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Considering removing an ensuite from a bedroom

We own a 4 bed detached house - one master with an ensuite, plus 3 other bedrooms of varying sizes (all upstairs). There is one communal bathroom. We have two children who each have their own bedroom and I use the remaining bedroom as an office. This strangely also has an ensuite in it, which is never used. We are considering having the plumbing taken out and removing the ensuite from this room as we never use it, but I was curious if this would affect the house value significantly? Does anyone have any insight into this or suggestions or where to look please?

Asked on Nov 2 2016, Home Improvement in Cambridgeshire | Report content

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  • Without knowing the property it is a little difficult to comment, but I would suggest that the two main factors to consider would be the condition of the ensuite and the size of the bedroom. If it's one of the 'wow factors' of the house and doesn't cramp the room then it should probably stay, but if it's a little tired and is stopping the room from being a satisfactory double then it could probably go without any loss. You could try to visualise how a potential buyer might feel about the room in both scenarios. Would they walk into the room as is and think 'wow, what an lovely ensuite' or 'what a shame this room is so cramped, I'd have to get rid of that ensuite, that'll cost me £x'?

    Answered on Nov 14 2016, Report content
  • Difficult to say for sure but a third bathroom is not a requirement for most buyers so I would take it out.

    Answered on Jan 16 2017, Report content
  • I'd have to say that you shouldn't remove a bathroom facility from a house unless it is seriously compromising the room it is in. I have 3 bathrooms in my house and 3 children, all teenagers now. 5 years ago we only used two of the bathrooms but now we use all 3 and could do with another one. Mornings are crazy. You might be incredibly glad of the extra bathroom as your children grow up. They don't stay young forever...

    Answered on Feb 4 2017, Report content

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