I am under contract on a property that I want to turn into a short term rental with a backup option of a long term rental or flip if things go south.
It's about 900 sq ft and only requires a moderate cosmetic reno. My problem is, the bathroom is currently only accessible from the only bedroom. I want to add a bedroom and make the bathroom accessible to all guests/residents WITHOUT putting the entrance in the kitchen or dining area.
My contractor suggested converting the living area and den into the two bedrooms, blowing out the wall between the kitchen and the current bedroom and making the kitchen/living/dining all open with bath access in the living area where it currently is. This would mean the main entrance to the home would be through new french doors off the dining area and the current front door would provide access to a private patio for the master.
opposed to this plan but it will cost about $25K. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions that I haven't seen to rework this without moving so many walls. Current floor plan is attached.
Thanks for the suggestions!
- You have posted in the local real estate forum for Reno, NV. I believe you were looking for a forum related to renovations. Its not an unusual thing because the terms reno is used for renovations. I suggest posting in a different thread. Also, If you have a minute, please open a ticket with BP support asking them to find a way to clarify this matter. You are not the first…
As for your question, consider removing/relocating the utility closet (outside to the patio hopefully) and make the bathroom entrance off the dining room. You can grab a big part of the living room and convert to a bedroom. I’m not sure what the kitchen layout is, but you might be able to demo half the existing wall between the kitchen and living room and install a breakfast bar on top of a pony wall. That our help open up the kitchen a little and still leave a decent #2 bedroom
The other thing I see is to move the “small room” wall into the den area far enough to make a bedroom.
Thanks for the heads up and the suggestions.
Depending on what is along the wall shared by the bathroom and utility room, I'd take a bite out of the utility room and the bedroom to make a small hall way (3x6-3 feet from the bedroom and 3 from the utility room). You can then access the bedroom and the bathroom from that area keeping a single access point for both rooms. Close up the other entrances to the bedroom and bathroom.