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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.

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