While perusing real estate listings on zillow redfin or trulia you ve probably encountered terms like half bath and full bath or 1 25 bathrooms and 1 50 bathrooms or even 3 4 bathroom. Real estate professionals typically suggest that homeowners have at least one bathtub in the home for the highest resale value.
If the new tub needs to double as a shower adding a frameless standard glass shower door surrounded in chrome will increase the cost by about 450.
Will converting bathtub to shower increase real estate sale. Custom sizes can run as much as 2 000 or more he adds. 2nd bath should have a tub. But as homeowners aim for more space bathtubs are getting washed down the drain.
Tub shower particularly with a master bathroom the current trend is to pull out the bathtub and install a larger walk in shower. A 2013 study by the national association of home builders nahb found that 51 percent of home buyers prefer a master bath with a bathtub and a shower as opposed to just a shower stall. If you decide to replace a bathtub with a shower however in real estate terms that changes the bathroom from a full bath with a toilet tub and shower to a three quarter bath.
As someone who loves rewarding herself with a lush bath bomb at the end of a trying day i was perplexed even annoyed. A standard drain faucet and lever will add another 400 rothman says. Soaking tubs are still a valuable option if there s space and definitely don t remove all the tubs from the house but whirlpool jet bathtubs are on the decline they re hard to maintain and break down.
Buyers reaching retirement age too liked them for ease of access. After a while it can all get rather complicated especially when different terminology is used for the exact same situation. Originally the bathroom in my house did have a bathtub.
If you re planning to stay in your home for a while though it s important to take your. But the previous owners whose parents had built the home in the mid 1950s told me they converted the bathtub into a large shower stall to help their. What does it all mean.
Otherwise just a matter of preference for some the lack of a tub will be a deal breaker but i would guess for most having a nice walk in shower would be a big plus. When i bought my first home a then recently renovated mid century ranch home it came with one full bathroom. According to a 2018 houzz study.
2 bath or more ideal for the master is separate tub and walk in shower. My real estate agent rachel day from urban nest pdx explained to me that this was becoming so common as many childless homeowners found themselves preferring the luxe set up of a walk in. Having a professional remodeler convert a standard 5 foot tub into a shower typically costs around 4 000 to 5 000 but bathroom remodels are one of the best bets you can make in terms of highest return on your investment.
One thing everyone agrees on. You can expect to get about 84 percent of that money back when you sell. In that bathroom is only a shower stall that s right.
2 bed or more with 1 bath need a tub if you want to be able to sell to. A bathroom renovation is a smart investment.