Here’s the dilemma… you want a bigger shower in your master bathroom but you are worried that if you decide to sell your house later, you will not get as high a price if you don’t have a bathtub. The real estate agents will tell you that people want a tub in the master (even though everyone knows that they almost never get used). As in much of life, there are trade-offs and compromises and this is one that only you can deal with. The correct action is highly personal and will involve a little soul searching. How long do you think you will be in this house before you sell it and how badly do you want that beautiful big shower? If you have no current plans for selling and would get a lot more enjoyment out of a bigger shower, then your answer might be right there in front of you.
Weigh the Pros and Cons of the Renovation
You could also make the case that there must be other people looking at houses that would prefer a great shower to either a tub/shower combo or a small shower and a tub in the master, meaning that you might not have any trouble selling, or in fact might get a premium for the increased functionality. One of the most common requests we are getting these days is to do exactly this within a master bathroom.
As you put the pros and cons down on paper, make sure to consider whether you have another bathtub elsewhere in your home. In most cases it would be considered a mistake to take out the only bathtub in the home but if there is another tub available you could be fine.
The bottom line for this decision rests with your personal comfort.