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  • Converting a dining room to a single room

    Hi there,

    I am looking at a 3 bed property in Hamilton to be purchased as an IP. Is it worth converting the dining room to a single room so that it would then attract the rental of a 4 beddy house to improve my cashflow? Or will this turn off prospective tentants as it won't have a big dining.

    The lounge is large enough to put in a table and chairs in addition to couches.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Yes. Most people don’t use a separate dining room anyway. Is it just a matter of staging with a bed or do you need to build a wall to shut off an open plan dining area? If the latter and it is a modern house probably not but if it is just a matter of putting a bed in it then tenants will use it how they want anyway. Ours never seem to use the second living room as a living room and always make it a bedroom. Then they turn the small bedroom into a study or tv room.

    Can you put a small table in the kitchen?

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    • #3
      I definitely need to a build wall (and put a door in that wall to access the room ) to block off the lounge. Kitchen is too small to put in a small table/chairs.

      The house is is not a modern new house. But the bathroom and kitchen has been updated and does not require a renovation.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by joesanga View Post
        I definitely need to a build wall (and put a door in that wall to access the room ) to block off the lounge. Kitchen is too small to put in a small table/chairs.

        The house is is not a modern new house. But the bathroom and kitchen has been updated and does not require a renovation.
        Yes, I am looking to increase a 3 bedroom townhouse to a 4 bedroom, it’s 142sqm so heaps of room available, you can increase the rental by $100pw doing this.
        "DEBT BECOMES IRRELEVANT WITH INFLATION".

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        • #5
          Mine is unfortuantely 100 sq.m.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by joesanga View Post
            Mine is unfortuantely 100 sq.m.
            Not impossible but yes not ideal either.
            "DEBT BECOMES IRRELEVANT WITH INFLATION".

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            • #7
              Or if not a bedroom a remote work space one of the tenants may need a home office. Might be worth an extra $50 a week if rooms too small for the working from home set up.

              cheers
              Donna
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              • #8
                Thank you.

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