Are Bathtubs a Thing of the Past?

Are Bathtubs a Thing of the Past?

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Tess Wilson
Sep 1, 2015

Q: In today's modern home is a bathtub still a necessity? I have a small bathroom and it would optimize space and offer a much more open design if the tub/shower combo was eliminated and replaced with a full-on shower stall. Unfortunately, there is no other full bath in the home. Would eliminating the tub have a negative impact on the resale value of the home? -Sent by Mark

Editor: Interesting question, Mark! I always think there's nothing better than taking a long, luxurious bath, but then I only end up taking one, like, once a year- if that. Readers, would you buy/rent a home if it didn't have a bathtub? Would a roomier bathroom with a better flow trump the joys of having a tub? Weigh in!

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