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    Hi guys!

    We have a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse.

    We have just finished renovating our ensuite and we're about to start on our main bathroom.

    It's 2.4mx2.4m and currently feels large because the shower is over the bath.

    The toilet is also in the room and can't be moved elsewhere.

    We have the space to split the bath and the shower, but only just. It will cost around an extra $700 to do the work needed to separate them.

    We are only renovating because of a massive leak and we've had to borrow the money to do so.

    The reason we thought to split them is because it might be more attractive to potention purchasers/renters in the future. We also thought that with a baby on the way a separate bath might be handy when he/she gets a bit older (the market is down and we estimate that we'll need to stay here for around 5 more years before selling. Hopefully we'll have a second child by then too).

    In your opinion are we best off splitting the bath and shower or leaving them combined? We can't seem to make a decision.

    Thanks in advance

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    I'd split it! Ours is over the bath and a PITA, even more now with bub.

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    Maybe talk to an agent and/or check out local properties in your area to see what they have.

    We have two properties one with each option and have never had an issue renting out either.

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    I'd be put off buying a place if it had a shower over the bath. Seems like it would be too hard with a baby or if we got too old to climb in. Hth

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    Split it if you can for resale - especially for a main bathroom. If you don't have the space to do it well then don't, but if you can make it work then you should.

    One thing to consider - which we have done in both our ensuite and our main bathroom to make them feel roomier is to just have one panel of glass and make it a bit more like a wet room.

    I think about the generally recommended minimum for shower cubicles is 900mmx900mm because that is about the span of male arms when washing their hair. But if you lose at least one 'wall' of the shower it gives a better feeling of spaciousness.

    If that makes sense!

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    If it only will cost $700 I say do it but does that include the shower screens as they can be expensive!
    From a real estate agents point of view for a townhouse, ( main bathroom upstairs I assume?) I don't think it would really matter, as long as you have a bath is the main thing! Plus you have a separate shower in the ensuite to use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    If it only will cost $700 I say do it but does that include the shower screens as they can be expensive!
    From a real estate agents point of view for a townhouse, ( main bathroom upstairs I assume?) I don't think it would really matter, as long as you have a bath is the main thing! Plus you have a separate shower in the ensuite to use
    Actually no, I'd forgotten that. The difference between a folding bath screen and a full shower screen is about $350. So take total cost up to $1050 ish.

    Our bathroom is upstairs, like you guessed. It's a big townhouse, but still a townhouse.

    The way we'd get it to fit would be to put the bath up against the vanity and I've only just realised that when leaning up against the bath to bathe a child, the vanity will be just as much of an interference as the small bath screen (we'd get one that folds back in half).

    Up until today I was hell bent on splitting them, but after marking it all out, it just seems like it's going to feel tiny in there! At the moment it feels huge!

    I'm wondering if feeling like the space is very small might be a bigger turn off for buyers than a shower/bath combo?

    At the end of the day, in the price range that the place fits into (around $340k), buyers would probably just be happy that it has brand new bathrooms?

    NancyBlackett the shower we would be able to fit is 900x900 like you suggested. We hadn't thought about removing a glass wall though...I'll look into that.

    The shower we've just put in our ensuite is huuuge! It's 1150x1150! So nice!

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    Do you have to have a glass screen? We just have a shower curtain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan2bamummy View Post
    Do you have to have a glass screen? We just have a shower curtain
    DH has a weird 'thing' about shower curtains! He refuses to have one.

    I don't know why!

    I let it fly because he doesn't request many things. Lol. It would be handy to save some $$$ though!!

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    I would leave it, 2.4x2.4 for a full bathroom really is too small.
    I'd rather have a good bathroom than a small non functional one.


 

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