If we replace the jacuzzi tub in our master bath with our w/d, will we be increasing or decreasing the value of our house in the Phila. suburbs?

Asked by Jim, 07302 Sat Feb 12, 2011

We are considering a full master bath remodel. We never use the tub and having the washer/dryer on the 2nd floor would be convenient. It is a single family 4 bedroom 2-1/2 bath house valued around $525,000.

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Laura Gianno…, Agent, Manahawkin, NJ
Sat Feb 12, 2011
I'd suggest finding out with other homes in your neighborhood offer. You never want to change that up too much or go overboard with improvements that can't offset their cost . The questions to ask; how long are you staying in the home, does that mean your master bath will only have a shower, and other there similar homes that have a master bath without a tub. Good luck!

Laura Giannotta
Little Egg Harbor Realtor
Keller Willaims Realty-Northfield
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sat Feb 12, 2011
Most home owners prefer a tub however if your intent own the home for next 20 years... then remodel fit your taste.

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Dan Tabit, Agent, Issaquah, WA
Sat Feb 12, 2011
Jim,
You would now have a 4 bedroom 2.25 bath home with two laundry rooms. Rarely has a second laundry been considered an upgrade, especially at the cost of a tub.
My question for you is this, are you planning to stay for 5 or more years? If so, do what you would find most useful and beneficial and enjoy it. The longer you are there the less it matters. If you are considering a sale in less than 5 years, really reconsider. Unless lots of other homes in the area may be similarly set up, you will be at a disadvantage with minimal personal benefit.
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