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Old Yesterday, 04:45 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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There seems to be a trend to eliminate the option of a tub in the master bath in favor of a large luxury shower. This is true in Active Adult communities as well as all-ages communities.

As an older person, I am distressed by the lack of a bathtub in the master. I sometimes need a good soak in order to relieve arthritis. I also like to hand-wash sweaters and lingerie in the bath tub.

Yes, I know I could usually do those things in the guest bath, but I am distressed that major mid-range builders are no longer offering choices in the master bath.
Building our final home and it was unanimous with us and the builder. Tubs are a waste of space for most.

We're doing a huge shower with no curb and no glass to squeegee. It's a trend that will only become more popular.

If anyone feels the need to submerge themselves in bathwater they can use the guest bath tub.
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Old Yesterday, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I have a large walk-in shower, no tub. That is by far the best option in my mind. The hallway bathroom has a tub, I have never used it. I think my wife used it once about 4 years ago.
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Old Yesterday, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Western MA
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This is one of those topics that sometimes brings a lot of controversy, like HOA vs. non, or open floor plan vs. closed.

Anyway, I am firmly in the camp of big shower in the bathroom and no tub. If the bathroom is big enough to also have a stand-alone tub, I suppose I could be convinced, maybe, but I would probably rarely, if ever, use it. In my house I have a big walk-in shower in my master and a shower/tub combo in the guest bathroom. Works perfectly for me.
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Old Yesterday, 07:02 PM
 
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I chose a builder for our house last year based on the tub they offered.

At 6'7 it's a jetted tub that I can actual fit in and stretch my legs out is rare. There's a luxury shower too, but the tub is what sold it.
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Old Yesterday, 08:16 PM
 
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I chose a builder for our house last year based on the tub they offered.

At 6'7 it's a jetted tub that I can actual fit in and stretch my legs out is rare. There's a luxury shower too, but the tub is what sold it.
I have purchased many a home based on a bathtub and rejected many a home based on a shower only.
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Old Yesterday, 08:22 PM
 
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Many builders that build your standard 3/2 home at the starter home up to mid range will have this. It's been common since the 1970s or possibly earlier homes to have a tub/shower combo in the hall guest bath and a full size shower in the master bath that connects to master bedroom. I think the reasoning is younger children usually would use the hall bath by their bedrooms, so the tub was primarily for young children to take baths, while they figured the adults would use a shower. Just my guess.

In the larger homes that have more room for a bigger master bath, there's room for both a jetted soaking tub and a separate shower stall.
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Old Yesterday, 08:27 PM
 
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This is one of those topics that sometimes brings a lot of controversy, like HOA vs. non, or open floor plan vs. closed.

Anyway, I am firmly in the camp of big shower in the bathroom and no tub. If the bathroom is big enough to also have a stand-alone tub, I suppose I could be convinced, maybe, but I would probably rarely, if ever, use it. In my house I have a big walk-in shower in my master and a shower/tub combo in the guest bathroom. Works perfectly for me.
I feel like we should just have a thread in ALL of these topics at once.

So just for the record in my case:
No open plan
Yes bathtub
No carpet
No HOA (but we pretty much always live in historic disyricrs that are even more restrictive.)
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 PM
 
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On the HGTV flip shows, they're always building walk-in showers, and I always think "I just want a tub/shower combo." LOL Granted, I rarely take baths, but heck, when you're sick with the flu and can't get warm, a nice hot bath is the bomb. LOL
I've lived in this apartment a year and have taken maybe 2 baths. But I was glad to have the option!

Oh! My little senior dog was diagnosed with arthritis so she's swimming 2 or 3 times a week now, too.
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Old Today, 08:16 AM
 
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We have one of these in the master with the ceiling laminar flow tub fill. We've probably used it twice. But it looks great.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/373235887838858543/
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Old Today, 08:20 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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My house was built in 1970 and has a medium sized shower stall in the master bathroom and a regular size tub/shower combo in the hall bath. I rarely take a bath as I just don't have the patience to sit in a tub but it's nice to have it there when I need a soak in some Epsom salts. However I wouldn't buy a house that didn't have at least one bathtub in it.
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