- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2013
We just purchased a lovely suburban home in our Midwest town. Lots of space, 5 bedrooms, full basement, decent land size. The house is 25 years old needing cosmetic and esthetic upgrades, but the “bones” of the place are very good, traditional type styling. There are four bathrooms total; two full baths, two powder rooms.
The master suite has a very large walk thru bathroom to a large walk in closet. The bathroom has a typical fiberglass 80’s bathtub, separate from a fiberglass surround style shower with slider doors. This space is set off from the loo and the vanity….and is literally screaming to be torn out and made into a HUGE tiled-in walk in multi head shower room!
Problem is…when I mentioned this to our realtor, she was all “oh no no no…. you really need to keep some sort of bathtub in this space for it to be considered a real bathroom. If not, in the future if you sell the house, it would be listed as a half bath in the master and that will detract buyers”
Huh? So, if I put in a totally PLUSH shower ROOM in my master, I’ve rendered the house unsellable?? And I haven’t even moved IN myself yet!!! Nobody has a crystal ball, but we are planning on this being our forever home.
My opinion is also fueled by the fact that the present house I’ve lived in for 13 years has a jacuzzi garden tub in the master that gets used maybe 2x a year, and I find it’s only good for collecting hairspray film and dust bunnies 😉
So this of course sparked a huge debate betwixt Fiance and me, and we really want to get going on these changes, amongst many others, since the wedding is IN our house in JANUARY!
Why am I asking a question like this on a wedding board?! Because I’d REALLY like to hear the opinions of a broad cross-section of the population….a situation like this literally never dawned on me, and I’d like to tell the realtor to pound salt!!! Or, maybe I just need educated on modern housing expectations. Oh, and when I mentioned doing a poll here, Fiance was all over it!
Thank you in advance for your input and for reading my long rant!!!