My husband and I will be remodeling our master bedroom and bathroom this winter. Currently we have a jacuzzi tub in there (along with a separate shower stall). I have always loved clawfoot tubs, so we had about decided to pull out the jacuzzi and replace it with an acrylic clawfoot.
Now, I had figured that this would be a pretty much universally approved plan – surely everyone likes a clawfoot tub – until I spoke with a lady today. We were talking in Lowes, while I was checking colors of granite for the countertop. I mentioned the clawfoot plan and she kind of wrinkled her nose a bit and said, “I’m sure that’ll be nice if it suits your style. I wouldn’t like one for myself.”
Well, it does suit my style, but we try to keep most of our big, permanent projects kind of neutral in the interests of reselling someday. The tubs I’m looking at start at around $2000, so this isn’t a small purchase. Which would you prefer to see in a home you were thinking of buying? A clawfoot tub or a nice garden tub?