When addressing each aspect of the home, the bathroom is a room that is obviously one of the most important.
The epicenter of the bathroom, a shower is an instrumental part of anyone’s day. It doesn’t matter if you like to shower in the morning or at night, everyone needs it to be refreshed and to tackle the day ahead.
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But how much does a new shower cost?
When it comes to shower installation costs, there are tons of variables involved. Continue reading for the different types of showers, shower parts, and of course, shower prices.
Shower Sizes and Styles
Before you can dig into how much a new shower will cost, you’ll need to research the different types of showers. You could opt for a prefabricated shower, which is generally smaller in size but price optimal.
There is the most common option, shower and bathtub combinations, which are a popular and versatile model for families of all sizes. Then comes customizable showers, or walk-in showers. These are expensive, top-end options.
Next, you’ll need to decide on the placement of your shower within the bathroom. If you are building a house from scratch, you will have more creativity. But if are incorporating your new shower into an existing bathroom, you might be locked into a certain shower size or style.
Overall Costs of Home Showers
The price you’ll pay for a new shower comes down to the overall build and make you select, the quality of the additional parts, and the level of installation you’ll need. For the most basic shower systems, expect to pay somewhere between 800 and 2,500 dollars.
Shower and bathtub combinations normally run between 3,000 and 6,000 dollars. Meanwhile, larger showers with fully customizable features may cost upwards of 7,000 to 10,000 dollars. Luxurious and top-end models could be up to 20,000 dollars.
Shower Parts to Consider
Beyond simply the type of shower you select and its placement in the house, you’ll have the freedom to customize your shower parts. That starts with selecting your type of shower door.
You’ll need to pick between a shower curtain or shower door. Shower curtains are cheaper, better for if you have kids, but can be tougher to clean. A framed or sliding shower door could cost a few hundred dollars but can help keep water inside the shower.
Other decisions for new home showers include selecting the type of tile and showerhead. Showerheads range from less than one hundred dollars to up to 600 dollars.
Shower tiling will be one of the more costly ventures to have installed. Some people simply opt for fiberglass, which is less than 800 dollars for most sizes. There are also more expensive options like acrylic, stone, or marble.
Don’t forget about the costs of labor when installing a shower. Labor costs include up to 1,000 bucks to install the shower door and 1,000 to 2,000 dollars for additional plumbing needs. Then it is somewhere between 1,000 to 3,000 dollars for the actual shower itself.
Conquer Your Shower Situation
If you have a shower that is broken or isn’t up to your standards, it will nag at you each day when you take a shower. While the shower installation cost can be an intimidating subject, your shower is an integral part of your daily life.
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