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Houses with only showers

When getting a house ready for sale, are there any down falls to replacing a standard tub with a shower stall?  That would leave the house with 2 shower stalls and one jacuzzi tub.
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Thank you all for your replies!  We're definitely going for a tub replacement now instead of a shower install.  
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I am going to assume the jacuzzi is in the master bathroom -

if that's the case, families with children might be turned off when it necessitates bathing  their children in the master bath jacuzzi.....keep that in mind!

as an FYI - Not sure where you are located (wish zillow made showing it  mandatory), but in my area, we don't differentiate  "3/4" baths - it you can bathe in some way (tub or shower) , it had  a toilet and sink -  it's called a full bath.

Half bath or powder room is comprixed of  a sink and commode......full bath includes a way to bathe.
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A full bath is considered a tub with a shower.  A bath room with only a shower is a 3/4 bath.  So you would have 2 - 3/4 baths and no full baths.  It will affect value and desirability.
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Yes, it cuts the following out of your potential buyers:

Families with young children.
People with dogs
People who like to soak in the tub and hate jacuzzis.

If you are doing it for yourself, that's fine.  If doing it for resale, keep the tub.
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I also agree, young families need that extra tub for bathing children. I hear client comments all the time regarding hall bath tubs being important to them.
Good luck,

Tesa Noonan, REALTOR
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I would also discourage this unless you plan to do it and remain in the house for a few years or more, viewing it as a personal choice. I would not do it as you put it on the market for sale unless the tub is an eyesore that is detracting from the house.

tim
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Of course, this is personal preference; however, I would discourage it.  Basically, you would be ruling out any young family and/or person(s) wanting to add new members (young) to their family.  Not many young parents would see the Jacuzzi and/or kitchen sink as a suitable alternative for bathing a child.  And, for anyone who has tried showering with a child...it just is not all it is cracked up to be.

There is also (albeit slim) the chance that the appraisal would not "functional obsolesce" due to the lack of a bathtub and that could, in turn, lead to a lender declining to offer financing on the property.

The above may, may not, apply to your situation; however, I would weigh out all options carefully.

All my best,

Deborah
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WJ Bradley

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