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Bathroom remodel goes down the drain

Consider resale value when eliminating second bedroom

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Q: Last year we bought a small (less than 1,000 square feet) condo, with two bedrooms and 1½ baths. Although the condo is in good shape for being 22 years old, it has not had any major improvements other than a bad tile job in the kitchen. We would like to add a whirlpool tub in the main bathroom, but the only way for it to fit would be to remove a wall and extend the bathroom into the closet of the second bedroom. As I understand it, that would make the second bedroom a den. This bedroom is very small anyway, so I don't see it as much of a loss, but we don't want to destroy the value of the condo. Do you think the improvement would offset the loss of the second bedroom, or is it a bad idea? By the way, there might be a way of making an opening between the second bedroom and the hall closet, but it would remove some of the storage space, which is in short supply. A: The short answer is that your proposed whirlpool is a bad idea. Because you are remodeling with an eye t...