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I have been thinking about design ideas for remodeling our master bath/walk-in closet area. I think the space is poorly utilized and would like to rearrange and add a tub separate from the shower. Our home is 9 years old and was built with 24" trusses between the lower and upper levels. The master bath is on the upper level. Would that space between floors allow us to put in a step down walk-in tub?
Thanks for your help,


24" is deeper than a lot of tubs but you necessarily need to coordinate the tub you want with the space you have.

More important is how the tub will be supported after you punch a hole in the floor. It is safe to say you will lose one joist to fit in a tub.

Floors under tubs need additional support to accommodate the weight of water and a person or persons. You will be looking at some significant restructuring of the floor.  


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