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Resale Value of 2nd Bathroom

8 years ago

I have a 1700 sq ft Cape with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The bedrooms and full bath are on the 2nd floor, the half bath on the 1st floor. I am planning a remodel of the kitchen, half bath and laundry room, and am trying to decide if I should convert the half bath to a full by adding a shower. There is sufficient room to add a 36" by 36" tile and glass shower without making the space feel cramped. I can see a benefit for me to have a full bath on the first floor, but I'm wondering if from a resale perspective it will have a positive impact. Will a 2nd full bath be discounted by potential buyers because it isn't on the same floor as the bedrooms?

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