When it comes to your bathroom remodel one of the first things you want to come up with is the layout for your bathroom. Would you rather have a large shower enclosure that takes up a large portion of your bathroom or would you rather have a soaker tub that you can relax in to de-stress?
The price one of these beauties is something to consider. They often range from $1,000 to $2,000. The average cost to extend your shower (in the same location) is roughly around $1,000. There may be a difference in price to help you decide. It's definitely something you want to review for your budget.
If you are planning on remodeling your master bathroom for the resale of your home, a Soaker Tub is a high ticket item potential home buyers are looking for currently. If you really want your cake and eat it too, you could get both. Several of our clients have done this.
Due to the rise in popularity of Soaker Tubs, different styles and shapes have become much more prevalent than they were in the past. I have no doubt you would not be able to find one in the style you are trying to remodel your master bathroom in.
Like I said, having a larger shower and no soaker tub, or having both is a personal preference and completely up to you. Which would you prefer? Shower, tub or both?