Are “Special Function” Rooms Back? Realtor.com seems to think so. During the housing downturn the typical thought process was that no space should go unwasted, if wasn’t a bedroom, kitchen, or living room, did it really serve any purpose at all or add any extra value to your home? Sellers were often staging home offices as additional bedrooms and minimizing the amount of space that was used creating rooms that had less day-to-day functionality. So, what does that mean now that housing recovery is on the upswing? Well, according to Realtor.com the 3 special function rooms that are in high demand these days are outdoor living areas, mudrooms, and home offices. These all become additional selling features in the home down the road, a sign that people are willing to spend a little extra on things that aren’t just the necessities, or might only have seasonal use, a great sign for housing! Realtor.com also shared a few other rooms that have been on the hot list lately: the in-home media rooms as well as in-law/guest suites. Check out some of these great specialty rooms below!
The Mudroom and the drop zone are back! Check out this awesome space this designated area creates in your home to store shoes, coats, hats, bags etc. so that they don’t clutter up your main living room, usually off the garage or the most commonly used entry way, these spaces create a great way to keep all your various items organized. Have a spot for dance bags and bat bags, brief cases and bookbags, this is a great solution to all that in home clutter!
This luxurious home office at 11227 McClure Manor Drive in Ballantyne Country Club spared no expense when it came to creating the perfect specialty space! There is no doubting this space is an office and it doesn’t pretend to be anything else. While some office spaces also double as a guest room or a rec room, this stately room provides a workplace for a true professional and adds an extra bit of luxury to this home!
This media room at 11137 McClure Manor Drive in Ballantyne Country Club is a great place to relax and enjoy a movie! Media rooms and home theaters are a fun addition when you have the space. With large projector screens and comfy recliners and sofas, most home theaters are even better than the real deal!
Here’s an example of a bonus room turned into a place for guests at 7615 Quail Park Drive. While some homes feature lavish owner suites with great closets and luxurious bathrooms, others have the option for a dual master set up to give guests that extra feeling of comfort when they come for a stay. Some homes even feature entire levels as a part of the suite with a living area and small kitchenette, a space that could probably also double as an income suite.
1021 Sherringham Way features a great outdoor living space, something that is making a huge comeback these days! Previously homeowners weren’t interested in investing funds into spaces that could only be used seasonally but as the trend of at-home entertaining begins to climb, having great indoor and outdoor spaces to entertain family and friends really can’t be beat! This one even features a fire pit for the cooler months!