Shower replacement can often be a costly endeavor. Shower replacement usually will cost you between five hundred to as much as one thousand dollars. The average price to replace a shower is around three thousand dollars. This price may not include the installation of a new shower drain trap.
Shower replacement is usually required when there has been a bathroom remodel. A remodel will usually entail changing pipes, remodeling the floor, reconfiguring showerheads, or completely rebuilding the room. Bathroom remodels are relatively common and relatively easy to do. A bathroom remodel can also be a low cost DIY project.
Bathroom shower replacement might require that the homeowner go through extensive research about the best products for their situation. Some people might want to go with old-fashioned showers. Other people might prefer modern plumbing or shower products that are more efficient and provide more features. PEX or PVC pipes, for instance, are often used in new high-efficiency showers to make them more energy-efficient while still being visually appealing.
A relatively easy DIY project is the installation of bathwraps on the inside of the bathtub. Bathwares such as bath wrappers and bathtub caulking will make your bathroom look newer and more beautiful. However, if you are going to install bath wrappings on your own you might want to hire a contractor. Find out how much the installation will cost before you decide to do it on your own. Although hiring a remodeling contractor can cost you more, it is usually worth it because they already know exactly what kinds of materials and tools are needed in order to finish a job on their own.
If you have existing water pressure in your home but low water pressure makes it necessary for you to have new showers in your house, installing low-flow shower replacement valves is an easy way to bring back the old flow of water in your bathroom. Low-flow valves are available in different sizes to fit different bathrooms. The smaller ones are easier to install because they don’t use the same plumbing as larger models. You can replace the entire plumbing system to get back to normal water pressure by hiring a plumber.
If your bathtub is older and doesn’t drain properly there are many solutions to this problem. One option is to replace the bathtub with an acrylic tub liner. Acrylic liners are very cheap and easy to install. They provide an extra layer of insulation around your tub that helps to keep the cold water from leaking out. They are also very easy to maintain. To keep your acrylic liner looking its best you can apply a special coating to it once a month.