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mgporta

I want to add my two cents to this conversation. I had both bathrooms remodeled last year and took out the remaining tub. Why? When was the last time an adult could fit into a "builder's special" tiny tub? They are too dinky for words! And that folks, is what you find (for the most part) in older homes.

Yes, I'm older and seriously considered accessibility issues in keeping the dinky little tub for my guests and getting rid of it won in the end! I live in Las Vegas and am in my forever home unless I win the lottery!

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lynnfay73

Please. I'm 64 and can EASILY fit in any tub. Granted, our food supply has so many additives people are just too fat, but that is not a good reason to lose your tub. Again, it's YOUR house. This argument is about resale and the fact that it's a deal breaker for too many people, about 70% want a tub for many many reasons. The only time this makes sense is if you have one bathroom only and are not fit enough to step into a tub. Or if you know you aren't selling, who cares. But you are lessening property values if you don't keep a tub. That simple.

   
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fiddlesticks25

lynnfay73, I think mgporta was referring to fitting lengthways into a typical builder's grade bathtub - which is usually shorter and narrower than what a person would choose for comfort. I was brought up in a house with a bathtub that fit all of me in it, whereas the bathtubs I've used in the U.S. are way too short - and I'm under 5'2"! I thought this was a discussion thread about the merits or otherwise, and personal preferences, of keeping a bathtub vs removing it, and having only showers in your home - not an "argument" LOL! Perhaps many posters on here do want to keep their bathtubs, no matter the fact that some no longer use the tubs, purely for resale value. However, a blanket statement that getting rid of a bathtub will lessen property values is inaccurate. It depends on the age, style, and layout of the house, where a person lives, whether they intend moving, what the needs are of the potential buyers etc., etc. For example, a house may have many attributes that are greatly desired, and potential buyers are indifferent as to whether there is a bathtub in place or not. Also your statement that it "only makes sense to get rid of a bathtub if you have one bathroom only & are not fit enough to step into a tub" is based on your own personal preference. We have two bathrooms - both with beautiful tiled walk-in showers, no bathtub. To reiterate, each person must decide what is best for their own situation, their personal needs, and their preferences. There is no "one size fits all" answer here!

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