Plus I COMPLETELY disagree that no one has time for baths today. Our laundry is currently on the basement level of the house. Then fast forward 20+ years and the bathroom needed to be redone. To me the acrylics look sturdier and more like a porcelain tub than the fiberglass but then we don’t all see things the same way. I wouldn’t buy a house without a big tub. Second, I would love to have a decent (but not high-end or jetted) tub that would be fairly easy to climb in and out of. I would never buy a house without a large tub in master suite. I have always been a shower person but over the last 5 or 6 years I have enjoyed soaking in a deep bath. The water also gets cold really fast, so unless you keep adding more hot water every five minutes, you can’t soak very long. The shower has a seat with a safety bars and a safety handle to step out with. I like my older house with its tiny bathrooms with original black and white tile. We have a shower without a door, and I love it. I had an Onyx (product brand name) shower put in. He has taken showers the last eleven years. Shower quick and handy, but not a bath. As I’ve gotten older (I’m 53 and husband is 66) and have seen the needs of aging parents and grandparents, this is what I would love to have: first, a walk-in shower with a bench and grab rails — a bench would have been soooo nice to have when my husband was recovering from knee replacement and bypass surgeries, or when I had a knee injury a few years ago. That said; I would not install a free standing one located in a corner namely due to maintenance also with such there is the issue of having toiletries within easy reach. I always tell my clients it’s important to have a tub for future sales in at least 1 bathroom of the house, assuming it’s a house with multiple bathrooms… or what would children bathe in? We plan to put a spa on the pool so essentially we would have a door to the outside spa instead of the bathtub nobody uses. It helps keep me sane I alternate between the tub and shower every day. I have wide entry door, wide shower door, grab bars and I lowered my tub 6 inches (easier to get into). *luxuriating in my mind just at the thought of it* I would never want one of those jet-propulsioned thangs, however. I would though get the heated floors-tile can be cold on the feet!! I watch Flip or Flop and they often go for a large shower and take out the master bathtub. Your answer may help. Our large jetted tub came with the house…good place to keep my ferns in the winter…….we so prefer our shower with the optional pulsating feature in the showerhead. The best thing we did was put in a heated floor in the master! Less to clean. If I had the space and budget, I’d love to have a big tub that is easy to get in and out of. My 90s bathrooms definitely need remodeled. I live in a tiny beach cottage that was built in the 1920’s as a summertime bungalow. We live in an over 55 community and I don’t want my Mother trying to get into a tub/shower combination when she visits. Thank you for those photos, it puts it into a much clearer I really think it is a personal choice. Our main floor bath had a tub/shower fiberglass unit that we replaced with a tiled step in shower so it is accessible for those who can’t do stairs. I have never regretted our choice. It makes me sad that so many say they can no longer get out of the tub. It is there…it’s a good size blue button at the button of the links that have been added already. Working and being the sole care giver (only child) for my elderly parents, I don’t have time or the desire for such luxuries. But, do you remember the “trend” of pedestal sinks? Since I have another full with a tub I’d definitely do the large shower. We have a tub/shower combo in the guest bath and I love the size of that tub over our jetted monster tub in the master! Wow, what a hot topic. Oh Boy!!! It is true that tubs are more difficult for older folks….am getting there…and more dangerous, but I have several friends who insist on a tub. In the hall bath, we replaced that fiberglass insert w/ tile surround & installed a tub/shower with (I had to fight for this) a deep, 11-jet whirlpool tub with an inline heater to keep the water hot during my nice long soaks…We do have tile floors which are cold. When deciding on the tub/shower combo we made sure to have grab-bars installed for safety. You can also buy this product to apply yourself to the shower glass that you have. It’s “cozy” by today’s standards but it stays toasty warm. I love the look and no shower door to clean but it does get chilly. By the way the few bids I got to pull tub and replace shower was over $12,000!!!! The main upstairs bath which serves the other bedrooms has a tub/shower combo. Our bathroom in general is pretty warm so the temperature is not an issue. If I have room somewhere to put in a large soaking tub (in addition to an outside hot tub — I don’t care for interior jetted tubs, they take forever to fill, are noisy and a little smelly from standing water in the jets, and they get cold fast), I will do that, but a tub for tub’s sake isn’t enough reason to keep them. We are renovating an old home and plan to take the tub out of the master bath. I would ditch the tub and get a large walk in shower with frameless glass doors. The feel the biggest trend with showers are the ones with the spray units mounted above your head and multiple wall sprayers that I can live without. I turned the workmen bringing in the tub around and made them replace the fiberglass tub for