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    Corner bath v wet room

    I'm refurbing my flat and it has a corner bath which I'm not a fan of but can live with. There isn't room for a standard bath but the bathroom was refitted before I bought so still very shiny and new looking. My options are keep corner bath or refit as wet room. My bathroom is above the bathroom in the flat below, water pressure seem good. From a resale perspective am I better off with the corner bath or a wet room.

    #2
    In flats a wet room is a non starter to me and just about every plumber I know.

    At least wit a corner bath there are limited opportunities for leaks but with a wet room the possibilities are endless.

    However the question you ask is about re-sale and expect the wet room would be more desirable aesthetically.



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      #3
      Instead of a wet room, why don't you try to get a very large shower enclosure such as the one in the link below.

      http://www.diy.com/departments/cooke.../136559_BQ.prd

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        #4
        How many bedrooms and what type of property/who is the target market?

        If it's more than 2 bedrooms or a "family" type purchase, go for a bath (even a corner one) with a decent shower over. If it's one bedroom, or targeted at "sharing professionals" a shower would be OK.

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          #5
          I think I might ask the neighbours if they've all got corner baths. If not, I'd ask to see how a normal bath was accommodated, and copy it, with a shower above.

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            #6
            Why don't people like corner baths? I've got one :-( I've got a standalone shower in a curved enclosure, so I put a corner bath in another corner - my hubby has made comments about not liking them too!

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              #7
              'Cause us chaps are generally taller than the ladies, so find them a little short.

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                #8
                ......but ladies have got more bits to wash that may like immersion and it is more relaxing to soak in hot water - when I had a corner bath (with shower over) at one of my lets it was popular with females.



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                  #9
                  I *HATE* corner baths, and am female - not particularly tall at 5' 6.5" (1m 69 cm for the metrically-minded). I don't fit in them comfortably (length or width-wise) and think they're just a bit naff in a 70s kinda way.

                  They're ALL OVER the town I currently live. I'd say that a good 30% of properties I've viewed recently (either in person or on RightMove) have corner baths where a standard bath would appear to fit (because other houses in the same street have them)

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                    #10
                    Actually, I never thought of it in that way, I'm just about 5' 6 and bend my knees a bit. So, in a long straight bath, I'd stretch back and relax! OK, when I move to my dream house, I will get rid of the corner bath if it has one :-)

                    Just had a funny thought, two tallish people trying to get in a corner bath together!! ROFL.

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                      #11
                      Hah! I knew it wasn't just me who didn't like corner baths! I'm about 5'6 as well and it's just not long enough for stretching out for a long soak. There's something of the ornamental fishpond about them. Thank you for comments/ideas. I'm going to work out which other flats in the block have got small bathrooms like mine and see what they've done.

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                        #12
                        If there is space for a corner bath, there is space for a proper sized shower with enlosure (full of partial).

                        No need to go for a full wet room.
                        There is always scope for misinterpretation.

                        If my posts can be interpreted in two ways, one that makes you feel angry and one that doesn't, I meant the latter.

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