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You may have just bought a rental property that will need renovations, or you may have a tenant turnover in one of your rentals that needs some TLC before you move your new tenant in. 

Your contractor is compiling the scope of work, and on that SOW, they have included a tub that has chipped or some minor damage, is old looking, and needs to be reglazed or replaced. 

So, now, what do you do? Will you reglaze, or will you replace it?

Reglazing and replacing a bathtub are two options for updating or renovating a bathroom. Each approach comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

To help you make that decision, here is a list of pros and cons of reglazing a bathtub compared to replacing it.

You may have just bought a rental property that will need renovations, or you may have a rental turnover in one of your properties that needs some TLC before you move your new tenant in. 

Your contractor is compiling the scope of work, and on that SOW, they have included a tub that has chipped or some minor damage, is old looking, and needs to be reglazed or replaced. 

So, now, what do you do? Will you reglaze, or will you replace it?

Reglazing and replacing a bathtub are two options for updating or renovating a bathroom. Each approach comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

To help you make that decision, here is a list of pros and cons of reglazing a bathtub compared to replacing it.

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Pros

  • Cost-effective: Reglazing is generally more affordable than replacing the entire bathtub, making it a budget-friendly option.

  • Quick process: Reglazing can be completed within a day or two, minimizing disruption to your bathroom routine.

  • Less mess and demolition: Since the existing tub is not removed, there is less debris and mess during the process.

  • Various color options: Reglazing allows you to change the color of the tub if you want a different look.

  • Minor repairs: Reglazing can fix minor chips, scratches, and surface imperfections in the bathtub.

Cons

  • Shorter lifespan: Reglazing doesn't last as long as a new bathtub. The finish may start to wear off after a few years, requiring re-reglazing sooner.

  • Limited for severely damaged tubs: Reglazing is not a suitable solution for severely damaged or structurally compromised bathtubs..

  • Chemical odors: During the reglazing process, strong chemical odors can be bothersome, and proper ventilation is necessary.

  • Surface imperfections may persist: If there are deep cracks or significant damage, reglazing may not completely hide these flaws.

Pros

  • Cost-effective: Reglazing is generally more affordable than replacing the entire bathtub, making it a budget-friendly option.

  • Quick process: Reglazing can be completed within a day or two, minimizing disruption to your bathroom routine.

  • Less mess and demolition: Since the existing tub is not removed, there is less debris and mess during the process.

  • Various color options: Reglazing allows you to change the color of the tub if you want a different look.

  • Minor repairs: Reglazing can fix minor chips, scratches, and surface imperfections in the bathtub.

Cons

  • Shorter lifespan: Reglazing doesn't last as long as a new bathtub. The finish may start to wear off after a few years, requiring re-reglazing sooner.

  • Limited for severely damaged tubs: Reglazing is not a suitable solution for severely damaged or structurally compromised bathtubs.

  • Chemical odors: During the reglazing process, strong chemical odors can be bothersome, and proper ventilation is necessary.

  • Surface imperfections may persist: If there are deep cracks or significant damage, reglazing may not completely hide these flaws.

Replacing the Bathtub

Pros

  • Long-term solution: A new bathtub provides a longer lifespan and durability compared to reglazing.

  • Customization: When replacing the tub, you have the option to choose a different style, material, and size to better suit your needs and preferences.

  • Increases home value: Upgrading to a new, modern bathtub can enhance the overall value and appeal of your home.

  • Better for severely damaged tubs: If your current bathtub is severely damaged, replacing it is a safer and more effective solution.

Cons

  • Higher cost: Replacing the bathtub is generally more expensive than reglazing, especially when factoring in labor and additional materials.

  • Extended timeline: Installing a new bathtub can take several days, causing more disruption to your daily routine.

  • More extensive renovation: Replacing the tub may involve more significant renovation work, such as removing tiles and fixtures around the bathtub, wall repair, installing new ceramic tiles.

  • Potential structural changes: In some cases, replacing the bathtub might necessitate adjustments to plumbing and surrounding walls, adding to the complexity and cost.

Pros

  • Long-term solution: A new bathtub provides a longer lifespan and durability compared to reglazing.

  • Customization: When replacing the tub, you have the option to choose a different style, material, and size to better suit your needs and preferences.

  • Increases home value: Upgrading to a new, modern bathtub can enhance the overall value and appeal of your home.

  • Better for severely damaged tubs: If your current bathtub is severely damaged, replacing it is a safer and more effective solution.

