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01:44PM | 12/31/02
Member Since: 12/30/02
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My parents house has a long hallway. The first door on the right is a small bedroom. The second and last door on the right is the master bedroom. The master bath is tiny. I am proposing knocking out the wall between the two rooms and turning the small bedroom into a master bath. The problem is my parents want to leave the door in the hallway as a second entrance to thye master bathroom. This would eat up valuable "new" master bathroom space. I have never seen a house with two separate entrances to the master bathroom (sepecially with one entrance being from the main hallway). I am concerned if they ever want to sell the house and move someone looking at it is going to frown upon the design. Does it not take away the privacy of a "master" bath and just turn it into a separate room that just happens to be a bathroom plus take up valuable floor space? Yes, it's their house, but I have never seen a master bath with this type of design. Would be interested in comments or advice. Feel free to email me at home.


06:11AM | 01/15/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
262 lifetime posts
It would be unusual to have a second entry to the master bath, especially from a "public" hallway, but it's not unheard of.

As to the situation being a detraction at selling time, I'd say no. It really depends on the buyer. The door can be easily locked from the inside or otherwise made single direction access. Buyers with lots of kids might look upon the situation as having easy access to a second bath for the kids without having them running through the master bedroom itself.

It wouldn't appear to be that big an issue for a buyer/seller point of view.


06:59AM | 01/15/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
My first house had what was called a "hollywood" bath. It had one entrance from the master bedroom into the tub/toilet area and one from the main hallway into the vanity area. The tub/toilet area was separated from the vanity area by another door.

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