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The Ensuite/ lose a bedroom debate

What would make my property easier to rent/sell? Make 4th really small bedroom into master b/room Ensuite/ and extend family bathroom or keep as 4 rooms with only one samll family bathroom? What would the outlay be? Estate Agents seem to be divided on this and so I would welcome any thoughts. The three other bedrooms are OK in size but I feel that in these modern times it might be worth going down to three bedrooms to show the addtional bathroom.......

Asked on Jun 10 2010, Home Improvement in St. Neots | Report content

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  • I'd like to be able to say that you should sacrifice the box room to make better bathroom facilities but, unfortunately, house values are massively influenced by how many bedrooms you have, even if they are so small you can hardly use them. An en-suite is becoming more of an expectation these days, rather than a luxury, so,in selling terms, it would be great to squeeze one in if at all possible, but not if you lose a bedroom.

    Answered on Jul 15 2010, Report content
  • I'm an architectural designer- I'd be happy to come and have a look at your options if you like (no obligation!). If you click on my name you can send me a private message if you're interested.

    Answered on Jul 15 2010, Report content
  • Don't lose a bedroom, it will devalue your house. An en suite bathroom is a big plus but the money is in bedrooms, if they are decent size that is. If you have a box room no good for bedroom then go for it.

    Answered on Sep 9 2010, Report content
  • In my experience most people go for the snob value of 4 bed detached over 3 bed + en suite so i would say leave it as is, as long as it is priced correctly you will have no problem selling or letting it.

    Answered on Sep 20 2010, Report content
  • If your 4th bedroom is too small to swing a baby, an en-suite might be a good idea. People like an en-suite bath/shower room, it is a selling point. 4 bedrooms can command more money as long as the bedrooms are functional, if one is very small it tends to become an office or cupboard. It is your call, everyone will view it differently. I would rather 3 beds with en-suite but that is because we don’t need 4 beds. Buyers or renters with 3+ children will need 4 beds, even if one is small. More bedrooms for the most part equal more money.

    Answered on Sep 21 2010, Report content

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