the real deal – a porcelain tub. We opted to leave the tub out of the master bath and it’s working wonderfully for us. I think you would be happy without it too. Find Jacuzzi bathtubs at Lowe's today. I’m sorry. My son used the tub when he was small but now prefers showers. I run the tub while I’m doing something else, then jump in and enjoy!!! Yup, Internet Explorer wass the one he specifically mentioned. I redid my MB 10 years ago and had heated floors put in, my husband didn’t think it was necessary but guess who loves it now. Whether you are looking for a whirlpool, Swirlpool ™, or soaking bath experience or are in search of the perfect freestanding tub, drop-in tub or alcove tub installation, you will be enchanted with all of our Jacuzzi ® Bathroom products. Here in the north our tiles get super cold in the winter, so if I do all this renovating (fun to dream) I would DEF get floor warming, but not towel warming cuz I don’t like the way they look. I would ditch that old browser for something else. Oh Susan, you have hit a bit of a nerve. Not a lot, just two modest bedrooms and a basement underneath, which we had a cut out from the old basement into the new one. Oh dear, where would I winter my orchids? For every shower with no tub, there is a comment I need my tub. I HATED it. We seldom use our jetted tub, but when I want to use it, I’m glad it’s there. There is a tub in the hall bath so if we need to soak that works fine. Our shower is large but we even thought of making it wheelchair accessible in case we might ever need that. Good luck. We are so glad we overruled our wonderful architect! I would certainly go for no shower door. I hope our experience helps! Trust your sense of style – your home is beautiful! Taking a hot relaxing bath is the cheapest nice thing you can do for yourself. It was zero entry also, so no lip to step over upon entering. It is deep enough that you don’t need a shower door and no we do not get too cold without a door. Though we still have a shower, it is wonderful having this tub, because you can use wonderful herbal bath products and bath by the light of low lights and a candle. Kept the shower the same size but put in glass on two sides. I love my soaker tub and use it daily. It has a door on the shower and a light with heat combo in the ceiling over head. I think a home of your size a tub in the master probably feels like a bit of a luxury, but to be honest there is nothing more impressive than a nice big shower. Now in this home and at age 64 I have aching body parts and wish for a nice deep tub to relax and soak in. Let me know if any of these suggestions work. I love not having one or a curtain either. We are planning a master bath reno and we plan to eliminate the tub. I just end up draping my clothes on those useless branches and shrubs.” (Seriously, why are people draping their clothing on the bathtub? Our MBR is large but our bath and closets are small. I do wish we had put in heated floors. Like anything there are pros and cons to both. If we forego bathtubs because we “don’t have time” for baths, we’ve admitted defeat! Does someone have experience with them and their upkeep? Shop bathtubs and a variety of bathroom products online at Lowes.com. While ideally a bathroom has both a tub and shower, the fact is you can still take a shower in a bath, but you can’t take a bath in a shower. Also, the water tends to slowly leak out through the little “over-flow” holes when filled to the top. Thank you again. As I stood listening to my contractor encourage me to go the no-tub route for my master bath renovation, all I could think about were all the folks who installed carpeting over hardwood flooring years ago when wall-to-wall carpeting was the new, great thing. Soaking tubs can be hard to get in and out of, especially as you age. What is the world coming to? I’ve had an open shower and there are pros and cons. I guess we are creatures of habit and do what we are used to doing everyday. Just download and open it and “run” it. I didn’t like my master with no tub. Looking forward to seeing the final project as I know it will be fabulous. It will require moving the door over a bit more, and I will when my leaves grow back on our money tree…….my bath is perfect, but it is a bit high for me. I cannot afford to replace with a deeper tub. First, I would be concerned about water getting into the rest of the bathroom. Yes, you should The shower dries real quick and there is less chance for mold and stepping in the shower feels nice. When we remodeled, we cut out the inserts & took out a portion of the wall (a hollow filler) to expand the shower size. Enter your email below: You'll find answers to the most frequently asked questions, Have a question not answered under the FAQ tab? Wouldn’t ever consider a home with no bathtub. Ours is shared with another bedroom but there is a guest power room downstairs. I would SO miss my tub in our master bath! The national average cost to remodel a bathroom is $3,500. Here is the only true answer, no one younger than 40 wants or uses a tub. If that’s an issue, add another HVAC vent to the bathroom. Our hall bath has a tub/shower combo. When i was in my early 60s if was a very good year to have hot showers with hand held sprays to concentrate on those spots that needed pulsating pressure to alleviate the aches and pains of those sore tired muscles from gardening or knee or back pain from golfing. Don’t worry about what the trends are. Not warm but not cold either. Typing in my extended