Demand for properties with a study, or space for a home office, has increased but this does not mean sellers should extend their homes before putting them on the market.
There is excellent demand for well-priced smaller properties, says Berry Everitt, chief executive of the Chas Everitt International property group, so adding on could make the property too expensive for such buyers.
“Home sellers should rather focus on ensuring that the space they do have is well presented to potential buyers, both online and during physical viewings.”
While getting rid of clutter is one way to make a small home look bigger, owners can also:
♦ Paint walls and ceilings in light colours and hang light-coloured curtains and blinds.
♦ Remove unnecessary furniture and add mirrors to give rooms more depth.
♦ Use tall, narrow lamps and planters which take up less floor space and add an impression of height.