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post #3991 of 5754
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This is our current master bath with toilet next to a metal legged sink. The door which opens in left blocks the small shower so if you are a bigger individual you won't fit. We are thinking of bringing this wall out 3-4 feet which would add enough space for a larger shower and 2 sinks. We are still a couple years away but I am excited for this project.

How old is your house? Ours was built around 1920 and had similar wall tile and it was a bear to demo.  

post #3992 of 5754
I completely get monetary and space constraints but I'll say that having a tub of some kind in the master bath is something buyers always look for...even though we know they'll never use it either. Where I live even the tract homes all come with whirlpool tubs in the master, and if you don't have one, it's a ding against comps.

Not just two sinks, but if you have the room, two vanities. Our respective vanities and cabinet storage are across the room from each other.
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How old is your house? Ours was built around 1920 and had similar wall tile and it was a bear to demo.  

 

1959.  The tile is laid on a base layer of cement and wire mesh so we know it will be a bear to demo.

 

As for 2 sinks, it will be either 2 vanities or a bigger double sink vanity.  Maybe the contractor we select will be able to squeeze everything into an expanded bathroom but it will just have to wait until that time comes.  I can't say what are in the other houses in our area as they are either: 1.  Old homes to be torn down; 2.  Older homes that are remodeled; 3.  New homes on the torn down lots going for $1M+ and in some cases $3M+ but that guy will never get that amount in our neighborhood.

post #3994 of 5754
I have nightmares about that cement and wire mesh. That was an unwelcome final step in our initial renovations when we bought the house. I was simply trying to remove tile from the tub surround and the wall opened up with a family of carpenter ants.
Edited by mike1445 - 1/8/16 at 9:43am
post #3995 of 5754
When we remodeled our bathroom, I wanted to delete the tub, but my wife insisted that we keep it in the design. It almost never gets used, and she's not the one who uses it. I should have fought harder. In our market, folks might want a tub, but it certainly wouldn't keep them from buying the house. Plus, I plan to be here until they carry me out in a body bag, so I make choices to suit our needs.

There's also the issue of water usage. I might get lynched wasting all of that water here in California...
post #3996 of 5754

My wife and I also deleted the tub from our plans in lieu of a large, walk-in shower with body jets. The only time she ever used the tub was during her pregnancy, and since we took surgical precautions to prevent that from happening again, the luxurious shower made a lot more sense.

post #3997 of 5754
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When we remodeled our bathroom, I wanted to delete the tub, but my wife insisted that we keep it in the design. It almost never gets used, and she's not the one who uses it. I should have fought harder. In our market, folks might want a tub, but it certainly wouldn't keep them from buying the house. Plus, I plan to be here until they carry me out in a body bag, so I make choices to suit our needs.

There's also the issue of water usage. I might get lynched wasting all of that water here in California...

I wonder what happened to all the rain water we received in SoCal. I'm guessing Mother Nature was taxed and it's part of Brown's budget.
post #3998 of 5754
Thats the general sentiment in our area as well, people want a tub in the master......so they can look at it and think about possibly using it in the far future.

Waste of money, but apparently one where everyone collectively wants it wasted.

If you spend enough to get something good, it's a ton. For a modern cast-iron or comparable its about 5-10k and then the tub faucet and parts is about 2k, then the install (if you pay for that sort of thing smile.gif ) is whatever installs cost.

Personally I would have preferred a bigger shower and sauna or steam room.
post #3999 of 5754
Having one tub in the house is more important if you're selling to families. Kids need baths, apparently.
post #4000 of 5754
I mean, won't a utility sink suffice?devil.gif
post #4001 of 5754

hose em down in the yard

post #4002 of 5754

Ha ha, with my kids we call a shower a "business bath".  Quick and just get it done.  Regular baths are for playing.

 

But yes, I couldn't see a family with younger kids without a bath of some sort (even if it were one of those old timey galvanized troughs that I'm pretty sure people used to bathe in)

post #4003 of 5754

My twins like the term "fireman baths." The handheld showerhead we use for them apparently equates to a fire hose in their world.

post #4004 of 5754
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

When we remodeled our bathroom, I wanted to delete the tub, but my wife insisted that we keep it in the design. It almost never gets used, and she's not the one who uses it. I should have fought harder. In our market, folks might want a tub, but it certainly wouldn't keep them from buying the house. Plus, I plan to be here until they carry me out in a body bag, so I make choices to suit our needs.

There's also the issue of water usage. I might get lynched wasting all of that water here in California...

I wonder what happened to all the rain water we received in SoCal. I'm guessing Mother Nature was taxed and it's part of Brown's budget.


Yes, because HIGH TAXES and DAMNED DEMOCRATS caused the DROUGHT!

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post #4005 of 5754
CE that shit.

Sitting and waiting for my new couch and love seat.

Need to live with them for a month and then start shopping for tables. At this rate our main living space will be totally revamped about 2019 and I'm okay with that.
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