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Bathroom upstairs or down?

Hi Just wanting advice from someone with property experience either selling or improving. Bathroom is situated downstairs at the moment, we could take it upstairs but would lose the third bedroom. As we live in Cornwall, would it be wise to keep it as it is? Thinking of the tourism industry, there is more money if you can sleep more. Or would we gain more when selling for a two bed with bathroom upstairs? Appreciate your feedback

Asked on May 27 2017, General in Cornwall | Report content

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  • If you're in a position to sell now, the usual advice is to leave the property as it is. Let the estate agent know there's potential for an upstairs bathroom and prospective buyers can make their own decision about how to reconfigure the property. It's unlikely that you will recover the cost of work when you sell, unless you are able to carry them out at very low cost!

    Answered on May 30 2017, Report content
  • Hello John - it´s quite a tricky one as everyone has different needs and desires. I would say, generally speaking, that it would better to keep the third bedroom unless you could potentially just have one bathroom upstairs and make the downstairs bathroom into a spare bedroom. This would all depend on how much space you could create of course. Good luck with your plans.

    Answered on May 30 2017, Report content
  • Why make someone else's decision for them. Sell the house as is and a potential buyer can make his one decision and move the bath if he wants too. And the buyer will also be able to chose fittings, tile design etc. And you can afford to knock the price down, if required, by the amount you were will to spend to move the bath, without actually being out of pocket as it were.

    Answered on Nov 25 2017, Report content

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