When you’re trying to sell your home, an empty room can have a negative impact on potential buyers. They’d rather see a room that’s been used to its full potential than one that’s just a pile of junk. So, it makes sense that you’d want to make the most of your spare room before you put it up for sale. Luckily, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the ‘what to do with the spare room’ dilemma. So, let’s explore some of the most popular options we’ve come across so far.
Convert it into a home office
With more and more people working from home these days, home offices have become increasingly popular. The beauty of a home office in your spare room is that you don’t have to break the bank to make it happen. A few relatively inexpensive accessories will do it for you.
Of course, a home office needs some key elements, like a desk and chair, but these can be found at a fraction of the cost if you look around. After that, all you need to do is add a few shelves or other storage solutions to give your room some authenticity. Once you’ve done that, you’re almost ready to turn your home office into a space buyers can envision themselves in when they turn the keys in the door. All that’s left to do is add some corkboards, some plants, and one or two lamps.
Set up a home gym
There’s a good chance that you’ve got an old exercise bike in the corner of your spare room, and it’s time to dust it off and turn your room into a gym. Fitness has been on the rise since the 80s, and as more and more people find themselves spending less and less time on the gym, home gyms have become increasingly popular. All you have to do is clear out the clutter, add some free weights, and an exercise mat and your spare room will start to look more useful than ever.
If you’re looking to add more to your spare room, there are plenty of online marketplaces where you can buy pre-owned home gym equipment at great prices. You’ll find some great deals on top quality kit, especially in February and March when new year’s resolutions end.
Put together a playroom
If you’re targeting families, it’s a great idea to have a designated playroom. It’s also a great way to keep your little ones’ toys under control. Having a designated playroom is a great idea for anyone who has children. It’ll make a great impression on anyone who comes to view your home, and it will stick in their mind when they’re leaving. You don’t have to spend a lot to make your spare room child-friendly, but it’s still a beneficial idea to decorate it accordingly so that it demands good market value.
The above easy ways to transform an unused space into a great investment. If you’re looking to sell your home in the next few months, contact the experienced Estate Agents Peterlee, to find out how they can help.