I cannot imagine not having a tub/shower combo in each bathroom. My son redid his master bathroom. So we changed it up, I got bamboo floors. Lots of orthopedic conditions benefit from hot soaking. We currently have a walk-in shower and a large corner type tub. Enjoying this discussion….I would choose BOTH! We opted for a walk in shower, no tub. Mostly we use it to keep a drying rack for all our workout clothes. That is my mantra and it has helped me create a space that we are most comfortable in. *luxuriating in my mind just at the thought of it* I would never want one of those jet-propulsioned thangs, however. When i was 40 and worked long hours it was definitely a very good year for long soaking baths with a jacuzzi and a glass of wine to forget the world. I am only on this post because I have been looking for new builds with tubs. But after reading the comments here, I think potential buyers (not planning to sell for a looonnng time) would appreciate private master bedroom access to the outdoor spa instead of a soaker tub. Personally, the one issue I have with the current style of showers is the glass ‘invisible’ door and/or walls; they’re sleek and stylish but I feel too exposed and feel like an exhibitionist, even with the bathroom door closed and only my husband and myself in the house!! We use bath mats in front of the shower & the sink or beside the tub & it’s fine. Great question! When house hunting a few years ago I passed on an otherwise perfect home because it only had a shower in the master. I HATED it. Definitely installed a glass shower door on the shower as I have lived in a home without one: COLD without glass door. My parents did their bathroom renovation in the early 2000s and replaced their small tub with a walk-in shower – way ahead of the current trend! Someday, I would love to have a deep soaking tub again (I had a couple in old apartments in my youth), but I’ve been looking at Japanese tubs. Brrr..! Tubs and showers are an essential part of our routines. Typing in my extended spa tub that we remodeled be our current master bath with ….. We are home buyers at the moment and we are extremely frustrated by the lack of master tubs out there. Our new home was completed in July after our 1891 home burned to the ground two years ago. I would be very disappointed to have a “master suite” with no big, beautiful tub in the bathroom! Good choice!! Project Cost Range: $600-$1000 for a Jacuzzi tub, material only, $300-$1000 installation due to electrical, plumbing and possible Tile cutting and replacement on existing tile walls. Factors like the current state of the space, the specific bathroom remodel design plans and material costs can all impact the overall price. Wow, everyone has a tub/no tub opinion so I’ll throw mine out there, too. My husband doesn’t use it either. The main upstairs bath which serves the other bedrooms has a tub/shower combo. We renovated our family bath about three years ago. After our remodel is finished, our home will have 2 ½ bathrooms. The new home I have purchased has a large shower and jetted tub, I will probably use the tub some but I am definitely going to miss my steam shower. I’m widowed (live alone) and 8 years ago I had a free standing home built in a maintenance free community. Susan, this has been an awesome discussion. I’m in the same boat more or less but I’m still not convinced. (We had a large shower head and a hand-held sprayer) Other visitors asked for dimensions, details of build out, and took pictures so they could do the same thing. What can I do about persistent moisture in my flooring underlayment? I see this is an older post but I have a current, strong opinion so I am gonna share it. I have no regrets. A shower without doors is the best decision. Thanks for the input! If it faces directly at the opening of your shower I would go with 6 feet. In our new house, the large guest bathroom does not have a tub but has a pretty amazing shower. Great post! Few of us have time or inclination to soak in a big tub when we’re under 60. About the only thing the tub has been useful for is washing the dog. It is so funny when you show houses to people they almost always tell you they want whatever the latest trend is “open concept” for example, then you show them an open concept house and they say, “I don’t like that everyone can see straight into my kitchen” so they end up buying a not open concept house. Im removing the tub! We renovated two bathrooms last year and did remove the big old Jacuzzi tub from the master bathroom. I think it was an “impulse buy.” (It was expensive – about $15,000.) Secondly, for resale. Tubs are for relaxing, meditating, and reading. Who would want to take a bath in those builder grade bread box tubs that were not long enough for anyone over 4’7 to really fit in? We have tubs in the other baths but no one, including our guests, have used anything but the showers. Yes and thanks. My neighbor just renovated her three baths and she removed the tub in the master bedroom. I currently have a jacuzzi tub and in 30 years I can count only a handful of times