Cons

  • Higher cost: Replacing the bathtub is generally more expensive than reglazing, especially when factoring in labor and additional materials.

  • Extended timeline: Installing a new bathtub can take several days, causing more disruption to your daily routine.

  • More extensive renovation: Replacing the tub may involve more significant renovation work, such as removing tiles and fixtures around the bathtub, wall repair, installing new ceramic tiles.

  • Potential structural changes: In some cases, replacing the bathtub might necessitate adjustments to plumbing and surrounding walls, adding to the complexity and cost.

Ultimately, the decision between reglazing and replacing a bathtub depends on your budget, the condition of the current tub, your preferences, and the overall scope of your bathroom renovation project.

If the existing bathtub is in relatively good condition and you're looking for a cost-effective way to refresh its appearance, reglazing could be a suitable option. Or if you are planning a complete bathroom remodel a few years down the road, reglazing for now is an excellent alternative.


However, if the bathtub is severely damaged or outdated, or you want a significant upgrade, replacing it may be the better choice for a long-lasting and more customized solution.

Either way, it is always good to have choices. Just remember to do your due diligence to help make an educated decision.

Ultimately, the decision between reglazing and replacing a bathtub depends on your budget, the condition of the current tub, your preferences, and the overall scope of your bathroom renovation project.

If the existing bathtub is in relatively good condition and you're looking for a cost-effective way to refresh its appearance, reglazing could be a suitable option. Or if you are planning a complete bathroom remodel a few years down the road, reglazing for now is an excellent alternative.


However, if the bathtub is severely damaged or outdated, or you want a significant upgrade, replacing it may be the better choice for a long-lasting and more customized solution.

Either way, it is always good to have choices. Just remember to do your due diligence to help make an educated decision.

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Mary Jo Whelan is a leader in the field of residential property rentals. She owns and runs a property management and renovation company in Baltimore.

Mary Jo started with no money, college education, or job. From these humble beginnings, she has grown her company to manage over 100 rental properties and manage over 50 rental renovations a year.

She co-facilities a monthly landlording strategy meeting for a local REI group and is the past president of NAPRM, National Association of Residential Property Managers.

Mary Jo is also the founder of Lucrative Landlording for Women, an exclusive community for success-driven women landlords. Lucrative Landlording provides an elite coaching program, masterclasses, and networking events designed to help women landlords maximize their cash flow and keep high-quality renters.

Mary Jo is passionate about helping women landlords succeed in the field of landlording, secure their financial future, and create generational wealth.

In her spare time, she enjoys practicing techniques for furniture painting, gardening, and traveling. And yes, just for fun, she actually jumped out of a perfectly good plane.

Mary Jo Whelan is a leader in the field of residential property rentals. She owns and runs a property management and renovation company in Baltimore.

Mary Jo started with no money, college education, or job. From these humble beginnings, she has grown her company to manage over 100 rental properties and manage over 50 rental renovations a year.

She co-facilities a monthly landlording strategy meeting for a local REI group and is the past president of NAPRM, National Association of Residential Property Managers.

Mary Jo is also the founder of Lucrative Landlording for Women, an exclusive community for success-driven women landlords. Lucrative Landlording provides an elite coaching program, masterclasses, and networking events designed to help women landlords maximize their cash flow and keep high-quality renters.

Mary Jo is passionate about helping women landlords succeed in the field of landlording, secure their financial future, and create generational wealth.

In her spare time, she enjoys practicing techniques for furniture painting, gardening, and traveling. And yes, just for fun, she actually jumped out of a perfectly good plane.

Mary Jo Whelan is a leader in the field of residential property rentals. She owns and runs a property management and renovation company in Baltimore.

Mary Jo started with no money, college education, or job. From these humble beginnings, she has grown her company to manage over 100 rental properties and manage over 50 rental renovations a year.

She co-facilities a monthly landlording strategy meeting for a local REI group and is the past president of NAPRM, National Association of Residential Property Managers.

Mary Jo is also the founder of Lucrative Landlording for Women, an exclusive community for success-driven women landlords. Lucrative Landlording provides an elite coaching program, masterclasses, and networking events designed to help women landlords maximize their cash flow and keep high-quality renters.

Mary Jo is passionate about helping women landlords succeed in the field of landlording, secure their financial future, and create generational wealth.

In her spare time, she enjoys practicing techniques for furniture painting, gardening, and traveling. And yes, just for fun, she actually jumped out of a perfectly good plane.


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