In some small apartments, the bed is concealed in the wall. I will never forget a favorite Abbott and Costello movie that had beds in the walls – creating a lot of functional space within the bedroom. When it was bedtime the beds would come out of the walls and they would be slept on. When the “sleepers” arose, the beds would retreat back into the wall and the room would open up.
We see this in the form of Bedrooms in the Santa Clarita Valley. They are mostly converted into offices. Some buyers are a bit put off by this, needing all of the bedrooms for their housing needs. Which brings me to the question of why wouldn’t you make that Bedroom/Office multi functional?
The more functional space is within a home these days the more appealing it is to potential buyers. Consider the quest room for example, while having a space for guests to stay is fantastic how often is it actually used? Is it worth keeping an entire room out of use for occupancy a couple of days or weeks a year? A guest room that can serve as an office, craft room, media room, or other purpose is certainly more useful than a nicely appointed room that waits for months at a time to be used.
Multi-functionality is a popular word for home spaces these days. While there are plenty of people who actually use a home office there are even more that don’t. A computer desk or nook can be tucked in a useful spot without having to have its own designated room. Likewise a den can work as a guest room and serve two purposes, a place to get away and a place for guests that visit.
How useful is your home? Can you make it more useful? Is there a space in your home that is begging to be used for more than one purpose? The more useful your home the more appealing it will be for potential buyers. Contact your local REALTOR today for more points on preparing your home for sale.
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