spa tub that we remodeled be our current master bath with ….. We are home buyers at the moment and we are extremely frustrated by the lack of master tubs out there. You need a larger hot water tank to keep hot water. I couldn’t get out the tub anymore so I didn’t “soak” in it anymore. (i.e. They had a very small shower that felt like I was in a coffin every time I took a shower. My son redid his master bathroom. What browser are you using? There are conditions you can get at all ages where a soak would be just what the doctor ordered. What would you like to see in your bathroom? It depends on you and your needs. When choosing for your own reno, be true to yourself, especially if you will be there for a while. So I vote for the walk in shower, no door, but a soaking tub. I just bought a house with no proper soaking tub, and it was nearly a deal breaker for me. Who would buy a house with no bathtub?” Because I certainly wouldn’t! It’s all about resale for us so we wanted to make the right decision. Subscribe for Daily Blog Post Updates! We ABSOLUTELY LOVED it!! In our new house, the large guest bathroom does not have a tub but has a pretty amazing shower. The 6 or so shows that are on now are just awful. Hubby died here in our house, I will be here unless I remarry and since I’m pretty young that could happen. Great, timely article. Standard bathtubs are built to wash children, so are pretty useless for adults. Yes and thanks. I don’t like the idea of no shower door. My new (1950’s) house has a small shower in the master bath. We use our shower nearly every day… why not expand it to include a seat? (It would make shaving my legs easier and more enjoyable!) My neighbor just renovated her three baths and she removed the tub in the master bedroom. As for shower doors, I can feel a definite drop in temperature when I open our shower door. Everything about homes is a trend. I am eliminating the tub & going the large shower route. Whoever gets itvafterbusbis going to remodel anyway! But, today, if nothing else, I decided that I would at lest get pricing on transforming the bath. I am so over cleaning it! Great, timely article. We did replace our vanities and I made mine “mens height” – which is also the height of kitchen counters. When the grandbabies come their parents put them in a small plastic tub on the shower floor and they splash away. The older I get the less I like it! We have lived here 37 years & don’t plan to move! It had just a small tub and not even plumbing for a shower. When you look at another post that doesn’t have the party links, like Saturday’s post, can you see the “related” posts then? My granddaughter deemed a shower in there as a 5 star experience. I think it is totally individual. I just had a conversation with my neighbor who is around the same age as we are, (late 30’s) who where also searching for both. We never use the tub, and are thinking of having it removed and large shower with bench. Have not put it in but, it should be a nice size. From the people I’ve talked to they rarely use their big tubs. After year 3 (really before) of living in the house, I wanted to rip out the tub and put in a large shower (so not “trendy”–just practical)…. 4 years ago… we finally were able to do just that! Re carpeting over hardwood floors: I have old feet to go with my old body and love the tender, loving that my wall-to-wall gives me. Oh, and about shower doors…we have a big shower and at first had no door…I was constantly mopping the floor because the spray didn’t stay insides the shower. We live in the northern United States and just about everyone that I know uses their bathtubs, as well as their showers. The tub is in front of the window and to open it I have to climb in the tub…so beware the corner tub. It has a tiny shower…no tub. I currently have a jacuzzi tub and in 30 years I can count only a handful of times I used it. Besides the house that we’re building will have a second bath for guests and that one will have the regular tub with shower. There need to be good sturdy bars on more than one side to help pull your self up. I haven’t watched it in many many years but it still doesn’t look good when I flip through the guide. On the tub question, I haven’t taken a bath in 18 years. Ahhh. Admitted that we have lost control over our lives, allowed everyone and everything to monopolize every blessed minute. I checked and I still can see the older MetMon blog links. If we need a tub, we have one in our hall bathroom (which was recently renovated). BUT… I’m just finishing up a post that will come out in about an hour about my client’s condo bathroom renovation and she only takes baths, so we outfitted the bathroom with a very nice air bathtub and have with a shower in it for the rare occasion someone would want to use the shower! Heated floors were a must because no heat vents in there. Commonly Quoted By: Jacuzzi Tubs are usually priced by the Size, the number of Jets, the Quality and the difficulty of installing one, due to possible issues with getting electrical to it and redoing the plumbing I want a “pressure washer” in a shower head! Do you have any pictures? I knew large showers were popular now, but I didn’t know folks were actually doing away with the tub altogether when renovating their master bath. Full bath on the 2nd floor and powder room on the first floor. High pitched roof allowed for amazing usable space that no previous owners had captured. If I would ever sell, the shower can be taken out and there is plenty of