Our home is a 1930s bungalow that was built without bedroom closets. We have added one closet on each side of a double window in Bedroom #1, leaving a 12x12 floor area. Our current project is remodeling the 13.5x 14.5 Bedroom #2. Please look at our floor plan and give me your opinion as to which way we should go. Which option would add more value to the house?
Option #1 will utilize the Hall as a 6.5x 5.5 closet, but will require coming into the bedroom directly from the Dining Room.
Close off existing door from Dining Room to Hall, and relocate it over a few feet to access Bedroom #2 directly from Dining Room. (Note that the house was designed with two doors to Bedroom #1 one directly off of the Living Room and one from the Hall)
Close off existing door from Hall to Bedroom #1 and from Hall to Bath #1. Bath #1 becomes accessible only from Bedroom #1 through new door between Bedroom #1 and Bath #1
Existing Hall becomes the 6.5 x 5.5 closet for Bedroom #2
Bath #3 at the back of the house becomes primary restroom for company use
Option #2 keeps the Hall and door configurations as they are and utilizes the tiny dead area at the end of the tub in Bath #1 for the closet.
Open up and extend this very small area about one foot into Bedroom #2, creating a 3x 3 closet
When we converted a small room near the back of the house to a Laundry Room, we included a six-foot closet with by-pass doors. That is where we hang our clothes directly out of the dryer, and it has worked well for us.