubbies in your shower for your soaps and other bathing items, to make it a more functional space. There really is no limit to how you can design the perfect new shower for your needs. 

Of course, you may have to pay extra for each of these features, so keep that in mind when planning out your project. 

Your Location

Depending on where you live, the cost of your remodel may vary. That’s because material prices can vary by region and if materials are hard to come by in your area, then they’ll likely be a bit more expensive than they are in other parts of the country. 

The Contractor You Choose

Finally, the company you hire for your project is one of the biggest determining factors in how much you’ll ultimately pay for your new shower. Some contractors have higher rates than others, so it helps to shop around a bit before making your decision. 

If you ultimately choose BathWorks for your project, you’ll never have to worry that you’re overpaying for your project. As a team, we believe that everyone deserves to have the bathroom of their dreams and we’re committed to offering high-quality bathroom renovations at affordable prices. 

Don’t hesitate to ask us about any special offers we might be running or to talk to us about financing options to learn how to get a new shower at a price that you’re comfortable paying. 

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Why Choose BathWorks for Your Tub-to-Shower Conversion

As West Michigan’s leading bathroom remodeling company, our team has years of experience working with homeowners like you to update and transform old bathrooms into functional, beautiful spaces that the whole family can enjoy. 

Best of all, many of our projects can be completed in just one day, so you won’t have to worry about a stressful bathroom remodeling project that stretches on for weeks on end. Instead, our team of professionals will come in, treat your home with the respect it deserves, and leave you with a high-quality bathroom you’ll use for years to come. 

Schedule Your Bathroom Remodeling Project Today

Now that you know more about the average tub-to-shower conversion cost and the different factors that affect the price you’ll pay, why wait any longer to get started on your project?

Contact the BathWorks team today to learn more about our tub-to-shower conversion services and to ask any questions you may have about the process, the price, and anything in between. We look forward to working with you!

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