Thanks to COVID and social distancing, more of us than ever before are working from home – and as a result, an office is something buyers are looking for so it should be something to consider when preparing your home for sale. A home office or study has always been a bonus for buyers – now more than ever – it is a necessity.
Choosing the right spot
Of course you can create an office from a spare bedroom if you’re lucky enough to have one or you can quite easily stage a home office in a corner of a room. Even in a small property a corner or an alcove can be created with a bit of reorganisation.
If you don’t have a dining kitchen, many sellers have a separate dining room which is used every blue moon so that’s an area to consider too.
A home office doesn’t need to be big – small home offices are just as effective. With a bit of smart planning – an inexpensive desk or console table and a chair is all that is needed to create a work space.
Even a cupboard will do …!
When browsing stores like IKEA or the other end of the market – NEPTUNE, we see more and more office areas built into cupboards. The beauty of a work space inside a cupboard is that once the work is done, you can simply close the doors and you’d never know it was there. Magic!
No excuse for looking dull …
Office desks no longer need to look boring and unattractive. Wilko’s, Sainsbury’s, Paperchase and even Poundland do funky desk accessories that look great – so if you are selling, invest a little in some stylish props to add appeal.
Buyers love to see that a versatile home that can work well for them and showing that you have a good, useable office or work space could be the game changer you need to get a quick sale.