Bathroom remodeling take a toll on many homeowners in terms of unmet schedules, frustration, and expensive costs. Given the staggering price tag of most kitchen remodels, it pays to look for more affordable and wiser alternatives and think outside of the box. Consider a bathroom tub replacement instead of a bathtub replacement and save yourself some money and effort.
A great way to save a lot of money when it comes to bathroom remodel is by shopping for used bathroom tubs rather than buying brand new ones. Used bathroom tubs are just as good as those that are brand new but come at much cheaper prices. They have already been refinished but are still in perfect shape. In fact, these may be the best buy when it comes to bathroom remodeling as you can actually use them before making a final decision on which type of bathroom tub to purchase.
If you are planning on installing a new bathroom tub, make sure that you find the right one that is suitable to your bathroom design. You do not want to end up with a tub that will be too big or too small for your bathroom. Also, make sure that you get a tub that has enough room for your plumbing.
There are some considerations that you must make before you finally decide to go ahead with a used tub or replacement. Take into consideration the material from which the tub is made and the amount of maintenance required for cleaning. The tub’s design and size also matter because they affect the tub’s functionality and its cost. For instance, tubs with a shallow depth are easier to clean but more expensive.
If you cannot afford the luxury of a used tub but would still like to add to your bathroom design then you can opt for a used shower enclosure instead. This is also a great option especially if you are looking for something that is easier to install and maintain. Shower enclosures come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes which means there will be something that will fit well in your bathroom regardless of whether it is traditional or contemporary. There are a lot of types of shower enclosures to choose from but if you want something that is unique and custom-made, then you might consider purchasing an antique bathroom tub.
If you are not ready to spend a fortune on a tub replacement but still want to update your bathroom design then consider using the money that you will spend for the tub replacement in other important parts of your home. You can give your bathroom complete makeover by replacing the toilet bowl or installing a wall to wall shower or adding a new bathtub to your home.