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View Poll Results: full shower or tub/shower combo?
I need a tub in the hall bath 23 65.71%
It wouldn't matter to me 12 34.29%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-19-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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Default Shower in lieu of tub in hall bath?

Would a 3 bed, 2 bath, single story home with a full shower in lieu of a tub/shower combo in the hall bath be a turnoff or a plus for you if you were interested in the house? Would the shower only be enough to make you not want to buy the house? The master would have a tub and seperate shower. Just curious.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:32 PM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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My (strong) preference is a tub and shower in each bathroom.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:36 PM
 
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I agree with RFB. The hall bath is the one usually used by the children, so people definitely prefer to have a tub there - myself included.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Would a 3 bed, 2 bath, single story home with a full shower in lieu of a tub/shower combo in the hall bath be a turnoff or a plus for you if you were interested in the house? Would the shower only be enough to make you not want to buy the house? The master would have a tub and seperate shower. Just curious.
If the house was perfect in every other way....I may overlook it now that my child is older.

However, I'd prefer a tub in each bath.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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Tub. Kids and guests might want a bath too!
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:13 PM
 
Location: north carolina
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I prefer shower/tub combo in at least one bathroom. I have a dog that enjoys baths so have to be a tub with shower
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My professional opinion: Gotta go with the tub/shower combo in the hall bath, for reasons already stated. From a resale perspective, especially on a home that size, you're turning off a pretty large segment of potential buyers with kids. If you have the choice, get the tub, too.

My personal opinion: I'd rather have a large, "fancy" shower with NO tub in the master, with a tub/shower combo for my kids in the hall bath! My big garden tub holds my laundry baskets.
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default hall bathroom preference

Shower and Tub in hall bathroom. That said, we only had a bathtub in our hall bathroom, but it wasn't that much to have a shower installed. So, I'd consider a tub only with the idea of insalling a shower.
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:39 PM
 
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My personal opinion: I'd rather have a large, "fancy" shower with NO tub in the master, with a tub/shower combo for my kids in the hall bath! My big garden tub holds my laundry baskets.
That's funny, NCHomeBuyer, because my husband and I both rejected quite a few houses because the master only had a shower & there was no room to renovate it and add a bath. We both enjoy soaking in the tub after a stressful day. For us, the garden tubs are ideal! But I think we are the exception to the rule. I think a lot of people say they want the big garden tub, but then they only use it, say, 4 times a year. But not us. Ours gets used at least once a week.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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I'm the odd person out: I love showers, hate baths. At the moment I have a goodsized (3'x5') shower (only) in the master bath, and a tub (only) in the hall bath. If I were remaining in this house, I would rip out the tub and install a shower there instead. With a bad back, I find it far easier to clean a shower than a bathtub, especially those blasted oversized ones!

My only regret is that I didn't make the shower larger (4' wide x 5' long) and completely doorless: No shower-door glass to keep clean!!
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