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Old 01-12-2016, 05:56 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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I think bathtubs are stupidly outdated and certainly no one would put one in a master bath if you already have a tub in the home. Put in a nice shower and forget the dumb tub!
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:07 PM
 
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take the bathtub out of the master bath and install it in the garage in a neat little area thats custom built to resemble a pet bathing area. For very little money you can recycle the master tub into a neat option other homes do not have that might help it re-sell one day.
That is a very interesting thought. My house is quite small. I installed a very nice 3/4 bath but there are days when I'd like a tub that can accommodate a 6'2" guy. I could recess something in the floor of the garage.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I think bathtubs are stupidly outdated and certainly no one would put one in a master bath if you already have a tub in the home. Put in a nice shower and forget the dumb tub!
Unless you put a full size shower and have room for a whirlpool tub. Better yet a two person whirlpool tub.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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If you can a walk in shower (no door to clean) with a small seat. Make sure the entrance is wide enough for a walker or wheelchair. Probably what a light in the ceiling and maybe a heat lamp. If you can a high small window near the ceiling for daylight. Shower head could be adjustable in height or a fixed and a movable shower head that is on a hose. Be sure you turn the water on and off at the head on the portable one and not the fixed shower head.

The first question is do you usually take baths or showers. I think the trend is toward showers. Tubs can be a lot of problems as you get older.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Florida Baby!
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On TV in the South they call it an on-suite up North a master bedroom, is this because down south a Master Bedroom considering Slavery is a weird thing to say?
It's changing up North--realtors here now refer it as the "owners suite."
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Personally I take showers, not baths, so my answer to the OP's question is obvious. But if a person takes baths but not showers his or her answer would be the opposite of mine.


My townhouse, which I bought without giving any thought to the "bathtub" question, has only a shower in the master (larger) bathroom, but has a tub in the guest (smaller) bathroom. It was built in 1981.
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We have had walk in showers since 1987 in 3 different homes in 2 different states. In all cases bath 2 had a regular tub/ shower. We wouldn't have it any other way.
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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A nice walk-in shower in the master is a must. A tub if there's room, especially in the guest bath where one might be used for children. Little kids would be safer in a tub than shower. You never know what a buyer might want. They might not mind there being an extra tub if they don't use them, but they might mind not having it if they do! We have a nice big deep drop in tub in a platform in the master, plus the walk in shower. I have a little difficulty hauling myself out of the deep tub, so we never use it. But if we sell, it might be a great selling point. Good luck deciding!
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Our house was built in 1969. The master bathroom has a shower. No tub.
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:32 PM
 
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I built my house in 2001. I watched too much HGTV and got a very fancy jetted tub and tiny separate shower on the first floor with the main bedroom. I almost never use the tub. The upstairs/secondary bathroom has a standard tub-shower.

I will be moving to a new house that is smaller, with only one bathroom. I am having a good walk-in shower in place of the offered tub-shower. I have watched my elderly aunt trying not to break her neck getting in and out of her standard tub/shower (and only one) and I hope to grow old in the new house. I love a good shower. My father, on the other hand, when he stayed with me, liked the tub because showering reminded him of being in the Army.
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