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WHO NEEDS A TUB?

WHO NEEDS A TUB?

Soak Long and Hard Before Deciding

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to any home improvement ideas. It is your home and your needs and desires will depend on your lifestyle. However you may want to take into account several factors before deciding on the future of your tub.

WHAT THE REALTOR SAYS

Most realtors will tell you it’s a good idea to keep at least one bathtub in your home if you plan to resell. Only having a shower may limit your potential buyers. Kitchens and bathrooms still rank high on the list of priorities for buyers. Keep in mind your target market for resale.

WHAT THE INTERIOR DESIGNER SAYS

Part of the skill of being a good interior designer is listening carefully to the needs of a client before executing a design. Don’t follow the current bathroom trends if they are not what you want. Your Pasadena designer may advise you to do away with the bathtub if it will open up your space and make it feel larger.

WHAT THE BATH CONTRACTOR SAYS

Your contractor is there to turn your plans into reality. Your remodeler is not a designer and will not be aware of the needs of your family. He may offer suggestions and they may be good ones, but don’t let him decide for you.

WHAT THE FAMILY SAYS

This is where the most important discussion should take place, among the family members. If you have small children, I feel that a tub is must. Where else are you you going to float your rubber duckies?  If you play a lot of sport, then an Epsom Salts bath may be part of your apres routine. If you are Baby Boomer Empty Nesters and you plan to stay in your home, you may want to adapt your bathroom with the future in mind. A walk in shower with a built in seat may be easier to get in and out of. Consider your present and future needs and this will help you make a decision.

By Jane Noble