Bathtub--Reglaze or Replace?
We are gutting our new home. There currently is no wall behind the tub, just five studs (it's not a load-bearing wall). The tub is between the exterior wall and a closet wall, which will soon be torn out to be re-sheetrocked. The tub is cast iron. The husband says it will be a bear to remove (which he would be doing himself), he wants to have it reglazed.
I'm not a handy person, but I'm perplexed--it seems like the job is halfway there, since the walls are coming out anyway. I could see reglazing the tub if we weren't already redoing the sheetrock-- I mean, then we'd be tearing out walls just to get the tub out. Plus, for the cost of reglazing the (blue) tub ($350), we could buy a brand new tub.