One of my clients said they had feedback that their home was too open concept.
That surprised me as open concept is so popular right now. Buyers are removing walls from the older more traditional homes.
However, when I got to the master suite, I understood the comment.
The en suite bath was wide open to the master bedroom.
This type of bathroom is very taste specific. I have seen newer ones with lovely pillars separating the two rooms but they are still wide open to each other.
The majority of buyers want a wall and a door to shut.
- The noise factor - even if the toilet is in it's own closet, the first person up is going to disturb their mate.
- The steam factor - whether the shower is used or the tub, it is going to up the moisture in the whole area. This includes the walk-in closet.
- The privacy factor - sometimes you just don't want an audience.
- Dare I say it? The smell factor - perfumes, shampoos, soaps and other 'scents' become part of the master bedroom.
If this is the case in your home, you may have to decide if is worth converting the en suite by installing a wall and door. Will the buyers use it as a bargaining chip against you?
Or will you wait for that buyer who will just love it?