It’s a big decision when considering your bathroom renovation.  Especially if you decide to sell in the future.  It could ultimately make or break a sale.

Time poor households could argue they would love to have time to soak away in a bubble bath but realistically they simply do not have the time.  Having a bath tub would just collect dust and create another area to keep clean.  However, if you have a young family, a bathtub is really a necessity.

Buyers with a young family won’t even consider purchasing a home without a bath.  You may think you will never sell, but what if you decide to rent the property out – this may limit tenants that will be interested.

A bath also gives you options.    You may not think you have time for a relaxing soak, but at least you will have one if the need or want arises.  A relaxing bath is a godsend after a hard emotional day or physical tiring day.  A great way to relieve aching muscles.

On the opposing side though, walk in showers are in high demand these days.  They create a sense of space in a small bathroom where otherwise a bath may look bulky or tired looking.  Large walk in showers generally are the most requested option in units and small townhouses.   A bath does take up space.

Considering environmental and economic factors, there is no doubt a 5 minute shower uses much less water than running a full bath.

At the end of the day you need to decide what is going to work best for you and your family.