Do you prefer baths or showers? Is your home missing a luxerious bathtub, a standalone shower? Most older homes were built with only a bathtub. However, as times have changed many people are opting for the quick and convenience of a shower. Soaking in a bathtub can be very relaxing but not everyone’s lifestyle has time for the experience. If your home currently has only a bath and you are considering removing it for a shower then you need to read this. The question posed is, keep my bath or convert bath to a shower?
Does Replacing Bath Decrease Home Value?
Many real estate agents will tell you that if you are planning on selling your home in the distant future that you need to keep your bath. A lot of families with young children depend on the bathtub for bathing their children. If your home only had one full bathroom then you really need to put some thought into your decision. Bathroom remodeling will provide you with a good return on your investment. However, your decision to replace your only bathtub with a shower may not be the best decision in a single bathroom home.
According to a 2012 bathroom renovation survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, one of the most popular home remodeling projects are bathrooms. Bathroom remodels usually result in a boost in your home’s value. In a study conducted by Remodel Magazine, the cost of a bathroom remodels versus the value revealed nearly a 63 percent return on investment. While a good return on investment is appealing you still need to think about the potential loss of losing your homes only bathtub.
Convenience vs. Home Value
Having a good reselling value is vital for your home but what if you are not planning on selling anytime soon? Can the convenience of having a shower outweigh the loss of losing your home’s bathtub? If you or someone in your home is elderly than it might make sense to switch to a shower. Showers are more convenient for elderly people to get in and out of versus a bathtub.
Before you opt for convenience you should consider your home’s value. Deciding to get rid of your bathtub if you only have one bathroom can decrease the value of your home. On the other hand, if you have two full bathrooms or the ability to have a bathtub in one of them this would not be an issue for you. Many home buyers are turned off when they realize that the home only has a shower. Besides children, many adults love to destress in a bathtub after a long hard day. According to The National Association of Realtors if your home has one bathtub then adding a shower won’t impact your home’s resale value.
You are not alone in your bathroom remodeling decision. Pinnacle Remodeling can help you accomplish your bathroom remodeling goals. Looking to add a shower or bathtub to your home? What could I do to help you make your bathroom remodeling plans come to life? Let us help you to facilitate your bathroom renovation project. Reach out to me and let’s talk about how we can make your bathroom remodeling dreams come to life.