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Old 01-16-2012, 06:27 AM
 
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I have a jacuzzi tub now in our master and had one in our last house. I have used it once and would careless if it was gone. BUT I have a friend who removed a garden tub from the master and put in an awesome doorless walk in shower and is now trying to sell the house. Every feedback they have received from the numerous showings questions no bath tub in the master and not one mention of how nice the shower is. If you ever plan to sell the house I would not do it.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:31 AM
 
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well the master is on the second floor too, and my kids started taking showers young. The tub in the master is a corner tub (no jets we had those at our last house and we did not really use that either other than to bathe the kids) They liked being in the deeper tub and I liked being able to sit up on the side better. Not sure we ever used a bathtub in the full bath upstairs ever, shower yes tub no. That is some of why I am asking.

In this house I will add though it's not really deep compared to our old corner jetted tub but that is probably a jet issue and this one doesn't have them.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:33 AM
 
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I think I just don't care for the tub/shower combo but the room isn't big enough to have one of each
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:51 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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If a second bathroom upstairs, the kids bathroom, has a tub, you are good to go.

If your home is a "starter" home, most likely to be purchased by younger people if/when you resell you might minimally exclude some buyers without a tub in the master.

If your home is likely to be purchased by anyone other than very young first timers, a nice shower, IMHO, would enhance value as folks realize, sooner or later, that baths are few and far between.

Good luck.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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The latest builder trends are that folks are doing larger and nicer showers and often eliminating bathtubs in master baths.

If they do have a bathtub - a soaking tub is the new trend, not a jacuzzi/jetted tub. For one thing, those things take a lot of water to fill up.

A soaking tub is more economical, as far as space, water use and with good insulation, the water stays hotter longer.

Having a tub for kids seems to be a feature that is still needed, so if you have a tub elsewhere in the house . . . you will actually be on the cutting edge of what I believe to be a lasting trend - nicely outfitted shower and no tub in the master bath.

How important is a bathtub to your home? - The Buzz: Business news - Capital Region business, industry news - timesunion.com - Albany NY

No Tub? No Problem

http://www.housingzone.com/design/wh...-want-new-home (scroll down - on checklist - "no tub in master bath")
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:31 AM
 
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The latest builder trends are that folks are doing larger and nicer showers and often eliminating bathtubs in master baths.

If they do have a bathtub - a soaking tub is the new trend, not a jacuzzi/jetted tub. For one thing, those things take a lot of water to fill up.

A soaking tub is more economical, as far as space, water use and with good insulation, the water stays hotter longer.

Having a tub for kids seems to be a feature that is still needed, so if you have a tub elsewhere in the house . . . you will actually be on the cutting edge of what I believe to be a lasting trend - nicely outfitted shower and no tub in the master bath.

How important is a bathtub to your home? - The Buzz: Business news - Capital Region business, industry news - timesunion.com - Albany NY

No Tub? No Problem

What millennials want in a new home | Housing Zone (scroll down - on checklist - "no tub in master bath")
Not sure why everyone changed what I said in the original question we have a tub in the master bedroom a soaking corner tub no jets. I want to DITCH the tub/shower combo in the upstairs full bath and make it shower only. Doyou think this will hurt resale eventually? (the shower in the master is huge with the tub so no problems there) Just trying to open up the full bath off the hallway upstairs
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:43 AM
 
Location: In the AC
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Livability wise, I would choose the larger shower over a tub/shower combo. We always bathed the kids in the tub in the master bath. Now they are older, they never take baths.

What else is going on in that bath - two sinks? Lots of storage? Will it seem like a bath meant for teens to share? That would really be a selling feature for me!

However...I would think twice because of resale. Buyers might not care, but they will also be thinking about resale.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:53 AM
 
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Livability wise, I would choose the larger shower over a tub/shower combo. We always bathed the kids in the tub in the master bath. Now they are older, they never take baths.

What else is going on in that bath - two sinks? Lots of storage? Will it seem like a bath meant for teens to share? That would really be a selling feature for me!

However...I would think twice because of resale. Buyers might not care, but they will also be thinking about resale.
true...it has little storage in there and it does have a double sink but with no counter space and soon 3 teens...my son seems to opt for our bath not sharing with his sisters but thats okay...I think a nice shower withe better room for stuff and storage would be a [plus for me just wondering if it would be a plus for the next people. Especially if the bathroom is more livable that way..that bathroom obviously did not sell me this house and it is far from ideal. More to think through but thanks for the thoughts
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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When looking at a house you should sit on all of the toilets and get in the tubs and showers to see if you fit or are unobstructed. Is it functional? Builders/howmeowners will put anything in that looks nice. I saw an elognated toilet in a small powder room that when I sat on it my legs where
under the pedistal sink! Ok I'm thinking, I can shave and pooooop at the same time. This could be really innovate the routine of S,S & Shave. Now we have S&S2.
And don't forget, it is always wise to use the bidet to make sure it is functional as well. That being said, I must go shoot myself from the visual you have created.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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I believe that it is not considered a full bath if there is no bathtub and just a shower. It is considered a 1/2 bath if my memories of real estate research serve me well.
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