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How Much Does a Walk-In Tub Cost?

We know a Safe Step walk-in bath is a worthwhile investment in your safety and well-being. But online price information may provide conflicting ranges, making it hard to determine how much of an investment you’ll make. To help you understand the real cost of a walk-in tub, let’s explore the factors associated with your quote.

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We Work Within Your Budget

When shopping for a walk-in tub, it’s important to consider not just what you will spend but also what you will gain, such as independence and peace of mind from slips and falls. As North America’s leading walk-in tub brand, Safe Step Tubs come with customizable features and add-ons to suit your mobility needs and budget.

Explore our price guide to understand the factors that determine the cost of your tub, payment options, walk-in tub alternatives and more.

Custom Pricing

Because each walk-in tub installation is a custom job, we are unable to provide prices or estimates online or over the phone. Safe Step offers a variety of walk-in tub models at different price points so homeowners can find the perfect tub for their lifestyle.

Walk-In Tub Cost Breakdown

As you create your budget, be sure to consider factors such as premium tub features, add-on accessories and installation that may increase the price of your new tub.

Item Factors That Affect Price
ItemWalk-In Tub Factors That Affect PriceDoor design, size, hydrotherapy features
ItemAccessories Factors That Affect PriceType of accessories, material, digital capabilities
ItemTub & Water Heater Installation Factors That Affect PriceDemolition, bathroom location, age of plumbing system

How the Type of Walk-In Tub Impacts Price

The average cost of a walk-in tub can vary depending on the model you get, and what features it includes. Many types of walk-in tubs are available today, from no-frills tubs with an easy step-in to luxury models with all the creature comforts. Depending on how comprehensive your tub’s features are, you may see an increase in price.

Tub Type Accessories & Features
Tub TypeStandard Walk-In Tub Accessories & FeaturesLow step-in, watertight door seal, built-in seat
Tub TypeStandard Walk-In Tub + Add-Ons Accessories & FeaturesLow step-in, watertight door seal, built-in seat, extra grab bars and shelving
Tub TypePremium Walk-In Tub Accessories & FeaturesLow step-in, watertight door seal, built-in seat, extra grab bars and shelving, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, chromotherapy, bidet, and more
Tub TypePremium Walk-In Tub + Shower Package Accessories & FeaturesLow step-in, watertight door seal, built-in seat, extra grab bars and shelving, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, chromotherapy and bidet, plus shower features

What Factors May Affect Your Installation Costs

Don’t forget to consider installation in your walk-in tub budget. Walk-in tub installation ranges from $3,000-$10,000, depending on your home’s layout and plumbing. When you purchase a Safe Step walk-in tub, installation is included in your custom quote. The install process includes removing and disposing of existing fixtures, making any necessary adjustments to plumbing and placing the tub in the desired location. These factors can impact your installation costs:

Old Tub Removal

Walk-in tub installers will disconnect your old bathtub and fixtures and separate them from the wall before removing them from your home and disposing of them responsibly.

Shower to Tub Conversion

If you are converting a walk-in shower to a walk-in tub, installers will remove existing shower features and tile to reveal a “clean slate” to install your walk-in tub. They will then make any necessary modifications to the area to fit the new tub.

Walk-In Tub Size

Installation may cost more for larger tubs, such as bariatric or two-seat models. The cost will be lower if your new tub fits in the same footprint as your traditional tub.

Plumbing Rerouting

Installers may need to reroute your plumbing to fit and properly install your walk-in tub in your bathroom.

Drain Relocation

Like other plumbing, moving your bathroom’s drain may be needed to accommodate a walk-in tub’s design.

Water Heater Capacity

If your water heater is over ten years old or holds fewer than 50 gallons, you may need to replace it to ensure a comfortable soak in your new tub.

Electrical Wiring

If your walk-in tub has lights, heaters or other electrical components, electrical work will be necessary for installation as well.

Walk-In Tub Features & Add-ons


Feel at ease during your bath with mobility-friendly safety features.

  • Anti-Slip Floor
  • Grab Bars
  • Anti-Scald Faucet
  • Low Step-In


Features that save time, add storage and prevent leaks can make bath time easier.

  • Rapid Fill
  • Quick Drain
  • Locking Handle
  • Towel Bar


For an all-in-one soak that both cleanses and soothes, consider these premium upgrades.

