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Get rid of half bath in exchange for pantry or bigger kitchen?

6 years ago
last modified: 6 years ago

We live in a one level 1900 ft brick ranch in a beautiful neighborhood with lots of upscale homes in it. We currently have 2 1/2 baths with the 1/2 one being basically right in the kitchen but it's right next to the door that goes into the garage. We would eventually like to sell because we don't feel this is our forever home. But the kitchen is well in need of remodeling for our own sake until we decide to move. Right now, it's just not very functional, especially with the stove all the way across the kitchen & it has the original cabinets from the late 70's (lots of wasted space).

So in the process of planning, we're trying to decide if we should get rid of our half bath & convert it to a walk-in pantry or just knock down that part of the wall.

Will getting rid of the 1/2 bath be a turn-down for future buyers? & is it worth it for the extra work? &....what are buyers looking for? Island? Some open shelving? Open concept?

Also, I would LOVE to have any input on design. :) (see pic)

The living room is on the other side of wall to the right. On that same wall in the kitchen, there is currently all cabinets & a small peninsula that opens to the living room. & We have bookshelves that we don't want to really get rid of in the living room on the "North" side of that same wall.

Right now, the sink is below the window & the stove is way on the other side on the 'right' wall across from the sink. The fridge is on the 'bottom' wall. We plan on taking out all or most of that bottom wall.

The 'entrance' from the kitchen to the dining room is just to the right of the fridge.

(My sketch is very rough & not exactly to good scale)

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