Did you know that a home office is one of the most desirable features for buyers?
According to a Forbes article titled Telecommuting’s Growing Popularity Boosts Home Office Appeal, between 2005 and 2015, regular remote work surged 115-percent. Builder Magazine calls the dedicated home office one of buyers’ favorite choices among bonus rooms.
So if you are planning to list your home, pay attention to your home office and market it as a selling point. If you don’t have a dedicated home office, you can easily transform a spare bedroom, basement room, or flex space into a workspace.
Maximize Your Home Office Space
One way to maximize the space in your home office and show prospective buyers that the room makes for an enjoyable work environment is to consider incorporating a standing desk. We all know that sitting in front of our computers for hours on end can expand our waistlines and, at worst, shorten our lives. A standing desk can help you stay healthy.
A standing desk option to consider is the floating desk, which is installed into the wall, making it a huge space saver. A standing desk is approximately 40 inches in height, but you can adjust it accordingly so that the surface of the desk comes to the top of your elbows when standing with your arms at your side. If your home office space is already small, taking advantage of a floating desk that is installed to the wall will help to create the illusion of a much larger space. You can also make your workspace feel larger by installing shelf risers and stackable shelves, perfect for accompanying a standing desk as everything will be within an easy reach.
Bottom Line: As people do more work away from the office and kids do more work outside of the library, the home office is growing in importance. It’s becoming as essential as the family room.
To learn ways to best prepare your home to appeal to today’s buyers, please contact Estelia at Estelia@Estelia.com or call her 727.686.2859. She has been a trusted real estate partner for buyers and sellers of residential properties for over 20 years.