Tub or No Tub?

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized | Posted: March 29, 2017

Tub or No Tub?  When it comes to the master bath in today’s communities a lot of new homebuyers are moving away from the bathtub. Whether you’re planning to build a new home in the area or remodel an existing home, this may be your first debate.

There really is no argument that this is becoming more and more of a standard in today’s luxury Master suites.  Most of home buyers in today’s economy are “aging in place”.  Aging in place usually results in the home buyers staying in this house till can no longer do so.  Tubs make this much harder. The large walk-in showers are much more practical when thinking about the future and getting older in your forever home.

We love that Legacy Homes can offer both options to our home buyers to hit both demographics. Even though some may say that they plan on having kids later or have small children now and they need that tub to bathe them in until they are old enough for the shower. This is why all of our floorplans still have the conventional secondary bathroom with a shower/tub combo. This way you aren’t completely deleting a tub option from the home.


Some may say that this will hinder resale, but in all honesty anything in the home can affect this if you don’t have the right buyer. Each home has something special to a specific group of people. We have our fireplace lovers and fireplace haters; we also have our hard surface lover’s vs our carpet lovers. It really is just preference.

It’s such different debate that when we took a survey from some homeowners in different age groups in our communities to see what their responses were:

“A shower is quicker. I don’t have time to soak and lounge around in a tub. It uses a lot of water (plus sewer). The one we had in our old home was used as a clothes hamper plus it’s just something else to clean.” – Angie LeCroy

“I would say YES when it comes to having a tub in the master bath. A shower is built for more of a quick/faster bathing process, but after a long day at the office and walking on my feet throughout the day, all I want to do is run a bubble bath and let my worries wash away. Having a tub in the master bath can also double as an extra space to wash your babies/toddlers while you have guest in town. Overall I feel that a tub in the master bath is the way to go!” – Lauren Kirkconnell

In the end the home buying process is truly up to you and your lifestyle. Choosing whether to include or not include a tub is just one of those decisions home buyers make when creating their dream home. We ultimately make it up to you! Build Your Legacy. ®

New Home Buying Process

Categories: Blog | Posted: February 9, 2017

Buying a home has never been easier with Legacy Homes. Our home buying process begins with a personal tour of our premier model homes with one of our onsite agents. We now have six available communities to choose from as well as three new ones on their way to development! Our agents will help you choose from our wide variety of floorplans to find one that best suits your needs.  In five of our communities we also have the opportunity to select your own lot to build your chosen floorplan on to make it all yours!

Legacy homes has six preferred lenders that are readily available to help you setup a mortgage plan and walk you through the buying process every step of the way. One more bonus of choosing one of our lenders is we pay closing costs! These six great companies that we work with include: Reliance Bank, Interlinc, BB&T, Imortgage, Platinum Mortgage, and Acopia. If you select any one of these esteemed professionals you will be in great hands.

After your contract has be signed you will then schedule an appointment  with our design center professional, Jamie Flanagan.

Legacy Homes Design Center is where the fun begins in your home buying experience. Our knowledgeable Design Professional, Jamie, who graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s in Interior design, will help you personalize your home to create the perfect look of style and function.

With just the right amount of options to select from, you will then pick the finishes of your soon to be kitchen, bath and lighting fixtures, cabinet style and color, countertops, flooring, Brick and trim, and more. Your taste and style are your own, so you create your dream home, all with the personalized service of an expert. This is where your dreams become a reality!

Then the Building Begins! We cannot wait to tell you about the fun of watching what you created on paper to become the actual wood and brick you will eventually call HOME!


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