Bathroom Spas and Tubs Costs, Styles and Trends

Bathroom tubs and spas cover a wide range of products, from very simple tub enclosures with a single shower head to sunken garden tubs to luxurious spas full of comfort features. If this is your bathroom remodeling project, you will have a lot to consider. You will have to deal with tons of options that will tempt you to surpass your budget. This remodeling guide will  help you stay within your budget and help you discover what your practical choices are in bathroom tubs and spas. We will also suggest what your remodeling costs might be, for this part of the bathroom.

Trends in Bathroom Tubs and Spas

The hottest trend in bathroom remodeling is the luxury bath or spa.  People are upgrading their homes, and the bathroom is where a good chunk of the money is going. Luxury baths are more than just a place to get clean – they are an investment in your well-being, relaxing, de-stressing, and rejuvenating. Many of these luxury baths contain jetted water for a therapeutic, soothing and lavish experience. Tubs and spas with just a few jets and full-blown whirlpool baths are offered. Freestanding tubs are making a trendy comeback, and some of them offer spa features.  Steam generators in tub/shower enclosures, known as air bath spas, are another new comfort feature in bathrooms tubs and spas.

Styles of Bathroom Tubs and Spas

There are plenty of options in this category.  They start with a basic, pre-fabricated tub and shower enclosures that you should not  knock until you check some of these new units out. We also have the new generation of fiberglass and acrylic enclosures that offer greater quality, more colors and textures and much greater style than they once did.  These units can be very affordable, and most of them do not have that cheap look to them.

In terms of tub shapes, the choices include free-standing, corner, rectangle, square, oval and round for your bath remodeling.  You can choose the one that meets your space requirements and your personal needs. Most of these tubs can be incorporated as part of an entire system with bathroom showers included. Jetted bathroom tubs and spas, as well as standard models, are made in all shapes and sizes.  One leading company offers you performance options that include soaking baths, steam baths, whirlpool baths and salon-quality spas. As you can see, there are options that will fit most ideas of what bathroom tubs and spas should be.

Costs for Bathroom Tubs and Spas

Basic, pre-fab tubs and tub/shower enclosures can be found for under $1,000, and so can non-jetted tubs.  Freestanding tubs start at about $1,000 and can range to $4,000 depending on features. The pre-fab tub or spa shell may cost less than $1,000. Complete jetted bathroom tubs and spas start at about $1,500 but most cost from $2,000 to $6,000. Some can be a lot more expensive.  For exact costs, get estimates from several remodeling contractors to find the best deal on the style that is right for you.

Total Cost for Bathroom Tubs and Spas: $2,500 to $10,000 for a basic set up. After that, the sky is the limit.

Conclusion, Before you choose the style that’s right for you, look around at all your options.  Get remodeling ideas from home shows, bathroom websites and magazines.  There are plenty of choices out there to make everyone in your home happy. Just take your time, to find a bathroom tub or spa that you can enjoy for years to come.