Would you buy a home with no bathtub?

posted 2 years ago in Home
  • poll: Would you buy a home with no bathtub?
    Yes : (28 votes)
    19 %
    No : (85 votes)
    58 %
    Maybe : (33 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 2
    42135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Kir32:  Condos are commonly renovated to remove the tub but that is usually for adult couples. A family with children would normally expect a tub.

    Post # 3
    1613 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re in exactly the same predictament.  Our 1948 original bathroom is 6’x7′ and there’s no way to improve the tight layout without axeing the tub.  We never take baths but we don’t have small kids. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.  I do think, however, that being a smaller home you would appeal to couples pre-kids so maybe you won’t be cutting out that many potential buyers.

    Post # 4
    4911 posts
    Honey bee

    Kir32:  I voted for “maybe”. Because, I honestly am not sure. I think it would depend on the house and the rest of its layout and flow, overall … as well as the other updates that have been made.

    I would definitely buy a house that had no tub in the master bath. I wouldn’t even think twice about that. I am a gal who loves her showers, so a big, beautifully blinged-out shower would be much more heavenly to me than a gigantic tub. (Our current house has a big soaking tub in the master bath. We’ve lived here about ten years, and I think we have used the tub perhaps four times. LOL)

    On the other hand, I have a child. She is probably approaching the age at which she could choose to shower if she wanted, but I can’t imagine getting through those younger years without a tub for bathing her. I think the total lack of a bath tub would make me think twice about a house. I do not think it’s an impossible hurdle to overcome. I just think it’s something I would have to consider and figure out alternate plans.

    With that said, not everyone has children or even wants children. So, even if parents of young children might be put off by the lack of a tub, there are lots and lots of folks out there who probably wouldn’t give it a second thought. I definitely don’t think the lack of a tub will make your home (which sounds both lovely and lovingly updated) “unsellable”.

    Post # 5
    188 posts
    Blushing bee

    i personally would only purchase a house with a shower if i could renovate and add a tub somewhere. a family with children requires a tub.

    Post # 7
    1891 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would not buy a house without a bathtub. On rare occasions I may take a bath, it is also helpful to have one for small children… It just seems weird for there no to be one tub in the house. I have certain criteria for houses, though (even though I don’t have one yet). The house must have the following: a driveway, a garage, either an attic or a basement, at least 3 bedrooms, one full bath and a half bath, closets. This may sound evry basic, but some old houses do not have all of these things. I rented a house with no garage, and 2 baby sized closets. It was ridiculous… If the washer/dryer were malfunctioning I may also need to use the tub to wash clothes (if I wanted to be cheap and lazy by not going to the laundromat) or something in an emergency.

    Post # 9
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    For me personally, no – I enjoy taking baths on a regular basis (probably every week) to relax, plus we plan to have children very soon, and so it would be a must.  However, I can definitely see you still having a target range of buyers – you’d just narrow that range by getting rid of the tub.

    Post # 11
    3018 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Is it one of those old claw foot tUBS? Would you be able to store it in case the family wanted to put it back? That Reno would still be pricey, but cheaper than having to buy the tub too.

    Post # 13
    7192 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I have a child, so I would need a tub.

    Post # 14
    2197 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Personally, I would never buy a home without a tub. I workout a lot and LOVE soaking in an Epsom salt bath regularly. I know that is specific, but just my two cents. Also, agree with others that a bath is great for small children. 

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