Bathtub in the bedroom?

(35 Posts)
DazedAndVeryConfused Mon 03-Dec-12 11:26:12

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lalalonglegs Mon 03-Dec-12 11:27:04

No, no, no.

BahSaidPaschaHumbug Mon 03-Dec-12 11:29:08

We stayed in a house in Somerset in september with a rolltop in the bedroom. Looks lovely. DS thought it was great but its incredibly messy and takes up space that could be better utilised by storage and seating.

If I was looking at a property to buy then I would be considering how much it would cost me to put it back in a bathroom.

MothershipG Mon 03-Dec-12 11:54:49

Why? I don't get it, I know it's trendy at the moment, but what is the attraction?

ApuskiMcClusky Mon 03-Dec-12 11:57:08

We bought a house with a roll top bath in, and we took it out and sold it on eBay - didn't cover the cost of the replastering and new carpet though. Not for me, I wanted the space for more storage.

MadBusLady Mon 03-Dec-12 13:00:34

I think it works in huge barn conversion type places where the bedroom is about 25 ft long and the whole idea is open space. Not otherwise.

TalkinPeace2 Mon 03-Dec-12 13:04:30

One of my clients has done it in her barn conversion.
She loves it.
I thought it looked crap.
NB the space is so huge there is an en suite shower room as well ....

BloooCowWonders Mon 03-Dec-12 13:08:36

No!!! Where does all the water vapour go? Would you have an extractor running?
I want my bath time to be uninterruptible, not public.

its not something i would personally go for but each to their own i guess. if you like it and have no problems with it then go for it... its your house.

one this i really cant stand, is the 'on-suite' with no walls. that is a major no no for me. just eww lol

Bunbaker Mon 03-Dec-12 13:12:15

What about damp? After a bath our bathroom is damp and steamy. I open the window and close the door. I don't have any soft furnishings to worry about getting mouldy.

I wouldn't buy a house that had a bath in the bedroom so if it is something you are considering I would take into account how many potential buyers it would put off.

forevergreek Mon 03-Dec-12 13:17:51

We have an en suite shower room to bedroom, which is open ( as in just half a Powell on one side, no door or anything)

I came with the flat ( we rent), thought it was tad strange at first but it's fine. The toilet is behind a separate door within the open space but the shower and double sinks kinda hover. It's actually really practical for us, but when guest stay we have to stay out of bedroom so they can howler in peace!

GreenEggsAndNichts Mon 03-Dec-12 13:40:27

I can see that it would be nice for a holiday house, but I agree with the others that it wouldn't really work in everyday life. Too much moisture from the steam, you'd want an extractor fan at least. It would need to be a very large room.

And well, no, just no. smile The more I think about it, the more I know wouldn't buy a property with a bath I needed to have removed from the bedroom.

MadBusLady Mon 03-Dec-12 13:42:15

I can't understand the en-suites with glass walls. I saw one once online, a three-sided glass cube stuck against a wall in the middle of a bedroom. Where are you supposed to look when the other person's taking a dump??

starrychime Mon 03-Dec-12 22:31:51

I went to see a flat once which had a tiny toilet and sink in a 'cupboard' in the hall and then a bath through a door off the living room hmm in a sort of alcove space. Very odd - nothing to do with bedrooms though!

MousyMouse Mon 03-Dec-12 23:10:21

would be too cold as well. (for me)
before I take a bath (happens about twice a year), I like to heat up the room properly so that my shoulders/knees/feet (whatever is not under water) doesn't get cold. a large room just can not be heated like that.

i once viewed a houss that had a shower in the kitchen... no walls or anything separating it from anything else... it was literally in the kitchen... right next to the back door confused

we did not take the house!

HollyMadison Tue 04-Dec-12 01:10:37

I have a bath in my bedroom. It is a sort of open ensuite and was like that when I bought the house. I think the bath element is lovely. The best thing is having a bath before getting ready to go out all in the same room and I also like it when DH lies on the bed and chats to me.

We do have an extractor fan but I don't usually use it and we haven't had a problem with mould.

I would only install something like that in a big bedroom where such quirkiness would match the rest of the house and as something decadent just for me. I wouldn't do it if I was planning on selling or renting the house within a few years as I know some of my friends don't like it.

Welovecouscous Tue 04-Dec-12 02:23:00

Awful confused

Ispywith Tue 04-Dec-12 18:32:58

We will soon have a roll top in our loft conversion bedroom. The only reason being the main bathroom couldn't house a bath & shower & I wanted both! I like the idea of having a bath a chatting to DP. (We also have a loo tucked under the Eve's at one end! Not to everyone's taste but we are not planning to move & we like it!!

Devora Tue 04-Dec-12 23:24:59

I wouldn't like it, no.

InLoveWithDavidTennant - in my poverty-afflicted youth I rented a flat which had a shower in the kitchen. And a toilet. In the kitchen.

Hard to believe it was legal. Still, it was damn cheap.

redandwhitesprinkles Tue 04-Dec-12 23:30:58

I would like it but can see why others wouldn't. Needs to be a big room to take it.

BrianButterfield Tue 04-Dec-12 23:33:45

I always remember a Grand Designs which was in a really narrow house - to maximise the space the bed rolled back to reveal a bathtub underneath it! I have often wondered how that really worked out in practice.

Yep, I'd love it.

Cahoootz Tue 04-Dec-12 23:40:00

I really really don't like baths in bedrooms.

ValentineWiggins Tue 04-Dec-12 23:50:07

Had it - wouldn't do it again. Noting wrong per se but just nothing really special about it! Sofa/dressing table/relaxing area instead i think,

Nancy66 Wed 05-Dec-12 08:27:47

Think it's a bit naff.

devora shock a toilet? in the kitchen? oh my! my ocd is going crazy at that thought confused

Devora Wed 05-Dec-12 22:12:29

Close that thought down, InLove; repress it just as far as you can grin

Devora Wed 05-Dec-12 22:13:21

Oh, and there were exposed wires sticking out of the shower. And holes in the wall - it was freezing. So I used to 'bathe' out of a washing up bowl on the living room floor.

Happy days...

usualsuspect3 Wed 05-Dec-12 22:13:53

I think its a bit odd really. My brother once lived in a flat that had a bath in the kitchen grin

MrsWoodforTrees Thu 06-Dec-12 18:58:22

Yes I can see it may be a good look , yes it would put me off .

ChristmasIsForPlutocrats Fri 07-Dec-12 14:39:42

We rejected a house in a good location because of this. All the reasons have already been mentioned (condensation, privacy, different temperatures appropriate for bathroom and bedroom) apart from two:

- SMELL ('nough said)
- If the owners had put in something so gimmicky and impractical as this, what other idiotic ideas might they have had in the rest of the house?! It wasn't even worth going to see.

KindleMum Tue 11-Dec-12 18:30:00

We're house-hunting at the moment and one we've seen had a shower randomly in the middle of the main bedroom. Vendor kept telling us how great it was that she'd found this way to get round not having space for an en-suite. We just kept thinking no, no, no. It's been on the market ages and has reduced price twice so I may not be the only one who hated it.

lookoveryourshouldernow Tue 11-Dec-12 22:51:38

..fine if you are the first flush of a relationship - pretty dire - 15 years down the line.... and still in the same house... but that's just my thoughts !!!

lookoveryourshouldernow Tue 11-Dec-12 22:53:21

... oops meant to say "if you are IN the first flush" - well even the second or third flush come to that - but it still a BIG NO NO NO.... don't do it...

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