Still working from home? With many major employers changing the way that business is done since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, home owners and new home buyers have adjusted their list of desirables in their next home. Some not only need to plan for a home office space, but also need to accommodate the homeschooling or distance learning needs of their children as well.
This is impacting the way homes are marketed and the type of features that have become important to buyers at all price points. Of course, homebuyers with larger budgets have the luxury of seeking homes with extra bedrooms or offices and dens already included. But many buyers are not as fortunate and need to find the needed space in more creative ways.
So what do you do if you are not planning on buying a new home or simply do not have a budget to find that extra square footage?
Pro-Tips from Ebersole and Kelley:
Some tips from the team at Ebersole and Kelley Real Estate Team for working at home include:
- work within a bedroom. While this seems an obvious option because of the ability to close a door for privacy, there may not be room to add the dedicated desk/workspace. Many home buyers are looking for larger bedrooms to allow for work from home / distance learning.
- open floor plan. This allows the kids to work at the kitchen table while they are all within the same general area of the home. For generations this has been the case. Don’t you remember doing homework at the kitchen table? We do. The spacious kitchen/family room combo makes it easier for home learning without (more?) clutter.
- Another option, which wasn’t as popular pre-2020, is the separate formal dining room which can also be converted easily into a workspace.
With all the changes in working environments for both adults and kids, the home is more important than ever. As needs change, homebuyers seek different features from their spaces. And that’s where we can help. For any of your homebuying or selling needs, look to the team at Ebersole & Kelley, Coldwell Banker Seacoast Realty.
We are entrenched in your community and with you after the sale, so if you need recommendations for reliable contractors or service professionals, please ask us.
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1001 N. Lake Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428, United States