Posted by: Nick Fundytus
We have a 4 bedroom home. The master bedroom has a much smaller room next to it, around 11×12. We are considering splitting this room into a small master bath and a second floor laundry room.
This isn’t our forever home. We plan to sell 7-10 years from now. Would removing a bedroom really impact the resale value? Or would the master bath and laundry room be a good add?
Update: measurements are 11×12. Other option could be doing a 5×11 bathroom and leaving a 7×11 bedroom.
Update 2: I also want to point out that we live in a HCOL area. Our home was 545k for a 1960s colonial in need of a lot of updates. I don’t think we saw a home in our price range with a master bath. That said, a renovation like this will be extremely expensive – so trying to balance cost with potential home value.
If the consideration is purely resale value, then don’t remove the bedroom. There are a few reasons for this:
To find a Realtor:
If there is a way to keep the bedroom and add a bath (in the basement, for example) that would work for you and your family, that might be worth considering as well.
Source: I’m a Realtor in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, which is also a high cost of living area.