Is a tub in the master bathroom necessary?
allofitsjunk
December 19, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm having a new master bathroom put in this year and I don't want a tub in it since we never use the one that's in there now - all it does is collect dust, hair and wet towels. I'm looking for houzzer's opinions on not having a tub in the master bath...yay or nay? And why?
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Dytecture
A tub is not necessary as long as there is another bathtub in the house and the Master bath has a more spacious shower in place of the tub.
December 19, 2013 at 2:28PM        Thanked by allofitsjunk
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chookchook2
Agree with Dytecture.
December 19, 2013 at 2:50PM        Thanked by allofitsjunk
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allofitsjunk
Our guest bathroom now has a shower but no tub so there won't be another tub in the house until we renovate our guest bathroom in a few years. And this is where my anxieties kick in...what if something happens where we need to sell before the guest bathroom is done? I'm a firm believer in making changes while you can so YOU can enjoy them instead of waiting until you sell and having the buyer reap all the benefits. I just don't know how to balance my wants and fears...
December 19, 2013 at 2:51PM   
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happyasaclam
I agree with Dytecture. The second bath should have a tub w/shower. The master shower can include a built in seat, either tiled in or a fold up seat made of teak, for example. Also a a handheld shower head mounted low on a side wall would work great when you are seated in the shower. :)
December 19, 2013 at 2:55PM        Thanked by allofitsjunk
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allofitsjunk
Thank you all for your input! Maybe I'll just have to bite the bullet and renovate both bathrooms in 2014.
December 19, 2013 at 3:10PM     
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LoobyGuru
If you plan to sell, I'd say most people would expect a tub. However if not, do what works for YOU.
December 19, 2013 at 3:22PM      Thanked by allofitsjunk
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Denita
I have seen a trend away from tubs in the Master bath and toward spa showers instead. Naturally this assumes you have a tub elsewhere in the house as mentioned before. Check with your Realtor to see how it is in your market, in my market the large spa showers rule now :)
December 19, 2013 at 3:40PM        Thanked by allofitsjunk
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The Wiese Company
We've been doing LOTS of master bathrooms lately with no bathtub; just really big, nice showers with multiple fixtures. Best of luck!
December 20, 2013 at 5:32AM      Thanked by allofitsjunk
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Remodeling Concepts LLC
I would agree that a nice large shower in the master bathroom is what 90% of our customers ask. For example, this bathroom had a tub in the back, a single vanity and a toilet next to it. We took out the tub and replaced it with a corner angled shower. The toilet got moved to the back wall to make space for a double vanity. The bathroom turned out great and the customers were very happy.
December 20, 2013 at 6:20AM        Thanked by allofitsjunk
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