We are seeing people getting rid of their bathtub and opting for a larger shower in the master bathroom. But is this really a smart move if you decide to sale your home? Having at least one bathtub in the house is important for re-sale purposes. Most buyers like the flexibility of having a tub when they need one, but do not necessarily require one in the master bathroom.
You will find buyers who demand a tub in the master bath, but there are many who prefer a shower that is large with special features such as body sprayers and a rain shower head instead of a small shower with a tub. By removing your tub, you are adding roughly 5 feet to your space which you can use for a grander shower, more storage, or a small vanity area. It really comes down to preference. If your tub gets used once a year, then choosing to remove it for additional space might be a great option for you!