A recent article in The Atlantic speaks to the bathroom-ification of America—our obsession with privacy at home such that in some parts of the country, a bathroom upgrade is worth more than a kitchen renovation.
Well, in pricey Boston, the need for an extra bathroom is often economical and truly motivating. For many of my clients, the readiness to move from a condo to a single-family home, or from renting to owning, is to have a home with even an extra half bath: toilet plus sink––to accommodate life with newly arrived children and often the in-laws who stay over to help care for them.
We find that for many homebuyers, a home can be compact yet still highly desirable, provided it has that extra half bath. And for a seller whose home offers that, the difference will be notable in their buyer demand and sale price.
Here are some examples of home buyers and sellers we’ve worked with to find or market their additional bathroom space: