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Subject:  Preparing for Sale Date:  1/31/2013  10:40 AM
Author:  inparadise Number:  124632 of 129219

I am organizing and executing the last round of projects in the next couple of years, in preparation to sell the house. The previous owners put a couple of large additions on to the house, and IMO they did not use the space wisely. One area I would appreciate some feedback on is the upstairs laundry room.

The laundry in this house is well traveled, starting in the basement, going to the kitchen, and finally having a bedroom converted to a laundry room upstairs when the master bedroom was added on. A bedroom is a large space for a washer and dryer. The room is linked to the master bedroom, and would make a great nursery/child's bedroom, home office, sitting room, but not if the washer and drier stay there. In the master bathroom there is a separate shower and tub, the tub being a basic $120 kiddie tub from Home Depot or the like, and is in no way special. The only time we use it is to store water for flushing the toilet, when we anticipate a power outage. Even that use will need work since the tub, or more likely the drain, leaked into the ceiling below last storm.

So I was thinking of ripping out the tub and putting the washer dryer in there, opening up the small now 5th bedroom for another use. The house has 3250 SF, in an area where 3,000+ is typical. From a marketing POV, which use do you think is best? I appreciate your answers and realize that to some extent this will be market driven, but these posts in the very least help me think things through and often result in telling me something I had not thought of previously.

cross posted to building/maintaining a home board
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