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Bath or shower ??

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
I am just about to have my bathroom re-done but because all of us take showers I personally cannot see the point of having a bath put back in. My better half said we should have a bath because if we were to sell the house people would want a bath. I think this is rubbish. So to all you good people out there what do you think ?? Bath Or Shower??
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Not having a bath will almost certainly de-value your house. Ring an estate agent and check.
#2
The 2 rooms that when buying a house most buyers know, the most expensive rooms to 'do up' first are the kitchen and bathroom, I suggest having a bath installed. If a young family want to buy your place a bath is ideal for kids and babies, IMO.
#3
A shower is so much more convenient, uses up less room and its quicker than having to run a bath everytime.

From another perspective, think of global warming lol.
#4
I wouldn't buy a house without a shower.
Bathing is so 90's lol.
#5
stevey_p7
From another perspective, think of global warming lol.


As in heat your water by electricity rather than gas?
#6
bath shower combo???
#7
I would get both i wouldn't buy a house without either
#8
stratomaster
bath shower combo???


Is what everyone wants.
#9
Have a bath with one of these types of taps, then you have both really. It's what my house has. I like showers, my little sister likes baths, eveyone's happy.

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/8043/imageuploadimagehm6.jpg
#10
Bath+shower combo definately the way forward... but a dedicated shower, not one of those taps (do you have a combi boiler?)
#11
Bath or shower?

Both :thumbsup:
#12
jah128
Bath+shower combo definately the way forward... but a dedicated shower, not one of those taps (do you have a combi boiler?)


We have an electric shower too :thumbsup:
#13
Yeah you need an electrical power shower, that way you dont need to crank up the boiler every time you need a shower.
#14
Ritchie 2
Is what everyone wants.


I have bath/shower combi at the moment . I am thinking just put shower saves room and Cleaning!!
#15
How about a nice corner jacuzzi bath with a screen and an overhead shower? You might make more use of the bath and it would certainly make it more attractive to buyers in the future.
#16
kim44
I have bath/shower combi at the moment . I am thinking just put shower saves room and Cleaning!!

Cleaning a shower cubicle is a bitch! Cleaning the bath is much easier. :thumbsup:
#17
I would keep it that way then mate, if you remove the shower then when it comes to selling up the first think a potential buyer is going to think is 'where is the bath' closeley followed by 'how much is it going to cost to get one fitted.

Your choice of course, but I wouldnt.
#18
I've just bought a house, and when we were looking around different places we didn't even consider places that didn't have a bath, even though we mainly shower. We were looking for shower/bath combos, then you've got a choice!
#19
Definately a bath and shower combo. A lot of people like to unwind with a nice relaxing bath...you couldn't have that with a shower...for a start, all the fragranced candles would go out and the pages of your book would get soggy!
#20
There's only one way to find out... FIIIIGHT!!!
#21
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billyX
There's only one way to find out... FIIIIGHT!!!
#22
billyX
There's only one way to find out... FIIIIGHT!!!


trouble is he would win he is 6ft 4ins.
#23
We had a similar dilemma and ended up putting in one similar to this. It looks great, is easy to plumb in, and because it is fully enclosed we didn't have to tile any walls.
#24
I wouldn't buy a house without a bath but would buy one without a shower. It's easy to put a shower in above the bath. You could always withhold certain privilages instead of fighting if you really want to win the argument. He will then agree to the 'women are always right ' rule
#25
melipona
We had a similar dilemma and ended up putting in one similar to this. It looks great, is easy to plumb in, and because it is fully enclosed we didn't have to tile any walls.


Very nice.
#26
billyX
There's only one way to find out... FIIIIGHT!!!

Has anyone watched Harry Hill??
I don't think anyone is suggesting that husband and Wife fight over their dilemma...I think he means the shower and bath should fight!
Billy,...I'm putting my money on the bath...
#27
melipona
We had a similar dilemma and ended up putting in one similar to this. It looks great, is easy to plumb in, and because it is fully enclosed we didn't have to tile any walls.


