Ensuite - Bath or no bath?

(44 Posts)
BigBoxLittleBox Wed 13-Oct-21 19:57:14

We are renovating our ensuite and currently the plan is to put in a large shower rather than a shower and a bath.

However the ensuite is quite big (3m x 2.5m) and I'm worried it might look odd without a bath. The bathroom designer thinks it would be more "luxurious" with just a shower (along with double sink and toilet obviously).

If we did put a bath in it would mean compromising on the size of shower which my DH isn't keen on. Plus, we don't really bath often (once every couple of months). And when we do bath we use the bath in the main bathroom.

As an aside, we have no plans to move for many many years so I'm not worried about whether it would appeal to others if we sold etc, just whether for that size room we would regret not putting one in.

Any thoughts welcome!

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WhiskyXray Wed 13-Oct-21 20:01:21

You don't want a bath so... don't get a bath.

ISeeTheLight Wed 13-Oct-21 20:02:19

I would want a huge walk in shower. And plenty of storage for towels, toiletries etc. No bath.

londonsaint Wed 13-Oct-21 20:04:26

No bath, bigger shower (especially as you have a bath elsewhere in the house)

Littlebelina Wed 13-Oct-21 20:06:30

We've just gone with a bigger shower in our new one, going to add storage

MiddlesexGirl Wed 13-Oct-21 20:10:22

Plenty of large bathrooms with just the walk in shower. Looks fine to me.
- Would never in a million years suit me because I love my baths but from a visual point of view, lack of a bath is not an issue!

JerkintheMerkin Wed 13-Oct-21 20:10:38

I inherited the layout your designer described and really like it. I've upgraded it and am thrilled with the result. Already have a bathroom with a bath in it and as it's only me and DD it would have been pointless to put another bath in the en-suite. We do love our separate sinks/getting ready in the mornings - if feels very decadent grin

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BrilloPaddy Wed 13-Oct-21 20:11:46

We've got a walk in shower, and I really regret not having a bath.

If I want a bath, I have to use DD's bathroom which usually involves cleaning the bath first, moving shower gel/shampoo bottles out the way and sitting in there stressed at the mess.............

But it's personal preference if you're planning to stay in the house.

FrDamo Wed 13-Oct-21 20:19:27

Ditch the bath!

We did when we refurbished our en suite a few years ago. Now we have a great walk in shower. Also a double vanity unit. Guess who always has the messier sink!

We put in electric underfloor heating which is lovely underfoot BUT how it's been laid means there are cold spots (one warm foot and one cold foot when sitting on the loo! And warm heels but cold toes when standing at the sink) AND it costs a small fortune to run (thank you electricity meter for pointing that out).

The only reason to really consider keeping the bath would be the impact on when it comes to selling your house. However as you have another bath in the main bathroom then I don't think it's an issue.

BigBoxLittleBox Wed 13-Oct-21 20:40:44

Thank you everyone for the comments. It has made me feel more confident we are doing the right thing.

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FawnDrench Wed 13-Oct-21 20:47:15

Another vote for a larger shower and no bath.

minipie Wed 13-Oct-21 21:12:53

We have large shower, double vanity, loo. No bath. No regrets

Your bathroom is a fair bit bigger than ours though though… I’m a bit surprised you can’t have both? Think ours is 2 x 2.5 ish

Warmduscher Wed 13-Oct-21 21:17:05

Why do you need two sinks?

minipie Wed 13-Oct-21 21:51:42

To avoid bumping heads with DH when we both want to brush our teeth or wash our faces at the same time (like every night)?

Warmduscher Wed 13-Oct-21 22:44:55

minipie

To avoid bumping heads with DH when we both want to brush our teeth or wash our faces at the same time (like every night)?

You go to the bathroom at the same time every night? I’ve never heard of that!

Warmduscher Wed 13-Oct-21 22:45:31

I meant at the same time as each other. My mind is blown.

Svalberg Wed 13-Oct-21 22:55:35

Warmduscher

Why do you need two sinks?

We need 2 sinks because I need a hygenically dry one to clean my contact lenses in, and have no desire to clean & dry the sink every time due to DPs shaving & toothbrushing messiness. He can use a dirty sink until either the cleaner comes or he decides to clean it (like, never)

Warmduscher Thu 14-Oct-21 09:11:05

We need 2 sinks because I need a hygenically dry one to clean my contact lenses in, and have no desire to clean & dry the sink every time due to DPs shaving & toothbrushing messiness. He can use a dirty sink until either the cleaner comes or he decides to clean it (like, never)

You clean your contact lenses? I thought you threw them away at the end of every day? This thread has been a revelation to me!

missyoumum Thu 14-Oct-21 09:16:09

We took a bath and small shower out of our en suite and put in huge walk in shower with massive jets and storage cupboard. Had used the bath once in two years and have one downstairs if need one, would def be our preference.

DuvetDayIsEveryDay Thu 14-Oct-21 09:21:25

Massive shower and no bath.

Last year we got rid of our only bath. Absolutely no regrets. The bathroom looks amazing !

VenusClapTrap Thu 14-Oct-21 09:22:32

If I was buying your house, I would have to rip out your bathroom and install a bath. But I’m not buying your house, and you’re not planning to sell it, so do what works for you!

I’m currently renovating a bungalow for DDad. He is adamant he doesn’t want a shower in his bathroom because he’ll never use it, and he’ll have more space if we don’t cram one in there. This is fine - it’s more important that a house is right for the person living there than trying to make it acceptable to future buyers, unless you’re buying it as a short term stop gap.

RitaFires Thu 14-Oct-21 09:33:44

I wouldn't expect a bath in an ensuite and there is a bath elsewhere in the house so I wouldn't think you've lowered the value of the house or put off hypothetical buyers.

A really large shower does sound great, I hope you enjoy whatever you do choose in your new ensuite.

Svalberg Thu 14-Oct-21 09:57:42

Warmduscher

*We need 2 sinks because I need a hygenically dry one to clean my contact lenses in, and have no desire to clean & dry the sink every time due to DPs shaving & toothbrushing messiness. He can use a dirty sink until either the cleaner comes or he decides to clean it (like, never)*

You clean your contact lenses? I thought you threw them away at the end of every day? This thread has been a revelation to me!

I wear RGPs, not disposables

BigBoxLittleBox Thu 14-Oct-21 10:16:48

Thanks again everyone!

(We do have a bath elsewhere so the house wouldn't be bath-less!)

And re: the double sink - we have the space and it means I can keep my sink nice and tidy and let DH make a mess of his grin

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Warmduscher Thu 14-Oct-21 12:28:42

I wear RGPs, not disposables

I have no idea what they are and I imagine most people wouldn’t either with just an acronym to go by, but I wonder how other people who wear them manage if they only have the usual number of sinks in their bathroom?

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