A room for your Pez

What to do with an extra bedroom

A room for your PezAre you wondering what to do with an extra bedroom? I’ve seen thousands of homes in San Francisco, and what homeowners do with their extra bedrooms never ceases to amaze me. Of course, I’ve seen the expected choice such as home offices and gyms, but check out what real estate agents across the country have witnessed:

  1. A room dedicated to the homeowner’s Pez dispenser collection.
  2. A bedroom in a basement that was literally wall-to-wall carpet.
  3. An art room where the seller painted a larger-than-life sized portrait of Stevie Ray Vaughan on the wall. They also had Jimi Hendrix in another bedroom and Eric Clapton on the formal living room wall.
  4. A putting green in the attic with holes in the floor, green turf and a simulator.
  5. A space to store an art skull collection.
  6. A room dedicated to the family cat.
  7. A hammock room.
  8. A doll room; just a room full of dolls.
  9. A stamp collecting room filled with literally thousands of stamps.
  10. A puppy breeding room.
  11. A place to display the homeowner’s motorcycle.
  12. Personal dry cleaning room.
  13. A home for the resident’s sports figures collection.
  14. A gun and sword collection display room.

    Here are some of the more practical ideas:

    1. Ballet studio
    2. Billiards room
    3. Craft/art/sewing/hobby/gift wrapping room
    4. Extra bedroom
    5. Hair salon
    6. Homeschooling room
    7. Kids’ play room
    8. Man cave
    9. Massage room
    10. Metal shop
    11. Photography dark room
    12. Reading room/library
    13. Recording studio
    14. Storage
    15. Train set room
    16. TV/movie/game room
    17. Walk-in closet
    18. Wine room
    19. Yoga/meditation/prayer room

    Keep in mind; whatever you do with your extra bedroom, you must be prepared to change it when you decide to sell. To get the full market value, an extra bedroom should be staged as….a bedroom! I am happy to discuss ways to stage your house to get the full market value when it comes to selling your home in San Francisco. For potential buyers asking what to do with an extra bedroom, I can help them see the potential in the property they are considering. For more information on industry trends, please contact me via email at Daniel.DerVartanian@sothebyshomes.com or give me a call at (415) 200-7744. Whether you are planning to sell or buy, I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you. In the meantime, be sure to check my website.