Bath Or Shower, Would You Consider Buying A Home Without A Bath?

August 20th 2013
By: Melanie
Bath Or Shower, Would You Consider Buying A Home Without A Bath?

Over the past few years we have seen a phase of homeowners stripping out baths to make way for showers with power showers, but would a potential buyer consider buying a home without a bath?

This is an ongoing debate which is difficult to answer. If you are marketing your home at a young professional market then they might prefer to have a shower, whereas a family would see having a bath as a vital part of family life.

An average bath uses between 30-50 gallons of water per bath, whereas a shower with a low-flow shower head uses only 10 gallons of water per shower (unless you have a teenager!), although these environmental issues are a concern, most home buyers will put their individual requirements before saving the planet.

By taking out a bath and replacing it with a shower would certainly limit your audience and could potentially put off a sale, as having to reconstruct a bathroom or kitchen normally involves huge expense.

It seems that homeowners living with limited space are moving towards having an electric shower installed above their baths as it offers both options. There are all types of shower/baths available on the market, however the most quirky option we found was this shower where you can lay down at the same time as taking your shower showcased on by Zoopla on their Facebook page (see attached photo).

If you are thinking about changing your bathroom and are unsure whether to fit a bath or shower, why not pop into your local branch of Intercounty and our team will be able to give you some help and advice.

Image source: Zoopla, available to buy at