Do you have an older bathroom that needs a new bathtub or a bathtub/shower combination? This is of the easiest and quickest ways to upgrade a bathroom. The cost for a bathtub installation is easily recouped if you ever sell your home. In fact, renovating bathrooms is one of the smartest remodeling jobs in a home since the return on investment is often very high. If you are renovating the entire bath, chances are the new bathtub will be one of your major expenses, so it’s important that the job is done correctly.
You can either hire someone to install the bathtub or do it yourself. If you are going to attempt this project, it helps if you have experience working with plumbing and perhaps a bit of carpentry experience as well.
To get started, you’ll have to remove the existing bathtub. If your home is older and hasn’t been updated in a while, your tub may be made from cast iron. Both clawfoot tubs and older tubs which are part of a shower unit are usually made from cast iron. This means the tub will be really heavy, so be prepared with help to lift it out of the house. You’ll then need to find somewhere to take the tub unless you plan on using it for another purpose.
Once the tub is out, you’ll need to clean up the area where you are installing the new tub. Check all the plumbing and connections to ensure there are no leaks and that everything is working properly.
Setting the new tub in place isn’t difficult and you can usually just follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you need more help, check with a local home improvement store. They will usually have experts on site to provide advice. A bathtub installation isn’t complicated but does take some planning. Ask for help and get advice from the experts.