A spacious walk-in bathtub is one of the most desired features in a bathroom remodel. A lot of homeowners will pull out the bathtub to make space. What if that means there is no bathtub in your home?
If it works for you, then there is nothing wrong with getting rid of your tub. However, it is possible that potential buyers will not be interested in your bathtub if you are selling your house.
The Perfect Fit
A walk-in shower might just be the thing that makes the buyer want to make an offer. Adults are too busy to take baths, and instead use showers every day. So losing the bathtub isn’t a huge deal.
You have the option to remodel your outdoor hot tub if you live in an area that offers relaxation and soaking. You or your potential homebuyer will always have a backup option if you feel the need to take a dip.
It is important to remember that couples who have young children or are planning to have them will likely want a bath tub. A bathtub may be something that pet owners, who tend to do their own grooming, consider essential. It’s possible to be more vulnerable if your home is located in an area with young families than if it’s in an area that is more popular among retirees or singles.
Buyers may feel uncomfortable about not having a bath tub, even if there is no reason. However, they are great for washing heavy items like mini blinds and oven racks. Real estate agents may advise you to avoid the plunge if you are planning on moving in the next few years.
However, it is unlikely that you will lose any interest from buyers if you have multiple bathrooms with tubs. You’re most likely to be liked by a wide range of people as long as you have at least one tub.
It’s a smart idea to have a consultation with a licensed plumber before you start dreaming up your walk-in bathtub. Even if you aren’t sure of all the aesthetic choices that you will eventually have to make, a licensed plumber can help you determine the parameters for the maximum size of the shower stall your bathroom can accommodate.
Sometimes, the best location for a walk in shower may not be in the same spot as the bathtub. In this case, there might be more plumbing work involved than with a normal conversion.
These things are best sorted out early as they can have an effect on your overall project costs and could push you out of your budget.