  • Hydrotherapy 
  • Aromatherapy
  • Chromotherapy 
  • Air Bubble Jets
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Walk-In Tub Maintenance Costs

Your Safe Step walk-in tub is designed to last, with durable fiberglass and gelcoat materials that resist discoloration and provide a solid base for safer bathing for years to come. Plus, it’s backed by our best-in-class Lifetime Warranty and top-tier customer service for lifelong protection in case maintenance is ever needed.

Safe Step’s Lifetime Warranty Provides Peace of Mind

We’re committed to providing a superior bathing experience—and we believe that starts with superior bath protection. Our lifetime warranty offers unmatched coverage for parts, labor, manufacturing defects, sealant, caulking and more, saving you the time, money and stress associated with repairs. We’ll protect your investment for as long as you live in your home, guaranteed.

Financial Assistance for Walk-In Tubs

Safe Step’s walk-in tubs are built to the highest manufacturing standards with your safety and comfort in mind—and we’re committed to offering them at an accessible price. Alongside our exclusive offers and special pricing for qualified candidates, additional contributions toward your investment may be available through other programs.

Safe Step Lowest Price Guarantee

We assure you that the price for the work specified during your in-home consultation is the lowest price available.* If you find a lower price, we will refund the difference plus $100 within 30 days of the written agreement.**

*Based on equal quality of material, features, workmanship, warranty, country of origin, liability insurance, contractor reliability and other specifications.

**Conditions apply. Please contact us for more information regarding our lowest price guarantee.

Helping Hands Rebate

We offer a Helping Hands Rebate for $750 off per person for your walk-in tub or shower. If you or your loved one has arthritis, nerve problems, diabetes, sciatica, or a variety of other health issues, you may qualify for a rebate of up to $1,500 per household.

Additional Walk-In Tub Discounts

Safe Step wants to ensure that price is not a barrier for homeowners to live safely and independently at home. To ensure affordability, we honor several discounts, credits and coupons from our partners, including AARP. Special pricing is also available for seniors and military veterans.

Special Offers

We believe everyone should be able to bathe safely in their home. That’s why we offer special offers to help make our bathing solutions more affordable. For a limited time, get $1,600 off your Safe Step walk-in tub, plus a free shower package. Call a Safe Step expert at (888) 746-1715 or visit our Contact page to learn more about additional offers and promotions.

Medicare or Medicaid Coverage

While Medicare does not typically cover the cost of your walk-in tub or installation, you may find more success through Medicaid. We recommend exploring support through opportunities like home- and community-based services waivers or Medicaid-funded programs designed to transition seniors out of assisted living facilities and into equipped homes.

Veterans Affairs Grants

Veterans may qualify for financial assistance with their walk-in tub purchase through a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, Safe Step offers special pricing for veterans; we encourage you to ask about applicable discounts during your free consultation with a Safe Step expert.

US Department of Agriculture

Interested in learning more? Ask your Safe Step expert about special offers, rebates and discounts you may qualify for during your free consultation. We’ll always work with you to find the tub that fits your needs and budget.

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Safe Step vs. The Competitors

There’s a reason we’re the #1 selling walk-in tub in North America: when it comes to providing a safer, more comfortable bathing experience, our competitors fall behind.

Features Safe Step Leading Competitor
Low Step-In Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor: yes
Anti-Slip Floor & Seat Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor:
Handheld Shower Wand Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor: yes
Personal Hygiene Bidet Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor:
Heated Seat & Backrest Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor:
Hydrotherapy Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor: yes
Chromotherapy Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor:
Aromatherapy Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor:
Grab Bars Safe Step: 2 Leading Competitor: 1
Floating, Waterproof Remote Control Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor:
Towel Bar Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor:
Arthritis Foundation Ease Of Use Certified Safe Step: yes Leading Competitor:

Walk-In Tub Alternative: Assisted Living & In-Home Care Costs

Purchasing a walk-in tub from Safe Step is an investment in your home and your health, making it possible to remain comfortable at home for longer. Without a safe bathing option, you may need to consider more costly alternatives that require ongoing payments as you age.

