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Large light bathroom or 5 bedrooms?

Our current family bathroom is between 2 bedrooms and has no natural light. We are considering knocking down the party wall between the bathroom and the box room/5th bedroom and making a large bathroom. It would be quite big (possibly bigger than we need) but the advantage for me is that then there would be windows! However, in doing this we would reduce the number of bedrooms we have from 5 to 4. We would lose the smallest bedroom which, to be honest, could barely function as a bedroom. You couldn't fit a wardrobe in there. However, people have suggested that by doing this, we will reduce the resale value of our house as we have gone down from 5 to 4 bedrooms. Is this true? I find it hard to believe as the room is too small to be a proper bedroom anyway and I would much prefer to have a really spacious family bathroom (with windows!) and just four bedrooms than five bedrooms and a bathroom which has no natural light. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated! Thanks.

Asked on May 31 2016, Home Improvement in Birmingham | Report content

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  • Make it a decent bathroom. A 'five bedroom property' sounds very impressive when advertised, but anyone viewing and able to afford something so grand would expect a bit of space for their money. Provided you are willing to spend a reasonable some for a feature bathroom and the general condition of the property and its location is reasonable I think 4 beds and a magnificent bathroom would sell.

    Answered on Jun 1 2016, Report content
  • Hi, 4 beds is usually enough for anyone so I’d do it, especially if it suits you well in the meantime…it isn’t all about re-sale! - Jeff

    Answered on Jun 6 2016, Report content
  • En suite off one of the bedrooms and family bathroom out of the gained space, that would be the best option.

    Answered on Jun 12 2016, Report content

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