Will taking out my bathtub impact my home’s resale value?

Posted by Ben Thompson on 02.29.16

Bathroom remodels are one of the most popular renovation projects homeowners are interested in completing. One of the most common questions we hear when working with clients on designing their new bath space is how removing the bathtub will affect the resale value of their home. There are two important considerations that we will look at in order to direct our clients appropriately.

  1. How many other bathrooms are in your home? If you are remodeling a master bath that is a little on the small side, you can capture a lot of space by taking out an existing bathtub. We work with many clients who don’t use a bathtub and would much prefer to create a large spa shower. We typically advise owners to keep at least one bathroom in the home with a bathtub for resale value, that way buyers with children will have a place to bathe them.
  2. How long do you plan to stay in your home? This is one of the first questions we ask clients when planning any remodel. It’s important to look at your needs today and into the future years you plan to reside in your home. When you are planning to stay in your home for a good length of time (say 10 years or more), there’s no reason not to create a space that you are going to love. And if that means you want a fantastic shower instead of a bathtub, go for it! Your comfort and happiness can trump resale value the longer you get to enjoy it.

Have a question about a remodel you are considering, please contact us. If you are planning a bathroom remodel, you may find some of these blogs helpful as well.

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Topics: Bathrooms