The Pros and Cons of Removing Your Bathtub


The world can be split into two types of people: bath people and shower people. If you are more of a shower person, you might even resent having a bath taking up space in your bathroom, sitting idly. If it's about time that you gave your bathroom a renovation, you might be wondering if it could be worthwhile to remove the bath entirely, and upgrade the shower experience. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages of replacing your bath for a shower

  • More space. Who doesn't wish that they had a bigger bathroom? The space of a bathroom is, however, often compromised because people would prefer to have a large master bedroom. But by removing a bathtub that you never actually use, you'll be freeing up lots of space for a grander shower unit, perhaps even a wet room style fitting, and you'll generally have a sense of greater space.
  • More environmentally friendly. If you are environmentally conscious, you may want to remove your tub as a way of saving water. Of course, this depends on the length of shower that you take, but a five minute shower in the morning is going to waste considerably less water than a filled up bathtub. Not only this, but you can also install a low-flow shower head so that less water flows out of your shower, while still maintaining the same water pressure.

Disadvantages of removing your bath

  • Not great for family living. If you are thinking about having a family at some point in the future, and you intend to stay in the same home, ripping out the bathtub could be problematic. When you have little kids, you need to give them shallow baths in the tub – water pounding down from the shower would simply be too scary. Playing in the bathtub is also a fun time for young kids to get used to water.
  • Bad for resale. If your home is an investment property and you want to sell for a profit along the line, removing the tub could also be a problem. First of all, a lot of sellers would like to have the luxury of lying in a bubble bath on a Sunday evening, and a bathroom with just a shower unit could be a deal breaker. Secondly, removal of a bath tub means that you probably won't be able to sell to families, nor the elderly. 


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