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Losing bedroom space for a bathroom.

Hello, we recently bought a 3 bed semi with a downstairs bathroom. We want an upstairs bathroom which means either losing a bedroom and having a big bathroom or splitting one of the double bedrooms to make a small double room and tiny bathroom. Which option is better in terms of resale and value? Thanks in advance

Asked on Oct 14 2015, Home Improvement in Kingston upon Thames | Report content

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  • Personally I would have a big bathroom and two bedrooms. But 'three bedrooms' probably sounds better as a headline when selling, even though any prospective buyer may reject it as being too small. What sort of area is it in? If selling to families then three bedrooms is probably better even if one of them is small child sized. If more likely to sell to people without children then two bedrooms may be better.

    Answered on Oct 15 2015, Report content
  • Three bedrooms always appeals to a bigger audience when reselling. You should consider how long you plan to be in the house; if you looking to re-sell the house soon, then move the bathroom upstairs. If you plan to be there for a while, see what it is like to live with before making any changes. Also check planning applications in the road through the council website to see if anyone in the road has extended on the 1st floor to create 3 bedrooms and a bathroom without compromising the 3rd bedroom. If this is the case, the value will be in getting drawings and planning permission for this to be done. Then you can either do the extension work, or sell the house with the permission in place, in each case you would be adding value. Hope this helps

    Answered on Oct 16 2015, Report content
  • Have to agree that more bedrooms is the way forward.

    Answered on Nov 10 2015, Report content

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