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Importance of closets in re-sale

Darrent's picture

I have a 50 year old split level house in Toronto with three bedrooms.

I would like to "steal" the closet from the next door second bedroom, close it off, and open it up to the master bedroom on the other side.

I was wondering what this will do to my re-sale value, i.e. the second bedroom would not have a closet.



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Sophia321's picture

i am not sure about it..... but be carefull.... actaully an extra large closet in the master bedroom would be an asset...... to list a bedroom it has to have a window and a closet or it's just a den.....

HazelJosephine's picture

I agree with dustbunnydiva. Really, be careful. If you have no closet in the second bedroom, you no longer legally have a second bedroom. My Realtor pointed that out to me when I purchased last time. To list a bedroom it has to have a window and a closet or it is just a den.

tenantfile's picture

I have DBD we had a fourth bedroom in our last house but it didn't have a closet thats why it is consider as 3 bed plus office. We couldn't call it a bedroom maybe in the really old houses you can get away with it as they never had any closets.

Darrent's picture

Thanks for all your input.

I was concerned about calling it a bedroom if it did not have a closet.

It is a nice to have but I may just build a smaller closet in the other bedroom so there is no issue.

Thanks again.


SamKing's picture

Sometimes it is a tough call. You may just need the extra space or to re configure the room for optimal design and or space and that just may mean removing closets.

& then buying IKEA wall to wall nice ones just may take the current home / bedroom or totally upscale and in the end may make for a more attractive & faster house sale even if the new buyers want the IKEA closets.

I think a lot of older closets are dinky in size and I would much rather prefer something of a more current design in today's world of closets !

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