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Old 03-19-2019, 09:25 AM   #1
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How would you make this current room a bedroom maybe with a bath?


I have a rental that is about 1300 sq ft. 2 bedroom 1 bathroom.

I turned the garage into a large bonus room off the kitchen with a laundry room at the back side of the room, you walk through the laundry room to exit the back door of the house.

I would like to add a bathroom and a bedroom in that space.

Any experienced people with building layout? Attached is a rough NOT TO SCALE sketch of the space.
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Was your conversion of the garage to a bonus room an approved and permitted change? If so, you need to discuss what you plan with them first. If not, then time to bring them on board before you go further with your conversion.

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Don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but if that kitchen door or the laundry layout can't move then you're left with one strange DIY hillbilly layout. No offense to hillbillys out there.
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Iíd scratch the bathroom idea in a bonus space.

A decent bath costs a fair amount of money. Itís a lot to risk in an unpermitted space.

If you canít legalize the space, I wouldnít recommend it. But itís your money.
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Was your conversion of the garage to a bonus room an approved and permitted change? If so, you need to discuss what you plan with them first. If not, then time to bring them on board before you go further with your conversion.

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This Was a planned conversion by the previous owners. Permit etc. is not an issue. I am having trouble seeing the room layout. Suggestions?
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Iíd scratch the bathroom idea in a bonus space.

A decent bath costs a fair amount of money. Itís a lot to risk in an unpermitted space.

If you canít legalize the space, I wouldnít recommend it. But itís your money.
Don't get confused I am going to have the new work permitted.
I am asking for layout advice. Funny the city is asking for a plan before permitting. Why does everyone assume the space is an not permitted addition?
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Don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but if that kitchen door or the laundry layout can't move then you're left with one strange DIY hillbilly layout. No offense to hillbillys out there.
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the bedroom and the kitchen has to stay. because of the current completed build.

I was thinking about a room with a hallway. Maybe not a Master bedroom. Just an added bathroom. This would boost my resale or rent up a bit. Suggestions?
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Why does everyone assume the space is an not permitted addition?
Because thatís what the term bonus room (or bonus space) means.

Itís an attempt by the real estate industry to put a positive spin on what is actually a negative.
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Because thatís what the term bonus room (or bonus space) means.

Itís an attempt by the real estate industry to put a positive spin on what is actually a negative.
That must be a local meaning, here it would be any room that does not add to the roof line that you can finish. Converted garage, over the garage with trusses and under the garage in a dungeon,
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don't get confused i am going to have the new work permitted.
I am asking for layout advice. Funny the city is asking for a plan before permitting. Why does everyone assume the space is an not permitted addition?
#2............ I don't know how to make them bigger.
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Because thatís what the term bonus room (or bonus space) means.

Itís an attempt by the real estate industry to put a positive spin on what is actually a negative.
Bonus room:
A bonus room is a large room in a house which can be used as a multi-purpose area. A bonus room, unlike an American bedroom, does not usually contain a closet. A bonus room might be used as a family room, sewing or hobby room, game room, home cinema, office, or den.
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#2............ I don't know how to make them bigger.
Neal! This is awesome. But how would you exit out the back door? without eliminating the back door of the home. things get hard.
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Neal! This is awesome. But how would you exit out the back door? without eliminating the back door of the home. things get hard.
A detail missing?? Move the powder room, make the bathroom bigger for a toilet put the door in that side. Then you will have room for coat closet and a pantry, with the washer and dryer between.
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Neal! This is awesome. But how would you exit out the back door? without eliminating the back door of the home. things get hard.
Or.........
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