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How much does a shower remodel cost?

$400 – $3,000 partial remodel (retile or replace door)
$1,000 – $8,000 replace shower stall
$3,500 – $15,000 remodel walk-in shower

A shower remodel costs $2,000 to $9,000 on average. Replacing a shower stall costs $1,000 to $8,000. A walk-in shower renovation costs $3,500 to $15,000. One-day shower remodeling costs $4,000 to $15,000. Redoing shower tile costs $800 to $3,000. Replacing a shower doors costs $400 to $1,900. Replacing a shower head costs $250 to $800.

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August 18, 2021

Reviewed by Tom Grupa and 6 expert bathroom remodelers on HomeGuide.

Shower remodel cost

A shower remodel costs $2,000 to $9,000 on average. Bathroom shower renovation costs depend on the shower size, style, and materials. Replacing a shower stall costs $1,000 to $8,000, while remodeling a tile walk-in shower costs $3,500 to $15,000. Labor is 40% to 60% of the cost to redo a shower.

Shower remodel costs
Shower remodel costs

Shower remodel cost
Project Average cost
Replace prefab shower stall $1,000 – $8,000
Redo custom walk-in shower $3,500 – $15,000
Replace shower and tub combo $1,400 – $4,000
Replace bathtub with shower stall $1,000 – $8,000
Replace tub with walk-in tile shower $2,000 – $12,000
One-day shower remodeling service $4,000 – $15,000
Replace shower tile $800 – $3,000
Replace shower stall with tile $800 – $2,600
Replace glass shower door $400 – $1,900
Replace shower head and faucet $250 – $850
Replace bathroom vent fan $250 – $950
Replace shower pan $900 – $2,300
Steam shower renovation $3,000 – $10,000

Average cost of shower remodel

The following table shows the average cost to remodel a shower completely.

Average cost of shower remodel
Average cost of shower remodel

Average cost of shower remodel
National average cost $5,400
Minimum cost $450
Maximum cost $20,000
Average range $2,000 to $9,000

Cost data is based on 319 project costs reported by HomeGuide members.

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Cost to redo a shower by type

The cost to redo a shower is $1,000 to $15,000, depending on the size, type, and materials. Replacing a prefab shower stall costs $1,000 to $8,000. A custom walk-in shower renovation costs $3,500 to $15,000.

Cost to redo a shower by type
Project Average cost
Prefab-insert shower stall remodel $1,000 – $8,000
Custom walk-in shower remodel $3,500 – $15,000
Shower and tub combo remodel $1,400 – $4,000
Replace bathtub with shower stall $2,000 – $12,000
One-day shower remodeling service $4,000 – $15,000
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Cost to remodel shower stall

The cost to redo a shower stall is $1,000 to $8,000, depending on the shower size, material, and features selected. Prefab shower stalls cost $350 to $4,100 for the kit alone and come in various materials:

  • Fiberglass prefab shower stalls are the cheapest but least durable.
  • Acrylic shower stalls are more durable and resist stains and scratches.
  • Composite shower stalls are more expensive but the most durable and scratch-resistant.

Prefab shower stalls reduce leaks and maintenance and have no grout to clean.

Prefab shower stall surround replacement with glass sliding door
Prefab shower stall surround replacement with glass sliding door

Custom walk-in shower remodel cost

A walk-in shower remodel costs $1,000 to $8,000 for a prefab walk-in shower stall or $3,500 to $15,000 to build a custom tile shower. The cost to build a custom walk-in shower depends on the shower size and style, features, materials, and plumbing work.

Custom walk-in tile shower and glass shower door
Custom walk-in tile shower and glass shower door

Cost to remodel shower and tub combo

Remodeling a shower and tub costs $1,400 to $4,000 on average, depending on if it is a prefab tub-shower combo or a tub with a separate shower surround.

Replace bathtub with shower stall

Converting a tub to a shower stall costs $1,000 to $8,000, depending on the shower size and material. Prefab shower stalls cost $350 to $4,100 for the kit alone and come in fiberglass, acrylic, and composite materials. Replacing a tub with a custom walk-in shower costs $3,500 to $15,000.

One-day shower remodeling cost

A one-day shower remodel costs $4,000 to $15,000, depending on the shower size, style, and features. Bath remodeling services like Re-Bath, Bath Fitter, and Bath Planet specialize in installing custom-fitted prefab shower stalls or surrounds featuring built-in niches and shelves.

Some one-day bath remodel companies install an acrylic liner over an existing shower rather than replacing the shower entirely.

One-day shower remodeling cost
Brand Average cost installed Services
Re-Bath $4,000 – $25,000 Minor and major remodels
Bath Planet $6,000 – $15,000 Full bath/shower surrounds
Bath Fitter $5,000 – $8,000 Full bath/shower surrounds
Luxury Bath $9,000 – $15,000 Full bath/shower surrounds
Home Depot $5,000 – $30,000+ Minor and major remodels
Lowes $5,000 – $25,000+ Minor and major remodels

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Shower renovation costs

Shower renovation costs depend on the project size, style, materials, and labor.

Shower renovation costs
Project Average cost
Replace prefab shower stall $1,000 – $8,000
Remodel custom walk-in shower $3,500 – $15,000
Replace tub with shower $2,000 – $12,000
Replace shower tile $800 – $3,000
Replace shower stall with tile $800 – $2,600
Replace glass shower door $400 – $1,900
Replace shower head and faucet $250 – $850
Replace bathroom vent fan $150 – $550
Replace shower pan $900 – $2,300
Steam shower renovation $3,000 – $10,000
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Cost to replace shower tile

The cost to retile a shower is $7 to $25 per square foot or $800 to $3,000, depending on the tile type, layout, and shower size. Removing old tile costs $1.50 to $5 per square foot.

