Do you really need a bathtub?
If you’re doing a bathroom remodel and you’re considering getting rid of this space hog, make sure you understand the pros and cons your choice before deciding.
Even if you never use the tub now, ask yourself if you’re sure you’ll never want to use one in the future. Consider these popular reasons to have a bathtub (other than to get clean) and be sure none applies to you.
Clean your kids. Most young children hate showers — all that water spraying around, getting on their faces and in their eyes. And good luck getting them to stand under the spray to rinse the shampoo out of their hair. You can put them in the kitchen sink for a while, but they’re going to outgrow that before they’re ready for a shower.
If you think you might have kids, or you might regularly babysit your grandkids, better keep the tub.
Wash your dog. If you have a dog, you know it needs bathing. It’s true, some dogs are smellier than others, but they all need baths sometimes.
Bills for the groomer add up quickly. If you think you may get a dog one day, you’ll need a tub.
To relax sore muscles. If you suffer a muscle injury or are recovering from surgery, a hot soak is sometimes just what the doctor orders, and you need a tub for it.
Other seriously dubious benefits of taking a bath listed on the Internet include to help cure colds, fevers, yeast infections and the flu; to help treat hemorrhoids; to kill sperm or, conversely, induce labor; and to lose weight. We don’t recommend keeping a tub for any of these reasons.
Affects Home Value
One big reason homeowners hang onto a tub they never use is that it’s hard to sell a home without one. People want a tub, for the reasons listed above and more. They think it’s weird not to have one, and you’ll likely get fewer (and lower) offers on your home if it’s tubless.
If you’ve gone through the list and you’re sure you’ll never sell your home or have use for a tub, go ahead and delete it from your remodeling plans. It will free up space in your bathroom for a spa shower with a built-in bench and maybe those double sinks you’ve always wanted (so you don’t have to keep sharing with the person who’s always leaving hair in there).
Partner with Experience
When you’re ready to start remodeling your bathroom, call the experts at Falk Construction. We have remodeled hundreds of bathrooms in the greater Ogden area. We’ve been around for more than 30 years, we’ve seen trends in bathrooms come and go and we’re always on top of the most modern looks and how to achieve them.
Talk to us here at Falk Construction about your bathroom remodel and see what your options are for a sleek, spa-like environment — with no tub!