One of the best features of pedestal tubs is their flexibility. If you have the space, and if the water source can be configured accordingly, you can position one at any spot in the bathroom that suits your needs. They also come in such diverse lengths and widths that you don't have to worry about conforming to a predetermined niche.Tip: Pedestal tubs tend to be expensive compared to standard styles — expect to pay roughly $1,000 to $2,000 for a basic model from a home center. Custom surfaces or costly materials, such as the walnut for the tub seen here, can propel the price tag as high as five figures. Looking for bargains? Try Craigslist, salvage stores, flea markets and online auction sites.