A home office has become more important to home-owners since the onset of Covid-19, shows new research from the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association.
The study reveals the top five priorities are now: (1) kitchen; (2) outdoor entertaining area; (3) home office; (4) multiple living areas; and (5) bedrooms.
This marks quite a sharp change in behaviour, as two years ago the home office did not even make the top
10, says REBAA president Cate Bakos.
“Buyers are looking for a quiet space to work from home, specifically a space away from the family living area, whether this be a separate office or an extra bedroom that can accommodate this,” she says.
“No longer is a study nook, or a small allocated space for a desk, a suitable alternative for a professional
and/or creative worker.
“We are now seeing a heightened demand for second study spaces, more generously proportioned co-working spaces in the home and a sharp focus on internet connectivity.”