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Old 02-10-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Would turning my bathtub upstairs into just a walk in shower hurt the resale value of my home? We would still have a full bathroom downstairs. We plan on staying in this house for a very long time.

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Would turning my bathtub upstairs into just a walk in shower hurt the resale value of my home? We would still have a full bathroom downstairs. We plan on staying in this house for a very long time.
I wouldn't lose sleep over it. By the time you want to sell the house it won't be worth what's contained in the cesspool.
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I wouldn't lose sleep over it. By the time you want to sell the house it won't be worth what's contained in the cesspool.
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Huh? Why is that?
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Yeah im not exactly sure what he means by that either..lol. My house was built in 2003!
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Huh? Why is that?
Because since 2005, house prices have dropped 30% in value. If you project that out 9 years, what do you have**?
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** We don't really expect this scenario, it is merely being used as a graphic example.
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Would turning my bathtub upstairs into just a walk in shower hurt the resale value of my home? We would still have a full bathroom downstairs. We plan on staying in this house for a very long time.
As long as your home has a least one tub in it, it's typically not an issue.
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Who has time for a bath anymore? In the past 2 years I have converted 3 bath/shower combos to a shower only. In 2 of those homes they only had 1 bathroom. I believe the trend is changing.
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in my opinion for universal appeal, there should be at least one tub. whether that be a tub/shower or tub alone. I agree that the trend is towards showering vs. soaking in a tub, but you don't know who your buyer will be and there are still those that like a tub.

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While I cannot recall the last time I actually took a bath (as opposed to a shower), I can say that we use our bathtub daily. Why you may ask....small children! Therefore, as long as you have at least one bathtub in your house, you should be fine when it comes to re-sale. But, I certainly wouldn't do away with all of them just because of the more recent trends.

To the OP - definitely do what's going to make you the most happy, as it sounds like you have no intentions of moving anytime soon. Therefore, you may as well enjoy your house as much as possible while you're in it, and not worry too much about re-sale value many years down the road.
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Small children are bathed in tubs. A house without a tub is less appealing to families with small children. That is the rationale for having at least one bath tub in a house. My 7 yo loves taking baths in the new tub in the bathroom he helped his dad remodel.
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We convert a lot of tubs to five foot showers these days but if there isn't at least one tub remaining the property's value will crash according to local realtors.

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