(Closed) Shower vs. Shower/Tub Combo, help?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which option should we choose for our new house?
    Only a shower upstairs, shower/bath combo in rec room area : (4 votes)
    12 %
    Shower/bath combo upstairs for resale value : (25 votes)
    76 %
    What ever makes you feel comforable and happy : (4 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If you are planning on moving and not staying in this house forever I would put a bathtub in.  

    Post # 5
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    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yes, for resale value, have a tub!

    Post # 6
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    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Definitely shower/tub combo – both people with young children and people who just plain like baths would want want if you ever were trying to sell.  Why exclude a group of potential buyers if you don’t have to?

    Post # 7
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    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If you get a pet, you may want a tub (dogs need baths!)

    Post # 8
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    1679 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    In general, you want tubs if you are in a family friendly area and hope to sell at some point. I wanted to get of my tub in my bathroom Reno, but multiple people pointed out that few people are turned off by tubs, but plenty of people are turned off by showers alone.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper

    I wouldn’t buy a house if it had only a shower, and putting one in what is essentially the basement isn’t something I would consider useful either (unless it was part of a guest room combo). If this isn’t your forever home put in the tub/combo where the bedrooms are. It will be worth it in the long run.

    Post # 10
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My thought is, do you want to have a shower and love it and use it regularly for the possibly many, many years you’re in this house? or do you want the possibility of maybe seeling a bit easier when you eventually sell the house? I’d want the shower.

    Post # 11
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d put in a tub/shower combo.  As a PP said, very few people (aka potential buyers) are turned off by tubs but many would be turned off by just having a shower on the main floor by all the bedrooms.

    Maybe look at getting a larger tub so that you and your SO can fit together.  Darling Husband and I have a large garden style tub with shower now and we can both fit in it together without any trouble (and neither of us are small people).

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Mrs. Mustang:Could you do a garden tub in one part of the bathroom and a shower stall in the other? 

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I agree with everyone who said a tub/shower combo on the main floor would be better for resale value.  I also love glass doors, but cannot take the constant cleaning and maintenance, lol!  If you don’t mind a little extra work, though, I think glass doors are beautiful.

    Post # 15
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    46401 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you are thinking of resale , you need a tub on the same level as the bedrooms.

    If you are building, there is no reason you cannot build a tub/ shower combination or a tub and shower separately that would work for you.

    With today’s methods and building materials, you can also build a shower that does not require the glass doors.

    Post # 16
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    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d say put a tub in either way.

    If you are selling someday, then you have that selling point.

    If you are going to stay there and will have kids or pets someday, then you are going to want a tub to make bathing them easier.

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