Shower enclosures can impact the visual and functional appearance of bathrooms, so homeowners need to consider several factors when installing them. A new enclosure not only adds appeal to the bathroom, but it can increase the resale value of a property.
|What you can expect|
|Range per enclosure:||$579.12||$853.20|
|Range for this type of project:||$579||$853|
Shower Enclosure Cost
Cost of residential-grade, 3-piece modular shower wall surround, with caulk-free corner seams, four corner shelves, and a high-gloss finish.
Shower Enclosure Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Support frame will be assembled and secured to wall structure, and enclosure set and adjusted to door. Perimeter edges of door frame will be caulked. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Shower Enclosure Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners, mounting hardware, and adhesives.
Shower Enclosure Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pneumatic-finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, and 3-1/4" electric planer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Shower Enclosure Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
Option: Demo and Remove Bath or Shower Area
Unit will be detached from adjacent components, broken into portable segments, removed from premises, and disposed of in a safe and legal manner.
|cost to install shower enclosures|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per enclosure||$429.60|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 enclosure||$704.69|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 enclosure||$569.84 - $839.53|
For maximizing space and ensuring optimal placement, homeowners must consider the size of the bathroom. In small bathrooms, it may be more prudent to combine the shower enclosure with the bathtub. If space is not a massive consideration, then many homeowners prefer a separate shower enclosure. This makes it easier to simply walk into the shower instead of stepping into a bathtub, which may be harder for older and younger residents of the house.
With a range of shower enclosure styles available, homeowners have plenty to choose from. Framed shower enclosures are slightly less expensive than their frameless counterparts. Many homeowners prefer the frameless option because it adds the illusion of space with no visual glass obstructions. The choice of a door for the shower enclosure may also impact costs. Bifold doors tend to be more expensive than sliding and hinged doors because they are more elaborate to install.
Installing a shower enclosure is no easy feat. A new space chosen for it may need to be adequately waterproofed with high-quality sealant to prevent water from leaking into the walls or outside the shower. Any leaks can trigger the growth of bathroom-damaging mold and mildew. Additionally, new pipes and faucets may need to be attached to the shower enclosure. These plumbing tasks are complex and require trained professionals to do the job safely and accurately.