Does removing a bath devalue your home or is it time to tear out the tub?

old bath in garden
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Does removing a bath devalue your home? It is one of the most frequently asked questions by both renovators as well as those simply fitting a new bathroom in their home. 

For some homeowners, the bath is a non-negotiable bathroom fixture and a bathroom design essential, while for others, it is simply a bulky space-guzzler that extends how long their bathroom takes to clean. A bath might be ripped out in favour of a walk-in shower enclosure.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.