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D hood B hous bath survey (by NE [PA]) Feb 20, 2024 7:48 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by S i d [MO]) Feb 20, 2024 7:55 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by S i d [MO]) Feb 20, 2024 7:55 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by NE [PA]) Feb 20, 2024 7:56 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by plenty [MO]) Feb 20, 2024 8:06 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by DJ [VA]) Feb 20, 2024 8:08 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by RB [TN]) Feb 20, 2024 8:20 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by NE [PA]) Feb 20, 2024 8:31 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by David [MO]) Feb 20, 2024 8:32 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by Ken [NY]) Feb 20, 2024 8:44 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by RB [TN]) Feb 20, 2024 8:49 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by NE [PA]) Feb 20, 2024 8:52 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by WMH [NC]) Feb 20, 2024 9:59 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by NE [PA]) Feb 20, 2024 10:01 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by Just Tim [AR]) Feb 20, 2024 2:42 PM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by zero [IN]) Feb 20, 2024 6:50 PM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 20, 2024 7:26 PM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 20, 2024 7:29 PM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 20, 2024 7:30 PM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by MikeA [TX]) Feb 20, 2024 8:07 PM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by RB [TN]) Feb 21, 2024 8:51 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 22, 2024 12:47 AM
       D hood B hous bath survey (by LOLA [OH]) Feb 27, 2024 12:35 AM

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D hood B hous bath survey (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 7:48 AM
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I have a B-C house in a C-D hood that Iím remodeling right now. It had what Iíve always known as a railroad bathroom, instead of a railroad bedroom. Where you walk through one bedroom to get to another bedroom. In this case, it had the railroad bathroom to access the 3rd bedroom. I cut out the bathtub to build a hallway in order to create a half bath & a separate entrance to the bedroom.

Now that I have the hallway built, Iím wondering if I should even bother finishing this 2nd floor half bath or just cap off the water feeds and drain lines and just turn this into a large hallway closet. I could always turn it back into a half bath before resale. Besides convenience for the tenant & Being itís a B-C rental, do I need the 2nd floor bath?

Wwyd? --24.152.xxx.xx




D hood B hous bath survey (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 7:55 AM
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When considering an amenity: I evaluate the market and see if I can get enough additional rent to earn back all the cost of the investment in 3 years or fewer. If yes, I do it. If not, I don't. Cut and dry.

Be sure to factor in the cost of your labor. I'd guess around $80-$100 is what you'd pay someone to do the job. Otherwise, it will look "cheap", but you had an unpaid volunteer job for x-days.

This where DIY turns "investing" into a job: failing to value our time and effort correctly. It reduces our vision to toilets and trash instead of building empires.

You asked for the time and I built you a clock.

--184.4.xx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 7:55 AM
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Edit: that should be "$80-$100 per hour" is what you'd pay... then I realized I forgot inflation. Make that $125-$150/hour to get an accurate labor cost. --184.4.xx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 7:56 AM
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Thanks for the clock. --24.152.xxx.xx




D hood B hous bath survey (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 8:06 AM
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Certainly would be convenient and maybe rent the house faster and for more money. Otherwise everyone upstairs has to come downstairs to use the toilet. I'd be inclined to have the half bath upstairs. On the other hand 2 ND floor bathroom seem to cause more damage if there is a water leak. I would still do it based on it's a better house in a marginal area. Might attract better renters who stay long. --172.59.xxx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 8:08 AM
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So, it sounds like the toilet & sink are still hooked up?

I can't see any logical reason to remove them. Seems like it would be more work ( or at least not less) to do that.

And, everybody ALWAYS likes another toilet - especially if that would only leave one bathroom.

From your label, it sounds like it may be a nicer building than others nearby - and you may hope to attract a better qualified tenant than usual. I suspect that extra half bath might help convince a better qualified person to go live in a less desirable neighborhood. --68.229.xxx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 8:20 AM
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Fellow DIY'er,

Bring it to fruition, NE.

--69.130.xxx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 8:31 AM
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Keeping it is what Iíve been leaning towards anyway. The more houses I do though, the less I want to and the less I actually end up doing to them. --24.152.xxx.xx




D hood B hous bath survey (by David [MO]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 8:32 AM
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I would move forward with the half bath. --199.200.xx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 8:44 AM
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for rental or for a flip? i am surprised you even go to a d hood, i dont go to the ghetto anymore, have had my fill of that --71.217.xx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 8:49 AM
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To many dogs in the Ghetto. --69.130.xxx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 8:52 AM
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Ken, Hood country is a lot different than hood city. I have several nicer houses in this rough town, but I end up attracting good tenants at good rents. --24.152.xxx.xx




D hood B hous bath survey (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 9:59 AM
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That's a very good point - Country Rats vs. City Rats. Different animal. And their homes are different. Our county is classed Rural, but we get mostly City Rats wanting to move here these days. Good City Rats though who are thrilled to be getting out of the city.

Our Local rats are entitled and feel the City Rats are stealing homes from them because they are willing to pay more. There is very much a sentiment of "Go Home Yankee" here, as most of our immigrants come from NY and PA LOL! --173.28.xx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 10:01 AM
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I get dreamer city rats inquiring all the time. Almost always wash out quickly. --24.152.xxx.xx




D hood B hous bath survey (by Just Tim [AR]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 2:42 PM
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Keep it. Even if you don't get more rent per month, it will make it easier to rent - shorter and less frequent vacancies

--98.174.xxx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 6:50 PM
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Keep it as it will not cost much now, might increase interest and will cost more later when you decide to add it. --107.147.xx.xx




D hood B hous bath survey (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 7:26 PM
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I also would think keeping it at this stage would be better.

Would have been a Jack and Jill bathroom, if I am not mistaken. --73.190.xxx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 7:29 PM
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From the web (Google search).

"WHAT IS A JACK AND JILL BATHROOM? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

WHAT IS A JACK AND JILL BATHROOM?

The Jack and Jill Bathroom layout has become one of the most popular bath designs for house plans, and here's what you need to know.

The definition of a jack and jill bath is simple. Its a bathroom design layout that allows access to a common bathroom area from two separate bedrooms.

Most Jack and Jill bathroom plans are popular with larger families who want to provide separate & private spaces for their kids (i.e. each having a separate bedroom), while at the same time, maximizing the usage of the common bathroom area." --73.190.xxx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 7:30 PM
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I seem to attract more of the pigs than the rats. --73.190.xxx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2024 8:07 PM
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Around here a 3/1.5 will bring in at least $75 more a month than a comparable 3/1. I would finish it out, it won't cost much since the plumbing is there. --209.205.xxx.xx




D hood B hous bath survey (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2024 8:51 AM
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BINGO ! MikeA. --69.130.xxx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2024 12:47 AM
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NE,

I picture prospects, even singles, tripping over themselves to get a D home with multiple bathrooms.

Plus you are already paying taxes on a second bath.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




D hood B hous bath survey (by LOLA [OH]) Posted on: Feb 27, 2024 12:35 AM
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KEEP THE 2ND TOILET!

TO ATTRACT MORE

CONVENIENCE

GREAT AMENITITY

--65.60.xxx.xxx



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