I used it. Good luck next time you get poison ivy and need to soak to stop the itching with no tub. It is humongous and I’ve heard that they really affect the resale of a house in a negative way! We have 2 other baths and both have the shower tub combo. When I went to a day spa in Ashland, Oregon years ago, this is what they offered me as part of my all day spa experience. I want to remove our jacuzzi tub and turn the space into a large shower. And loved. I saved it to my Pinterest board in case I win the lottery. I think it is totally individual. I am however considering having the side wall of the tub cut and a. a safety step out in. I do not miss the tubs.No one has taken a bath in our family in a decade- our teen age sons occupy the in-law suite. See typical tasks and time to remove a bathtub, along with per unit costs and material requirements. The tubs are upstairs for our teens, our grown children and grandchildren if needed. BUT… I’m just finishing up a post that will come out in about an hour about my client’s condo bathroom renovation and she only takes baths, so we outfitted the bathroom with a very nice air bathtub and have with a shower in it for the rare occasion someone would want to use the shower! While he was here we started talking master bathroom renovations. We just renovated an older home and we did not include a tub in the master bath. The buyers for your house would probably be completely different and I can see a busy mom wanting a soaking bath, if for no other reason than to briefly escape from the kids a few times a week! The new shower will be 4ftX10ft. I was actually surprised to hear that your master bath has a tub. I wouldn’t like a shower with an opening and no barrier like a door or curtain simply because I would just feel strange with the opening. If my sweet dear Momma ever taught a thing, it is to love a good hot bath soaking. We have lived in our Colonial for 31 years. "If you're going to gut the whole bathroom anyway, you'll want a new tub and maybe to go to some new features," he says. Buyers who love baths will consider this. If I was younger, like in my 30’s, then I would miss it. Home Decor. Is it a trend? We both have troublesome backs and knees, so eventually, getting in and out of a tub will likely be dangerous and/or just a pain. In this case, removing the tub made room for a larger shower space featuring a frameless glass, and a bench with in the shower. Welcome to the 419th Metamorphosis Monday! That being said, if you have several bathrooms in the house and one already has a tub, you might not miss having a tub in the master if having a larger shower and other amenities is what you want in the trade off. Soaking in Epsom salt is one of the best things for people. In this case, removing the tub made room for a larger shower space featuring a frameless glass, and a bench with in the shower. No one wants to click a link expecting a Before and After, only to find a spam link to an online business/store. The tub has yet to be used. Aug 8, 2019 - Explore Stephanie Morley's board "Tub to shower conversion" on Pinterest. Sometimes you just need to soak. Your the first one I’ve read about heated floors in the shower. I can’t wait to move to a new home with an even bigger tub—and now they even have heated tubs, so the water stays warm without adding more! The master is actually an oxymoron, cuz there’s no tub, just a shower. Our current shower is about the size of an old telephone booth! That being said, we haven’t used the tub since we redid our bath 3 years ago. I don’t need the tub but would keep at least one so that when we sell the house, we have a better chance selling to families with small children. I don’t like the idea of trends but I also don’t like doing something because someone tells me its in my best interest (ha, I’m stubborn) like keeping a useless (to us) tub. It’s on my wish list. In 21 years in our house I used the tub to soak in after a surgery for a week and a grandchild took one bath. Great topic! I’d love to renovate our master bath and put one in, but I’m not prepared to drop 10-20k on a renovation just yet when there are so many other things with the house that need my attention currently. Love this site, so glad I found it. girl, you will not be sorry to have carved out a little time to enjoy such a simple thing! Good luck on your decision. We have never liked using the bathtub except for an epsom salt soak and that can be accomplished in the hall bath. I also have a big window and a blind over the tub so if I want to open the window I have to get into the tub to do this what a pain that is, also it is very cold in bathroom with that big window over the tub. My spouse is 20 years my senior and his worse fall was in the shower stepping over the ledge. It has become the first thing we check for. I’ve asked this same question to another reader whose comment indicated she was able to contain water. Oh, and mine is salt water approved by Jacuzzi. Besides, my kids love to come soak in our tub after a long day of sports…it’s so therapeutic. I do love my heater / exhaust