3. Add separation of space
Open floor plans are so 2019. Open floor plans are losing a bit of luster. Homeowners are looking for distinct spaces for family members to work or study. If your space isn’t well-segmented, you may want to create separate spaces by adding barn doors or pocket doors—or even room dividers for a quick and easy solution.
Having distinct rooms helps to minimize volume from other people’s activities, and can also create a different feeling in each part of the house. As people are spending more time at home, they want room and different environments to not feel stuck inside.
4. Add space for a home gym
Many people are forgoing the gym during the pandemic, preferring to work up a sweat from home to minimize risks of coronavirus transmission. That means people are looking for space to house gym equipment, from yoga mats to treadmills and stationary bikes.
Your home may not have the space for a fully equipped home gym, but you can still carve out a corner where home buyers will be able to picture their future at-home HIIT workouts or yoga flows.
5. Give your in-law suite a makeover
If you have a guest house, this can be an attractive feature for buyers right now—especially those with multigenerational households, or people looking for a potential source of rental income.
With people bringing elderly family members home, [additional dwelling units] are a good option, especially if there is a kitchen and bathroom. Even if this space isn’t used for personal reasons, it can be an investment property.
6. Spruce up the laundry room
Concerns about cleanliness and hygiene have been at an all-time high during the pandemic, which means laundry rooms are more important than pre-COVID. People are doing laundry more often after running errands, and many of us have become more diligent about washing our bed linens. Plus, who couldn’t use more room for ironing, folding, and hang-drying clothes?
Having a dedicated space to do laundry is a wonderful luxury, and buyers often want the space to be beautiful like the rest of their homes.