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Old 10-11-2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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Hello people, new to here and looking for some advice to help my curiosity. I have an idea of re-doing my bathroom, with the size of it I keep the tub with shower head look or go with a standing shower. My main concern is the resale value of this kind of change. If you have your thoughts, let me know. Could use the advice.

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is it your only bathroom? Master bath??

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Its a small masterbath
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Does a tub make the room feel really small? Is there any chance you could put in a jetted tub? Could you fit a full size tub or is it a small one?

What you dont want to do is get rid of a tub if its the only one in the house.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:42 AM   #5
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If done properly, I've always thought that the tub with shower head is the best way to go!
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People like at least one tub in a house. If you have another bath with a tub, I'd pull the tub in the master and replace it with a stand alone shower.
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As others have said, you need at least one tub in the house.

As far as the master bath goes, I've seen threads on this topic on other forums. It seems equally divided between those who insist on a tub, versus those who like a shower without tub. It's your bath, go with what you want.
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I am going through the same thing. My master bathroom is small. There is just enough room for the vanity, toilet and the bathtub. When I told my wife that I thought it would be better with a standing shower, she was adamantly against it. And it wasn't because she thought it wouldn't be nice. It was only because of the perceived hit we would take on resale.

We have never, ever, used the bathtub in the master bath to take a bath. Our house does have a second 3/4 bath, with a tub, which we do use now that we have a child.

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Ditto..if you have another tub in the house, and the occupants of the master room are shower takers, I would do a nice clear glass two headed shower in place of the tub. As for a jetted tub, my opinion has always been that the units that fit in the normal sized tub space are just a waste of money; but if you can make room for a two person tub, I would consider one of the newer air bubble tubs. Never been a fan of the tubs with all of the jets that feel like someone squirting me with a garden hose from 3" away. As I tell every customer, NEVER pick out a tub without sitting it and testing it for comfort. Some of them are so damn uncomfortable you would not want to stay in it more than 5 minutes, even with Angelina Jole.
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Thank you all for your suggestions. They are helpful, I do have a second bath with a tub. Now I am thinking of sticking with a tub and shower head but adding sliding glass doors, but still have thoughts of the standing shower. Decisions Decisions.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:51 PM   #11
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Its always good to have an eye on future resale BUT your own personal

enjoyment is worth something also.

I would think a walk in shower with multi body sprays would be worth a lot to

a future buyer , I know I like mine ...stepped over tubs to take a shower for

way to many years.

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