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    Default Bathroom remodel layout - need opinions

    We are considering a remodel of our bathroom in a 1930s San Francisco house. The bathroom is the only bathroom on the main floor of the house - therefore, it serves as both the guest bathroom as well as the "master". (There's another bathroom in an in-law unit but that's not really part of the main house).

    It's a fairly small space - about 7.5' x 6.5' with a 3.5' x 4' alcove. Currently, that's enough room for a stall shower (in the alcove), a toilet, a pedestal sink, and a "built-in" skinny tub to the side.

    We're considering two different layouts for a remodel:

    1) Keep layout as is.

    2) Move toilet to alcove (getting rid of shower stall), add double sink/vanity, and install shower over tub.

    The plumbing is easily accessible from the [exposed framing] garage below.

    We know that OUR preference would be to have two sinks and some counter/storage space (option 2) given that it's a master bath and we're a couple, but we're also concerned about resale and don't want to hurt the value of the bathroom.

    Any opinions/advice are appreciated.

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    Default Re: Bathroom remodel layout - need opinions

    If you don't take tub baths, then I'd keep and upgrade the shower. Add body sprays and/or steam. Fewer people prefer the tub these days so not having a tub is not always a detraction. In fact, a small tub could be a bigger detraction. With the tub gone, you should have room for the double sink that you do want.

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    Default Re: Bathroom remodel layout - need opinions

    Personally, I wouldn't get rid of the only tub in the house. Sometimes you just need a soak. And down the road, if you plan to sell, having no tub can drive many buyers away.
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