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Home improvement conundrum..

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  • Home improvement conundrum..


    We have a conundrum and are hoping for some objective advice!

    We live in a bungalow and have been knocking through walls and relocating rooms to improve it. As it stands, we have two very large rooms, a small kitchen and a smallish double bedroom (we previously had two bedrooms which we knocked through). For various reason (too many to go into..) we've ended up with a dilemma, and we're worried that the wrong decision will result in reducing the market or potential price when we come to sell at some point in the future.

    The dilemma is: is it more important/better to have a large kitchen-diner but two small doubles bedrooms (10'4*8'3 and 10'11*8'3), or to have a separate kitchen and the option to reinstate a larger second double bedroom (about 11'8 by 9)?

    Our preference is to move the kitchen to make a large kitchen-diner, but that would leave us with two small double bedrooms. Leaving the kitchen where it is would mean we'd live in a one-bedroom bungalow with the option of reinstating a second, large double bedroom.

    Our main concern is that not having a decent sized double bedroom could cause issues when we come to sell.

    Hope that all makes sense.. Any thoughts or advice much appreciated!


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    Re: Home improvement conundrum..

    Well. your not going to gain any money by doing this.
    If you plan on selling in the future, you are wasting your time and money by moving walls.
    The smaller bedroom will not add to your value. However, having a smaller kitchen will not add value either.

    The way I look at it, is you are going to spend money moving.walls and you will not get that money back. At best you will break even on the costs (if you are lucky).

    If that's the case, then it may be better to move into another property now.

    Of course its almost impossible for me to give a valid answer without even looking at the property.

    What do you think your potential buyers would prefer?
    ask your parents, neighbors and friends.