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Trend Watch: Luxurious Bathrooms Don’t Always Need a Fancy Tub

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  1. I love a good soak in a big tub, but lets be honest who has time for that. The shower however is used every single day. I did however just take on a client who must have a tub in the master of her next home.

  2. Personally, I would rather have a jetted bath tub than a hot tub. But, I can see where a luxury shower would be great too. However, in case the next buyer has a child, I think there should be a tub in another bathroom somewhere in the house.

  3. Anything OVERSIZED is going out of style from fast food to homes!

    A reasonable sized soaking tub (3′ x 5′ is OK when you add a sitting edge) and who wants to clean the mega shower?! A reasonable sized cultured marble shower (no tile cleaning chores) can be 4′ x 4′. Going a little bigger is OK, but I believe MEGA is wasted space and unnecessary additional cleaning. I would like to see an upgrade away from tile to cultured marble or solid surface for easy cleaning.

    A preferred amenity in the master bathroom is two separate sink counters each at least 4′ wide with drawers on both sides of the sink and a walk-in closet the size of a small bedroom is a better use of space.

  4. i prefer a shower over a tub any day. but , it all depends on what sells a house.

  5. Good article. Many home builders and homeowners are afraid that they’ll lose “number value” when removing a tub for a large shower (3/4 bath vs. full bath in some areas).

    However, a practical, high-quality shower is many times preferable to today’s buyers and can leave space for other features. It’s more of a matter of taste to most buyers, not numbers.

  6. We had to have a Whirlpool tub when we remodeled four years ago. Number times we’ve used the tub…3. I wish we had gone for extra storage or a sauna. The other thing is that this isn’t green. Imagine all the water that is used when you use a Whirlpool. We were under a drought the last 2 years and you couldn’t water your lawn on certain days, but you could soak in tub of 20 gallons of water. We felt so guilty we didn’t use it again.

  7. Norma Newport

    Would like to see more bathroom upgrades and kitchen upgrades ASAP.

  8. I have a property owner who traded the fancy “whirpool tub” and a linen closed for a 2nd floor laundry. I’ve been says few a few years that these big tubs are a waste of time and money. I don’t know anyone who has time to sit and wrinkle in a big tub. A hot tub is a different story though!!

  9. I supposed to have a remodeling of my bathroom this week and really don’t know where to start. Good thing I have found this site. Very useful indeed. Thanks for the tips.

  10. I cannot vouch for this but a Japanese client of mine told me that in her culture a bathtub in the master bathroom is absolutely critical. She gave up her hotel suite for a regular room when she found that the suite did not have the master tub.

  11. I fairly recently setup our steam shower unit, best thing I have got a hold of in a while, kids and relatives like
    it so much, cannot see everybody moving back to normal showers
    ever again

  12. Lots of features and functions on these steam showers, I like the radio
    idea and also the lighting

  13. So true. More and more people are being wowed by spectacular showers.

  14. gone through the info inside of this website lots, planning to take the
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    after the holidays

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