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Old 01-10-2011, 01:33 AM   #1
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I'm converting from 1b/1b to 3b/2b and in 15 years have only used the tub to give the dog a bath...
Would having a shower stall only hurt the resale value? I've read where some designers are going this route and I don't have the room for both a shower stall and a seperate tub.

The 2nd bathroom would have to classic shower over tub setup.

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So long as there is a bathtub elsewhere in the house, i'd guess you'd be ok. You may want to include a different amenity in the master bath like a heated floor to help make up for any perceived shortcoming.

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I built our house myself, and the wife wanted a huge walk-in shower. So our master bathroom has no tub. As for resale value, my next move will be to the funeral home so I don't care.
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Here my thoughts on that, I just converted our only shower over tub, to a large custom shower. Both my wife and I never used the tub other than for showers.

The shower that I installed like a said is custom, and with all the border tiles, chair moldings I believe will add value to the resale, not depreciate the value, but I am really not interested in that, the change is what my wife and I wanted.

I don't think it will reduce value, what it will do is limit the # of people interested in it, you will either like the setup or you won't.

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Old 01-10-2011, 01:33 PM   #5
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People like a tub in a house, whether they use it or not. As long as you have at least one, you should be good.
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Thanks all, that custom shower looks great!
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For about 8 years our house had only a shower. We added a second bathroom recently, and put a tub in it, but haven't used it other than to dump mop water when it's raining outside.

We just bought a new house. 4br/3ba. There are two showers and one tub. Our Realtor mentioned that his wife would hate that because she really wants a tub in the master.

I solution might be to get a tub size shower. Then it's easy to switch out.

But I agree. Build what you like and don't worry about what the next people will like. Unless you're getting ready to put it on the market, that is ;-)
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Custom showers are the popular change now a days. You have one tub--the fancy shower in the master bath will be an asset when you sell the place.--Mike--
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Actually market value is a big concern for me... this house is my 1st and it was a 1b/1b fixer and it's been about 15 years... I'd like to upgrade and after the remodel, I'll still have a few bucks left over to buy the 2nd. The key is that I really need to get the most I can out of this house. When I had an appraisal about 2 years ago, the roof and 1b/1b was the biggest down points.
Nobody want's a 1b/1b, now this I have it mostly done w/new roof I should be ok, just gotta wait for the right time. The upside of all this is that I'm really going to like the house now that it's fixed up(almost)
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House prices continue to go down around here. Slowly now as it might be hitting a bottom. There is currently a glut of houses for sale on the market which means buyers have much more bargaining power then they did in 2004.
Unless your in a minority market, house prices will stay depressed for a long time. The last one, in the late '80's, early '90's lasted a good 5 years after the market bottomed.
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