U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Real Estate
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-20-2019, 03:42 PM
Status: "Sarcasm is my superpower." (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
4,109 posts, read 1,773,055 times
Reputation: 10743

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrRational View Post
How about installing a floor drain and making the entire bathroom floor into one big shower pan.
It worked well when I remodeled an RV and disposed of that superman phone booth
Or waterproofing the walls and making a swimming pool... it's a big room.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-20-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
9,442 posts, read 8,684,915 times
Reputation: 16261
Quote:
Originally Posted by hooligan View Post
I'm a big craft beer fan, but I'll admit I never got the appeal of "shower beers".


Quote:
Originally Posted by MrRational View Post
You're all hot and sweaty from whatever and on the way to the showers you grab a cold one.
Pretty much this. Open the bathroom window to get a fresh breeze on a hot day, get the shower water running, grab a nice cold beer. Super relaxing. Even better if you have an outdoor shower at the beach or on a tropical vacation.

I probably only do this 2-3 times a year, but I enjoy the decadent pleasure.

My bathroom is pretty big, 8x12 or so. My shower is about 5x5. I am sure there was a tub at one point, and I could put a decent sized soaked in if I wanted, but I would never use it. Not really concerned about the Dessie, as I am sure somebody will purchase my house one day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2019, 04:18 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
29,164 posts, read 63,380,721 times
Reputation: 33484
Quote:
Originally Posted by steiconi View Post
Or waterproofing the walls and making a swimming pool... it's a big room.
In the RV I used FRP panels on the walls and garage floor epoxy over redgard for the floor.
It was the cleanest bathroom I've ever lived with.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2019, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Western MA
1,674 posts, read 1,096,852 times
Reputation: 4368
Quote:
Originally Posted by emotiioo View Post
People will do whatever they want. But when you take our a normal component of a bathroom you shut out buyers who expect to have that normal component.

Most people move and don't stay put forever. And eventually we all die and someone is left cleaning up our estate for sale. It's costly to replace a tub or do a full bath reno. And though I passionately hate showers my bath rooms will contain them. Brcause they are a normal thing to have.

They might shut out YOU who wants the tub as part of the bathroom. But they are adding that something that would be very appealing for someone like ME. If it is something they want for their own enjoyment, and there are plenty of potential buyers who would also be attracted to the update, where is the harm? They should keep a bathroom set-up that they don't like and doesn't work for them because you might someday be in the market for a house in their neighborhood? I guess you're going to have to move onto another house then.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2019, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Western MA
1,674 posts, read 1,096,852 times
Reputation: 4368
Quote:
Originally Posted by emotiioo View Post
These shower only people really do not understand the joys of a good soak. And they take away the choice from those if us who do.
It is like you are personally offended because people have different preferences than you. I don't care what some future buyer wants. I like my big shower and I enjoy it every day. In fact, I spent decades living with shower/tub combos and always yearned for a big walk-in shower. I finally, finally have one and am so happy about that. I guess I am selfish and greedy for not having tubs in both bathrooms because someone (who is not me), someday may want to live here and have a tub in two bathrooms rather than one. Sheesh. This is ridiculous. Us shower lovers taking away your CHOICE. Are you serious?

I will say that I would love to have an outdoor hot tub though. That is a soak that I enjoy, outside, under the stars, especially in Fall and Winter and with a glass of wine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2019, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Western MA
1,674 posts, read 1,096,852 times
Reputation: 4368
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishbrains View Post
Got it. You will never purchase my house, visit my house, or be my friend. I can live with that.

Meanwhile, I am very happy with my master bathroom with its oversized shower. Multiple heads, lots of room, I could put a bench in it if I were so inclined. A long hot steamy shower, with a nice cold beer, is luxurious and relaxing.
You sound like my kind kind of person. I'll be your friend, you can come visit my house anytime. And I usually have beer on hand too.

(I also just ordered a teak bench for my shower)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2019, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
9,442 posts, read 8,684,915 times
Reputation: 16261
Quote:
Originally Posted by bizcuit View Post
You sound like my kind kind of person. I'll be your friend, you can come visit my house anytime. And I usually have beer on hand too.

(I also just ordered a teak bench for my shower)
Excellent. A toast to the downfall of the tubsoakers!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2019, 10:31 PM
 
30,755 posts, read 47,955,615 times
Reputation: 16602
I am 71
You can bemoan the loss of a bathtub but to me that are a danger for seniors
We took out the large soaking tub in our FL house when we redid master bath and put in a big 4x6 shower
If I were to want a soaking tub, I would get something like a Japanese one
Where you step in and sit vs conventional lie down
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2019, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Western MA
1,674 posts, read 1,096,852 times
Reputation: 4368
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishbrains View Post
Excellent. A toast to the downfall of the tubsoakers!
Ha! We will dominate!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: New York
817 posts, read 491,615 times
Reputation: 2077
My home was built in the late 1980's which was apparently peak 'jacuzzi tub in the master bath' era. The fact that the builders chose to build a huge bathroom with a jacuzzi at a 45 degree angle and only a pedestal sink is a turnoff for some buyers - I understand - but baths are actually pretty nice, so holding out hope someone else like OP will find and appreciate that layout. I'm not sure I want to live in a world where no houses have baths.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Real Estate
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top