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Master bathroom remodel

My spouse and I are having a debate about our master bathroom remodel.  Currently there is a shower/tub combo and double vanity, with a separate toilet.  He is voting for a separate tub and shower.  But, this would require reducing us to one sink, and losing space from our walk-in closet (which isn't huge to begin with).  Our home is about 12 years old, and 2200 square feet with 5 bedrooms and two other full baths (including a Jack and Jill bathroom with double vanities)  Which will give us a better return on our investment?

  • September 18 2008 - US
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For resale, I would keep the 2 sinks and the closet.

 

Personally, if I had other bathtubs in the house, I would just have a really high end shower and get rid of the tub.

  • September 19 2008
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I would keep the two sinks and definitely not make the closet smaller.   I agree with LA, a luxury shower alone without a tub may be appropriate.

 

 

  • September 20 2008
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Same here. Make it  a very nice shower with large format tiles on the walls, listellos, etc and for sure, a mud set pan. Do NOT put in a fiberglass pan for the shower when tiling the walls. Tacky, tacky.

  • September 20 2008
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sounds just like our house!  Same debate with us as well.  We have decided to go with just a high end shower.

  • September 22 2008
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I wouldn't loose the tub in the master bath. In NE that's a no no. Depends on your floor plan. Do a jacuzzi tub with shower set above to keep it higher end and save space.

  • November 03 2008
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Would agree that double sinks + only shower > single sink, and seperate tub & Shower. 

  • November 03 2008
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I concur.  Keep the 2 sinks and closet.  Go with a big shower, maybe even 2 head shower with bench if possible.  You can replace one of the tubs in the other bathrooms for an ofuro style (will be the same length, but deeper) if he really wants a bath (that he can ift in!)

  • November 06 2008
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In San Antonio, three out of every four baths convert from tub to shower only - it is the trend here. 

 

On the low end you can have a curb built end to end and put sliding glass doors (or shower curtain).

 

On the high end you can have a 3' to 4' tiled wall (or full wall) and doorway built - Glass from wall to ceiling and swinging glass door.  Many people are opting for a niche to hold their shampoos, a corner shelf (upper to hold soap and lower to put foot for shaving).  The bench seat is also becoming very popular.

 

Vanities over the sink are out.  Replace with over the mirror lighting.  For wall to wall glass mirror, we suggest it be framed with base/door trim and painted (high end use wood picture framing).

 

Recessed lighting is in....also look for recessed lighting with vent (very popular).

  • November 19 2008
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I recently installed a high end shower with a tall curb so the customer could use it as a bath tub as well. I installed a special drain for tub use and a sloped back rest and one end. The only weird thing they did was on the floor they wanted pebble tile which doesn't seem to comfortable to seat on.

  • November 25 2008
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As long as you have 2 other full baths, updating to one customized large shower is a great idea.  If not, then I would advise keeping the tub/shower combo.  You loose space with the separate shower and tends to build up alot of mold/mildew.  We currently have a separate shower and tub but will be remodeling with a combination unit because of the mold problem.

  • November 28 2008
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