Thankyou for all of the replies. Definitely helps getting others opinions.
Could you shuffle the sleeping arrangements? If the younger boys are making the room unsuitable for DD, then put one of them in there and give her a regular BR?
I prefer the boys being up stairs as they often make middle of the night/ early morning visits to my room.
I would go ahead and put the permanent wall in, but have a double width doorway to retain some of the open feel when you sell.
We were originally thinking this but when we recieved the quotes the pocket doors made it quiet a bit more. We have a fair bit of other work we are are doing on the house so are on a strict budget.
But i really do love the look of them.
I work for a property valuer and from what you have said I think turning it into a proper 5th bedroom would in actual fact make it even more saleable...
If you didnt have the living areas that you have (ie the study, formal lounge, dining, family and rumpus) as well and were lacking those areas it would be a different story but I honestly think these days a lot of people dont want a formal dining room in addition to an everyday dining area.
As you have said, it could also be marketed as a media room.
perhaps put double doors to this room instead of a standard single door, but again I really think the 5th bedroom will only benefit you in the end.
Thankyou for that. I have just searched recently sold houses in my area and it actually does seem 5 bedroom houses are on the market for shorther periods than 3/4 bedrooms, so maybe my area does have the market for this.
If its cost effective i would make it into a fully functional 5th bedroom especially if there is already a dining room. In the future when selling i think it would only be benefical to have the extra room. If its away from other bedrooms it would be great for older teens or as you said a media room, office.
It is actually very cost effective as the plasterer is a father from the daycare i work at and has given us a really good quote.
We arent currently using our formal dining for its intended purpose (its the kids play room). Ours isnt open plan, it has french doors that may be an option that you can consider.
We were actually looking at french doors before we got such a great quote for an actual wall but i think we will again consider them as they look really nice. Lol ours would of been the play room had we not decided to put dd in there. Does anyone seriously use a formal dining room for dining?