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Would replacing a tub/shower in the master with a walkin shower decrease the value of my house?

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January 24 2013 - Del Monte Forest
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Depends on the buyer's wants and desire of your home when you go to sale it.  

The Market is ever changing, if you are going to be in the home for 5 to 10 more years, change the shower to your desires.  If you are going to be in the home for 2 to 3 more years, call a couple, local Real Estate Companies and and them for their expert opinion.

Best of Luck,

Josh Barnett, Realtor 
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January 25 2013
Dear Whitehous,

Yes, unfortunately buyers want the tub, and a bathroom is not considered complete without one.
 However, if you are not selling right away, and this is something you need I say..go ahead and do what is necessary.
Not everything we do to a home to make it comfortable for our personal use, will translate into dollars later. It's yours now....so enjoy it!
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January 29 2013
It will decrease the value of your home no matter what the circumstance. Taking a bath tub out of your home always drops the value. The numbers show it. Mgan Stilwell is right on the dot.
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January 25 2013
The answer is yes, it would decrease the value of your property. En suite master baths are not considered complete without a shower and/or tub element. Regardless of whether or not there is another bathroom in the home, maintaining the integrity of the master bath is essential. Try to gain additional closet storage by configuring it through some other space in the room or utilizing an amoiré to provide increased additional closet space.
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January 25 2013
I don't think it will decrease the value, as long as you have an additional bath with tub, but it could increase the time on market when you go to sell. If replacing the tub will increase your quality of life then I say go ahead. If you add jets and/or bench I think that would make it more attractive to buyers. 
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January 25 2013
From your situation it seems like you're considering the remodel for a safety issue while you are currently living in the home. If you're not planning on selling any time soon, then I don't think that it's an issue. The safety of your spouse and peace of mind is very important.

When you do decide to sell, as long as there are other tubs in the home, you're probably fine. Having no tubs in the house is where it can become tricky - especially if there are families with young children looking to buy. Best of luck.
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January 25 2013
Your case may be a little different, depending on the type of disability your wife has and the set up that may be required.
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January 25 2013
My experience with this is that as long as the home has a nice bath tub in another bathroom in the home you should be fine.  As most adults prefer an over-sized shower over a tight shower or a step in tub shower...although on occasion, (if your home size permits, include an over-sized tub.

Bathroom repairs are expensive so get several estimates.

Scott Cary
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January 25 2013
I would say as long as there is another bath tub in the house, that is a good investment if that is your personal preference and you are doing it for you. I would say, if it's not broke, don't fix it. If you are thinking of doing it for re-sale purposes. 
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January 25 2013
Walk in showers in a master can be good or bad, depending on the buyer's taste.  If you have a bachelor looking to buy, he may not care.  However, families with kids; tubs are a must have especially in the master.  I would re-think converting in the master, if there is an additional bath in the home to do it there.  In my opinion, you will most definately limit your buyer pool with a conversion of this nature.   Tubs can sometimes be a deal breaker.  Best of Luck!
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January 25 2013
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Three bedroom; 3 baths, two with tub/shower combo; not selling for a few years; handicap/safety issue with tub/shower in master for spouse.
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January 25 2013
Yeah, but - so what? When are you going to sell next? In that time, how much enjoyment will you get out the walk-in?

If you're going to live there for another ten years, the bathroom and kitchen styles will be out of date by then anyway!
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January 25 2013
Thanks for posting your question on ZIllow.com.  

The answer would be, "it depends".  Do you have 4 baths already or will this take you down to 1 in a 4 bedroom house?  Do you have super small closets?  there are a lot more details we would need to best answer the question.

With the limited info we have, I would say it would decrease the value.  When I wake up int the a.m., I would rather go right into a shower than a closet.

Hope we helped! :-)
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January 25 2013
You do not say if there is anothr bathroom with a tub.  If the other bathroom has a tub, then replacing the master bath with a shower should be no problem.
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January 25 2013

Opinions vary, would there still be at least 1 tub in the property?  Many home buyers with a family, or planning on having kids will want a tub.  If you are not planning on selling any time soon, make the house to suit your tastes and enjoy.  Best of luck.

Spirit

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January 24 2013
If there is still a bathtub on the same level of the house, in a main bath, it may not affect the value of the house either way. More importantly, do what is going to make you happy and comfortable while you are living in the house!
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January 24 2013
To remain attractive to the largest number of people, your home would be best served by having both a walk-in shower and a tub.  Is there another bathroom in your home that has a tub?

In general, remodels like this are unnecessary to sell a home.  If you price your home correctly, it will sell, even without a walk-in shower.

Good luck selling!
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