fan. Things changed through out the house some. Thanks! I had the tub installed on an inside wall and it is much warmer. However we have a jacuzzi garden tub and we opted to leave it in the bathroom, I thought about removing it and putting in an extra large closet or dressing area, but we thought it might also be a selling point if we decided to sell our house at some point. Of course, in our present home those two options would still need to be in separate bathrooms, neither of our existing rooms will accommodate a separate shower and tub. We had a realtor come and tell us what would be a good idea to do ( or not do) for re-sale. Please link up Before and After posts that are home, gardening, decorating, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking, fashion or DIY related. A heated towel bar is a VERY affordable luxury…the electric ones are around $200. I am eliminating the tub & going the large shower route. So glad I found this website this really helped me to confirm what to do. It looks a little similar to the picture you posted with this article. I am not heavy or out of shape, it is just age. You really need a separate shower and bath in your master. We are putting in a large shower with a wet end and and dry end. Now that will make for a great soak without “leaking water”! Twenty-six years ago when we built our new home, we opted for a very large walk in shower (with two seats) instead of a soaker tub and shower. Again, they’re sleek and I admire them, but they’re definitely not suited for my desires and needs! Our bathroom has a shower, large vanity, a large storage cabinet and a tall toilet with a safety wall bar. We definitely wouldn’t have gotten rid of the master bath tub if we didn’t have the tub in main bathroom because if we ever sell this place I’m sure anyone with small children will want a tub. From a sanctuary of warm, enveloping water to a gorgeous getaway, your dream bathroom should delight all your senses. I told my builder, I wanted a shower that I could shave my legs in and not have to fold up like an envelope to do it! I still opted for showers for speed and cleanliness and hairwashing. We went with very nice finishes and used marble. Pull the jetted tub out of the 2-by-4 frame. I think a lot of folks won’t care about a tub, but a lot of them will. It was a custom built home and the original owner didn’t add a tub. I feel sorry for all the people here who say they’re shower people. I love the older bathrooms with the black and white tile, too. We use our shower nearly every day… why not expand it to include a seat? That said; I would not install a free standing one located in a corner namely due to maintenance also with such there is the issue of having toiletries within easy reach. Metamorphosis Monday is a party that’s all about Before and Afters. The tub is in front of the window and to open it I have to climb in the tub…so beware the corner tub. Susan, we recently tore out a “garden tub” and in its place, installed a free standing, 5 foot, acrylic tub with a floor mounted faucet. I would do away with the tub in a heart beat. I live in a two-bathroom home. A shower stall that’s 42″x42″ is roomy and cleanable. I think in some circumstances, say a bedroom designated for a guest room, that may be OK…but as you stated, trends come and go. We are already talking about eliminating the tub and expanding the shower so that we can have a large “luxury” shower with a seat. We were able to expand our shower size and have a beautiful walk in shower with a glass door. I think we’re at least making sure the framing is such that a glass door can easily be added to the studs if we do go doorless and later change minds. https://www.highcraft.net/master-bathroom-remodel-tub-shower-resale When my husband and I built our house in 2002, we opted not to have a tub in the master bath. lol Hugs, Brenda. You will probably feel more comfortable. After year 3 (really before) of living in the house, I wanted to rip out the tub and put in a large shower (so not “trendy”–just practical)…. In order to link up, you’ll need to include a link in your MM post back to the party so the other participants will have an opportunity to receive visits from your wonderful blog readers. Takes strategies and more than one try. We replaced the tub (it was a Jacuzzi tub made out of that cultured marble stuff and had cracked and was unusable) with a deep soaking tub. Second, I would love to have a decent (but not high-end or jetted) tub that would be fairly easy to climb in and out of. For little kids it’s nice to have a tub. The next house we bought had a nice master bath with a garden tub and separate shower. I always dreamed of delicious bubble baths. After thinking about it, I’ve pretty much decided I don’t want to give up having a tub in my master bathroom, even if it would add more space for other things. By the way the few bids I got to pull tub and replace shower was over $12,000!!!! Everything comes and goes. It has tile stairs to it that are steep and scary. No door. We have lived here for 26 years now, and I could count