Is a master bath with walk in shower (no tub) listed as a "full bath" in the 75025 market?

Asked by molly, Plano, TX Mon Feb 11, 2013

Remodeling a 1986 F&J house, 1700 sq ft in Plano. Secondary bath redone (down to studs) with 16" travertine floor and matching 12" tile on tub (with showerhead) surround. New cabinetry, granite counter, toilet, lighting, mirrors, etc. Now to tackle the master bath. It has a double sink vanity, separate water closet and a standard tub with shower head. Considering eliminating tub and replacing it with a large spa like walk in shower. Again, taking the room down to studs with all new everything. Would this still be considered a "full bath" on the 75025 market if there is no tub?

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Dixon Wong, Agent, Dallas, TX
Thu Feb 14, 2013
Hi Molly,

YES a full bathroom means more than a sink and toliet. So its a full bath even with a shower only.

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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Tue Feb 12, 2013
Yes it would be considered a full bath HOWEVER many ladies enjoy a tub.

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Thanks, Lynn! Yes, my BFF wouldn't even look at a house without a huge soaker tub in the master. But I'd never use it! We could squeeze in a 60" soaker tub, due to a garden shelf that's on the outer wall of the tub (a useless designer feature that we'll knock out!), and that gives us about 12 extra inches in width. It would have to be a tub w/ showerhead, though; there's no room for a sep. shower at all. I think the spa shower gives us better bang for the buck in terms of a more upscale and open feel. Afraid the larger tub will make the room seem even smaller. And we dont anticipate moving in the foreseeable future. Thoughts?
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Mon Feb 11, 2013
I'd call it a full bath.
I've probably seen some at some point called 3/4, but I'd say most people would call it a full.

Sounds nice.

We're starting to see more of this lately.
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Leslie Wilson, Agent, Allen, TX
Mon Feb 11, 2013
Yes. Let me know if I can take a look as an investment if you decide to sell after the rehab. Thanks! Leslie Wilson 214-734-7920.
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Mon Feb 11, 2013
Hi Molly,

Yes, that will be considered a full bath.

Take care and enjoy your newly remodeled home!

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
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Dallas, TX 78240

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Melissa Hail…, Agent, Plano, TX
Mon Feb 11, 2013
Yes, it is considered a full bath when there is a toilet, sink, and shower and/or tub. The only time is it considered a half-bath is when there is only the toilet and sink.

Sounds like a great remodel! Kitchen and bathroom remodels usually give you the most return on investment when selling later.

Melissa Hailey - North Texas Top Team, Realtors
Coldwell Banker Jane Henry Realtors
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Thank you, Melissa. The old term 3/4 bath came to mind...a relic from the 1960's & we didn't want to lose the " two full baths" description for the Plano market if we w=ever had to sell. Appreciate your guidance!
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Andrea Brooks, Agent, Plano, TX
Mon Feb 11, 2013
sounds very nice! yes that will qualify as a 'full' bath - good luck!
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Brent Rice, Agent, Plano, TX
Mon Feb 11, 2013
I agree. "Full" bath implies a place to bathe; either a bathtub or shower.
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Christine Sh…, Agent, Plano, TX
Mon Feb 11, 2013
Yes it will be considered a full bath as long as there is a shower in there. Just be aware that a lot of buyers like the tub in the master bath if you ever do sell the home in the future.
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