It’s a question that’s likely to spark a debate, but do you really need a bath in your bathroom?
For families, a bath is perfect for young children, but with the rise in apartment living, the feature might not be possible with the space you have available.
"It was a backbreaking nightmare, with me and my wife stooped over the shower trying to get them to stay still, one after the other or squashing them like sardines into a tiny plastic tub," he said. "My son used to say "I wish we had a big bath."
However, Barfoot & Thompson sales agent Kari-Lee Haldane told the publication not having one isn’t the end of the world.
"I wouldn't worry too much if there wasn't a bath. For smaller units that may attract a young couple or a more mature individual, a bath is not always a plus. I wouldn't remove a bath though if the house had three bedrooms or more, as families like to have this option,” she said.
However, in an online discussion board, many believe a house without at least one tub will be hard to sell.
“I think you have to keep at least one tub in the house. I don't think families with children would even consider a home without a tub. That is an awfully big chunk of the potential market for your home to dismiss,” one person commented.
Another added: “The rule of thumb for future resale seems to be you need a tub with shower for the kids' bathroom, but any extra bathrooms such as a master ensuite is a personal preference.”
What do you think? Is having a bath a must?
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens