Q. Percentage-wise, how much more should I expect to pay for an apartment with a separate dining room, versus a standard 2 bedroom, where you basically eat in your living room?
What about a true eat-in kitchen, where you can put a whole table, not just a couple of stools next to a counter?
A. In space-deprived New York City, you will certainly pay more for the privilege of noshing in an area specifically designated for that activity, agree our experts.
How much more is a little harder to pin down.
Real estate broker and asset manager Roberta Axelrod of Time Equities says you should expect to pay 5 to 10 percent more for an eat-in kitchen, 10 to 15 percent more for a non-enclosed dining "area," 15-20 percent for a separate dining room, and 20-25 percent if you can convert that dining room to a bedroom and still carve out an area to eat.