We have a 1980 split level home that kind of fell upon us. We know it needs a lot of work and want to rent it out for a while and then sell (when marked picks up)
We have totally gutted the downstairs (which is partial basement) as it had no or little insulation. The master was downstairs with small bathroom and sitting area (not very functional) Our thought is to convert the entire downstairs to a master suite (with french doors opening to the sitting area) with the upstairs being 2 smaller br and another bath.
There are small basement windows and one front facing 3x4 window in what would be the main bedroom area of the downstairs.
The upstairs will get a face lift with a new bathroom and kitchen.
My question is the validity of doing a master suite downstairs in a split level and reprocussions on the resale value. Has anyone done this?
Here are a couple of photos