on both hands how many times we have used the tub. in the water raises my vibration while the lavender oil calms my spirit. I don’t use the tub very often, but when I do it is mainly in the winter when I have time to soak, but now that I’m 60, I may be using it more! Our shower is large but we even thought of making it wheelchair accessible in case we might ever need that. My bathrooms are still too small to accommodate a wheelchair so if it comes to that we will move or convert a bedroom to a big handicapped bath. I wouldn’t buy a house without a big tub. Our downstairs bath has a small shower with a door, and we never use it because it’s too small. They are so small that you could combine them and still not have one of those giant economy sized rooms. I love the look and no shower door to clean but it does get chilly. We chose a 5′ x 5′ with a one foot bench along one wall and three shower heads (one rain shower type on the ceiling and a traditional shower head with a removable hand-held head attached.) Good topic to discuss!! Admitted that we have lost control over our lives, allowed everyone and everything to monopolize every blessed minute. Even when I am in a fancy hotel and theoretically could soak forever, I just don’t do it. The 2 upstairs bathtubs will have shower/tub combinations and the guest bathroom downstairs will also have a walk-in shower,(3.5X5ft) but will have a curtain closure. We are ones that will stay here forever. It does provide light which is the only thing that window is worth having but I want to remove and replace the tub with a new shower with a door and after reading the comments I would like to put a seat in it for the future in case some health problem comes up. Oh no way would l give up a tub!! (We even have a spot reserved for an elevator, if the need arises.). My husband was tripping over the tub getting into it to take a shower. We’re about to reno our master bath, and it will be a big shower. Years ago toured model homes, and open showers were in all. Are you inviting the neighborhood over to shower with you? I think parents with small children need hems, but as long as there’s a tub somewhere in the house, I don’t think I’d worry about one in the master bath. I enlarged the bath to have a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, single vanity and nice linen closet. Hi Susan, A guest bathroom remodel may include: • Upgrading bathtub or shower • Updating faucets, flooring and lighting • Installing new tile in tub or shower • Installing a new vanity • Freshly painted walls and/or new wallpaper For practicality, since there are 2 other tubs in my house, I’d love to have a walk-in shower in my master bath! My adult daughter, who lives with us, loves both showers and baths too. We didn’t change our footprint in the bathroom at all (although we thought about it a long time) and it is so amazing how different everything feels with new surfaces. If something is an improvement that adds beauty or functionality, I want to hear about it. (i.e. Really don’t care a thing about heated floors or towel bars. Wow! Who would buy a house with no bathtub?” Because I certainly wouldn’t! Our large jetted tub came with the house…good place to keep my ferns in the winter…….we so prefer our shower with the optional pulsating feature in the showerhead. The only way I can get through a shower pleasurably is by singing, which other people don’t always want to hear. My buddy Steve does bathroom remodeling every week.. I am not a professional designer but it is a hobby as I am married to a licensed builder/engineer and my home is constantly under construction. He also wanted to do it for the main bath, but talked him out if it. Here’s a revelation I learned during the process: I went to the showroom to pick out all of my plumbing fixtures and ordered my tub. As we age and loose strength in our thighs and knees become painful (I’m in my late 60s and my husband is 72) it gets harder and harder to get out of a tub. We don’t care about resale as our kids will inherit the house and it’s no tub. I like it. Our bathroom sure needs a makeover… both bathrooms, actually… because they both have CARPET in them. We live in the northern United States and just about everyone that I know uses their bathtubs, as well as their showers. As I get older it is harder to get into the tub. We have just remodeled all three bathrooms in our 1964 ranch. Neither of us use the tub regularly so we opted for a decent sized shower. maybe todays heated floors are better…i have a friend who had them installed several years ago, electric, not hot water, and something has broken inside. I have a bath I would like to renovate and I love the large showers with the glass enclosures. Have lived here in a Senior Community for 6 years and my granddaughter took a bath once. When the tub arrived I discovered it was fiberglass! Since we are in our 60s, we made the opening large enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Yup, rip out the carpeting to reveal those pretty hardwood floors. 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