May 23, 2006 8:59 pm
We have an old house and would like to completely renovate our bathroom. It is a small room (2000 x 1800) with the shower over the bath. Do people think I will lose money if we do not have a bath in the house when selling?. Is there any point in putting a small bath with overhead shower, eg a corner bath & shower.
BTW Does anybody know of good websites with design ideas for an Australian Bathroom?
Baths in Bathrooms2
May 24, 2006 9:33 am
I doubt you will "lose" money by deleting the bath in your renovation; for one you will not be spending as much on materials and installation.
Your resale return is a different story.
Traditionally bathrooms with a bath are more attrractive to anyone with or thinking about having children.
Installing a bath in a house that doesn;t have one is harder than removing an unwanted one.
I personally would not look at a house without a bath tub - but that is because mf my personal needs and wants.
Saving space by putting the shower over the bathtub is a good idea and is about all you can do to optimise the bathroom area. I would not recomend a half bath to anyone who actually wants to use it as a bath - they are worse than useless. If you are installing a corner bath I would suggest that once again, unless it can acomodate an adult (or two) there is little value in inlcluding it - stick to a rectilinear format if you can.
No helpful links for you though...
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Re: Is a bath needed?6
Jan 18, 2007 4:12 pm
Personally I prefer bath but having said that, I never get the chance to use it often as I should. I think baths look great, but if having both shower & bath is going to clutter your bathroom due to lack of space, just keep the shower.
Re: Is a bath needed?10
Feb 05, 2007 11:39 am
We currently live in an unrenovated place (just renting) that has a half length bath in the bathroom and it is horrible. I persoanlly LOVE baths, and I can just sit in it with my legs outstretched... too bad about the top half freezing! I've used it maybe twice in the last 6 months.
I don't even bath our toddler in it anymore - too much hassle. She just get's showered instead. To be honest, I don't like showers over baths, but that's just my preference. If you don't have room for a full size bath I don't think you should bother. Have a double shower instead. Or in our case, I'd put a toilet in the bathroom - instead of going out throught the laundry to the enclosed porch to the toilet!
I know I'd rather the extra room in the bathroom than having a stupid waste-of-space half bath.
-Just my opinion.
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Re: Is a bath needed?11
Feb 06, 2007 5:54 pm
This question really depends on if you are looking to sell in a short time or if you are happy to stay where you are for quite a while.
Most people I know will renovate to their own needs.
The next buyer will do the same.
Do as you want, I never use my bath anymore, but its one more thing I have to clean!!!
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Re: Is a bath needed?12
Jul 15, 2007 7:59 pm
Most family want a bath and as for a shower over the bath is not all ways a good idea as older people cannot use it.It is up to you and when you decided to sell it about what market you are aiming at
Re: Is a bath needed?13
Jul 16, 2007 9:55 am
Having put in a corner shower bath into my first house, I would not recommend it.
Too small to bath in - and just a pain to have to step into all the time.
As for not having time to take a long bath - come on folks- if you can't MAKE time to chill out, take a bath and relect on life with a glass of wine, hot water and renergise yourself - what have you got?
Life is what we put out priorities towards.
I think a full bath in a house is nice to have - but do I add extra $ to the buy price because of it - Probably not much -
If it was a spa I'd deduct dollars because to me they are rarely used due to the time and large volume of water needed to fill them. (And yes I've lived with spa in the house) I leave the spa that for the weekend away times.
Re: Is a bath needed?15
Jul 23, 2007 10:22 pm
I never have a bath! And if I don't use it, I don't have to clean it
Would you be English, Aaurora?
I LOVE having a nice hot bath to relax in after a hard day's work! My wife buys lots of fancy essential oil bath-bombs and stuff to make it smell nice too!
Re: Is a bath needed?16
Jul 25, 2007 8:18 pm
we've renovated a bathroodm exactly the same size.
We've decided for a bathtube - these short ones.
1. you can take a bath
2. much better if you have kids
we have got a glass door in a shower we would hav a much more costly shower screen whoch would be much more work to clean.
And the most important thing: don't forget a handheld shower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(cleaning, kids water saving)
All in all our bath looks bigger than before with the shower.
We only had the wrong tradespeople.
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