As bathroom remodelers, among the most common questions we get asked by homeowners—in addition to bathroom renovation cost—is whether or not tub-to-shower conversion will affect their home’s value. If you are considering selling your home, read on as local bathroom remodeler South Shore Dream Bath answers this question.
Potential Home Buyers
The good news is that more people are having their bathtubs converted to showers, which means it’s not considered as unusual or too “customized” as it once was. Many homeowners tend not to use their bathtubs as often, and only have tubs in their bathrooms because it came with the house, or because they thought they needed it at the time.
If resale value is a factor when planning your home and bathroom home improvements, consider the potential home buyers you’ll be selling your home to. Bathtubs are attractive to homebuyers with small children and pets. Perhaps they have a bathtub in their current home—one that they actually use—and want to keep the same in their new home. If there are multiple bathrooms in the house, consider keeping the tub in the master bathroom.
Benefits of a Tub-to-Shower Conversion
Tub-to-shower conversion offers several benefits that may not be as attractive to families with small children, but others may have it on their bathroom remodeling want list. For example, family members with limited mobility may find a walk-in shower as a plus because it allows easier access. A standard sized bathtub leaves a footprint large enough for customization, which gives you the opportunity to incorporate features such as multiple showerheads or built-in seating. Alternatively, it can let you reclaim some of the space occupied by the tub and make other areas of the bathroom bigger.
How Long Do You Plan to Stay at Your Home?
Another factor you should consider is how you, as the homeowner, will use the bathroom. If you’re staying for at least another 10 years, perhaps resale value shouldn’t be your priority. Instead, you should plan your bathroom remodel around how you want your bathroom to be. The best part is, working with a remodeler like us is, whether you decide to keep or let go of your bathtub, we will make sure your bathroom will be the best it can be.
Need help with designing a bathroom remodel? Call South Shore Dream Bath at (781) 733-5405. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.