One of the major selling points of this house was the large bonus space right off of the entry. We designated it for the Chris Loves Julia office as soon as we saw the house. And over the last two years, as our team has grown, it has shifted into a lot of different configurations but always accommodated our growing team.
Above, you can see how has been configured for the last little while–6 desks paired in the larger area with a conference table in the more narrow area. For the last couple months, we have been straightening out some of the angles of the room and now that we’re nearly finished, we’ve turned our attention to how we should stage the room to sell our home. We have the other home office space already, so I’m hesitant to have another office space, but here are a few other ideas I had. (I plugged the dimensions into floorplanner.com and it was easy and free to do these mock-ups)
We could just keep it the way it is and maybe put a chair and rug on the other narrow-er side.
The second option is kind of a flex space. There’s already a TV in there so we could set it up as kind of a TV room with a desk on the wall where the sconces are and then a treadmill in the narrow area with windows to really show a lot of different uses.
The last idea was to stage it as a main floor bedroom. With the addition of a closet that we added, it technically could be counted as a bedroom now (although there’s no attached bathroom). Putting a bed, a couple chairs facing a TV and a desk area (that looks really small in this mockup haha) could be a great way to show potential buyers that there is an option of a main floor bedroom.
So what do you think?? I’ll put a poll here to get a general consensus, but feel free to weigh in with additional ideas in the comments!
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