Creating the master bathroom of your dreams? Picking out all the details like tile choices, counter tops, a double vanity can be exciting. However, there is one spot in this necessary room that is bringing in some contention for homeowners – should you include a bathtub in your master bathroom?

This has turned into one of the hottest topics on master bathroom renovation over the last couple of years. Trends have started to stray away from the oversized jetted soaking tubs and moved toward expansive walk-in showers.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the pros and cons of having a tub in your master bathroom.

Space is Valuable

One of the biggest reasons many people are starting to ditch the large soaking tub is due to a lack of space. Face it, tubs are big and they take up a ton of space. With current bathroom trends focusing on separate tub and shower spaces, the amount of space in your master bathroom just got even smaller.

By eliminating the large soaking tub, you’ll now have more space for an extra large spa-like shower featuring multiple showerheads.

A large shower can feature multiple showerheads, seating, or other spa-like experiences

Use is a Factor

Depending on how frequently or infrequently you use your bathtub can play a hug role in the importance of keeping it or getting rid of it. Do you enjoy taking a nightly bubble bath? Then chances are you’ll want to keep that tub in your remodel. However, if you can’t even remember the last time you took a bath, then go ahead and get rid of it.

Resale Implications

When deciding whether or not to remove the tub in your master bathroom, taking a look at the resale factors can be beneficial. Removing the tub is less of an issue if you have another bathroom with a bathtub. Typically, buyers, especially buyers with children, are looking for at least one tub where their kids can bathe.

Having at least one tub in the home can help resale value

If Space Allows – Have Both

Finally, if you are lucky to have a large enough master bathroom including both a walk-in shower and a soaking tub would be ideal. In recent years, master bathroom trends have started to harken back to vintage free-standing tubs. When placed in front of windows these free-standing tubs can create a spa-like experience in your own home.

Create an oasis in your master bathroom with a free-standing tub.

Whether you are looking to get rid of your master bathtub or want to keep it, Reliable Home Improvement can help create a dream-like master bathroom in your home.