Many employers now state that their employees will be working from home for the foreseeable future. Meaning many homebuyers have adjusted their must-have list in their next home. Homebuyers need to plan for a home office space and need to accommodate the homeschooling or distance learning needs of their children.
These features impact 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 required space in more creative ways.
The easiest way to add working space is within the bedrooms. This offers the ability to close a door for privacy. Larger bedrooms (both in master and secondary bedrooms) have been a top priority for homebuyers. Another essential feature is an open floorplan, which features a Great Room design. For generations, kids have done their homework at the kitchen table, and a spacious kitchen/family room combo makes it easier for home learning without becoming cluttered. Another option for homebuyers is a separate formal dining room that could be converted to a workspace.
With all the changes in working and learning environments for both adults and kids, the home is even more critical than ever. As needs change, homebuyers seek different features from their new dwellings.