Remodeling a bathroom often means doing a new shower install. It ranks as one of the smartest ways to enjoy a higher than average ROI, while also giving you a chance to boost the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom.
A shower stall sounds very simple, but many different types and styles are ranging from full showers to combinations. That rates as one of the pros of choosing a shower stall in the first place, but in this shower stall installation costs guide, we are going to consider the many factors involved in the decision-making process as well as a realistic budget for tackling the work.
|Fittings, connectors, mounting hardware||$40-$50|
|Demo on existing shower and disposal||$100-$200|
Other considerations and costs
- Some options allow you the chance to fit the shower with a door. It is an excellent option to consider because it can delineate the space, capture humidity and moisture, and enable you to cut costs on replacement liners over the years. There are choices like clear, frosted, tinted and decorative glass, and they average $100 to $300 per linear foot, translating to average costs of over $2,000.
- A fiberglass stall is not the only option, and many owners will go for decorative choices like porcelain or ceramic tile ($10 and $5 per square foot, respectively), as well as luxurious stone or glass tile, too.
- Remember that a “shower stall” can be an unlimited entity and include a no barrier design or even a “wet room” style without any division between the shower and the rest of the space.
- Shower stalls are also designed as neo-angle style (least expensive) and walk-in showers, averaging from $4,400 to $1,000 in price.
- Be sure the shower stall selected has a shower pan, or the cost of adding one may come as a bit of a surprise. Typically, it is only slab or tile showers that are without an integrated pan, and adding one usually costs from $200 to $800.
- Many “add-on” accessories can turn even the more minimalist shower into a more luxurious one, and it may be a good idea to consider such things as body spray valves, hand showers, a rain head shower, grab bars, and steam shower function.
- While adding a new shower stall, it is a good idea to consider upgrading the bathroom fan.
- Remember that a new shower stall installation is also a great time to upgrade plumbing and electrical issues in the bathroom, particularly if the bathroom fails to meet code or the house will be listed for sale soon.
This is not a DIY venture because there are too many factors involved in an installation. Though it is easy enough to pick up a stand-alone shower at a home improvement store, the actual install is quite delicate and requires skill, proper training, and expertise.
- Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
- Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
- Literature review of DIY Web sites.