Our house currently has 3 bedroom with BIRs. Two of the room can only fit a single bed.
From a value adding perspective would I be best to leave in the BIRs in the two single rooms or remove them and have 3 double bedrooms? Or even just remove one BIR to have 2 double bedrooms and a single?
Cheers.TheFinanceShopParticipant@thefinanceshopJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 1,271BigCubezParticipant@bigcubezJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 48
I think it depends on your target market. A family with young children would mean keep them as singles with a BIR. Marketing to young professionals or students I would probably make them all doubles with a small wardrobe.
Great point BigCubez. Our area is dominated by young families so I guess the robes will stay.Scott No MatesParticipant@scott-no-matesJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 3,856
Whether you have built ins or not you still need to put a robe into the room, it will still take up space etc – so they are only single bedrooms.
If they need to put more people into the room, use bunk beds.Jamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069fredo_4305Participant@fredo_4305Join Date: 2009Post Count: 336
I think you definitely need to keep the BIR. I had a home that I was trying to rent with large bedrooms. It was a post war timber home. The majority of people who inspected commented on the fact that there were no BIR. Alas they didn't take the house as they would had to of bought wardrobes. I think both professionals and families would want BIR. IMO the only time you wouldn't want BIR is if it was owner occupied and you wanted a feature piece of furniture being a standalone wardrobe.
It also would add more value than having larger rooms.
I hope this helps.