Hi, I'm looking at different options for my bathroom, I'm just
wondering whether to keep my bath or replace it with a new steam
cabinet ( http://www.divapor.com/victoria-steam/steam-cabinet-victoria.php
). It's like a shower and a steam room in one. I was just wondering
how this would effect the value of the property or is important to
have a bath (I have a bath in another bathroom in the house).
Just a thought.
In some states, a "full bath" must include a tub. For example if you
have two full baths and convert one tub to a shower you will have
1-and-3/4 baths. Sure this will effect the value somewhat, but if it
increases the value to YOU it might be worth it. I doubt you will get
a tax break, although in theory you should. How long you intend to
lived there is another important factor. Why people do these major
renovations, then move makes no sense.
re: In some states, a "full bath" must include a tub.
Unless they changed the tax-assessment code in my town recently, a 1/2
bath is any bathroom with 2 fixtures, a full bath is any bathroom with
at least 3.
My basement bathroom, which contained a toilet and a shower stall when
I moved in, was considered a 1/2 bath. When I added a sink, my next
assessment considered that bathroom to be full.
It's like a shower and a steam room in one...
Why not do both? Something like this:
with a $30 coffee urn with the main thermostat bypassed and water supplied
from a toilet tank into a tube at the outlet and a steam tube from the top
into the shower and a $58 thermostat (Grainger 4MY93.)
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