No Tub in Master Bath???????
We are in the planning stages for a custom home to be built in the Greenville, SC area. One of our decisions is whether or not to have a bathtub in the master bathroom. This is not going to be a "McMansion", but it is going to be a higher end home. I guess I should add that we currently live in Houston and are building this house to retire to in about a year's time.
Last month, we were in Greenville interviewing to builders. As we walked through one of the builder's homes, we asked if stand-alone tubs were becoming more popular than Jacuzzi tubs. This led to us remarking that we never, ever use our Jacuzzi in Houston and would be just as happy not to have a tub, at all. This builder does multi-million dollar homes in The Cliffs; he said that some people are doing away with tubs in the master bath since their experiences are similar to ours. We will have a tub available in the guest suite around the corner from the master if either of us needs to have a good soak. Also, we would maintain the size of the master bath to reflect the sort of house we are planning.
What do y'all think? Would not having a bathtub in the master so adversely affect the resale value that it would create a serious problem for us? (OTOH, my joke is that since the is our "forever house" resale is our daughter's problem. ;^D )
If we did do a bathtub what about a freestanding double slipper as opposed to an inset tub with a surround? (Costs are comparable.)
If we don't have a tub, what should we put in its place? Walk in "party" shower (builder's term)? Drying area? sitting area? Built-in hampers? Fireplace?
Thanks for the advice - Jo Ann