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4th bedroom or full size laundry? Penrith/St Marys

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  1. gach2

    gach2 Well-Known Member

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    Notsure which area to post this in so thought id post it here.

    Am in the design process of a new building in St Marys.

    Due to council/land limitations I cannot extend the size of the house but wondering which would be more important.

    1) A full size standalone laundry
    2) 4th bedroom with a laundry closet or laundry facitilies in the garage
     
  2. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    4th bedroom without a doubt. Value and rent.
     
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    4th brm but only if you've got 2bath or at least a 2nd WC.
     
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    4th bedroom, no question.
     
  5. gach2

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    yea it will 2 bathrooms (1 normal and 1 ensuite)
     
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    Fourth bedroom would be good.
    Some put their laundrette inside.
     
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    4th bedroom.
    Why would you even consider a "full size" laundry over that?
     
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    Was just an option

    Well ive only got around 8.5x15m building envelope to build a 4/2/1

    4 bedrooms will mean two of the rooms may only be 2.5x3.2 while the other two can be around 3x3.8 with the main room having a wir and ensuite.

    But looks like it should be ok with just a laundry closet
     
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    I'd think a 4th bedroom would get more rent and add more value.

    As always, YMMV
     
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    Can you make at least your 3rd bedroom any wider? Small bedrooms are a turnoff for a large proportion of buyers.
     
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    When you say 'important' I think it's crucial to have some context for evaluating your options ie. property value, rent return, potential for less vacancy etc. If your decision making is along these lines I suggest comparing the outcomes to help make your decision.

    This page has some good information about how decisions are made on a cost/benefit basis in addition to considering your risk profile. I like to collect and tabulate data from the area that I'm planning to build to help make decisions. I've attached an example of what I'm talking about.


    Jeremy
     

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    It would take away room from 3rd bedroom or lounge which itself will only be 4m
     
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    I think its "show us your floorplan" time
     
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    It is no good squashing in a 4th bedroom if it means poky rooms unless it is a PPOR and then entirely up to you.

    A 4 bedroom house is attractive to families but those room dimensions are small. Is there a second living area, or just the 4m lounge?

    If the plan allows, I would make bedroom 3 bigger and then a smaller 4th bedroom or study. Unless there are 3 kids, one of the bedrooms is usually used as a computer room or office anyway.

    Laundry facilities in an enclosed garage would be OK (in Qld, not sure the norm in nsw).
    Marg
     
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    skater Capitalist Premium Member

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    100% Agreed! Especially in St Marys.

    While this may be so many suburbs, I don't think it will be too much of a problem. There are a lot of homes around the area with small bedrooms, but I do agree with Gockie that it would be good to see a floor plan. You never know, someone might have a brainwave that can add some value.
     
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    Can you build up at all?
    Could be an option.