The other half wants a linen cabinet in the bath room. The only
way to achieve space for a 15 inch wide 83 high cabinet is to
make the tub shorter. American Standard still makes a 4 foot
My question is it worth installing a 4’ tub with shower?
Depends on your priorities. I've never used the tub in our house preferring
a shower. Others may prefer to bath in a tub, but a 4' is not one for
relaxing and soaking. If you are considering resale value, you need both.
I'd rather have a 4' kick ass multi head shower than a tub.
While I agree with Edwin about what we like consider that if this is the
only bathroom in the house you or the next owner may wish to bathe a child
in a tub. And sometimes a soak even in a short tub is better than no tub at
Bottom line; if you just have the one bath, do the short tub. I actually own
a house with a 4 foot tub/shower and renting it has never been a problem.
An apartment that I formerly owned with just a shower was sometimes a
I forget the brand but during a recent visit to a showroom I saw some
"Japanise style" tubs that were short and very deep like a hottub. Might be
a problem getting in and out when used as a shower though. There were also
some other compromises like a shower stall unit with integrated steam bath
and 12" deep footbath with wirlpool jets and curved glass doors (very nice
for an all in 1 unit). Look in a showroom if you have one. Often they get
stuck with odd shaped units that they will sell for less $. They had shapes
and styles I didn't know existed.
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