Claw foot tubs are very popular in the big city of Toronto. People all over the city are either refinishing their claw foots when they refinish their bathrooms or just refinishing them in hope they can push off a larger reno.
Unfortunately, it all comes down to money. If you can renovate the bathroom now and refinish the claw foot at the same time, excellent, but what happens if you can’t… If you only have the finances for one thing now, get the claw foot done. It will brighten up the bathroom giving you the feel that the renovations have started.