The cost for a walk-in tub varies from about $1,500 to $20,000 or more depending on the size, type, brand, level of customization and selected features.
The average cost of a walk-in soaking tub is generally between $2,000 to $5,000. Models that feature hydrotherapy average $5,000 to $7,000, while special models like bariatric or combination air and water walk-in tubs start closer to $10,000 and can cost up to $20,000 or more.
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How much does it cost to install a walk-in bathtub?
On average walk-in tub installation costs $1500 or less.
Walk-in tub installation costs range from about $700 to $3,000, though most average $1,500 or less. If installing your walk-in tub requires you to get larger pipes or a wall surround, installation costs will go up. You’ll also have to pay for labor costs, which may or may not include the removal of your old tub.
Most walk-in tub companies provide an in-home consultation so you can get an accurate estimate of the costs based on your situation. Because this is a major purchase for most homeowners, many companies also offer financing options or flexible payment terms to make it more accessible.
Compare walk-in tub prices
There are several types of walk-in tubs, each with their pros and cons, and varying price points.
|Walk-in Bathtub Types||Price range||Advantages|
|Walk-in soaking tubs||$1,500–$5,000||Safety and affordability|
|Hydrotherapy walk-in tubs||$5,000–$7,000||Soothes muscles|
|Walk-in tubs with air baths||$5,000–$9,000||Improved circulation|
|Combination air and water jet walk-in tubs||$7,000–$10,000||Versatile therapies|
|Bariatric walk-in tubs||$5,000–$10,000||Handicap accessibility and comfort|
|Walk-in tubs plus shower units||$2,500–$6,000||More bathing options|
|Luxury walk-in tubs||$9,000–$20,000||More features and design options|
Are walk-in tubs covered by Medicare?
Medicare doesn’t consider walk-in bathtubs to be durable medical equipment (DME) and will not cover the cost of the tub or installation except in a few extreme cases, such as accommodating somebody with a spinal cord injury. Some Medicaid plans provide reimbursement, but you’ll need to file a claim with details about why the walk-in bathtub is medically necessary.
Are walk-in tubs tax deductible?
Walk-in tubs are only tax deductible if they are purchased because of medical safety reasons.
Walk-in tubs are only tax deductible if they are purchased because of medical safety reasons. If so, they may be able to be claimed as a Medical or Dental Expense. If you are the caregiver of an elderly person and install a walk-in tub, you may be able to claim the tub’s cost under the Dependent Care Tax Credit.
While your walk-in tub may not be covered by insurance or be tax deductible, you can often work out a payment plan with your walk-in bathtub company. Some companies even offer low-interest financing for qualifying customers.