Lowe’s is one of the most recognized home improvement and hardware retailers in the United States. Not only does Lowe’s offer tools and building materials, but they also offer installations, and can even install a bathtub. Lowe’s provides these services through a partnership with Re-Bath.
Re-Bath is a nationally recognized bathroom re-modeling company that has services across the United States. Their services include full bathroom remodels, tub & shower installations, and accessibility updates. Their professionals are licensed and insured and advertise quick turnaround times.
If you are a homeowner looking for a convenient partner in your bathroom renovation, you can purchase the bathtub unit and have it installed all through Lowe’s. With any home improvement project, keeping to a budget is vital. This article explores the costs of installing a bathtub so that you are prepared for your next project.
How Much Does Lowe’s Charge to Install a Bathtub?
Lowe’s charges between $5,000 – 15,000 for a bathtub installation, including materials. The installation process from selecting materials to the installation is completed through Lowe’s partner Re-Bath.
Re-Bath is a leading brand in bathroom renovations in the United States. The official price of a given project is determined through a free, in-home consultation with a Re-Bath representative.
A minor bathroom remodel costs between $5,000 to $15,000. The overall cost will depend on the materials, the contractor, and the size of the bathroom. Lowe’s estimates the average cost of a bathroom remodel is $125 per square foot. If a project goes beyond a bathtub install, to a full bathroom renovation, the expected cost can exceed $15,000.
Now that you understand the cost, how do you set up an installation with Lowe’s?
How Does a Bathtub Installation with Lowe’s Work?
The bathtub installation process is completely managed by Lowe’s partner Re-Bath. Re-Bath is a leading bathroom renovations company in the United States. While the service can be requested through Lowe’s website, every step of the process is through Re-Bath. In fact, you would need to purchase the bathtub and materials from Re-Bath.
The process to get your bathtub installed through Lowe’s and Re-Bath takes 5 simple steps.
- Fill out the form on the Lowe’s Website.
- You will be contacted by an email or text message to schedule an in-home consultation.
- Complete an In-Home Consultation.
- The Re-Bath team will remove your current bathtub, and prepare for the installation
- When your bathtub unit has shipped, the Re-Bath team will schedule a time to complete the installation.
The In-Home consultation is completely free. According to a Re-Bath representative, the consultation will take about 90-120 minutes. During that time, the consultant will walk through many different samples from bathtubs to bath surrounds. Once the consultation is completed, the consultant will provide a quote for the services and a timetable for completion.
In order to ensure the lowest possible cost of a project, homeowners should get multiple quotes from different vendors. The next section reviews other nationally recognized installations services.
Do Lowe’s Competitors Offer Bathtub Installations?
Home Depot, Bath Fitter, and Bath Planet are among many other nationally recognized brands that support bathroom installations or full bath remodels. Across all brands, the price range will similarly fall between $5,000 – $15,000 depending on the scope of the project.
Because bath projects tend to have many variables and steep competition, pricing tends to be opaque. To that end, it is important to get quotes from multiple contractors from big brands to local professionals. Contractors will take into consideration the price of materials and the labor needed to complete a job.
Given the high cost of labor, you may consider installing your own bathtub as part of a do-it-yourself (DIY) project. Read to breakdown the cost of installing a bathtub yourself.
How Much Would Bathtub Cost If I Dont’ Want to Go Through Lowe’s?
A DIY bathtub installation project will cost between $2,500-$8,000 depending on the quality of the materials chosen for the project. According to homeadvisor.com, 40% to 65% of the cost of a bathroom installation can be attributed to labor costs.
Below is a breakdown of some of the materials you may need for a successful bathtub installation, with prices from Lowe’s.com.
- Bathtub $149.00 – $11,601.19
- Bathtub Faucet $30.95 – $3362.47
- Bathtub Walls & Surrounds $89.03 – $1,899.99
Additional considerations include bathtub & shower combos, bathtub jets, and bathtub doors.
A DIY project appears to produce significant savings on face value, however, be sure to consider the pros and cons. A service like Re-Bath provides an expert contractor and warranty. The Re-Bath service includes:
- Post-Care & Warranty
- Workmanship Guarantee
- Installation Guarantee
- Product Guarantee
In other words, if anything goes wrong Lowe’s and Re-Bath will be responsible to cover any costs and replace any faulty units. Additionally, one must consider the opportunity cost of spending significant time completing the project.
How Much Does Lowe’s Charge to Install a Bathtub?
A bathtub installation through the Lowe’s and Re-Bath partnership will cost between $5,000 – $15,000. The price will include all labor and project materials. The project price will depend on the quality of materials and complexity of the project. To determine how much the job will cost, you can schedule a free consultation with Re-Bath.
The service may be advertised on Lowe’s website, but beware that past the initial sign-up form, the entire process is managed by Re-Bath. No materials can be purchased from Lowe’s or an outside merchant, Re-Bath will provide their own materials for sale. The Re-Bath team will manage every step from initial consultation, to gutting the existing bath area, and completing the project.
Overall, while Lowe’s may not be hiring the contractors, they have endorsed Re-Bath’s services. If you are looking to hire a team for a bathtub installation you can schedule a Re-Bath consultation today for a quote to compare against other retailers and local professionals.
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