Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale - Bath or Shower? The best bathroom for your budget

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Bath or Shower? The best bathroom for your budget
When remodeling your house, the bathroom is one area that often is a priority, up there with the kitchen. As a result, homeowners can find it challenging to choose between having a bath, installing showers or both. This guide outlines five factors you should consider before deciding on having a bath or showers in your bathroom.
You may have the space for a bathtub in your bathroom, but can you cover the cost? When comparing the monetary prices of both options without using your budget as a reference point, it may be hard to tell if one option is more expensive than the other. For example, small shower enclosures cost between $50-$300, while bathtubs cost between $200-$1000. Therefore, the option you pick is dependent on how much money you are willing to put into remodeling your bathroom. On the other hand, if you prefer to have the best of both worlds, you could incorporate some bath shower combo ideas.
Space is another major factor you should consider before you decide on having a bathtub or shower installed. The average shower is 1700mm in length and 700mm in width, while showers come in various styles and designs which can fit into almost any space. You should measure your bathroom to determine what option will be more practical depending on your available space. Furthermore, you could want to have a combination of a bathtub with a shower (a common practice today) which will need you to plan for both. You could check out more ideas online for how you can successfully combine both fixtures.
Home Value
The type of bathroom you have can add value to your house. You will need to conduct extensive research to determine what home buyers look for in a bathroom when inspecting properties for sale. For example, some individuals prefer having a shower while others prefer having a bathtub, so it can be quite tricky deciding which way to go. If you choose to go with a shower, you should check out all relevant info on choosing a shower enclosure for a small space, so you pick the right one. If you prefer a bathtub, you should also conduct further research.
Bathroom usage is another crucial aspect that determines what you fix in your bathroom. Are you remodeling your guest bathroom or your bathroom? Are children going to be using the bathroom, or is it older people? These questions determine what you decide to have installed depending on the particular use case. For example, older individuals with problems moving around would have a more challenging time using bathtubs; hence fixing a shower would be better. On the other hand, for kids, it's a no-brainer to have a bathtub installed as it is easier for them to get in and use a bathtub.
Recurring Costs
Installing a bathtub or shower is just one side of the puzzle. The other side is the cost of running it daily. How much water will it consume? How much power will you use daily? How much will it cost for you to maintain either the bathtub or the shower? These questions are essential, and you should know the answer before you decide to go with either option. Between the two, showers consume less water than tubs, while shower doors attract calcium and lime dirt, requiring frequent cleaning.
Choosing between a shower and a tub isn't a simple process. However, these five factors will help you to create a decent pros and cons list that you will use to determine the best option for your house. Of course, if you are unsure of which to pick, you can't go wrong with a combination of both.
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*article by Samuel John on ActiveRain

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Comments (6)

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

My vote is for shower.  But i can see both views.   We made it to Hump Day, half way to the weekend.  Thanks again for your post, stay productive.  Bill Salvatore

Sep 29, 2021 05:40 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog I agree and I can see it both ways too.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sep 30, 2021 04:29 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Norma. Caught the original post by Samuel but so happy our paths here in the Rain have crossed again. Enjoy your day.

Sep 29, 2021 05:46 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Wayne Martin I definitely enjoyed the post and thought it was worth sharing!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sep 30, 2021 04:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Sep 29, 2021 07:19 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Roy Kelley thanks so much and I hope that you have a fabulous day as well. 

Sep 30, 2021 04:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Norma, I know many that would prefer a larger shower with multiple heads and others that still use the tub.   Such a decision! 

Sep 29, 2021 07:50 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Joan Cox I know that is a big decision in the long run for sure.  I have to say now that I am getting older if I want to soak I just use my hot tub instead of the bathtub.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sep 30, 2021 04:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Norma... I'm one of those people who likes options... so I vote for both!

Sep 29, 2021 08:52 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Nina Hollander, Broker I am all about that too.  I would cut costs on both so I can enjoy both for sure.  Hope that you have a wonderful day!

Sep 30, 2021 04:33 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Norma, Although we do get requests from time to time for bathtubs, most of our clients are now looking for LARGE walk-in showers!

Sep 30, 2021 03:58 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 a large walk in tile shower is what we are putting in our new home.  I just really think it is a wonderful feature!  Have a fabulous day!

Sep 30, 2021 04:34 AM