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Will removing a downstairs toilet and storage cupboard to integrate it into the kitchen to make a kitchen diner, add or lower the property value?

I have recently purchased a property, it's ex council, it has 3 bedrooms upstairs bathroom of decent size, downstairs is a lounge and kitchen and next to the kitchen is a small hallway to the back door and a toilet and storage cupboard. My idea was to remove the toilet and knock through so the kitchen toilet and cupboard are one room, adding around 3 metres to the end of the kitchen and making it a kitchen/diner. And change the back door for a patio to allow more light into the room. Do you think this will add value to the house and be cost effective?

Asked on May 19 2010, Home Improvement in Prestatyn | Report content

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  • I would recommend that you try and keep the cloakroom if at all possible as they in themselves add value and salability to a property, increasing the size of the kitchen by this amount will certainly increase the value of your property, as will a nice bathroom particularly if it is a good size.

    Answered on May 19 2010, Report content
  • If you are affecting structural walls you should get building regulation approval. The kitchen is the most important room in the house - a good one adds value. If your existing kitchen is pokey you may gain more than you lose by incorporating a former WC into the kitchen. But a second WC is an advantage.

    Answered on May 19 2010, Report content
  • Excellent idea but most people still require downstairs WC. Go ahead it's what you want. A house is worth nil while you are living in it, only when you sell if this is your home. Steam ahead

    Answered on May 26 2010, Report content

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