Type Price Range
Home Health Aide $53,000+ /year*
Assisted Living Facility $59,000+ /year*
Nursing Home (Semi-private room) $100,000+ /year*
Nursing Home (Private room) $115,000+ /year*

Walk-In Tub vs. Walk-In Shower

Safe Step offers a range of bath and shower products to support independence, no matter your bathing routine. If you prefer the convenience of a standing shower with enhanced accessibility, explore our specially designed walk-in shower features.

Walk-In Shower

How to Buy a Walk-In Tub

You have many options when it comes to purchasing a walk-in tub, from ordering online to shopping at brick-and-mortar home improvement stores to working with a walk-in tub specialist who visits your home. The best choice for you depends on your budget, timeline and desired features.

Order Online

Conveniently explore walk-in tubs of various shapes, sizes and brands at home using your computer. This method lets you easily compare features and prices and read reviews from real customers. However, products purchased online typically don’t include installation and may have a limited or no warranty. You will also need to ensure that the model you order is compatible with your bathroom space and plumbing.

Purchase From Home Improvement Store

Shopping in-store is beneficial for those who want a closer look at the walk-in tub features or want to have a tub in their home as soon as possible. Note that depending on the store you visit, supply may be limited, and the store may charge extra to deliver the tub to your home if needed. Ask a store associate about the delivery and installation options offered.

Buy From Manufacturer

When you buy a walk-in tub directly from the manufacturer, such as Safe Step, you receive more personalized support before, during and after your purchase. Because of this, the total price you pay may be higher than the prices you see online or at home improvement stores. After you request a quote from a walk-in tub manufacturer, a trained specialist will visit your home to take measurements and assess your bath space to determine your custom price. With manufacturers such as Safe Step, the price you pay includes installation by manufacturer-trained professionals and a lifetime warranty.

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Walk-In Tub Pricing FAQs

What factors influence the cost of a walk-in bathtub or shower installation?

The cost of installing a walk-in bathtub or shower depends on several factors, such as the size of the product, the chosen features (both standard and optional), and the installation requirements. Each installation is unique and may require varying amounts of materials and time for proper completion.

Do you offer customizations for the walk-in bathtubs and showers?

Yes, Safe Step offers a wide selection of options for customizing your walk-in bathtub or shower. You can choose from different wall surrounds, faucet finishes, and various safety and comfort features to create a bathing experience that fits your routine and budget.

What discounts do you offer?

Safe Step collaborates with many national marketing partners, including AARP, to offer coupons, discounts, and credits for customers. Additionally, special pricing is available for seniors and military veterans. We recommend asking your Safe Step expert about your financial options during your free consultation.

Why do you need to visit my home to estimate the cost of my project?

Safe Step believes in providing accurate and responsible estimates. Since each installation is unique, a home visit allows our team to understand your specific requirements and recommend the most suitable walk-in bathtub or shower. This way, we can ensure a proper installation and help you make an informed decision.

Is there any cost associated with the in-home estimate?

No, there is no cost for getting an in-home estimate from Safe Step. We offer our free consultations to help you better understand our available products and find the best solution for your needs.

How do walk-in tub prices differ by brand?

The cost of a walk-in tub depends on several factors, including the size, comfort features and plumbing needs. Brands may also offer a varying range of accessories and charge additional fees. At Safe Step, we’re committed to delivering the highest quality tub at the most affordable price, but we recommend exploring all of your options before making a purchase.

How can you save money on a walk-in tub installation?

As part of our commitment to making safer bathing more affordable, Safe Step is proud to offer discounts and rebates on a walk-in tub purchase to qualifying customers. Ask your Safe Step expert about your financial options during your free in-home estimate.

Are walk-in tubs tax-deductible?

Unless prescribed by a doctor as a medically necessary device, walk-in tubs are typically not considered tax deductible.

What other bathroom upgrades should seniors consider?

As you age, stability becomes increasingly important—especially in a space with wet surfaces. We recommend outfitting your bathroom with upgrades that help support balance and gentle transitions between sitting and standing. With a walk-in tub from Safe Step, you’ll enjoy many safety features designed to make movement easier, including built-in grab bars and an anti-slip seat.

How can I schedule an in-home estimate?

Contact us through our website or by calling our customer service team at 888-965-3105. We’ll work with you to determine a convenient time for our team to visit your home and assess your needs.