Last year, the list of home buyers’ priorities was very different: garage, garden, detached, character, schools. This year, with Covid-19 changing many of our day-to-day lives, there are those who can now consider working from home as a real long-term, viable option and no longer constrained in where they live.
Having or being able to create a home office/work space with good Internet speeds separate from living accommodation now features highly on the list, according to a property news blog. Many people are happy to reduce the need to commute, freeing up time to spend with family and potentially living in a more rural area.
Not just a garden
A bigger garden has become a top must-have as people now appreciate their own outdoor space far more than they did a year or so ago, and many have transformed their gardens into summer living spaces during their time away from work. A larger garden also means the possibility of converting an existing outbuilding or building into a dedicated home office in the garden, which often falls within permitted development. Further information can be obtained from a great property news blog.
A Tardis please
A larger house is on many people’s wish-list. Spending so much time in the house with other family members has shown that everyone needs their own space. A larger house can also offer more natural light and the ability to create open plan living if it’s not already on offer by way of a modern extension.
Where to park the car
With less commuting and travelling in cars generally, off-road parking has become a must-have with buyers today. A garage usually has additional parking in front of the doors, and the space itself can be used for storage or considered for conversion into living accommodation at some stage in the future; this is a common discussion on property news blog sites.
The great outdoors
Buyers are looking for access to green spaces close to the home such as a park, suburbs or a more rural location offering easy access for walking, cycling and other outside pursuits. Many have come to value the outside around us, nature, peace and quiet more this year. With holidays and travel not as readily accessible as before, more emphasis is now on what is available locally to use and enjoy.