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Old 02-15-2015, 11:09 PM   #1
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I put in a bathroom downstairs with a standing shower. I am getting ready to redo the upstairs bathroom. My question is what do you all think about getting rid of the tub upstairs? I was thinking of just putting a walk in shower upstairs so that would leave the house without a tub. Would that hurt the resale value? Are there any other downfalls to doing this?
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Nobody has the time to take baths anymore. Bathtubs are a thing of the past. Its easier for elderly people to get in and out of a shower.

But this is an opinionated topic. Why be worried about when you sell your house. If you dont want a tub then just put in a shower.

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I am a shower guy, not for the lack of time or infirmity of age but I would still leave a tub in the house. Both for resale value but also I take a bath to soak my old weary bones or get freaky with the old woman that lives with me (yes, we have a really big tub).

also, when my grandkids come over, a bath is the preferred means of washing for them.
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I would keep the bathtub too, unless you don't want one and plan on living in the house forever.
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My grand kids like a bath. Hard to get toddlers to use a shower.....
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A couple years ago I posed this question to a realtor I was doing work for. She said there should be 1 tub in a house for resale.
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A couple years ago I posed this question to a realtor I was doing work for. She said there should be 1 tub in a house for resale.
5 years ago I sold my 3 bedroom brick ranch with two bathrooms each with a standup shower and zero tubs for $1500 more than my asking price.
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Thanks for the input. The contradicting answers made this conversation no help what so ever Just kidding. It does help to get more opinions. I don't plan on selling any time soon so i am leaning towards just a shower, my daughter has just turned 20 so I hope I do not have to worry about bathing grandkids for a few more years lol. The tub has not been used for a bath in about 18 years. nap, I could put a "freak" bench in the shower. Valid points both ways though.
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