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Old 08-16-2017, 03:05 PM   #16
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Re: Home value - moving one bathroom downstairs


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Relocating one to the basement won't really make up for it unless you have a really really nice remodeled basement with one of the bedrooms or a nice rec room down there.
This is exactly what I was after, thanks! I'm now on board with maintaining the two upstairs and working with them to make them nicer instead of trying to relocate. As you mentioned there's a ton of possibilities to get a little more room, just need to plan around with some dimensions and see what products will fit where and what closet spaces can afford to be eaten into.


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Oh yeah... "replace exhaust fans + route to exterior instead of attic" FIX THIS TODAY! All that moisture being pumped into your attic is going to rot your roof sheathing and then you won't have money left for a bathroom!
It's next on the list to do after replacing our water softener!
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Your question is basically to the economics/investment potential of alternatives.

While I agree with everyone's evaluation above, you really need first to consider your community and it's prevailing trends.

I do think two baths is generally mandatory... however my daughter lived in a one bath two bedrtoom home in Tiburon (that sold for over 1M. So community trends are important.)

In a millenial dink community (double income no kids), I'd loose a bedroom and do a big bath....keeping a guest bath.

Same probably in a retirement community.

Starter family home in a lower income neighborhood with children, I'd maybe leave it as is (3 bed 2 adjacent baths) and maybe enlarge one a little as earlier suggested.

As far as the economic question, I'd really speak to LOCAL agents, who know your specific market.

Without an acceptable bedroom in the basement, I see no value in trying to move a bath down there in order to say you have two baths...that bath is pretty useless.

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I'd move some walls around before getting rid of a bathroom. If you give up the hall closet, and the closet for the right lower BR, you could free up space for more of a master bath. Build a new closet for the right lower BR on the BR's 'North' wall.
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