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Boris Seroshtan
  • Portland OR
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Garage Converting into the bedroom

Boris Seroshtan
  • Portland OR
Posted May 17 2022, 20:31

Hey everyone, 

My name is Boris from Portland OR, having 2 bedrooms duplex with garage, considering addition to unit, is it beneficial to convert garage into the bedroom plus one bathroom ?

Portland, Oregon

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Scott E.
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  • Scottsdale, AZ
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Scott E.
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  • Scottsdale, AZ
Replied May 18 2022, 07:12

I've done this a couple of times in my area.

The reason I converted the garage into an additional bedroom is because I was doing this on properties that I had rented out on airbnb. Converting the garage into another bedroom meant that I could sleep 2-4 more people in my homes, which equated to being able to charge a higher nightly rate.

On a long term rental I'd argue that having a garage is better than having an additional bedroom. Your climate is pretty mild in Portland but a garage gives the tenants the amenity of secure parking, and it gives them a place to store a lot of junk (which means they should stay longer)

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Boris Seroshtan
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Replied May 18 2022, 07:47

Thank you