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    • flameshouse
    • By flameshouse 6th Dec 17, 6:21 PM
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    Would you buy a house without a bath??
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    • 6th Dec 17, 6:21 PM
    Would you buy a house without a bath?? 6th Dec 17 at 6:21 PM
    I have a small 2 bed house with a tiny bathroom, like tiny, the sink overhangs the bath. I'm having the bathroom ripped back to brick and done from scratch, but i'm considering removing the bath and having a large shower cubicle instead... as this is a "first time buyers" kind of house, and thinking about young kids, would removing the bath completely put anyone off/lower the value?
    Last edited by flameshouse; 06-12-2017 at 7:11 PM.
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    • WorldTraveller
    • By WorldTraveller 7th Dec 17, 10:13 AM
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    It all comes down to personal preference really. None of my family are bath people so just a shower would be fine. Our children have had showers since they were very small so it shouldn't be an absolute deal breaker for somebody who might have young children - but again it's all down to personal preference.
    • Glover1862
    • By Glover1862 7th Dec 17, 10:57 AM
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    I assume most people wash everyday, sometime twice in the summer, when would you have time to have a full bath???? Shower all the way.
    • Coconut01
    • By Coconut01 7th Dec 17, 12:00 PM
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    I rarely have a bath but with having young children i would discount anywhere that didn't have a bath.
    • movilogo
    • By movilogo 7th Dec 17, 12:06 PM
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    I take shower standing in the bath - best of both worlds
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    • Mrs CP
    • By Mrs CP 7th Dec 17, 12:10 PM
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    We bought a house this year where the bath had been taken out and the space converted into a walk-in shower. I would have preferred both, but it wasn't a deal-breaker.


    We may put the bath back in at some point as it will make life easier when grandchildren come along :-)


    The main things I miss are being able to bath the dog without having to get in with him, and having a nice long soak with a glass of wine.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 7th Dec 17, 1:26 PM
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    just imagining someone washing their baby in the kitchen sink, I suppose it is big enough, but not sure it would appreciate Fairy liquid over baby shampoo
    Originally posted by csgohan4
    I recall plenty of my baby photos of me being washed in the kitchen sink as a baby - was much easier height for my mum to manage. I assume she used baby shampoo but if she used Fairy liquid then I'm pretty sure no long term effects have been suffered and I have no dried on egg either
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    • Bvv
    • By Bvv 7th Dec 17, 1:33 PM
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    Depends on the space. If there is sufficient space, then I'd prefer a bath with shower over it. If your bathroom is tiny, however, then I'd much rather have a non-cramped shower room than a cramped bathroom!
    • TBagpuss
    • By TBagpuss 7th Dec 17, 5:05 PM
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    I would prefer to have a bath (and shower over it) than just a shower.
    In looking at houses I would consider one with only a shower, but only if there was room to install a bath, and my offer would reflect that fact that i would want to have a bath put in.

    If there wasn't enough space for a full length bath I would not consider buyer.

    (Bath with no shower would mean I'd be thinking of the cost of adding a shower, but would be less off-putting)

    That said, unless you are planning to sell soon, do what works best for your household. If you decide to go for no bath, consider keeping some photos or a plan of of the bathroom 'before' to show that a bath can be fitted in.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 7th Dec 17, 7:30 PM
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    Do what me mum done , put a sitting bath in and a shower over the deep end

    It was actually very handy for all age groups. Those that wanted a bath but had mobility problems could still use it, kids could bath their babies in it with the use of a good mat, those who wanted a shower were catered for as well.

    Werenít cheap back then but Iím sure the have become much popular so should be within reach
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    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 8th Dec 17, 10:47 AM
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    I'd buy a house without a bath because fewer people would be interested and I'd be more likely to be in a better negotiating position. A bath is easy to install and if I were considering selling a house without a bath I would install one just for the purposes of selling
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 8th Dec 17, 12:09 PM
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    I always said I'd never buy a house without a bath but the right house came along at the right time and I did just that.

    I can't stop calling it the bathroom though, even though it doesn't have one!

    My girls are a bit older now and were extremely happy when we told them there won't be a bath
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    • BikingBud
    • By BikingBud 8th Dec 17, 2:00 PM
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    If your house will be marketed to a couple who might have a baby at some point, then a bath is essential.

    Trying to wash toddlers or babies in a shower cubical is a nightmare, and you would need a baby bath - which would need storing somewhere in this small house...
    Originally posted by pinkshoes
    Could always wash the kids in the kitchen sink or the dishwasher
    • Lord Baltimore
    • By Lord Baltimore 8th Dec 17, 5:43 PM
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    Would you buy a house without a bath??
    Yes. I wouldn't go on a date without first taking a bath though.
    all your base are belong to us
    • Spider In The Bath
    • By Spider In The Bath 9th Dec 17, 7:58 AM
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    just imagining someone washing their baby in the kitchen sink, I suppose it is big enough, but not sure it would appreciate Fairy liquid over baby shampoo
    Originally posted by csgohan4
    This is what used to be done all the time. I remember being washed in the sink at my gran's house in the 1970s and it was not an unusual thing.
    • Spider In The Bath
    • By Spider In The Bath 9th Dec 17, 7:59 AM
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    Another vote for buying a house with no bath. We had a shower over a bath when we moved in and we replaced this with a large walk in shower instead.
    • Ray Singh-Blue
    • By Ray Singh-Blue 9th Dec 17, 8:07 AM
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    No bathee, no buyee
    • Ray Singh-Blue
    • By Ray Singh-Blue 9th Dec 17, 8:11 AM
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    bought a house this year where the bath had been taken out... the main things I miss are being able to bath the dog without having to get in with him, and having a nice long soak with a glass of wine.
    Originally posted by Mrs CP
    Wait.... what?? You used to take long soaks in the bath together with your dog while enjoying a glass of wine???
    • kingstreet
    • By kingstreet 9th Dec 17, 4:15 PM
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    We have a bathroom with a bath which hasn't been used in the thirteen years we've lived here. All we've done is cleaned the dust out of it.

    All three of us use the shower in the ensuite.
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    • capital0ne
    • By capital0ne 9th Dec 17, 6:14 PM
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    Personally we prefer a nice large shower cubicle to a bath with shower over but we're in the minority. For most people with young kids it would would probably be a deal breaker to not have a bath.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    But this is small 2 bed house, aimed at a no kids family
    • capital0ne
    • By capital0ne 9th Dec 17, 6:17 PM
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    Anyway baths are not entirely nice are they, sitting in a load of filthy water covered in all your bodily excretions, you'd need a shower afterwards! How do you wash and rinse your hair?

    Tell you what abandon the bath and have shower instead.
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