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Two doors to 1st floor bathroom

Posted by SusanB2000 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 31, 11 at 14:42

I live in a 1920's bungalow that had an addition added 10 years ago. The first floor bathroom, originally the only bathroom, has two doors - one goes to the kitchen/family room area via a short hallway and the other goes to the stair case as well as the living room. I would like to close off the door to the stairs/living room, but my husband wants to keep both doors. We basically use the bathroom as a cut through to go upstairs, but it's awkward when we have guests. For resale, would it be better to just have one entry to the bathroom?


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RE: Two doors to 1st floor bathroom

We basically use the bathroom as a cut through to go upstairs, but it's awkward when we have guests.

I bet!

Let the buyers decide.


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RE: Two doors to 1st floor bathroom

I personally think it's kinda gross to have a traffic pattern through a bathroom. I'll bet that more people agree with me than not. I'd close that sucker off in a minute.


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RE: Two doors to 1st floor bathroom

I have two doors on my first floor bathroom. One door leads to the foyer/hallway and the other door leads to my office.

I think the two doors are fine.


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RE: Two doors to 1st floor bathroom

I don't think it will affect your resale value. These kinds of connected rooms are common in older homes, and unless you've dramatically changed the character of the home it won't be out of place.

I assume there are other options to reach the stairs other than going through the bath? If not, that may be a concern for buyers with more modern sensibilities. Most of us today wouldn't want to *have* to use a bathroom as a hallway.


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