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Bathtub or No Bathtub? – That Is the Question

Remodeling your bathroom is a great investment; according to Remodeling Magazine, remodeling a bathroom can return over 60 percent of your investment upon resale. For many people, however, thinking about remodeling the bathroom may also mean taking out a bathtub to create a walk-in shower, but is that a good idea or will having no bathtub affect your Plano home's resale value negatively?

Why Are People Taking Out Bathtubs?

Many people are taking out their builder-grade bathtubs and showers to build a larger and more luxurious walk-in shower. Some options for new showers include in-shower seating, storage, and multiple shower heads.

Many people are also opting to put in larger walk-in showers because they are much easier to get into and out of compared to a bathtub. This is especially important for older populations.

But Will It Affect Resale?

Taking out a bathtub and creating a large walk-in shower does affect resale because it turns a full bath into a three-quarter bath. This can negatively impact resale value. Some buyers will want a large tub for soaking or for bathing children. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, over 50 percent of buyers still want bathtubs.

So, What Should You Do?

If you want to get rid of your bathtub for a walk-in shower, it is safe to take the plunge, but there is something you should consider before you dive into remodeling. According to the National Association of Realtors, it is safe to change your master shower from a bathtub/shower to just a shower only if you have another bathroom with a bathtub. 

Are you thinking about remodeling your bathroom?

We'd love to talk. Call Chipman Contracting today at 972-841-5082 to schedule a professional consultation.

Bathroom Remodel

Do you love your bathroom or are you just living with it? Do you wish you had more storage? Dreaming of upgrading your builder basic shower and fixtures? If you want an update and you don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Chipman Contracting will guide you through each step of the design and build process to give you the bathroom of your dreams.

Some things to consider when thinking about your bathroom renovation:

  1. Upgrade your Shower. It’s time to trade out that fiberglass, one-piece builder level shower for something grander. Ceramic tile is easy to clean, making it a popular option over glass or glass block. Many people are opting to add in additional features like built in bench seating, multiple shower heads, and storage shelves.
  2. Consider New Counters. Countertop upgrades are a must during your renovation. Swap out the faux marble or Formica for granite or quartz for a drastically different look.
  3. Focus on Fixtures. Swap out old brass, chrome, or crystal fixtures for new brushed bronze or nickel finishes. Choosing a high-quality option will lend to durability over time. If you’re not sure what would best fit your style or budget, just ask us for a recommendation!
  4. Picking Privacy. Putting the toilet behind closed doors is a popular trend in bathroom remodels and a must have for shared bathrooms. We can design a private space that separates your toilet from the rest of your bathroom.
  5. Do a Double Take on Your Vanity. Double vanities just make sense. No more fighting over the sink or the mirror in the morning. A double vanity not only gives you a second sink, it doubles your storage space below, too!
  6. Super Storage. We can also help you stay organized and increase your storage space by adding cabinets and built-ins. Some customers choose to add additional closets for linens or bulk items.

Do you have a dream bathroom design in mind? We would love to hear about your plans! Call Chipman Contracting today at 972.841.5082


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