One of the hardest decisions for many homeowners is what to do about their shower and tub. For some, they know they need a tub. For others they never use it and it’s just taking away valuable floor space. Then there are the families who have no idea what they want as far as design in their bathroom remodel. If you’re among the latter, here are some things to consider in your bathroom remodeling project when it comes to the bathtub.
Your Home Should Have At Least One Tub
If your bathroom remodel is to a bathroom that currently has the only tub in the home, you should consider keeping it. Having a tub in the home is big for resale. Although you may not use it often, if you end up needing a tub to soak because of an injury or something like poison ivy, there’s really no substitute if you remove the only tub in the home. If your other bathrooms have a tub, it’s ok to eliminate one.
There are two big trends in master bathroom remodeling. One is to eliminate the tub and use the space for a large walk-through shower and the other is to add a separate soaking tub. Both are a luxury of a different sort. Walk-through showers often have multiple shower heads and allow for more than one person to use it at a time. Large soaking tubs and whirlpool tubs are a necessary luxury for many. Because you can find tubs in different styles and shapes, think about the feel you’re going for with your bathroom remodel and which type of tub (or none at all) will best complete the room.
Most secondary bathrooms have a tub/shower combination. Unless you're very short on space, you should consider keeping the both. If space is an issue and you and your remodeling company believes you’d benefit from having some storage, that’s an option assuming there is another tub in the home somewhere else.
Even if you’re not remodeling to sell your home, if you know it’s a possibility, you should think about the other homes in the neighborhood. In the end, for many homeowners, it comes down to space, budget and personal preference. If you’re looking for a bathroom remodeling company to help you plan and design your bathroom, call F’Deluca Construction at 727.612.5894 or visit our showroom in Largo at 13250 95th St. N. today.