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to tub or not to tub

ddb's picture

Hi All -
My husband and I are about to embark on a bathroom reno - we will be reno'ing our main bathroom on the 2nd floor.
We also have a toilet (only) in the unfinished basement but are focusing on the main for now.

We have decided to remove our tub entirely and turn that area into a walk-in SPA - like shower .... We have received a mix or opinions on this. We have never used the tub in the 6 years we have lived in our home - it is our starter home - and will eventually move - perhaps 5 years (we love our house) - We do not have kids nor do we plan on..... the individuals against our ideas are focused on future buyers with babies / on the way / future plans....

What are some of the opinions out there? Should we keep the tub? why?
Should we remove it? Any idea.... we really want to get rid of the tub but don't want to jeopordize resale in the future.

Thanks in advance

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ddb's picture

You're absolutely right Arizona - cost is something that must be factored in - it sounds good - but costly - Thanks for pointing that out.

ddb's picture

WOW - what an incredible response - thank you so much to all of you -
the answer is so so clear!

HOWEVER.......... I am quite drawn to the option of creating the dream shower then slipping the tub in when it's time to sell - I'll have to ponder that one a bit more.....

The dilemma we face with moving - right now - is that we love our starter home - it's PERFECT for us - it's everything we wanted and still want in a home - the only thing that's not perfect is the street we live on - and that's the only thing that has us thinking about moving - We've decided we like our house enough to endure the street a while longer - in the meantime we will make it as comfortable as possible.

It's looking more and more like we might be tubbing it afterall.

Thank you again for all the responses / ideas - they've been very helpful!

SamKing's picture

I could certainly live in a tubless society - I am a shower person.


then you have your bathers :laugh:

which could be a possible deal breaker (lack of tub) if you are faced with selling

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