When you’re selling your home, an empty room can be a bit off-putting to potential buyers. People viewing your home would rather see a room at its best, rather than it being a place to dump clutter. Therefore, if you do happen to have a spare room, you should really put it to good use before you market your home.
Luckily, there are lots of things you can do with a spare room, but what? Below we list some of the more popular options.
A home office
As larger numbers of us are working remotely these days, home offices are becoming increasingly common. If you are considering turning your spare room into a home office, it actually doesn’t need to cost you a lot to do it. In fact, adding in a few pretty inexpensive items will achieve the desired effect.
There are key elements to a home office, like a desk and a chair, but if you shop around you should be able to get these really cheaply. Then all you need to do is add shelving or other storage to give the room that office feel and it’s almost complete. Add a whiteboard, some greenery, and lighting, and you will have a fantastic space that buyers can imagine themselves working in.
Does your spare room already have an old exercise bike tucked away in the corner? If so, why not dust it off and transform your room into a gym at the same time. Fitness is a booming business and as more people find themselves becoming time-poor, home gyms have grown in popularity.
Clear the clutter, add some weights and an exercise mat, and your spare room will start to look a lot more useful. If you want to add more equipment, visit the online marketplaces for preowned gym equipment.
If you’re targeting families, this would be a fantastic addition, and another advantage – you can keep your own kids toys tidy! Having a room just for play will be a great selling point for anyone who has children, and it will most certainly stick in their minds after a viewing.
Again, you can convert your spare room into a child-friendly space, without having to break the bank. Make sure you decorate it accordingly. You should look at bright colours for the walls (you may even consider a stand-out mural if you’re handy with a paintbrush) you want to make sure anyone viewing your home knows exactly what the room’s purpose is, and it could be just the selling point you need when showing families your home.
Regardless of how spiritual you are, mindfulness and meditation are very in vogue – so, why not turn your spare room into a peaceful retreat from life’s stresses?
This works really well if you have a beautiful view, but all you really need to do is declutter the room, add a relaxed seating area and you’re pretty much good to go. Scatter some meditation cushions around for maximum effect.
Finally, what about a bedroom?
Possibly the simplest option is to turn your spare room into an additional bedroom. We won’t go on about what’s needed in terms of furniture, because if you don’t know…where have you been!
A suggestion, however, is to have neutral colours. Lighter colours such as whites and creams are appealing to more people, giving you a greater chance of being in sync with most prospective buyers tastes.
That’s it! Our five ideas to turn an unused room in your home into a perfect selling point.
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