Compare bathtub refinishing to the cost of bathtub replacement
Bathtub replacement may not seem very expensive when you check the
prices for a new bathtub at a home improvement center. They may start
at less than $200 for a steel bathtub, or about $400 for a cast iron
However, replacing a bathtub ends up being very costly for several reasons.
Usually homeowners who are replacing a bathtub are also interested
in remodeling the rest of the bathroom too. When looking at the
reviews of a inexpensive bathtub at one of the home improvement center
websites, one homeowner complained that the bathtub started developing
rust spots within a few months although she had spent a total of $8000
to remodel her bathroom!
In contrast to the high cost of bathroom remodeling, bathtub refinishing starts at about $500. If you combine this with selective upgrades to the rest of you bathroom, you may be able to have a fresh "new" bathroom for a fraction of the cost of remodeling.