I am looking to get an offer in on a townhome in Lafayette Colorado. The washer and dryer hook ups are in the room in the basement. I will be doing a house hack with this place and curious if having a washer and dryer inside someone's room will lower the rent or make it harder to rent that room out?
The basement room is the biggest in the townhome so I would want to rent that room out and not live in it myself. Not sure if this will make it harder to rent out or not?
Any insight helps!
Can you frame in the washer and dryer into a "laundry room", while also framing in the basement as bedroom starting from the base of the stairs? That way the downstairs bedroom still has privacy
How many rooms are in the townhome? I think this will depend on if you’re renting to a family, group of friends, or random people living with each other. If the family is renting the townhome and using the basement for storage/laundry, then it shouldn’t effect the price.
Thank you for the replies!
@Michael Ablan : The washer and dryer are in the room set up as sort of a second closet. There is a curtain then a place for a washer and dryer right by the furnace and hot water heater, so creating it's own room would not work here.
@Jason D. : I would be living in one room, then renting out the 2 other rooms to random people. So there is 3 bedrooms total. I am just not sure if the value of that room will go down since myself and the other renter will always have to go inside that room to do laundry
I can say that I would not rent a room like that. However, for the right price, people would be willing to do just about anything. But I'd say it would 100% hurt the value of the room. I can't see anyone paying market rate for a room with a constant invasion of privacy.
I'd look into moving the location of the washer/dryer
Maybe it's worth it for you to live in that room, instead of the others, if you don't mind it.
I was looking at this option, however, the basement room was very large. The room I was planning on living in was super small. I wanted to take the super small room to maximize my rental profits and make the numbers work better.
Thank you for the insight though!
Petition it off and don’t worry about it . Your overthinking things