For a lot of the UK, a large portion of workers are still not back to their usual working environments. Working from home has become the new normal for a lot of people up and down the country. It is therefore no surprise that a lot of buyers are now prioritising properties with space for working from home. This means that having a home office can boost the value of your home as it helps meet the new demand created by the Pandemic.
Alex Rose, director of new homes at Zoopla, has stated “Home offices have spiked in popularity as more people plan to work from home more frequently, while gardens and proximity to outdoor space have also become a prerequisite for many buyers.”
Marc von Grundherr
Marc von Grundherr, Director of Benham and Reeves, commented: “Demand for home office space has understandably boomed since we entered lockdown but with many of us reluctant to return to the office, this trend could become a more permanent fixture within the housing market.
“The good news is they can be fairly affordable to get off the ground and even adding one in the form of an extension is likely to make a good investment. Not only will it add value in the current work from home climate, but if you’re smart and make it a versatile space, it can easily double up as an additional bedroom or otherwise for those who aren’t interested in a home office. It’s these additional features that can help your property stand out from the crowd and with the market exploding back into life in recent weeks, this could be a great help when securing a buyer.”
Creating a home office doesn’t neccesarily need to be an entire room of it’s own; if you don’t have a spare room, setting up a designated working space can also help. Just ensure that the space is free from distractions if possible. You just need a desk, storage space and good lighting also helps.
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