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  • Refurbish/Develop

    Utility or WC?

    Refurbing a 1960s 3 bed terraced, ex council.

    Currently configured with a utility room tacked on the back.  Seems it was originally a WC.  Unfortunately at 1.05m wide, not enough room to combine both into one space (or have I missed a trick?).

    What do experienced landlords feel potential tenants would prefer as best use of the space?

    Was planning to use as a utility/drying room by installing a large radiator and ventilation...as an attempt to keep condensation out of the main house. But had a couple of comments that families may prefer as a WC with a washed/dryer in the kitchen.

    Thoughts appreciated. With thanks

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    Hello

    If there is room in the kitchen for a washer and dryer i would turn it in to a WC.

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    I think it depends on your tenant demographic.  If it is the family market, how about turning it into a wet room with WC and shower?  We have just bought a bathroom towel rail  from BathStore that is a wall/rail type rail that has heated shelves.  Then you could tick the "drying room" box as well. That would also add value to the property imho. 

    The washer/dryer can go in the kitchen.

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    I wouldn't want a washer and drier in the kitchen in a family house as they'd be going all the time and are quite intrusive.

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    Thanks all for the replies.  I've been asking around too.

    I think using as a WC/ drying room gets the concensus vote. So am currently reworking kitchen design to fit a washer/dryer in... Steel beam went in today, so removing the dining/kitchen wall tomorrow should add about half a square metre.

    Yes Vanessa, good point re tenant demographic. I do find that providing a quality product does achieve better rent/ higher quality tenant and so pays back the spend/effort.



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    I wouldn't go down the combined washer and dryer route. It will go wrong quicker than a washer or dryer.

    I'm in the process of getting rid of all fridge freezers and converting to separate fridges and freezers because I'm tired of one part making the other still working part redundant.

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