To tub or not to tub? A very common question regarding the master bathroom in today’s home improvement market. Many wrestle with the thought to eliminate their master bath tub in the hopes to achieve a spacious walk-in 2 person sized-shower. The most asked question after “Can I achieve a walk-in shower?” is “How will this affect my resale value?”. After interviewing several real estate appraisers, valuators, and real estate professionals, the most common response to the “value” question- a master bathroom remodel with a walk-in shower and the elimination of the bath tub will probably not reduce the intrinsic value on the home. However, it was unanimous, the elimination of the bath tub could affect the marketability of the home.
In trying to further elaborate the response from industry professionals-When a bath remodel is well appointed, more than likely, the bathroom will achieve a WOW Factor! This has a potentially positive effect of differentiating itself from other homes in the neighborhood. Depending on the age group of the buyer profile in the neighborhood, some might find it a turn-on to eliminate the seldom used master bath tub. At the same time, others who utilize the master bath tub regularly might find the elimination of the master bath tub a negative. Another common industry response, before one eliminates the master bath tub, confirm that the home has at least one other bath with a bath tub.
Today, most people are looking at ways to increase their shower size in width and depth. When a bathroom size does not lend to a larger shower without the elimination of the master bath tub, know that you are no longer alone. When you are ready to discuss your next master bathroom remodel call Las Vegas Remodel and Construction at 702-858-4051 or see their website at www.lvremodel.com.