Do You Need at Least One Bathtub in a Home for Resale? - A Visit with Danny Lipford and Today's Homeowner Radio

Posted by Davis Bass on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 2:34pm.

Kathy Bass, REALTOR ® and one of our Team Leaders recently had the pleasure of visiting with an old friend, Danny Lipford, for his Ask the Pro segment on his wildly successful radio show Today’s Homeowner. After many years as a successful remodeling contractor, Danny leveraged his knowledge and affable personality into an internationally syndicated television show and recently added a radio show. That success landed him various guest expert spots on The Weather Channel, LIVE with Regis and Kelly, CBS This Morning and has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

Danny received an email question from a listener in Kentucky regarding the wisdom of removing all bathtubs from a remodeling project on her home.

Danny Lipford and Allen Lyles

"An interesting email came in this week regarding a bathroom remodel that would completely remove a tub from a home and replace it with a walk-in shower. Would this sort of project negatively affect the future sale of a home? We went Straight to the Pros for this answer. Kathy S. Bass is one of the top Realtors in the Florida Panhandle. What do you think her professional advice is? Be sure to check out more on our Real Estate Pro, Kathy. And, don’t worry…she’ll be a returning guest, so if you have more questions, let me know!"

Name

Donna & Billy G

State

Kentucky

Subject

bathroom remodel

Message

We are working on a bathroom remodel.We have a large full bath that we are making smaller to add a shower in the 1/2 bath . I would like to just have a shower in both baths. Would it be hard to sell the house in the future without a tub in one of the baths?


This is a question that is becoming more and more prevalent as homeowners address the multi- generational needs of today’s families. We had actually just consulted with a client on this same situation as he was having to make significant repairs following a water leak and needed to decide to re install a tub or install a new walk in shower. Most buyers today are looking for easy access or zero entry showers as getting in and out of a tub can cause dangerous falls for maturing adults. Handicapped family members can also benefit from easy access showers that often accommodate wheelchair access. In our interview we addressed the Kentucky listener’s question and others that today’s homebuyers are asking.
 
To hear the podcast and the discussion, listen here to the beginning of Hour 2.
 
To see more remodeling tips for your home or second home on Today’s Homeowner, check them out at Today's Homeowner.com

2 Responses to "Do You Need at Least One Bathtub in a Home for Resale? - A Visit with Danny Lipford and Today's Homeowner Radio"

Cheryl Foley wrote: We installed zero entry showers in our home and the biggest issues to me are the inability to put a shower mat in front of the door because you can't open the door without moving the mat. We have rain shower heads so they would be in the way to swing the door inside. Also we get a lot of leakage around the glass door. Any suggestions?

Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 12:24pm.

Beaches360 Administrator wrote: See Danny’s response below:

Cheryl:

It may be possible to raise the glass door and install a small “threshold” with tile or plastic to prevent the water from escaping under the door. This will allow you to place a mat in front of the shower entrance.
To prevent the water from escaping around the edges, you can install a "glue on" clear weatherstripping on the inside of the frames so that the door closes against them on each side. You should be able to find these by googling "shower door weatherstripping”. Clean the surface with denatured alcohol before applying the strips.

Posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 10:52pm.

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