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Tub Replacement on a Budget: Cost-Effective Strategies for a New Look

Are you anxious to revitalize your bathing experience with a new bathtub but worried you’ll have to break the bank in the process? A bathtub replacement can provide the bathroom transformation you’re hoping for without the need for a full remodel project, giving you a fresh look and enhancing your bathing experience. Let’s discuss some of the cost-effective strategies for tub replacement on a budget.

Reasons Why You Might Want a Tub Replacement

There are several reasons why homeowners might be ready to part ways with their old bathtubs. Out-of-style colors and designs can reduce the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom. Additionally, tile wall surrounds that are stained by mold and mildew and are difficult to clean can be a major eyesore. By replacing your bathtub, you can update the look of your bathroom through modern bathtub designs while also improving its overall cleanliness.

Keeping Costs Down

When replacing a bathtub on a budget, there are several cost-effective strategies to consider. One option is to choose a standard-sized bathtub, as custom sizes can be more expensive. Another strategy is to opt for a basic model without extra features like whirlpool jets, which can add to the cost. Additionally, choosing a bathtub made from durable materials like acrylic can save money overall, as these tubs are easier to maintain and less likely to need replacement.

Benefits of Acrylic Bathtubs

Acrylic bathtubs are a popular choice for bathtub replacement projects thanks to their durability and ease of maintenance. Acrylic is a non-porous material that resists staining and is easy to clean, making it ideal for bathrooms. Additionally, many acrylic bathtubs come with antimicrobial technology that prevents mold and mildew growth, keeping your bathroom cleaner and healthier and making upkeep a breeze.


Acrylic bathtubs also come in a wide range of colors, allowing you to choose a new bathtub that complements your bathroom decor. Wall surrounds for acrylic bathtubs are available in many styles and colors as well, and since they don’t have grout lines, they are easy to clean and maintain.

Walk-In Tubs for Safety & Comfort

For homeowners with mobility issues or those looking to age in place, replacing a standard bathtub with a walk-in tub can provide a safe and luxurious bathing solution. Modern walk-in tubs come with a variety of safety and comfort features, including built-in seats, grab bars, and easy-to-reach controls. These features can make bathing more accessible and enjoyable for individuals with limited mobility. And perhaps most importantly, walk-in tubs eliminate the need to step over a high bathtub threshold, reducing the risk of slipping and falling.

Luxurious Bathtub Options From MaxHome

MaxHome offers a variety of tub upgrade options and can help you select the perfect new tub to suit your budget and style preferences. Our acrylic bathtubs are designed to be durable and easy to clean, and thanks to Silver Shield anti-microbial technology, they are resistant to bacteria, mold, and mildew. You can select from a wide array of wall surround styles, colors, and finishes, and you can enhance your bathing experience with options like soap dishes, corner caddies, safety grab bars, and built-in seating.

Our Premium Walk-In Tubs

MaxHome also installs walk-in bathtubs that are designed for safety and comfort and are ideal for individuals who want to enjoy a stress-free bathing experience. Unique features include:


  • A raised seat that creates a relaxing experience
  • Anti-slip seating and flooring and grab bars for stability
  • A quick-release drain that speeds the bathing process
  • An optional shower wand for hard-to-reach spots
  • An in-line water heater that maintains a comfortable temperature

Ready to Start Your Bathtub Replacement?

Contact MaxHome today to learn more about the custom bathtub installations we offer to budget-conscious homeowners throughout Southern Louisiana, the Florida Panhandle, and the Houston, Texas, area.



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