Replace or refinish a bathtub
I am getting estimates to redo my bathroom. I got one estimate of about $1,900 to replace a bathtub and put a fiberglass wall unit around it. I have gotten 2 estimates that are even higher to refinish a bathtub along with a wall unit to make it look new and they were significantly higher. I am wondering a few things.
1 - I noticed in Home Depot that a new cast iron bathtub was $349 and a wall unit was $249. Based on that doesn't the $1,900 sound reasonable for a new tub installed and a wall unit.
2 - Why would refinishing an existing bathtub be more money if it seems like less work?
3 - Are there any risks in a new bathtub install?