I have a 100 square foot or so bedroom in my townhouse that is my guest room/library/yoga room. I really want to add built in booksheves around the window, essentially reducing the room size by about 8 1/2 sq ft. Is this going to be a probolem when selling in 4-5 years or so? I personally feel it will help by creating more storage and reducing the need for much other furniture in the room but I dont know if I am in the minority or not. Opinions? (PS, all of the bedrooms are small, I believe one is around the size this would end up being, so I dont think that the smaller footprint would look out of place)
Most house buyers won't be going in with a tape measure. If it's likely to be a problem, your realtor will let you know when its time to sell. They will probably recommend a short list of work to be done anyways (paint is a huge bonus).
In my limited experience as a home-buyer, it wouldn't make a lick of difference. If it looks nice, its a bonus. If it doesn't, I'll plan to tear it off the wall and paint.