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Old 05-28-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I am a few weeks out on starting my next flip project. Unusual project, its a one bedroom house that is about 20 years old and has had a series of owners who have always been (per tax history) single males. So, its kind of a bachelor pad. It needs updating; downstairs are a large living/kitchen open area with fireplace, plus sliders (will be putting in french doors) to small fenced backyard, there's also a powder room, and a 2 car garage. Upstairs is a laundry area, a study nook, and a large bedroom with cathedral ceilings and master bath with walk-in closet. So we will make it slick & modern! There's enough room to configure the bathroom for a hugh "car wash" type shower (multi-nozzle) with great tiling OR the conventional bathtub/shower combo. If we do the hollywood shower, it means no bathtub in the house. Which would you do, or do you have other ideas? Not enough room to add a bathtub any place else in the house.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Oh, this is a townhouse community, BTW, will all the yardwork included in HOA fee.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Is it the only bathroom in the house? I don't really care much for a tub, but my wife does.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:53 AM
 
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I prefer showers so a bath/shower combo in the master bath is a turn off for me. I look for a separate shower when I buying or renting. However I don't think I would buy a house with no bathtubs at all. That would limit the buying pool - people who like baths and those with kids or pets would not be interested.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Agreed: a shower-only is fine for a 2 bath home, but if you only have 1 bath then you'd better have a tub or you will turn away a lot of folks. To attract the most people I'd go with a deep jetted tub and high end shower fixtures (with detachable spray head). Personally I prefer a single unit tub/shower to avoid any leaking whatsoever, but many people love a beautifully tiled tub/shower area with fabulous fixtures.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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i'd prefer a shower but i don't think i'll not want to buy a house just 'cos it's a tub instead of shower. but if you only have 1 bathroom..i'd agree that it's probably safer to go with a tub. best is to have both shower and tub in one bathroom....i'd really love that!
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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My take ... look at how bathrooms are classified. Tub/shower = 1 bath. Shower only = 3/4 bath.

Since it's not that large of a property, every single bit will help, so make it a full bath (tub/shower).
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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If it's the only bathroom, I'd want a tub. If for no other reason than to clean the blinds.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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I prefer showers so a bath/shower combo in the master bath is a turn off for me. I look for a separate shower when I buying or renting. However I don't think I would buy a house with no bathtubs at all. That would limit the buying pool - people who like baths and those with kids or pets would not be interested.
I don't think any family with kids would be interested in the 1BR place the OP is describing.

I think that a bath/shower is more practical in a 1BR home than a fancy shower.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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Personally I'd be all over the really nice shower. If it is being setup as a bachelor pad kind of place that could make sense. However, practicality would dictate the tub/shower combo in a house that only has one bathroom.

Just because it will be a combo doesn't mean it can't be modern and high end. Use the tub at the bottom and then use tile for the shower wall and integrate nice fixtures. You can sort of have it both ways.
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