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Bathroom upgrade, hurt or help my house value?

I recently upgraded and completely gutted and remodeled my bathrooms. Before they were two full baths with tubs. The smaller 5x8 bathroom I took out the tub and replaced it with a walk in stone shower stall with glass enclosure and travertine everywhere, pedestal sink instead of vanity. There's a lot more space now. I thought you don't need two tubs since no family is going to be taking two baths simultaneously.

The master bath I separated the previous tub and shower combo to a walk in stone shower stall with glass enclosure and made the jacuzzi tub separate. Double sink vanity with quartz countertop. Travertine everywhere.

Now, my question is by removing the second tub, which there just wasn't room for in the smaller bathroom and have a walk in shower too, have I technically downgraded my house from a two full bathroom house to a one and three quarters bath now? Have I actually reduced the value of my home after having spent 27K on this bathroom remodel project? Before selling do I have to rip out the walk in travertine stone shower stall with glass enclosure to put back in the entirely unnecessary second bathtub again?

ed21
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I would enjoy what you have and not worry about selling the house. It sounds like you upgraded the finishes and that should count for a lot. Besides ripping out and remodeling the shower only bath is likely to cost money you won't get when selling. It sounds like you have remodelers remorse. It comes with dropping $27 k on two bathrooms.

dj1
Re: Bathroom upgrade, hurt or help my house value?

Most remodel job bring in a fraction of their costs at the time of sale. A kitchen remodel for example, can bring you up to 60 - 70%. You see, what is good for you, may only be so so for a buyer.

As far as 1 full bath or 2 full baths - most buyers see 2 full baths and 1-3/4 bath almost as the same thing, since most people take showers, not baths.

Sombreuil_mongrel
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You will be excluding a number of potential buyers by deleting both tubs. It may even bear on future lending, or your current mortgage, who would possibly look upon this as downgrading/devaluing the collateral.
Casey

Frank
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