The house we bought has no bathtub. My sister-in-law said the real estate agent told her it was a pity her unit had no bath as that reduces resale value. I've always considered a bath necessary, though we never use one much - only when young children are visiting or after certain types of medical procedures. I noted aged relatives really appreciated a bath, and we are now approaching the age when we might want to sit down to wash, but perhaps a bench in the shower or a shower chair serves just as well?
I had a plan to change the bathroom to 3-way and install a bath, thus getting over a number of design problems (including no wash basin in the toilet), but it seems that may present insurmountable plumbing problems because we can't get a floor waste into the area where the vanity was to go.
I can get a very small bath (1200mm long) in by reducing the size of the very large vanity currently in the bathroom.
What do others think about houses without bathtubs?