Whether you work from home or you just want a space to unleash your creativity, a home office is the perfect place to go. But, if you are selling your Markham home, you don’t want to create a place that looks like a hectic office area. Instead, you want an area that is comfortable, trendy, and up-to-date. Essentially, you want an area that encourages motivation and that house hunters will swoon over when they walk in the door. To create the perfect home office, here are several tips to keep in mind.
Keep the Room Bright
A dark and dreary room does not promote productivity, instead, it makes you think about taking a nice, long nap. Plus, a well-lit room is more inviting and welcoming than any dark space. To make the room appear bright and welcoming, let in as much natural light as possible. Place sheer window treatments on the windows and ensure there is ample lighting throughout the room. The brighter the room is, the more potential buyers will love it.
Make it Feel Homey
Some buyers may not be looking for a home office. This means that you want to make the room feel comfortable and part of the home — not an extended office space. To do this, you can include couches, comfy chairs, and throw pillows around the home office. If the room contains hardwood flooring, consider adding a large area rug.
Install Lots of Storage
Be creative with the storage systems throughout your office area. You can install multiple shelves that are both decorative and functional. If possible consider built-in bookshelves to add an attractive look to the room. And don’t forget the closet space. By building shelves, drawers, and other storage systems in the room, you can create an area with ample storage — which is a big selling point for many potential buyers.
Choose the Right Colors
The colors you choose in the room affect the appearance and the energy in the space. You want colors that are neutral and will not be an eyesore to potential buyers. But, you also want to consider how the color plays a role in the room’s energy and atmosphere. Research shows that colors evoke certain emotions so it is important that you choose colors that can improve performance and productivity when working at home. For example, research shows that the color blue can create feelings of relaxation and peace, whereas, reds evoke lots of energy and power.
Designing the ideal home office can be a major selling point for buyers who desire this type of space in a home. If you are ready to place your home on the market, reach out to Markham real estate agent Martin MacFarlane and he can help you get to work and sell your home in little time.