Post # 1
Hi, we have an old house which we love but unfortunately the bathroom is very small. There is no toilet in the bathroom, we have a serperate toilet (one of the quirks of an old house). We’re planning on renovating the bathroom and there is no way we could fit a bath and shower separetly. Would you put a bath/shower or just a shower?
Post # 2
Bath and shower will help your resale value if there’s no other tub in the house.
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
julies1949: LittleDove: MrsBeck: MrsBuesleBee: Thanks for the feedback. there’s no other bathroom in tbe house – it’s a little old one bathroom place. There’s currently no tub in the bathroom (or anywhere else), but I just had a thought that people with small kids need a tub right? Me and my fi would probably prefer the shower only and make it nice but I don’t want to shut out potential future buyers with small kids….
Post # 7
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
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
If it’s the only bathroom, you need to have a tub for resale. I think every house needs at least one tub.