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How much does installing a walk-in shower really cost?


How Much Does Installing A Walk-In
Shower Cost In Central VA?

Get An Idea Of How Much
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When we speak to homeowners in Chesterfield County, we start with a few questions:

How do you feel when you use your shower in the morning? Are you taken to a refreshing oasis that gently gets you ready for the day? Or are you surrounded by grime in a tiny space, forcing you to make it a quick wash?

No matter your reasoning, it’s never a bad time to install a walk-in shower. The one thing that’s most likely holding you back is the cost of installing the unit.

While there are many factors involved in pricing a shower installation, the prices may not be as bad as you imagine.


What Goes Into Installing a Walk-In Shower

When considering the cost of installing a walk-in shower, it’s important to understand your specific situation. The price can vary depending on if you’re replacing a shower or converting a bathtub.

Here are a few factors that go into the total cost of installing a walk-in shower:

  • Individual parts, like faucets and stalls
  • Accessibility accessories
  • Tile material
  • Plumbing
  • Labor

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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 expensive shower doors, faucet, and need to add plumbing, your simple shower can dramatically raise the price.

There’s also the cost of labor, which can run $400-$1,000* depending on who you hire. Professional tub and shower remodeling contractors usually use their own materials. If you want to use a specific brand, you most likely will have to purchase the parts yourself.


Price Of Tub To Shower Conversions

Similar to a new unit, converting your tub into a walk-in shower can vary in price depending on the size and scope of the project. On average, the price can vary from $2,150-$7,950*, with more elaborate options rising to even $15,000*

While there’s the normal costs of parts and labor, there’s also the added costs of actually removing the bathtub and preparing the space for the shower. These can add an additional $1,200-$6,850* to your total.


Picking Materials And Accessories

An important part of bathtub shower conversion is picking out the tiles and additions for your shower.

It can cost from $1,800 to $6,850* to install new tile for a shower. On the other hand, replacing the shower wall and shower floor tiles can cost $1,000 to $3,000*

These prices vary depending on the tile or material you choose. Lower-cost options like ceramic usually start at $7* per square foot, while more expensive options like glass and stone cost $25* and $14* per square foot respectively.

There’s also the cost of accessories for your walk-in shower. Many people invest in these easily-accessible showers for elderly folks or people with a physical handicap.

While most showers come with grab bars, you may want to install additional ones. That can add $100-$200* per bar. Along with those, a bench could cost anywhere from $300 to $500*. There’s also the costs of new showerheads and faucets, which can add $70* to almost $2,000* depending on what options you need.


Call JDS Bath For The Job

With so many options and prices to consider, installing a walk-in shower may seem daunting. Rather than making a blind decision, or going DIY, let the professionals help you out.

At JDS Bath, we specialize in helping people create their dream bathrooms with quality installations and upgrades. Our goal is to provide luxurious designs at affordable prices, which is why we offer customizable payment plans.

So if you’re in the Chesterfield County area and you’re ready to embark on tub and shower remodeling, schedule a free consultation. We can’t wait for you to begin the journey towards your new walk-in shower!

*Costs and prices subject to change without prior notice due to inflation, increases in building materials, and/or unforeseen economic circumstances. The costs listed above are based on installations completed during 2019.


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