Bathtub or shower? It’s a question that plagues the thoughts of many homeowners as they try to sort out which product to eliminate or add to their bathrooms. If you are currently struggling with this internal debate, know that you’re not alone. Unfortunately, the answer is not neatly packaged and depends on a number of variables, as both styles have their fair share of pros and cons. The easiest way to explore the impact that these remodels will have on your home’s resale value is to take a step back and recognize that the choice goes beyond your own tastes. So, if the end-all goal is to improve home resale value, think as the prospective homeowner would. Here are some tips to mull over as you research the value of installing a bathtub or shower:
Don’t Remove the Only Tub in Your Home
Yes, it’s tempting to remove all of the tubs in your home—especially if you are planning to age in place and/or have no young children. Instead of renovating all of your tubs into trendy walk-in showers, realtors are actually advising that homeowners keep at least one tub if they are planning to sell in the future. Prospective homeowners, like expectant couples and families, often want a bathtub for future use.
Ask: Who is Using This Bathroom?
This is a good question to ask yourself if you are struggling to step into the prospective buyer’s shoes. If you’re selling to a young couple or retired individual, investing in a walk-in shower over a tub is the better option. If you are looking to renovate a master suite and have room from a standalone tub and walk-in shower, make the investment.
If Your Bathroom is Small, Opt for a Walk-In Shower
Most traditionally designed bathrooms feature a compact layout. While there is nothing wrong with it, the layout can be difficult to access and pose safety risks to certain prospective owners. To help open up the small bathroom without making costly renovations, a tub-to-shower conversion could greatly improve the functionality of the space.
Of course, the best way to find the perfect upgrade for your bathroom is to partner with experts who know a thing or two about the specialty. Tundraland is that expert for Wisconsin homeowners. Contact us today to learn more about our bathroom remodeling services and their benefits.