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A bath in the bedroom? What would you think of this?

(42 Posts)
LizzieMint Sun 13-Apr-14 22:33:21

It's a free-standing roll-top bath on a sort of raised separate side of the room, along with a shower cubicle. No wall between the bathroom and bedroom though.

Do you think this is completely weird?

Just curious, as this is what we have in our house and I've always liked it (feels like a hotel to me) and H has always thought it's bizarre. It's not like we plan to do anything about it but as the house is going on the market, I just wondered!

SquidgyMaltLoaf Sun 13-Apr-14 22:37:35

I think it's a bit of a Marmite thing - personally I'd hate it (and would worry about steam and damp!) but I can see that some people would love it!

LizzieMint Sun 13-Apr-14 22:53:03

SquidgyMaltLoaf I think you'd get on very well with my H. smile

overmydeadbody Sun 13-Apr-14 23:37:05

It would put me off buying a house, but like you siad, some people love it! grin

RudyMentary Sun 13-Apr-14 23:38:12

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Ludways Sun 13-Apr-14 23:40:00

My DSis had this in her last house, sort of in an alcove. It'd been put in by the people before them. It sold perfectly ok.

sallysparrow157 Sun 13-Apr-14 23:43:57

I'd love it, I like lounging in the bath or ages reading, the bloke likes sitting on the bed shooting zombies and stuff on the computer, or lying down reading. If we had a bath in the bedroom, I could lounge in bubbles reading trash and he could shoot zombies and we could still be in the same room having intermittent conversations (he is very bad at shooting zombies and dies a lot and my books for reading in the bath are generally quite poor, we would have many many intermittent conversations!)

PigletJohn Sun 13-Apr-14 23:50:09

damp, steam, condensation, mould. Splashes and overflows onto the floor. No electrical sockets with 3 metres.

Not for me.

MillyMollyMama Sun 13-Apr-14 23:59:13

Ok for fun in a hotel but a nightmare at home. If I was looking at your house though, I would not just judge on the en suite bathroom. However if two houses were equal, I would buy the other house unless the bath and shower could easily be separated by a wall from the bedroom. Is there a loo too?

LizzieMint Mon 14-Apr-14 08:00:14

There is a loo, but that's separated in its own little room.
It can't be easily separated, there's a vaulted ceiling with skylights and a wall would come in the middle of one of the skylights. (Hence us not doing anything about it!)

specialsubject Mon 14-Apr-14 09:52:36

my reaction is the same as PJs - grossly impractical and damaging.

each to their own, but i'd run a mile!

VivaLeBeaver Mon 14-Apr-14 09:53:57

I wouldn't be keen.

Maybe I could live with it if the bedroom was huge and it was kind of in its own end. But I'd never use it.

isitsnowingyet Mon 14-Apr-14 09:56:41

You'd have to change it back if you needed to sell the house

HappyAsEyeAm Mon 14-Apr-14 10:03:58

I think its a lovely thing to look at and sell as a lifestyle offering. But the practical side of me wouldn't want it. I would eb thinking of steam, damp bedding, mould, not wanting to leave the window open to let the steam out without making the bedroom cold, not wanting to have an extractor fan due to the noise that you would then get in the bedroom etc. Also, I don't think I'd be very relaxed sitting in the bath and looking round my bedroom at things I hadn't done like hang up clothes, put away washing, tidy up, take cups that I'd finished with downstairs etc.

Very 'Hotel du Vin'. Not very 'family home'. For me, anyway.

Lottiedoubtie Mon 14-Apr-14 10:08:46

I'd love it, but all the practical people have out me off - just out of interest OP how much of a problem is steam/damp/damp bedding(eww)?

ajandjjmum Mon 14-Apr-14 10:09:00

I think it could be a lovely feature, although maybe not used as often in busy day to day life as in a hotel. We have stayed in hotels where a bath has been separated by a half wall (in one case made from glass blocks), so there is an element of privacy and practicality in terms of finishes within that specific area.

Normally bedrooms are larger than bathrooms anyway, so I wouldn't worry about steam, as it would disperse quickly.

Whether it would be a problem to me would depend on whether there were more practical bathing/showering solutions available in the house for the morning rush!

HenI5 Mon 14-Apr-14 10:10:28

I actively avoid hotels with this arrangement, so I wouldn't want it at home. If you can't change it you just have to dress it beautifully and put a positive spin on it to sell.
It will appeal to some buyers after all, it appealled to you when you purchased.

LondonGirl83 Mon 14-Apr-14 10:42:14

I wouldn't like it for all the reasons already stated.

UriGeller Mon 14-Apr-14 10:48:38

Sounds like a lovely house with the vaulted ceilings but I'd have to offer a lower price to factor in taking out the bath and making good.

Twistiesandshout Mon 14-Apr-14 10:53:06

I wouldn't like it because being in the bath is my escape time, and that would be more likely to be interrupted.

Couldn't you just put a wall that doesn't go all the way to the ceiling? Could look quite modern?

throckenholt Mon 14-Apr-14 11:02:34

I would hate it, and would be concerned about condensation in the room.

BackforGood Mon 14-Apr-14 11:09:55

I'd hate it.
Wouldn't consider a house with that, unless it was being sold for a price that indicated the whole house would have to be revamped before you could live there.

LoveVintage Mon 14-Apr-14 16:36:10

Definitely a Marmite thing. Personally I like to have a bath in total peace and privacy. Would it be possible for a half-wall, or a nice screen to be erected to partition the areas off? You don't have to actually do that, you could suggest it as an option to viewers. Or you could do something like that if you get feedback that the current layout is putting people off.

The thing you won't know however is whether people are being put off viewing it at all by the photos and description in your Schedule.

Sorry, not altogether helpful.

Floralnomad Mon 14-Apr-14 16:39:05

I think it really depends how big the room is ,can you post a picture so we can give you a proper opinion .

mousmous Mon 14-Apr-14 16:39:54

not for me or all the reasons the-voice-of-reason pigletjohn says.

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