When valuing a property, something I started doing is adding in the need for an en-suite.
The way people live these days requires at least 2 bathrooms in a property especially if more than one person in the household has to be up for work at the same time.
So to me ...
a 5 bed with no ensuite becomes a 4 bed with one, a 4 bed becomes a 3 bed,
and a 3 bed becomes a 2 bed.
2 and 1 bed houses and apartments can get away with just 1 bathroom, as there is a possibility of a single-person ownership/occupier.
To me, this is especially a big no-no ...
The sizeable bathroom completes the accommodation downstairs. http://www.myhome.ie/residential/brochure/8-holles-row-dublin-2/360670
Given a choice, people prefer not to have to run downstairs in the nip for their morning shower (or indeed soak the carpets on the way back up).
During the boom, people didn't have the luxury of being able to buy a property that best suited their needs.
Thankfully, times have changed.
Am I being particularly 'anal' on this issue, or are there other similar essentials I am missing out on ?