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Old 02-22-2016, 01:50 PM   #1
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Reducing bedroom size with built ins - bad idea?


I have a 100 square foot (or so) bedroom in my townhouse that is my guest room/library/yoga room. I really want to add built in booksheves around the window, essentially reducing the room size by about 8 1/2 sq ft. Is this going to be a problem when selling in 4-5 years? I personally feel it will help by creating more storage and reducing the need for much other furniture in the room but I don't know how other people would feel. Opinions?

(PS, all of the bedrooms are small, one is around the size this would end up being, so I dont think that the smaller footprint would look out of place)
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Going to a big enough turn off with the room the full size you already have.
Buy some shelving or book shelves that can be removed.
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Done nicely, it should make the room look well decorated---not a detriment--

Unless you are planning to sell in the near future--go for what makes your house into a home----the little personal details like that are important to your enjoyment ---
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Do you really need/want built-in bookcases? Places like Ikea sell some very nice free-standing bookcases that you could either leave behind, or take with you when you sell.
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Installing bookcases can put you "in jail for the future", since you cannot turn back. Use furniture or easily removable shelves that can be altered.

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Depends how many other bedrooms there are vs what is expected in that neighborhood and price range. Shelving doesn't have to hold books, I've seen kids shelving taken up with expensive tennis shoes. 10x10' is pretty small anyway, if you sell it you could market it alternatively as a nursery.
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