Bathtub and Shower Replacement

Bathtub and Shower Replacement Honolulu

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A cracked and discolored bathtub or shower is often the reason why homeowners decide to remodel a bathroom. Our team at Bathtub Remodeling Honolulu offers amazing options when it comes to bathtub and shower replacement. First, do you have a bathtub or a shower? Do you want to replace a bathtub, replace a shower, or upgrade and do a tub to shower conversion? Or vice-versa?

Install a New Bathtub or a New Shower?

Some homeowners have a clear idea of what they want, others are not aware of their options and the costs associated with it. By being in business for 20+ years, our Honolulu bathroom remolding company has done it all and will let you know the pros and cons of each option for your specific bathroom space and plumbing system.

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Here are some options:

  • Bathtub installation or replacement
  • Shower installation or replacement
  • Bathtub and shower combo installation
  • Tub to shower conversion

We can quickly check out your place and give you our honest recommendations. If you are unsure, we can provide you with estimates on how much each option would cost. We can match it with the custom bathroom cabinets and bathroom flooring installation. We can also work backwards. Meaning, you can let us know your budget, and we can let you know what the options are for your budget. One of the great things about working with us is that we hate pressuring people into anything. What we recommend to you is what we would recommend to our family and friends.

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Bathtub Installation

You may already look into the store or online for what types of the bathtub to buy. There are so many options and it can be overwhelming. When considering a bathtub installation, there are three aspects to consider which we outlined below:

Bathtub Experienced Desired


Standard bathtub

Got ya! Just a bathtub, no bells, and whistles. Affordable, durable, something that does the job just fine. That is called an alcove or recessed tub, which is designed to stand between three walls.

Soaking tub

Soaking tubs are slightly deeper than standard tubs. If you love taking simple baths, no jets or added features, installing a soaking tub is the right option for you.

Whirlpool tub

Whirlpool tubs offer the best bathing experience as they have the jets for a localized massage-like experience during the bath. These are the favorites for people with muscle aches or joint soreness. They cost a lot more, but for those with aches and pains is sure pays off as it can provide so much relief.

Air Tubs

Air tubs are similar to whirlpool tubs. The difference is simple. Whirlpool tubs shoot water, and air tubs shoot air in the way the spreads the pressure out. That results in a more relaxing feeling and not so concentrated in the specific spot where the jet is located at. Air tubs are likely more expensive than whirlpool tubs in Oahu.

Combination tubs

What if you want both air and whirlpool? Yes, that is possible. Those are called combo tubs. Get the benefits from localized jets, and generalized pressure throughout the body.

Walk-in Tubs

Instead of installing a shower, some homeowners opt for a walk in tub. It is basically a tub that has watertight door that opens near floor level. This option makes sense if you want to add air of whirlpool jets. Otherwise, you may save money by install a shower.



Space and Type of Bathtub Installation Preferred


Alcove Tub

The standard tub in between three walls.

Freestanding Bathtub

If you want to go with the trend, choose a free-standing bathtub installation in Honolulu. Most of the high-end condos in Honolulu are going with the trend and it seems like this is one of the features that attract buyers. If you have a large bathroom, this option will totally transform the look and feel of it.

Drop-in Tubs

When looking at something a little more elegant drop-in bathtubs may be preferred. They are similar to a standard tub but don’t need to stand between three walls.

Undermount Tubs

Undermount tubs are built with a deck, often made from stone or the same material as the floor. This option can be very expensive, but worth it for the homeowners looking for sophisticated options.

Corner bathtubs

As the name suggests, installing a corner bathtub may be the way to go if you have a small bathroom but a decent-sized corner available. This is also the preferred type when you install a hot tub or whirlpool tub in Honolulu.

Bathtub and shower combo

Installing and bathtub and shower combo involves installing a standard tub plus the shower walls attached. Most will choose to install shower doors to fully enclose the unit.


Bathtub Materials


The most affordable bathtubs are acrylic or fiberglass. Between the two, acrylic is preferred because it is durable and holds heat better than fiberglass. Fiberglass is also more prone to scratches. If you have the budget for more heavy-duty and sophisticated materials you can choose between cast iron, marble, steel, copper, and cast polymer.

Shower installation

Showers installations seem to be the current trend for those looking for function and style in Honolulu and Oahu. Deciding in the type of shower starts by identifying if you want to install a prefabricated shower, or design your own custom shower.

Prefabricated Shower Installation

Recommended if you have a tight budget. Does the job but lacks in the “look and feel”. It includes the walls and the shower pan. It can also include other features such as shower doors, shelves, and bars.

Custom Shower Installation

Although this option will cost you much more than a simple prefabricated shower, a custom shower installation is well worth it in the long run. If you plan to stay in the same house for a while, a custom shower will give you long term satisfaction, and increase your home value on a future sale. We can suggest you many options for a custom shower in Honolulu and Oahu. Starting with the actual design and the materials.

Custom Shower Design

  • Space: Curved, rectangular, or angled. It will be built to fit your space exactly.
  • Doors: Sliding door, pivot door, hinged door.
    Shower heads: regular, handheld shower heads, shower towers, exposed rain shower, body shower, and more.
  • Shower built in shelves: as big or small as you wish. One or more.
  • Other features: Shower built-in steps, low steps, shower bars, LED lighting, steam generators.

Shower Materials 


Pre-fabricated showers have built-in shower walls, usually fiberglass or acrylic. Custom showers give you the advantage to create your own design for added beauty and style. Tile or stone are usually the favorites for shower installation in Oahu. Other options include glass, porcelain, marble, and travertine for example. That applies to the surrounding walls and the shower floor.

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We are excited to meet you and discuss your options for shower and bathtub replacement in Oahu. Our estimate is FREE of charge and FREE or pressure. It will include the necessary plumbing, electrical, and construction.