The Surprising Feature Being Ditched in Bathroom Remodels

The Surprising Feature Being Ditched in Bathroom Remodels

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Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 28, 2017

One of the first remodeling projects many people tackle is the bathroom. Dated tile, ugly carpeting, ancient lighting — out with the old and in with the new. But there's one element we thought had an unquestioned spot of permanence in the bathroom that more and more remodelers are ditching. Any guesses?

According to a study recently by Houzz, more than a quarter of master bathroom remodelers are removing the bathtub!

Why are they doing it? To make space....for a bigger shower.

(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)

Large, open showers are currently in vogue. 91% of home owners who removed their tub cited wanting more room for a shower as their motivation. Do these folks never long for a long soak in the tub? Well, 78% have a tub somewhere else in the home if the urge strikes. But 50% say they would consider buying a home that didn't have a tub.

Would you, or have you removed your bathtub?

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