Recently the Market Ready section of The New York Times discussed the option of replacing a bathtub with a luxury walk-in shower and how it could impact a home’s value, specifically in terms of resale value. The article cited the opinions of several real estate and design industry professionals, who all offered great advice on the subject.
Michael Shapot, a senior vice president with the New York office of Keller Williams Realty, spoke of the recent industry trend toward creating more spa-like bathrooms with walk-in showers and noted that if the target market is empty-nesters, senior adults, or single professionals, replacing a bathtub with a walk-in shower may be a wise investment.
Robin Elmslie Osler, a New York architect, said that many of her clients are requesting walk-in showers over baths and attributes it to the fact that it seems many city dwellers don’t have a lot of time for a long, leisurely bath. “I think it’s because the idea of taking a bath, in urban areas, carries a connotation of leisure and time. And it doesn’t seem like that is something that New Yorkers, in particular, have much of,” she said.
One thing to be sure of if you choose to add a large walk-in shower to your bathroom, regardless of where you live, is that your space has proper drainage. LUXE Linear Drains has several options for shower drains that add style to your space, while also providing adequate drainage. Please visit our website for more information on our products or contact us at 877-398-8110. We will be happy to help you select the most appropriate solution for your walk-in shower space.
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