Remodeling your bathroom is one of the best investments you can make as a homeowner. There are many good reasons to do so. It adds storage space, improves energy efficiency, adds more functionality and fixes any existing problems. More importantly, it adds to the resale value of your home. One thing that can significantly impact your home’s resale value is having to choose between a shower and a bathtub.
In smaller homes with fewer bathrooms, maximizing space is key, which makes showers a more attractive option. But will this affect your resale value? Today, we’ll clear some of the questions you might have about tub-to-shower conversions.
- Does Replacing a Bathtub With a Shower Decrease Your Home’s Resale Value?
Maybe, you’re done with your bathtub and want to turn it into a shower instead. But you’re hesitating because you don’t want your home’s resale value to drop. It’s perfectly fine to replace a tub with a shower as long as there’s still one remaining tub in the house. Because in most cases, that one tub can spell the difference between a home that gets sold for a premium amount and one that does not. In fact, bathtub installation contractors suggest that it’s a good idea to install a bathtub for the sole purpose of increasing the resale value of a home.
- Does a Walk-in Shower Add Value?
In general, removing a tub and installing a well-appointed walk-in shower also increases the value of a home. Removing your only tub to install a walk-in shower can make your home’s value take a hit because most prospective homebuyers, especially families with small kids, want at least one bathtub.
- Is a Tub or Shower Better for Resale?
Tubs are still considered essential to resale value. A “full bathroom” means one with a tub, and that’s what continues to attract the majority of both single and married home buyers.
The professionals at Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island are here to assist you with planning your bathroom remodel. Whether you want a more accessible bathroom or a KOHLER® LuxStone® shower or tub, or are ready to spring for a full-scale remodel, we can help.