resale value: walk in shower vs whirlpool bath
My wife & I bought a house in southern Utah 5 years ago. Our master bedroom has a bath area containing a whirlpool bathtub (not in the floor) & a stall shower. In the 5 years since we moved in we have not once used the bathtub, we always use the (cramped) stall shower. I have always wanted a walk in shower (not a stall) & I want to remove the tub & stall shower & build a tiled walk in shower in the space. There is a standard bathtub in another area of the house, not inside a bedroom. My wife refuses to consent to the renovation claiming that getting rid of the tub will lower the resale value of the house. I claim that we are both in our 70's, moved here to retire & be near our children, will never sell this house & the renovation will probably increase the value of the house anyway.
My question: is she right?
Last edited by snoopcat; 10-15-2013 at 01:37 PM.