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Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

10 Mar 2021 12:48
imo totally depends on how prevalent that feature is in properties in the area.
andrew_
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604 posts since 23/1/10

10 Mar 2021 12:50
illwill wrote: Anyone have a property with the sole bathroom downstairs?

Looking at a place that ticks all boxes other than that.

I realise it's a deal breaker for some buyers so might not be so easy to sell on.

Is it something you just get used it? Not sure it would bother me but my gf pisses multiple times a night.


Not in catford is it? Looking at somewhere and thinking the same…
Goldie
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4818 posts since 17/10/07

10 Mar 2021 14:35
Couldn't go ahead with it myself, would do my swede in having to walk back upstairs to get dressed after having a shower etc
generic_guy
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9970 posts since 16/9/02

10 Mar 2021 14:40
Could live with it during the day but would be so annoying having to go downstairs for a piss in the middle of the night
Peanuts
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369 posts since 17/5/08

10 Mar 2021 14:43
Depends on the layout tbh, I've a large loft like apartment with a mezzanine for the bedroom in one of the rooms here and bathroom is downstairs. Don't find it annoying to get up in the middle of the night though I do squirrel away clothes during the week in my studio part (which drives the herself nuts) so I don't have to go back upstairs after showering.
Kadafi39
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1987 posts since 30/10/09

10 Mar 2021 14:51
Don't do it mate, having just one bathroom in a house is bad enough, if that bathroom is downstairs its even worse.

As you say will also be harder to sell on. Unless the layout allows for a small extension above a garage or something for a bathroom upstairs and its something you plan on doing to add value, I would keep looking.
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

posted 10 Mar 2021 15:01, edited 10 Mar 2021 15:01
It's fairly common on the road as all Victorian terraces. Half the houses have converted the loft which results in 2.5 bedrooms in total and a bathroom upstairs.

Will probably be staying less than 5 years so unlikely to see back the 30-50k it might cost to do the conversion i think.

darko
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1065 posts since 4/10/12

10 Mar 2021 16:32
Never bothered me personally but my parents house only had 1 bathroom downstairs growing up

We are looking for properties again in Norfolk and seems quite rare to find houses with 2 bathrooms/toilets in our price bracket of £250k other than grim estate houses or new builds
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

10 Mar 2021 16:42
I'll also add that this place is half a mil - I think some people might expect a convenient piss for that.
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

10 Mar 2021 16:59
Is the bathroom at the back of the rear kitchen extension?
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

10 Mar 2021 17:03
illwill wrote: I'll also add that this place is half a mil - I think some people might expect a convenient piss for that.

Not if it's in london, bargain
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

10 Mar 2021 18:09
Rez wrote: Is the bathroom at the back of the rear kitchen extension?

No, it's pretty central in the house. A minor inconvenience really but will be important for some people.
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

10 Mar 2021 18:19
That's good. Bathroom at back of kitchen properly put me off loads of places!
Hello World
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12170 posts since 7/3/05

10 Mar 2021 19:50
London prices.
eazypz
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3359 posts since 16/4/10

10 Mar 2021 20:20
Rez wrote: That's good. Bathroom at back of kitchen properly put me off loads of places!

This. Couldn’t deal with the smell of my shit wafting into the kitchen when I open the door to leave.
R
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13294 posts since 17/5/03

10 Mar 2021 22:50
eazypz wrote:
Rez wrote: That's good. Bathroom at back of kitchen properly put me off loads of places!

This. Couldn’t deal with the smell of my shit wafting into the kitchen when I open the door to leave.

shitchen
Blofeld
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260 posts since 30/12/15

10 Mar 2021 23:00
an old girlfriend had the only toilet downstairs. waking up after a night out was a nightmare. I would just piss out the bedroom window into the gutter. relationship didn't last.
Mancunia
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823 posts since 29/10/12

10 Mar 2021 23:14
Single bathroom downstairs where I am in London in Victorian house. You get used to it after a couple of weeks to be honest and adds a bit of good weirdnesss I think
Ocin
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1389 posts since 4/6/04

posted 11 Mar 2021 07:51, edited 11 Mar 2021 07:51
Just accepted an offer on our house, pending completion prior to the £500k stamp duty holiday ending at the end of June.

We've quite recently installed a Google Nest bell and thermostat, Rangemaster oven, electric car charger as well as blinds etc. There are also some plants that I put in last summer I'd like to take with me. Is this all par for the course, as long as I replace the bell etc?

The offer was a fair bit higher than the others, so I'm wondering if they are expecting the house as seen. They've not said anything so far, but we're only at MoS stage.
swede
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9827 posts since 21/3/09

11 Mar 2021 08:10
illwill wrote:
Rez wrote: Is the bathroom at the back of the rear kitchen extension?

No, it's pretty central in the house. A minor inconvenience really but will be important for some people.

that is actually marginally better… I could probably live with that. the only houses i have been to with 1x bathroom have had it at the rear of a kitchen extension (victorian terrace)

1x bathroom is a bit crap if you have mates staying for a weekend or whatever. mission for everyone to have a shower/go for a poo etc. before leaving the house