I’m in a very hot Austin market and am interested in converting the large loft at the top of our stairs into a 4th room. I want to do this for a functionality point of view…it is a large space but the sound from that room carries through the house so it goes very much unused, We’ll likely only be in the house another 2 years so I don’t want to take a loss on it. I’m being quoted around 6k for the project, 7.5k if I were to include a small closet.
a) Would converting this lofted open area into an extra room add 6k in value?
b) In Texas, my understanding is that you can’t officially call something a bedroom unless it has a closet. Would the extra 1.5k to add the closet (to officially make it a 4BR) seem to be worth it?
Pictures of the space