COVID 19 has changed how many people use and perceive the spaces in their home. In addition to creating an environment that meets your leisure lifestyle, a home may need to incorporate places to work and learn. Depending on your household, that can be a lot of demands on one space!
The ideal is to have a home like this beautiful West Cary home that by design provides space for all the moving parts of life: a dedicated first floor office, secondary bedroom with large sitting area, finished third floor space and large walk out basement. Here multiple generations can easily set up dedicated space for work and school.
Alternatively, if you are looking at creative ways to re-purpose current space, one great place to look is the formal dining room. Many homes still have formal dining rooms that are not currently needed for gatherings. This is often space that can be made at least partially private with plenty of room for a desk, filing cabinet, and other organizational furniture.
Another space is the playroom, especially if you are looking for a dedicated learning space for children. Comparable to an adult work area, children will be able to focus better if they have a dedicated space for school rather than makeshift areas at the kitchen table or in their bedroom.
Before making any structural changes to accommodate new needs, be sure to keep in mind how it could affect the re-sale value of your home. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding home value and modifications. I’d also love to hear of creative ways you have found to accommodate new needs in your home!