Versatile space and imagination go well together

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

With a little imagination, one can suggest additional uses for space in a home.

For instance, take this small room, presently configured as a closet. Since there are two other closets in the room, why not help people see another use?

Office space in a home

Do you have a challenging space, one that might be put to another, better, use? Brainstorm with friends, with other agents, and make the suggestions that might help seller and buyer alike.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Chris Ann Cleland - a window is a great addition to an office.

Hello Carol Williams and Sharon Lee - Marie Kondo would find another use for a 3rd closet in a bedroom, and the window is a plus in an office.

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and George Souto - when one takes a step back (for me it's often when walking or hiking) ideas pop into mind.

 

Jan 12, 2021 08:36 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker - whether one needs a home office or a remote learning spot, this could work.

Kathy Streib - I bet the yoga room/gym had appeal for buyers.

Myrl Jeffcoat  - the problem with extra closets is one's tendency to collect too much "stuff." Thanks for the Feature in the Old Fart's Club.

Jan 12, 2021 08:41 AM #23
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Brian England - this addition to the house where this is located is about 40 years old, and the rest of the house older. People's wants were different then, and builders accomodated them.

Good morning Paula McDonald, Ph.D., John Pusa  and Grant Schneider - it's fun to come up with alternative ideas for space

 

Jan 12, 2021 08:44 AM #24
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Kat Palmiotti - a home office or remote learning spot would be superb now.

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Joe Jackson  and Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS --the room looks different as an office, right?

Jan 12, 2021 08:47 AM #25
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Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
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Even though it might be tight, it has a lot more value as the office area and in all likelihood a quieter space than where the office may have been

Jan 12, 2021 09:02 AM #26
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I love that you were able to see what this could be, Lottie! So many sellers (and their agents) don't have that vision and it really does help to share options with buyers - and sell homes a lot quicker!

Jan 12, 2021 09:45 AM #27
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Lottie:

What a creative way to use this space...especially a good idea for those working at home these days who need private office space. Love it!

Jeff

Jan 12, 2021 05:37 PM #28
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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I couldn’t agree anymore and that’s kind of the story of my life and my staging. :)

Jan 12, 2021 06:32 PM #29
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Jeff Dowler, CRS There’s something about just working a little harder to make it a little perkier and quirkier that just does the trick, ya know?

Jan 12, 2021 06:33 PM #30
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Erik Hiss
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Worthington, OH
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Super helpful and great ideas to get people's mind out of the box.

Jan 13, 2021 05:48 AM #31
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Lottie,  Such a great illustration ... the only thing I would do differently with the office space is turning the desk toward the window.  

Congratulations on the Featured Post!

Jan 13, 2021 10:52 AM #32
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Ed Silva - this particular little house has no separate office, but it certainly didn't need so many closets.

Hello Debe Maxwell, CRS - this space could also be a great remote learning space.

Jeff Dowler, CRS - one of the great reasons people choose to leave  condo is lack of space for various activities. Many houses offer creative solutions to that.

 

Jan 14, 2021 07:37 AM #33
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Laura Cerrano - I'm sure you are an expert at thinking of creative uses for under-utilized spaces in a house.

Erik Hiss - thanks for your nice comments. It's fun to think of alternatives.

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - I'd probably turn the desk around, too. That lovely window provides a nice view -- but then, perhaps that would detract from staying on task!

Jan 14, 2021 07:40 AM #34
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

As many more people are working for home, creative space planning has become much more important.

Jan 14, 2021 07:55 AM #35
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
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Amazing how a space looks differently to others. Moving the desk against the wall  to the left of the window if right handed or opposite wall if left handed and installing wall shelves would utilize the space with efficacy and openness. The chair may have to be replaced with a task chair and perhaps a contrasting wall color to highlight the window. A very imaginative post.

Jan 15, 2021 02:21 AM #36
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

More closet space or an office nook--nice to have those options!

Jan 15, 2021 02:20 PM #37
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

So smart!  You could use that tactic with virtual staging as well! 

Jan 16, 2021 08:29 AM #38
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Good morning, Roy Kelley -- remote learning and remote working cry out for thinking of unusual uses for space

Jan Green - virtual staging is a good way to help people see alternative uses of space--this is virtually staged by BoxBrownie.

Hi Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR - if we look around our existing homes, often we can find better uses of space.

 

Jan 17, 2021 06:09 AM #39
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Kimo Jarrett - I can tell you're open to thinking outside the box! I like your suggestions.

 

Jan 17, 2021 06:11 AM #40
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Marte Cliff
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3 closets in one room - the previous occupants must have had LOTS of clothes. I wonder if that room was originally intended a a nursery?

Meanwhile... I agree. Imagination is a beautiful tool.

Jan 18, 2021 11:06 AM #41
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