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Response to pscot (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 01:47 PM

6. Keep the tub.

Cost is essentially the same and the options for use are legion. You'll end up needing a door for a shower with all it's problems, wet floor etc. I like being able to step back out of the shower sometimes and the length of the tub gives plenty of room for that and room to bend over etc. To get that space in a shower requires at least 4 feet in one direction. Nothing more claustrophobic than a 30 or 36 inch shower. If someone shows up as a guest with babies or toddlers they will appreciate the tub. You can fill the tub when expecting a power outage and use the water for flushing toilets. Maybe you're dog will tangle with a skunk and you'll need to give her a bath and you can always use the tub to cool off if you're AC quits.

If you have a space problem, trying to squeeze a bathroom into a tight space or something, that would be a good time to consider a shower only....but it sounds like you've got a tub already so......

That's what I think and what I always recommend to my clients.

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Thyla Mar 2018 #1
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pscot Mar 2018 #7
Sedona Mar 2018 #3
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braddy Mar 2018 #5
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rgbecker Mar 2018 #6
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