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Can this study room be turned into a bedroom?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Ari_X, 11th May, 2016.

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Can this study room be turned into a bedroom?

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  1. Ari_X

    Ari_X Member

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    The positioning is a bit awkward as it's away from other bedrooms but just wondering legally can I call this a 4 bedroom house?

    Study room is 3.6m x 3.1m and property is in Hoppers VIC

    Thanks in advance!
    Ari

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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    3.6 x 3.1 is decent enough size, just needs a window and a door to be called a bedroom. It's an awkward shape but not that big a deal I wouldn't think.

    Depending on what your budget is, I'd probably try to turn that part labeled as DESK into a BIR for bedroom4.
     
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  3. Ari_X

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    Awesome thanks D.T. it definitely has a window and door and good thinking on the built in didn't think of that :)

    It's just strange why the sellers won't classify this as a 4 bedroom to get more money for it!!
     
  4. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    That dining room also looks like a bedroom to me. Make it 5 bedrooms.
     
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  5. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    No, that'd make it only 1 living area instead of 2 which would be worse.
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    The lounge is big enough for a combined living/dining... and second living rooms are kinda unnecessary
     
  7. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Would get a decent size family in that house, you don't want everyone hanging out in one room.

    Also 2 living areas is a good thing from both a leasing or valuation perspective.
     
  8. Ari_X

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    Thanks Gockie i didn't think about 5 bedrooms!!

    D.T. you raise a fair point, i'm considering now spliting the huge lounge into 2 rooms and creating the extra 2 bedrooms :)
     
  9. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    "Rent by room"... or "airbnb my room"
     
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  10. Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    In that case why stop at 5?
    One simple wall with door will create a 6th bedroom to the left side of the study.
    Students will love it, get tips from FullyLucky on this :)
     
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  11. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Still want a living area ;)
    Don't forget the extra heater costs though!
     
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    skater Capitalist Premium Member

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    I'm not sure if this has turned out really well. You can create 2 bedrooms, a combined lounge/dining & make the previous dining a second living.
     
  13. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I think you've lost me Skater.
     
  14. skater

    skater Capitalist Premium Member

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    I did a change in the floorplan, but I can't upload it. You can create 2 bedrooms, a combined lounge/dining & make the previous dining a second living.
     
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    Grrr...Me too. I didn't mean to post it so many times.
     
  16. Corey Batt

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    I'd be careful to keep two seperate living areas - valuers do note this and you could inadvertantly reduce the value appeal for your property. 4 bedder with a single living area - sounds like a nightmare for families. ;)
     
  17. wylie

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    I'd make the dining room a bedroom and open the wall between the lounge and the nearest bedroom. Then where the desk is can be closed off with a large double pocket door so it can be open or closed off as a second living area.

    We found when we created a fourth bedroom in a house (thinking it would bring more rent), that people wanted a second living area for a house with four bedrooms.
     
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  18. Perthguy

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    I agree about 2 living areas too. I am sharing a 3x2 and one thing we love about this house is 2 separate living areas. We have just put an offer on a 3(ish) by 2(ish) that can easily be converted into a proper 4x2. Something I paid particular attention to was retaining 2 separate living areas. I tried to imagine the house with only one living area but I think it would be less attractive than a 4x2 with 2 separate living areas.
     
  19. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Are you looking to buy this one?

    Id say its called a study as it has an external door to it. Home office or for a business with separate access from the main house.

    What's with the worlds biggest laundry?
     
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  20. D.T.

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    Yup, thats what i was getting at above :)