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If you’re ready to take on a bathroom project, you should first know about the different methods of bathroom installation out there.
There are a few different ways to complete a bathroom project… and choosing the right one for your situation can save you tons of time, stress, and MONEY.
To help you choose the best, most cost-effective option, let’s explore some of the options that are available to you. The first is a complete tub and tile replacement. The second is installing an inexpensive acrylic tub and liners. And the third option is to go with a high-quality “wet-area” remodel like Bathwraps.
Let’s dive with the most expensive (and time-sucking) option first: the Complete Tub & Tile replacement.
To get a quality tub and tile replacement job, you’ll spend about $25,000 to $40,000 for a master bath, and $15,000 to $25,000 for your other bathrooms.
We usually advise against this option, and one of the main reasons for this is because of cost. Yes, “full-scale” bathroom remodeling does offer unlimited flexibility in style and colors, but it comes at a cost. But, on average, 44% of homeowners report costs overruns as high as 21% on their full bathroom remodels.
To be honest, a full tub-and-tile replacement is now only necessary (and desired) in extremely high-end homes in the $750K plus range. Unless you have a very high-end custom home, there is simply no need to spend this kind of money on a bathroom project.
On the opposite end of the scale are cheap layered acrylic tubs and liners. Pretty much the only good thing going for this option is the price: about $1,500 to $2,500.
This sounds like a pretty good deal, but it is indeed too good to be true. Homeowners who install these introductory-priced acrylic systems set themselves up for frustration in the not-too-distant future.
Here’s why: These liners are priced so low because they’re built with cheap materials. These acrylic systems are often structurally weak and prone to warping and cracking within as little as 1 to 2 years after installation.
These types of systems are best only in situations where quality is not very important, (for example, people who are moving soon, cheap rental units, and so forth). Bottom line: Pass on these “cheap-o” systems if you’re looking for something that will last.
For most people, here’s the right answer to the question, “How much should you pay for a quality bathroom remodeling job?” The answer is $6,000 to $8,000, depending on the scope of the project you want to complete. And that’s what you get with a Bathwrap from Colorado Living—definitely not the cheapest option, but extremely affordable, and a fantastic VALUE.
Bathwraps require almost ZERO maintenance, come with a lifetime warranty, and are built with heavy-duty materials that won’t crack or warp. This is THE perfect option if you’re looking to update your bathroom if you don’t want to spend tens-of-thousands of dollars on a full-scale remodel, and don’t want to “go cheap” with a flimsy acrylic system.
If you want to know more about the advantages of choosing a Bathwrap, check out the other pages in the bathroom section of this site. In addition to being low maintenance and extremely affordable, your Bathwrap system can also be installed in one day.
If you’d like to talk to us directly about what a Bathwrap can do for you, contact us today. We would be honored to discuss your bathroom project during a no-pressure, no-obligation consultation and estimate.