That looks like some crazy 23rd century contraption! The luxuries of a bath with the speed of a shower, in one!
banned#28
Ritchie 2;1628899
Not having a bath will almost certainly de-value your house. Ring an estate agent and check.


100% accurate.
banned#29
melipona;1629141
We had a similar dilemma and ended up putting in one similar to this. It looks great, is easy to plumb in, and because it is fully enclosed we didn't have to tile any walls.


Crickey! What the hell is it? Looks like a drinks dispenser! :p

http://www.bps-direct.com/shop/images/AP9007A.jpg
1 Like #30
andreahh24
Has anyone watched Harry Hill??
I don't think anyone is suggesting that husband and Wife fight over their dilemma...I think he means the shower and bath should fight!
Billy,...I'm putting my money on the bath...

The shower is tall but spindly and needs a plastic support bracket, whereas the the bath is short but made of iron... I think i'll agree with you. :thumbsup:
#31
guv
Crickey! What the hell is it? Looks like a drinks dispenser! :p

http://www.bps-direct.com/shop/images/AP9007A.jpg


Bet it's got a built in radio etc as well. Saw them at the Ideal Home Show. Of course, you need a 4th mortgage to afford one........

Edit: Just clicked the link, that's the one. Stupid things imho.
#32
billyX
The shower is tall but spindly and needs a plastic support bracket, whereas the the bath is short but made of iron... I think i'll agree with you. :thumbsup:


I disagree the shower can snake about under water pressure - it needs no support. It will try and trip the bath up - once on it's side the bath will never right itself with its short legs. I'll take a punt on the shower.
[mod]#33
melipona;1629141
We had a similar dilemma and ended up putting in one similar to this. It looks great, is easy to plumb in, and because it is fully enclosed we didn't have to tile any walls.


That I really like, perhaps if you have the time you can give us a review on it, easy to keep clean? Good and bad points etc.

PM me if you dont want to air your bath/shower in public ;-)
#34
bristolbunnygirl
I've just bought a house, and when we were looking around different places we didn't even consider places that didn't have a bath, even though we mainly shower. We were looking for shower/bath combos, then you've got a choice!


Exactly, you can add a shower to a bath, you can't add a bath to a shower. My solution was a standard bath and £20 shower from Argos that fixes to the mixer tap. Best of both worlds and will run quite happily and powerfully from a combi boiler. Not so good if you have an immersion heater/tank obviously.
#35
I agree with your wife that you need to have a bath installed for re-sale.

Potential purchasers would expect a bath.
#36
wombat6025
I disagree the shower can snake about under water pressure - it needs no support. It will try and trip the bath up - once on it's side the bath will never right itself with its short legs. I'll take a punt on the shower.


Only if the water is on...now, if both the bath and shower have their water flowing, it is possible that the shower will get into difficulties with all it's snaking around and drown in the vastness of the bath.
#37
andreahh24
Only if the water is on...now, if both the bath and shower have their water flowing, it is possible that the shower will get into difficulties with all it's snaking around and drown in the vastness of the bath.


good point- and the bath can take a much greater capacity of water, making it heavier and able to crush the shower with relative ease. Not only is the shower tray far more shallow and prone to overspill, but it lacks a vital component necessary to effective combat- a plug!
#38
If I was viewing your house, and it didn't have a bath, I would knock off 3K immediately of any offer, as I would have to have a choice, and would want to achieve a decent sale price when I came to sell.

Might depend on the house as well, if it was a confirmed bachelor pad, you could probably get away with no bath, but a family house forget it.

On a daily basis I use the shower, and only use my double ended bath when I am sharing with the missus.:whistling:
#39
both - will cost you if you try to sell without a bath!
#40
Unless You Plan To Stay In Your House For Life, Get A Bath As Well As The Shower.
Your Home Will Be Devalued Without A Bath, Especialy A Family Home, As Very Young Kids Don't Like Showers.

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