(Closed) Shower over bath or just shower – renovations

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Should I put in a shower over a bath or just a shower

    Shower over bath

    shower only

  • Post # 2
    9575 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Bath and shower will help your resale value if there’s no other tub in the house. 

    Post # 3
    7625 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    catsanddogs:  Is there a bath in a different bathroom in the house? If yes, I would just add the shower. If no, I would do the shower over a bath.

    I personally hate bath tubs but I tend to think about resale value when we are working on our house and PP is right, a tub with help with resale.

    Post # 4
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    IMO, you need a bathtub and a shower. For some people that may be a dealbreaker (it would be for us if we were looking and didn’t want to remodel anything in whatever home we chose). It’ll help your resale value if/when you move. Additionally, you never know when you might need a tub. You could tweak your back one day or have some other injury and being able to soak in a hot tub can seriously help with healing/relaxation.

    Post # 5
    47436 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Our realtor told us if you own a house you must ensure you leave at least one tub. Other than that it’s fine to convert one bathroom to just  a shower- especially the master ensuite.

    She also said if you live in a downtown condo like we do, it’s fine to just have a shower as long as it is a great one- different target market.

    Post # 7
    2176 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would say since it is the only bath definitely shower with tub only exception would be if it is such a small house that it is only one bed with no option for two (there for only suitable for a couple or a single person and no kids) in that case then I think a nicer more “spa” like shower would be prefered since the kid thing wasn’t an issue (I do know some people like baths but given that this is a tiny bathroom it’s unlikely this would be a nice big lounging tub anyways so that is sort of out of the question anyways)

    Post # 8
    1586 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    People with children would probably prefer a tub – how many bedrooms is it? If it’s more than one bedroom I would go a tub because a couple with children might move in someday.

    At 5’11 and with a 6’1 Fiance, our small bathtub very rarely gets used, but it’s handy for us when one of us has strained muscles from exercise and just wants to sit in a bath with some Radox.

    Post # 9
    7426 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    If it’s the only bathroom, you need to have a tub for resale. I think every house needs at least one tub.

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