Claw foot tub and small shower or shower only in 1910 house
August 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm about to redo my 9 x 11 bathroom in a century old house. The bathroom has a 63 inch claw foot tub. If I leave the tub and use a closet for a shower stall the dimensions of the shower will be 38 by 40 inches. Would it be better to eliminate the tub and get a bigger shower?
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well i'm all for keeping claw foot tubs.

but if you never take baths, the shower is more practical.
August 21, 2013 at 9:21am   
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If you have room this type of wet room is what I would ideally like to do in my 1890s bath to salvage the tub.

August 21, 2013 at 9:26am   
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But is a shower of 38 by 40 big enough? Thanks.
August 21, 2013 at 9:33am   
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How do you use your bathroom? Are you planning on selling anytime soon? I wouldn't remove a bathtub, and certainly not a claw foot one if you have plans of selling in a few years or sooner. I really like the charm of a claw foot tub, but you need your bathroom to suit your lifestyle. I like the wet room idea posted above.
August 21, 2013 at 9:34am   
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38 x 40 is a little small, but not horrible. if you do frameless glass instead of walling it off, it won't feel cramped.

i like the wet room idea...
August 21, 2013 at 9:36am   
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We'll be here probably another 5 years I don't know what is meant by a wet room. Thanks.
August 21, 2013 at 9:38am   
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A wet room is where the tub is in the shower- so in that photo I posted the shower controls are on the wall next to the tub and the door is outside of both.
August 21, 2013 at 9:43am   
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