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Old 06-16-2018, 11:33 PM
 
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the house is a ranch so only one floor and we have 2 bathrooms. the room already does have a large window. i've also been doing some research online about whether a room NEEDS to have a closet to be considered a bedroom and getting lots of mixed reviews on that.
yes, the market here is HOT, but i notice a 4 br will sell for at least $100k more than a 3 br. 4BR in this area is pretty rare.
Also, we have a separate bonus room as well. what's kind of funny is that the family before us used that bonus room as a master bedroom, so i'm wondering if i could technically convert that into a bedroom. but i think most people would want to use that as a bonus room b/c it's very big and the living room is fairly small.

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Old 06-17-2018, 03:42 AM
 
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If it meets the legal requirements for a bedroom (egress, no steps up or down to a bathroom, closet, ...) why would people be upset that it's a room off the kitchen rather than a room back with the other bedrooms?
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:24 AM
 
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If it meets the legal requirements for a bedroom (egress, no steps up or down to a bathroom, closet, ...)

Those may not be the legal requirements for Seattle.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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Those may not be the legal requirements for Seattle.
As I posted, it may not, but if it does why would potential buyers be put off by a bedroom off the kitchen?
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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...why would potential buyers (of 4BR houses) be put off by a bedroom off the kitchen?
Because (as stated) the room is separate and apart from the rest of the nuclear family
and in THIS instance apart from the bathroom(s) too.

If this 4th person is separate from the whole in some way...
like the examples of au pair, house maid, in-law, older child from first marriage, etc.
well, those with that circumstance in their family would most likely see being apart as a benefit.
If the room has a half bath (let alone a full bath) even more so.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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Some people don't like the bedrooms right next to each other so that can be a benefit for some, I forget the name if it's called split bedrooms or something.

plus your setup may be perfect if the person wants to turn that into an in law suite for their use or to rent out if they add a bathroom.
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:19 PM
 
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i agree, i think families with little kids want the bedrooms to be close together. as kids get older they'd love to be a little farther from the parents. at least that's my own experience w/ my teens.
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