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Negative impact to home value? 3/4 bathroom to a 1/2 bath+laundry room

2 years ago

Our outdated 1200 sq ft home built in 1972, has 1.75 baths, 2 bedrooms, with an unfinished basement. Also a waterfront property with a private boat pier. The main bathroom is located on the 2nd floor with the two bedrooms. The 3/4 bathroom is located on the first floor with the living room, dining room, kitchen and office. We also have a laundry room, located next to the kitchen, that awkwardly fits our washer & dryer, and really want to convert the laundry room to an amazing pantry.

That said, we want to convert the 3/4 bathroom (has a toilet, sink and standing shower), to a 1/2 bathroom with a stacked washer/dryer (would take the place of the standing shower). On either side of this bathroom is the dining room and living room. Doesn't make sense to have a shower on the lower floor without a bedroom to walk into. We intend on selling the home in 3 years and want to ensure we're not risking decreasing the home value.

Any advice/guidance on this is much appreciated. Thank you.

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