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Old 10-26-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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My current house doesn't have a soaker tub, but my previous homes did. I rarely used it even though I thought I would use it more. I agree that when you are sick soaker tubs are wonderful.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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I use my soaker tub almost every day! I can't imagine life without it.

In this house, one of the bathrooms has a shower only. It was originally that way as the room is long and quite skinny, making a bathtub impossible to place. I only have used that shower once, when the master bath was being worked on.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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I love my large soaking tub. I use it almost every day. I hate that it is a jacuzzi. I never use it (too loud) and it is a PITA to keep the jets clean.

I would never get a jacuzzi tub again.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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We have owned three houses which we lived in and none of them had a feature we thought we wanted but did not use...
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:39 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I would have to say the fireplace and it has never been used it was here when we bought the house and the previous owners never used it either .
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Nothing, Idaho
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I recently bought a house with a jet tub. Oh big whopping deal. I think its kind of dumb.
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Centre of the continent
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I love my large soaking tub. I use it almost every day. I hate that it is a jacuzzi. I never use it (too loud) and it is a PITA to keep the jets clean.

I would never get a jacuzzi tub again.
This. It came with the house, so while we didn't have a choice, I was pleased it was there and looked forward to having a nice bubbly bath. Until I used it and realized how loud it was. Not very relaxing! I do enjoy how deep it is, though.
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:19 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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It wasn't a "must have", though one house I bought had a jetted tub. Seemed like a nice option to sit there and soak tired muscles. Problem was, the hot water was an on-demand boiler that heated too slowly for the draw rate of that bath. By the time the tub was filled deep enough to run the jets the water had cooled off. Sitting huddled in a luke warm bathtub even if the water was moving wasn't much fun at all.

My current house has a deep soaker tub too, but its too short for me and my aging knees have a hard time getting me up and out of the massive thing. I usually have lots of pets and make full use of a utility sink everywhere I live. So, there is one here....it just happens to be dusty rose, located in the master bathroom, festooned with shower curtains

One thing I don't necessarily want that many people insist on adding is a deck. Up here when its warm enough to sit out on it the bugs will carry you off. If you put a grill on it in summer the bears will destroy it getting at the food odors. In winter the thing is either so wet it rots, or so icy its dangerous. You have to shovel the heavier snow off before it gets too deep. Mostly I just sit and look at it, hang bird feeders off of it, or repair it.

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Old 10-26-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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We live in a home that was built in 1962. We use the entire home. The only features we don't use are the ones that we have not added into the home yet.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:00 PM
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I love my deep soaking tub, particularly since I have a back injury and it helps a lot with muscle spasms. Mine has air jets, and while they don't have the cleanliness issues of water jets, they don't have the therapeutic effect I was hoping for and I wouldn't order them again. Other than that, I use everything in the house and I can think of a lot of other things that I'd like to have, starting with an upstairs laundry, more closet space, and a floor drain downstairs for a dedicated dehumidifier.
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