Retiling a shower seals cracks and prevents water damage.

Tiled walk-in shower with bathroom walls and floor tiling matching
Tiled walk-in shower with bathroom walls and floor tiling matching

Replace fiberglass shower with tile cost

Replacing a fiberglass shower stall with tile costs $800 to $2,600 on average, depending on the tile material, tile pattern, and shower size. Removing the fiberglass shower stall costs $70 to $400, including hauling away the debris.

Adding a tiled shampoo niche, shelf, or bench costs $200 to $500 more.

Cost to extend shower

The average cost to extend a shower is $3,000 to $12,000 and may include removing or moving a wall to make space, framing new walls, and completely remodeling the shower.

If space isn't available in the bathroom, these steps may free up space or make the shower appear larger without moving walls:

  • Install a frameless glass shower door or a glass shower screen.
  • Remodel the shower floor level with the rest of the bathroom floor to create one open wet room.
  • Eliminate a closet or install a smaller vanity to make space.

Replace glass shower door

Replacing a glass shower door costs $400 to $1,100 on average for a framed door or $600 to $1,900 for a custom frameless door. Shower door prices depend on the size, glass thickness, and door opening style. Hinged and sliding shower doors are the most common styles.

Frameless shower door installation with floor to ceiling glass panels
Frameless shower door installation with floor to ceiling glass panels

Replacing a shower head costs $250 to $800 on average, including the faucet and installation. Costs depend on the shower head type, quality, and labor.

Shower head and faucet remodeling costs
Shower head type Average cost (basic model) Average cost (high-end model)
Standard / Speakman shower head $15 – $80 $100 – $220
Handheld shower head $15 – $160 $400 – $1,000
Rainfall / waterfall shower head $20 – $400 $400 – $2,000
Dual shower head $25 – $275 $475 – $1,500
Tile shower head $60 – $200 $600 – $2,000
Full body shower system $130 – $450 $1,700 – $2,000

Replacing the shower valve is common for showers with additional problems. Shower valve replacement costs $225 to $575.

Shower vent fan replacement

Replacing a shower vent fan costs $150 to $500, including the fan and installation. Installing a new bathroom exhaust fan costs $250 to $950 and requires electrical work, venting, and ductwork. A bathroom fan draws moisture from the air and vents it outdoors, removing odors and reducing humidity.

Shower pan replacement

Replacing a shower pan costs $500 to $1,550 for a pre-made pan or $900 to $3,500 to build a custom tile shower pan, depending on the size and shape. Installing a hot mop shower pan costs $225 to $500 and creates a waterproof base for a tile floor.

Pre-made shower pan tray with center drain installation
Pre-made shower pan tray with center drain installation

Steam shower renovation

Installing a steam shower costs $3,000 to $10,000, depending on the shower size and features. A steam shower is a fully enclosed, moisture-sealed shower stall with a steam generator that creates a warm, humid environment. Steam showers provide relaxation, improve circulation, and reduce congestion.

The best time to add steam to an existing shower is during a remodel when the walls are open.

Labor costs to remodel a bathroom shower

Labor makes up 40% to 60% of the total costs to renovate a shower, including:

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DIY cost to remodel a shower yourself

Tackling remodeling tasks yourself saves 40% to 60% in labor, but errors may result in costly water leaks and damage. A full shower renovation is a complex project that requires plumbing and carpentry experience.

How to save money on a shower remodel:

  • Handle the demo and debris removal yourself.
  • Select budget-friendly materials, such as a prefab shower stall instead of tile, a framed shower door instead of a frameless glass door, or ceramic tile instead of porcelain or marble tiling.
  • Refinish the tub or shower instead of replacing it.
  • Avoid moving the shower's location, which requires extensive plumbing modifications.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to remodel a shower?

Remodeling a shower takes 3 to 7 days once the materials are ordered and delivered. Shower demolition and surface prep adds 1 to 2 days. Some companies offer a one-day shower remodel by installing an acrylic bath liner over the existing shower.

Does a shower remodel increase home value?

A shower remodel increases home value and modernizes the space. Bathroom renovations typically provide a 55% to 70% return on investment (ROI). A tub or shower remodel is among the top three bathroom remodeling projects with the highest ROI.

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Hiring a shower remodeling contractor

Before hiring a shower installer near you, be sure to:

  • Get at least three estimates to compare.
  • Look for licensed contractors with experience remodeling showers.
  • Request references and ask to see a portfolio of their previous work.
  • Browse their reviews on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • For tile showers, look for licensed CTEF Certified Tile Installers (CTI) who are members of the National Tile Contractors Association.
  • Select companies that are insured, bonded, and have been in business for more than five years.
  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.
  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
  • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead for work completed.

Questions to ask

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many showers have you remodeled?
  • Can you provide references and a portfolio showing your work?
  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  • What steps will you take to waterproof the shower? Will you perform a flood test?
  • Does the estimate include the shower pan, shower head, doors, and all other required materials?
  • Does the estimate include demolition, removing the old tub or shower, and hauling away the debris?
  • What additional costs should I expect?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • How long will the installation take?
  • How many people will be working on the project?
  • How soon will I be able to use the shower after the installation?
  • Is a warranty included, and if so, what does it cover?

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