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Asked by Anna, Bethesda, KY Tue Nov 23, 2010

I do have a question why with such a generous sq over 1600 is only 2 bedrooms but 3 bathrooms (one half). Do we have a possibility of converting not in extreme cost to one more bedroom or den.

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The Roskelly…, Agent, Gambrills, MD
Tue Nov 23, 2010
Hi Anna,

That is a question for a licensed contractor and one you can use in advance to negotiate the price on that home.
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Dee Campbell, , Charles County, MD
Tue Nov 23, 2010
Hi Anna, Very good question. Check with a good contractor on price and he will also suggest his recommendation. 3 bedrooms will be better than 2. You also have to make sure that you have a window and a closet to call it a bedroom. I recommend to check things out before jumping to renovations. Good Luck!
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Piero Marinu…, Agent, Silver Spring, MD
Tue Nov 23, 2010
Anna, in some properties that might make sense, but I wouldn't recommend it for this particular townhouse. I know this community, and the setup doesn't lend it self to that.

There are only two bedrooms upstairs, but one of them has its own attached bathroom and walk-in closet (the master bedroom), and the other full bathroom is in the hall, for guests and to service the second bedroom. The half bath is on the main level, and the final full bath is in the basement, where it appears that you may be able to have a third bedroom down there.

In the end, I don't think any of the bathrooms would be large enough to accommodate a bed and are actually arranged in a functional way so they should not be removed. If you need a third bedroom, the only place you're likely to find it in this property is in the basement.

You could split the master bedroom in half and give up the bath and walk-in closet, but I think the property would end up being worth less.
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Lise Howe, Agent, Washington, DC
Tue Nov 23, 2010
Hi Anna - you ask a very good question. Those townhouses were built with the option of two bedrooms or three upstairs, so it would be very easy to convert the two bedrooms into three by dividing the larger one into two bedrooms. I would be glad to talk to you about Kenwood Forest since I have sold seven homes in that community this year (out of only 395 total in the neighborhood), and I am very familiar with the community. You can check out my website to see more about it, including floor plans, or visit my blog, You can reach me at 240-401-5577 if you want to be put on my notification list for new listings or to talk about looking at other homes in Kenwood Forest.
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Lucy Kessler, Agent, Gaithersburg, MD
Tue Nov 23, 2010
Anna, yes you could convert some of the space to an additional bedroom. I have done this very thing in an apartment that I own. Not only will you have the ability to enjoy the extra bedroom but also it will likely add value to the property. My renovation for this was just about $2,000. Without a closet it would have been less. Do use a licensed contractor for the changes and be sure that the condominium allows the changes. Lucy
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Ariana Loucas, Agent, ARLINGTON, VA
Tue Nov 23, 2010
Dear Anna,
i would suggest checking with a licensed contractor for pricing. Good luck!

Ariana Loucas
Keller Williams Realty Centre
Columbia MD
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