There are five spaces in every home that a person should consider paying extra attention to when it comes to selling or renovations. Take a look at the five I consider to be the best ones to focus on.
Patios, decks and porches are all spaces that add value. The ability to have the flexibility to transition easily from indoor to outdoor living is one that buyers appreciate. Simply adding these areas or creating easy access to them from the home can be an easy way to draw attention to them. Full light doors or changing a window to a door to connect the spaces are choices that can result in real value. Even if you live in a climate where these spaces cannot be used year round, make sure to highlight the possibility once the weather turns warm.
Home Office Space
While many homes have flexible spaces outfitting them for work or learning can elevate their appeal. Adding details like desks, storage and wifi can be used for work or learning. Creating this type of area doesn’t always require a dedicated room. This could also be added to more common areas like a family room. If you have the ability to dedicate an entire room staging it for day-to-day work space can be so valuable.
Though large gatherings are something that may only happen a couple of times per year, the idea of being able to host is important to buyers. While the days of the closed off and dedicated dining spaces may be gone, there is still demand for a space that can be flexible. Offering an open concept dining area allows buyers to determine the size of the table and seating arrangement that works best for them.
As buyers search for a home, closet space is sure to be something to consider. While newer homes tend to win in this area, older homes can be modified to accommodate this request too. One suggestion is to expand into an adjoining bedroom, especially if it is on the smaller side. This shift can be one that could also incorporate the addition of a private bath, as well, depending on the space available.
Typically washers and dryers were installed in a basement or maybe even a garage space. Out of the way and out of sight. Today, home buyers have a new perspective on this functional space. They prefer that it be located closer (if possible) to the bedroom areas. Anything that can be done to make the space more functional is welcome too. Think of installing flooring, finishing walls, installing a countertop and some cabinets for storage. All of these additions can make the task of laundry a bit more enjoyable.
Planning for these spaces can make the difference in how buyers see a home. It gives a true opportunity for people to see how they can live day-to-day in the house. Taking the time and intention to create this experience can make all the difference when it comes to the sale.
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