I'm keen to know from either the brokers or better still, a valuer about a house which was three bedrooms, but one bedroom has been turned into a dining room (not by us). This room opens to a deck. We want this house to value up enough to get equity out and we can do one or both of the following to allow a valuer to see that this could be a three bedroom house once again. 1. Put the door back on to allow the dining room to be called once again a "bedroom". This would mean access to the deck is via the laundry and from outside stairs (only four stairs). There are windows from the kitchen to the deck, but no doorway. 2. Cut a new doorway from a vestibule off the kitchen to allow access to the deck from inside the house. If we do put a door on the dining room, would a valuer think "three bedrooms"? Would he likely think "hmmmm... have to go outside to reach the deck". If we do put the door back on, do we also need to cut a new door to the deck? The tenant will likely want the door removed after the bank valuation as he doesn't need a third bedroom, so I'd like to avoid cutting a new door just for the bank valuer's benefit. But if it is necessary to cut the door to convince a bank valuer that the third bedroom really "is" a bedroom, we would be silly not to do so (especially for the next tenant who may want a third bedroom). Another idea... if we ensure that we tell the valuer (through our broker) that this always was three bedrooms, and it clearly is easy to make it three bedrooms again, would he value it as three bedder, or would he value only what is there now, ie. no door, therefore NOT a bedroom? Thoughts?