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By Mikel Defrancesco | Agent in Milton, MA

Is that Bedroom Big Enough?

Is that Bedroom Big Enough for you?

One of the real attractions to a modern floorplan is Open Concept, larger closets and most importantly spacious bedrooms.  But what size bedroom is big enough to satisfy today’s buyers? 

In general,  for something to be officially able to be considered a bedroom, it needs to be above 70 sq ft and have a window.  Obviously layout counts, as the most square rooms will feel slightly bigger than a rectangular or irregular room.

Most buyers in today’s market feel that anything under 100 sq ft to feel “ small “ … so a standard 10’ x 10’ room, while perfectly  fine 50 years ago will be sub-optimal for a buyer today depending on their budget. 

Bedrooms between 100 sq ft and 150 sq ft will feel medium sized.  Perfectly adequate for most buyers this would include rooms 10’x12’ or 13’x11’ etc.

Anything over 150  sq feet will feel large to the average buyer in New England.  Usually considered a  Master Bedroom eligible type space, most buyers would be perfectly happy in such a space.

Keep these general criteria in mind if building a home, putting on an addition or remodeling your interior space.  Large feeling and spacious bedrooms are one of the most desired characteristics in a home today

If you are a home seller… INSIST your agent put the bedroom sizes into the MLS.  Many agents do not do so because it can be time consuming!  Tell them to take out the tape measure or better yet spend $11 at Home Depot for an ultrasonic room measuring device.  It can make the difference between making your house stand out to the best buyers or not!

We can help you to decipher any listing to determine the proper square footage for a home.  If you need any Real Estate assistance for buying or selling Real Estate in the South Shore.. please call us for the most accurate and dependable information whether buying or selling.

What do you think of our First Time Homebuyer series of Blogs?   Can I answer any other questions you had?  Did this contain enough information for you? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.   If I can help you in your home search or with any real estate matters please don’t hesitate to contact me.  

If you want a list of properties in the Canton MA Real Estate market that I think would fit your style, please contact me.  I can always be reached directly – mike@successinmass.com or at our webpage www.SuccessInMass.com, which contains direct access to the MLS and enhanced search which the ability to be emailed when the perfect home hits the market. 

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