room for a tub/shower combo. If it faces a wall you can probably get away with 4 feet from the opening. You are so right about being “on trend”…who comes up with this nonsense???? No one is going to go to purchase a home and say, “It has a tub in the master! The first thing I think of when people talk about not having a bathtub is how much my grandchildren love having baths (especially bubble baths) when they stay over at my house. So we changed it up, I got bamboo floors. So, if you wanna learn how to remove a fiberglass bathtub and surround he’s the guy to watch. Next time I would get an in line heater…the water is hot but these new fiberglass tubs do not retain the heat. I normally use Chrome, but you could try Firefox or Internet Explorer or Safari to link up. I couldn’t live without a tub. No respectable designer would do the things they do. Quite a few years ago, the second bath was the object of a mini-makeover (Of course it was mini, given the size of the room.) Functionality will always win. Again, they’re sleek and I admire them, but they’re definitely not suited for my desires and needs! Thank you, Cathy Gibbs. Soaking in Epsom salt is one of the best things for people. We lived in our last home for 23 years and are currently building our forever home. Then there were all the builders who decided porches were no longer needed with the advent of air conditioning. Fiberglass and acrylic are not the same. (We had a seat in the old shower which we removed and that made a lot of difference, too.) (I tried Epsom, but it stings my skin. You are so right about the whole “on trend” concept. Don't subscribe As I have gotten older I get achy when I am cold – which in the northeast winter is pretty often. I am fine without one and think that as long as there is a tub in the house it isn’t necessary in the master. A seat in the shower is a must, though…no one wants to shave legs sitting on a cold tile floor. We remodeled a few years ago. We were advised that the open concept, while beautiful and easy, does end up being drafty- not what we wanted. What’s your advice for cleaning bad tile and grout dirt/mold? We both have troublesome backs and knees, so eventually, getting in and out of a tub will likely be dangerous and/or just a pain. I don’t think you’d be sorry! A few weeks ago when I was replacing all my surge protectors around the house for new ones, I discovered an outlet in my office wasn’t working. If that isn’t the issue (an outdated browser) clear your cache and reboot your computer. For me they look pretty but are not practical, especially with children! The original two bathrooms are small with typical tub w/ shower. Thinking about resale is important, but you also want it to be functional for yourself…go for what you want! It has tile stairs to it that are steep and scary. It is great for getting out of the shower also. I told my builder, I wanted a shower that I could shave my legs in and not have to fold up like an envelope to do it! All of the workers that have come in to work on our home along with guests who have come by to see it being built have commented how they love the idea and never use their own tubs. Do you know if there’s a problem? We renovated our home in 2011 to add an elevator, a larger master bathroom and hardwoods/new paint throughout the house. At present, all I have the opportunity for are occasional quick soaks before a shower, which is a shame. I am aware of this trend and initially, I was with you and thought people were crazy to give up a nice big tub. How to Remodel a Bathroom With a Whirlpool Bath. I just turned my tub shower into a walk in shower. I wouldn’t get any additional space but would love the convenience. It has a small soaker tub with a big window above it and a large walk in shower. I was glad that someone people pointed out about those walk-in-tubs that you have to wait tell the water resides before getting out of a tub. Obviously from reading all the comments here, it seems to depend on your situation, personal preference and feelings toward a tub and shower. It is humongous and I’ve heard that they really affect the resale of a house in a negative way! It has become the first thing we check for. I’m so glad I didn’t eliminate a tub from our bath .., and visiting small grandchildren love it too! We get more support from them than any other manufacturer." Best thing I ever did. It’s sounding less cozy and comforting by the minute! If I could, I would get rid of all of them. Almost all his clients have tubs and showers. As long as there is a bathtub somewhere in the house, it should be perfectly all right to remove the tub from the master bath. We have tubs in the other baths but no one, including our guests, have used anything but the showers. We want a large walk-in shower, double vanity, walk-in closet (which we don’t have now) and a washer and dryer. I have shower curtains in the guest bath as rarely gets used, but in the older homes the guest bathroom were used a lot and ended up replacing curtains with glass doors as the curtains would puff into the shower due to heat and cling to those in it, plus water always escaped onto the floors, and the shower curtains were a pain to have to take down and clean. We should all have what we like and not be forced into what designers think we should have. No one wants wants brass in homes today. To those who are linking up: If you notice a shop or store linking up to sell products (yes, unfortunately that does happen) please let me know so I can