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When it comes to selling power, should you transform that 4 th room into a bedroom or home office?

You’ve decided to sell. Technically, you have a 3-bedroom home with a 4th room you’re currently undecided about. When it comes to selling power, should you transform it into a bedroom or a home office – which has more traction with buyers? The answer? It depends on a number of things including your property, the room itself and the location you live in. Let’s explore this further.

Hip inner city or outer suburbs?

Firstly, understand the location you live in and what buyers are typically looking for. If you live in an area popular with large families, a 4 th bedroom might be a sought after selling feature. It’s less typical, on the other hand, for large families to live in the inner city – they tend to seek the space and affordability offered by suburbia. Inner city residents are more resigned to smaller properties and utilising space. Here, the appeal of an office might be stronger.

Size, features and suitability.

Take a look at the aspects of your 4th room - its location, features and size. Does it work comfortably as a bedroom or can your small child barely swing their favourite toy in there? Is it located upstairs with the other bedrooms or downstairs where it may be better suited as a study? Are there any features screaming for it to be one or the other? Perhaps you have French doors overlooking your outdoor entertaining area, which may be perfect for a study but doesn’t allow much privacy for a bedroom. Or perhaps it has spacious closets or a walk-in-robe ideal for a bedroom.

Sometimes, it comes down to looking at the room and deciding what it’s most suited to.

Flexibility, work and lifestyle.

Thanks to modern technology and communication channels, workplaces are becoming more flexible. More and more people are working from home, so the demand for having a home office is increasing. If you have the space and your 4th room works well as a study, it could make your home very popular.

It all comes down to…

What works for one property might not be the case for another. You have to judge your home on its individual merits, the demands in your area and the type of buyers it will appeal to. Only then can you decide whether to make that 4th room a bedroom or a study.

Any tips we’ve missed? What do you think – 4th bedroom or study? Leave us a comment.