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TUB OR NO TUB (by TERRY [ID]) May 11, 2022 1:37 PM
       TUB OR NO TUB (by JAC [OH]) May 11, 2022 1:50 PM
       TUB OR NO TUB (by RB [TN]) May 11, 2022 1:55 PM
       TUB OR NO TUB (by Jason [VA]) May 11, 2022 1:59 PM
       TUB OR NO TUB (by WMH [NC]) May 11, 2022 2:29 PM
       TUB OR NO TUB (by MikeA [TX]) May 11, 2022 2:51 PM
       TUB OR NO TUB (by Steve [MA]) May 11, 2022 6:17 PM
       TUB OR NO TUB (by LisaFL [FL]) May 11, 2022 7:37 PM
       TUB OR NO TUB (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) May 12, 2022 12:48 AM
       TUB OR NO TUB (by Sandy [CO]) May 14, 2022 10:26 AM
       TUB OR NO TUB (by MAT [PA]) May 15, 2022 12:39 AM

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TUB OR NO TUB (by TERRY [ID]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 1:37 PM
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Good morning Landlords -

I'm having a hard time making a decision. I own a 4-plex, each unit is 2bed/1 bath with a shower over the tub combo; the building was built in 1970. The tub and surround has seen better days.

My question is do you think it should have them tear out the tub and put in a walk-in shower, or just put in an updated tub and surround?

My thought has always been what about tenants with little kids that need baths? I've owned this building since 2005 and there have been a mix of tenants, some with 1 or 2 little kids and some tenants with no kids. Do you see my conundrum? What are your thoughts? --75.174.xxx.xxx




TUB OR NO TUB (by JAC [OH]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 1:50 PM
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When I remodel I put tubs back in. I keep my units usable for many types of tenants. --136.179.xx.xx




TUB OR NO TUB (by RB [TN]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 1:55 PM
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Tub.

Another vote to replace tub and surround, with new. --24.183.xxx.xxx




TUB OR NO TUB (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 1:59 PM
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If you donít want kids, go with a shower. This will cut your tenant pool in half though.

If you want a better tenant selection and better resale value, go with a tub. --50.202.xxx.xx




TUB OR NO TUB (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 2:29 PM
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Shower - it upscales the tenant. --50.82.xxx.xxx




TUB OR NO TUB (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 2:51 PM
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Tub but install tile instead of a surround for better aesthetics and more tenant proof. --209.205.xxx.xx




TUB OR NO TUB (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 6:17 PM
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Before you commit to switching toa shower from your existing tub, you should check the size of the existing tub drain. Most tubs have a 1 1/2" drain & showers require a 2" drain to be code compliant. --72.93.xxx.xx




TUB OR NO TUB (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 7:37 PM
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Iíd likely do a tub with tile surround. Itís easier. But if Iíd rather not attract those with small children Iíd do showers. Sticking with the tub is the safest bet though. --75.89.xxx.xxx




TUB OR NO TUB (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: May 12, 2022 12:48 AM
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A four piece bathroom is the norm where if wanted not to use bathtub then could use shower. A bathroom done with good materials will last a long time. First off change bathtub faucet to single handle ceramic disc pressure balanced where temperature remains constant if water use changes. Install Schluter ditra membrane water proof membrane then install a good quality of porcelain tiles. For ease of keeping clean then large ceramic tiles around bathtub. Tub surrounds look tacky where after a few years look worn out. When selling a house or renting the two most important areas are the kitchen and bathroom. Usually when someone is looking for house or rental unit the girl friend or wife is brought along so it is a yes or no right there. The objective is to make units stand out from other units where a extra fifty dollars is justified per month. Think of the bathroom where the cost is amortized over many years where the cost is paid for. --68.69.xxx.xxx




TUB OR NO TUB (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 10:26 AM
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I would do a tub to have greatest number of potential tenants --138.199.xx.xx




TUB OR NO TUB (by MAT [PA]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 12:39 AM
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Remodeling a bath now, and Iím doing a shower only. I rarely have people with kids interested in this one bedroom unit. Even in my 2 and 3 bedroom units, I donít get many qualified applicants with kids. Seems like most of the qualified applicants have bought houses by that stage of life. I took my cue on the shower/tub question from newly built hotels and big apartment complexes in the area. --100.34.x.xx



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