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Old 2012-02-13, 11:25 AM
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I have a town with 3 bathrooms. I have a rough in bathroom in the basement. We don't use the space and would rather make the living room in the basement bigger. Plan is to tear down the bathroom walls and extend the living space. But I am scared that it will hurt me for resale.

So here is my question. Would you rather have more space or a 4th bathroom in the basement.

Also can you recommend a reno company in ottawa that does good work. Thank you
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Old 2012-02-13, 12:48 PM
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GT are you going to stay in your town for long? Reason I am asking is when we recently sold ours, the visitors/agents all concluded having the rough-in for future bathroom is a nice-to-have item...not saying that helped seal the deal but it's better to have it than not.

It also depends what you want to use the basement for. My wife doesn't like it a lot so i pretty much have it all for myself, right now I have a TV down there and also some exercise equipments.
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Old 2012-02-13, 12:54 PM
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still shopping for a single but in no rush.

Wife wants more space. I would never finish the bathroom i find it pointless to have 4. the rough in will still be there but terminated. if i wanted to do a bathroom now I would still have to chip the cement since the rough ins are always done the wrong way lol. meaning they aren't where they are supposed to go.

i might be there 6 months or 3 years who knows. will it really hurt resale if basement is bigger. rough in is there just no walls.
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Old 2012-02-13, 01:00 PM
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We a have found that a two piece is great to have in a finished basement

How much space will you gain by removing the walls? Isn't there also wiring and the door with casing?
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i gain a lot. no wiring and yes the door needs to come down. it's about 8x8
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I would prefer the bigger space. As you said, you already have three bathrooms, no real need for a fourth one IMO. I don't recall seeing any basement bathrooms in the model town homes I visited either.
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Are you going to put a bedroom in basement, is yes, a bathroom is a must have, IMO.
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still shopping for a single but in no rush.

i might be there 6 months or 3 years who knows. will it really hurt resale if basement is bigger. rough in is there just no walls.
imo you won't hurt resale if the rough-in is still there

what model do you have?
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Old 2012-02-14, 10:22 AM
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braebury banff. No bedrooms just bigger living space in the basement. I had asked the builder to delete the bathroom but they wouldn't do it.
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i would take a bigger living space. to me, that increases interest because you have "more finished" useable sq footage in your home.

but if there was a bedroom i would opt to keep the bathroom.

i also dont think it necessary to have 4 bathrooms in a townhouse.
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