Rooms in Residential Real Estate
Homes can have many types of rooms. Some rooms
are more important than others when it comes to what homebuyers want
in a house.
3 Bedroom Homes Are Desirable to
Most buyers want homes with at least 3
bedrooms. More than 3 bedrooms can be desirable to some buyers, but
many see the potential of rooms that can be functionally used as
bedrooms. Such rooms that are often used as bedrooms by families are
a den or finished basement room without a closet or window.
Fewer than three bedrooms in a house is less
desirable by homeowners. 2 bedrooms diminishes the value of a home
significantly, even if the house has as much square footage as a
comparable 3 bedroom house.
However, a 4 bedroom house has less of a
significant value increase over a 3 bedroom house compared to the
diminished value a 2 bedroom house has in comparison to a 3 bedroom
Houses With 2 or More Bathrooms
Two or more bathrooms in a house is in most
demand by homebuyers.
1 bathroom homes significantly hold down the
value of a house. An additional half bath helps increase value, but
the real threshold for added value in a home seems to be at least 2
The master bathroom is one of the most
important rooms in a house that affects value.
The Most Important Room Affecting
Home Value is the Kitchen
Many believe the kitchen affects a home's
value more than any other room in the house. Homeowner's spend a lot
of time in the kitchen. Eating and drinking is a preferred activity
by all home owners!