Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc.  - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This is how we do it at one of our short term rentals:

Nov 15, 2021 04:24 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Place them on a table next to the tub. There are so many accessories available ... endless possibilities. 

Nov 15, 2021 06:35 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Small spa table by the tub? You're right, you have to have something by it.

I do remember a client who had a stand-alone tub installed and she said she used it all of the time. She had a small chest by the tub with loofahs, towels and oils & soaps. 

Nov 15, 2021 05:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joan... there are trays you can hang on the side of  the tub to hold those items. They are often called bathtub caddies and come in all styles, shapes, material. I quite like the look of them. I have a built in tub and don't keep anything on the side except some decorative items.

Nov 16, 2021 05:36 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I love them Joan Cox 

Nov 15, 2021 06:11 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The world is a big place with lots of choices.  Bathing and its many interpretations are not excluded.  

Nov 15, 2021 04:19 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A fan of big showers and no tub, but some require a fancy bathroom with a stand alone tub. Get a little soap stand. Good luck shopping!

Nov 16, 2021 04:04 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

If I can have this tub, I'll work out the logistics.

Nov 15, 2021 04:53 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When you find something or someone you love, things just have a way

Nov 15, 2021 04:25 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Nailed by Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

"A stand alone tub is for indulging, not bathing"

You will find a way to make it work for you if you want to.

Nov 16, 2021 06:32 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Our last home had a great bath and we used it all the time.  This place, the bathtub sucks so, only showers.  The next house will have a stand alone tub again.

Nov 16, 2021 06:20 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Tubs are just big hampers in my world.... LOL! 

Nov 16, 2021 06:10 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

I shower, not bathe.  So no problem there for me.  

Nov 16, 2021 04:36 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

My friend has a small table with two or three shelves on it.   It's wrought iron or steel or something, the shelves are like grates so it vents.   She also has towel rings on the wall within reach of the tub.


* More info:   When my friend was buying, "Claw foot tub" was on her wish list.  She wanted a charming old house with a large front porch.  I found it, a 1940's house in Chattahoochee Florida (about 45 miles west of Tallahassee off Interstate 10). 

    That house is made entirely of cypress, except the heart of pine floors.  It was built in the days before central heat and air; it is so well vented.  High attic (you can stand up in that attic), off-grade sitting on brick pillars.  The windows start about 18 inches above the floor and go almost to the 9 foot ceiling.  It's so easy to get a breeze blowing through that house!  Central heat/air was added somewhere back in time, but she rarely uses it.

Nov 15, 2021 06:53 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Joan Cox stand-alone tubs are special no place for soap. 

Nov 15, 2021 05:36 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

That's a good question Joan. We'll probably be redoing our bathroom in 2022 and will take out the garden tub and opt for a free standing tub. I don't use it a lot so I suppose we'll have to keep those items in a cabinet and pull them out when needed. I have seen some build a shelf (usually with tile or marble that matches or coordinates with the shower) next to the tub. I don't think we're going to do that. 

Nov 16, 2021 05:50 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

A stand alone tub is for indulging, not bathing. There's a stand alone shower for that.
The bubble and scents, candles and the hand-crafted tray for the glass of wine, cheese, book and cell with a remote control to turn on the 'DO NOT DISTURB' sign over the entrance. A little soft jazz and all the pieces are in place to drift away.

Nov 16, 2021 04:50 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I would use a bar/tray across the tub -- something that would complement the rest of the bathroom.  

Nov 16, 2021 10:25 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I think these tubs are just for " pretty."  They look good in our photos but practical, not so much! 

Nov 16, 2021 09:09 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't care for them as I'm not the soaking kind.

Nov 16, 2021 08:32 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have seen small cabinets or tables or the bar across the tub.

Nov 16, 2021 03:14 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

We have a towel warmer with a top beside ours

Nov 16, 2021 02:39 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that they are a waste of space, prefer a great shower.

Nov 16, 2021 02:14 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Most people don't actually use those tubs. The ones that are used are the more functional, built-in ones, used for bathing children and yes, with spaces for bath stuff.

Nov 16, 2021 01:10 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think there are lots of options, portable and otherwise, including a tray for holding that Champagne glass and candle!

Nov 16, 2021 08:05 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

They make a wide variety of accessories for that. Really not an issue.

Nov 16, 2021 05:28 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Use a bathtub tray~ convenient and easy.

Nov 19, 2021 04:58 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

There is always an option to buy something that hangs on the side of the tub.

Nov 19, 2021 04:40 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I got a bath tray....and it works fine.  Albeit who really uses tubs these days.  I don't and would rather just have a huge shower.  Skip the tub.

Nov 17, 2021 09:43 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

They also have little baskets that fit over the tub - I had a bath like that in one of my condos -- Loved it 

Nov 16, 2021 05:13 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Nowadays, most of my clients want a big shower. It's nice to have a tub, but it gets used so seldom. Personally, if I want to sit in hot water, I use the hot tub at the club. And that's pretty much every morning after a swim.  

Nov 16, 2021 05:00 PM