As people do more and more at home they are insisting that their homes change to adapt to the increased amount of activities being done in the home. Today’s homebuyers expect their homes to accommodate more entertaining, more work, and more living and they need spaces within the home that can make those things easier. It’s not enough for a home to just have a few central spaces and a few bedrooms. Sellers that are looking to get the best prices for their homes should consider renovating to add some of these spaces to their homes because these are the spaces that today’s homebuyers want:

Mud Rooms

Mud rooms are essential for families who need a place where they can drop their bags, boots, coats, and other items when they come in the door. And small entryways with little rows of hooks aren’t going to cut it. Today homebuyers want dedicated mud rooms with tons of storage where they can store boots, shoes, coats, bags, and other essentials and keep them tidy. A combination mud room and laundry room is something that will really wow buyers, especially if those buyers are parents with lots of small children.

Bonus or Flex Rooms

People now are doing a lot of different activities at home, so having bonus for flex rooms that can be used for multiple purposes is important. A room that can be a home gym, a home office, a study room for the kids, an in laws suite, or a playroom is something that buyers really want in a home when they’re looking to buy a new home. It gives them room to grow and the flexibility that modern life needs.

Indoor/Outdoor Space

Indoor/outdoor living is a big part of modern family life and homebuyers want that reflected in their living space. A screened in porch or three season room is something that is in high demand with buyers. A nice deck or patio that flows seamlessly into the kitchen area is also a bonus that many buyers are willing to pay more to get. Spending some money creating or renovating indoor/outdoor space is well worth it for people that are trying to sell a home, especially if it’s an older home.

Entertaining Space

Home entertaining is a way of life for many people. They host holiday parties, birthday parties, movie nights, game nights, and dozens of other types of gatherings. And they need a space to comfortably do that. A basement that is finished off and has entertainment ready features like a wet bar or sink, or a kitchenette, is very appealing to buyers that want to entertain a lot. It gives them the dedicated entertainment space they want so that they can be known as the best house for parties in their circle of family and friends.

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Listing information last updated on November 30th, 2023 at 1:46am CST.