We are upgrading our small master bathroom, which originally came with just a shower stall. We’ve been told that if we want this bathroom listed as a “full” and not a “3/4 bath”, that we need to put a tub/shower in it. Is this true? What is the general market opinion of a master bath with a shower but no tub?
It is true that you need a bathtub to qualify as a “full” bath. In most cases, I’d recommend leaving the three-quarter setup when updating – by trying to add a tub/shower combination, you may do more damage to the value by making a small space seem even more cramped.
The market opinion of a three-quarter master bath is dependent upon the neighborhood and when the home was built. I’d guess your home was built between the late 60′s and the early 80′s in which case the three-quarter master bath is normal and expected. The alternative is typically that you have no private master bath at all, so the lack of a tub is a very minimal detraction.
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