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Would it damage the value of our house if we removed a closet from a bedroom to expand a bathroom?

They're on the main floor. The master bath has a combination tub & shower. An expansion would allow a separate bath & shower. A really deep bath is desired but it would be awkward to have the shower in such a deep tub. However we worry that taking the closet away from a small bedroom to accomplish the expansion could cause a decline in the value of the house.
  • September 20 2012 - US
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As a rule bedrooms should have a closet and a window to be called a bedroom but not all bedrooms have closets, for example many antique houses don't.  
  The number one thing that people look at when searching for a house is the number of bedrooms and baths. If you have enough bedrooms to compensate for the loss of one for the average buyer then a bonus room for office or gym is nice to have.  Say, If your house is a 2 bedroom ranch then losing one might not be a good idea.
   
  Lots of variables here but the ultimate factor is how you plan to use and enjoy your house. 
  • September 25 2012
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If you remove the closet from the bedroom, it will not longer be able to be called a bedroom.   It may affect the value, but the master bath may compensate.  There are too many variables to know for sure.  
  • September 20 2012
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