remove their link from the party. & as you mentioned a hot tub would require keeping the water continuously warm. Really need do some thinking about this one when we decide to renovate the master bath. The newer shower glass has a treatment that really keeps the spots off. If I could do it all over again building my house, I would skip the garden tub which my guess is the direction the “no upper kitchen cabinets” will someday go as well. I must tell you of my experience. I love a separate shower and tub. I am not heavy or out of shape, it is just age. But I’m still looking for a better priced heated towel bar . We have no intention of selling and want our home to be for us. Also, I don’t think there are many people out there who would NOT buy a house because it has a bathtub. My dream is a large room with standing soaking tub, walk-in shower, and room for a couple pieces of furniture. Mostly due to time constraints, and lifestyle. I have been in the tub twice in that time, but the steam shower is wonderful! Someday, I would love to have a deep soaking tub again (I had a couple in old apartments in my youth), but I’ve been looking at Japanese tubs. We are currently in planning stages of a no-door shower (we think), but our house is divided in the decision! Photo from Bethesda Magazine here: www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Magazine/January-February-2016/Beautiful-Bathrooms/) Bathroom Design is by Case Design & Remodeling. Instead we installed a doorless shower and I love it! It’s a fad. Personally, I’m a shower person and as I get older the practicality of a shower wins hands down. We renovated our family bath about three years ago. Use the space efficiently and for the needs you have. The crackling fireplace sounds wonderful! In the last home I had a hot tub, which was used more than I ever used the bathtubs. I’m very cold natured, and I don’t have a problem while I’m in the shower. I wouldn’t like a shower with an opening and no barrier like a door or curtain simply because I would just feel strange with the opening. With 6 boys, we just needed the space. Get fair costs for your SPECIFIC project requirements. I have a very sensitive nerve system and the water motion feels to me like I’m being attacked by my bathtub. (We will be putting in a wall mounted fireplace in the extra space!!) (That situation is for sure not the norm in most households though). I’d rather have a big shower with a seat that I can just sit in the steam and relax that way. Ha! Soaking in a hot bath before bed is my therapy. Since we are in our 60s, we made the opening large enough to accommodate a wheelchair. I built my home about 18 years ago in a retirement community of patio homes. Yes! At age 6, we taught them to the shower. The cost to replace a bathtub with a shower stall ranges from $1,200 to $3,600, depending mostly on size.This includes removal and placing the stall, which runs $700 to $1,600.. It is a safety issue for older people. Which AC is a better choice: a single stage system or a variable speed system. We have found that about 8 out of 10 people considering a master bathroom remodel do not use their tubs and desire a spacious and beautiful shower area in lieu of a having a tub. I must be the only one who hates this trend, but as a buyer I veto any home without a tub in the master. We just completed a Master Bath remodel last fall. We had a realtor come and tell us what would be a good idea to do ( or not do) for re-sale. We have a corner very similar to the one in your photo, and I was advised that a tub is still a good idea when there is room. Our master bathroom was super small so it really made the most sense – and for our neighborhood too (mostly older homes with small master baths), which is also a factor. In my opinion a total waste of space. Re-Bath carries a wide assortment of tub options for your bathroom remodel project. We had a claw footed tub and a corner shower. I did new cabinetry and a new tile oversized walk in shower with no door. If we do that or ever build a new house, we’ll have a no-threshold, wheel-in shower for our later years….Keep in mind, whatever you build, someone has to clean it. And a light tube because no window. All software is up to date as far as I know. In this case, removing the tub made room for a larger shower space featuring a frameless glass, and a bench with in the shower. Anna, I just checked on my iPad and I can see all the links and the “Add link” button at the bottom, so not sure why they aren’t visible. I very recently realized I was way overcommitted and “reclaimed” 1/2 hour of my life – just a few times a week, admittedly – for baths! We have glass doors on each as well…no more shower curtains!! It becomes more of a 3/4 bath. Whether you simply want to put a new tub over your old one or completely remove and replace your bathtub, we have bathtub styles and colors to fit any space. Mostly we use it to keep a drying rack for all our workout clothes. Wow…..loved reading all the comments!!! I like that it keeps the heat and steam in, water off the floor, and if you squeegee the doors after you shower, they are very easy to keep clean. The best part? We put in a large walk in shower with a door and no tub in the master. Yeah, it sounds like it’s your IE browser. Our tween girls preferred to shower in it than their bathroom. Secondly, I am with you, I don’t like to be cold. And kudos to you for not watching HGTV. Saved by Prime 1 Builders. 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