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allduffedup Sat 01-Mar-14 20:31:52

We are planning to get a new bathroom fitted. Our bathroom is quite long and skinny, and the bath is currently on the long wall. It would open the room up a lot more if we put it on the short wall, but then it would have to be a short (150 cm) bath, rather than the standard 170 cm. It would be wider than our current bath though, so better for showering.

We would be quite happy with this new arrangement, but just wondering whether it would be off-putting to potential buyers in the future? As I say, it would make the room feel more spacious and pleasant, and the shower situation would be better. But with the compromise of a short bath.

united4ever Sat 01-Mar-14 20:40:47

For me no, we have a similarly small bath and considered a Japanese style bath which is really short but much deeper so you cannot,stretch your legs but the water covers you up to the neck because its deep. I would like to get one but am,worried about it putting off buyers if we ever sell.

Toomuch2young Sat 01-Mar-14 22:21:57

I have just bought a house (sstc!) with a small bath, the wonderful power shower above it negates it being a problem. Tho at some point ill prob rip it out and just have a massive wetroom type bathroom.

-dont really like baths--

ListWriter Sun 02-Mar-14 07:18:22

Wouldn't put me off. Two yr old DS is the only one who regularly uses the bath.

HerGraciousMajTheBeardedPotato Sun 02-Mar-14 07:33:21

If it was an overall small bath, in the only bathroom, then it might put me off. I'd want to change the bathroom, would wonder why it was there, were there structural problems that meant you could not have a proper bath etc.

But if it was wide and deep, so that you could still have a comfy bath, it wiuld not bother me. You don't need a long bath in order to relax. If it is deep the water supports you in a sitting position, like a Japanese bath.

didireallysaythat Sun 02-Mar-14 10:41:21

Personally the type of bath in a house would not deter me from buying a house as things can be changed. If the location was right, the garden big and the bathroom upstairs I'd even consider a 1970s avocado suite (hey wait....)

LondonGirl83 Sun 02-Mar-14 11:06:32

We had room in our family bathroom from a standard side bath but opted for a smaller bath (1.5m) so we could build in additional storage. It also makes the room feel bigger. We have 2 other shower rooms in the house though so that bath is really just for kids as we have our own ensuite and a guest shower room.

MillyMollyMama Sun 02-Mar-14 11:08:32

Sorry, but it would put me off. If you can tell us what dimensions the bathroom has, then there could be a better solution. Most people do not like quirky things and the Japanese are tiny! Everything is tiny there so people over 6ft here may not like this bath at all.

allduffedup Sun 02-Mar-14 17:11:28

Thanks, all sounds like it generally shouldn't be too much of a problem then. I went to have a look today and sat in a couple of 150 cm baths, and was happy with them.

There is only one other solution Milly, which is to have the bath where it currently is along the long wall. That would be a 170 x 70 cm standard bath, whereas the short bath would be 150 x 90 cm.

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