Columbus home buyer tips flex space Andrew ShowAfter experiencing a lockdown at home this spring, many Columbus home buyers are looking for homes with more storage capacity, plus room for family recreation, and space for home office and study areas. The open floor plan, which has been the modern residential standard, doesn’t always fit the bill.

One budget-friendly solution could be found in creating flex-space for your home. In essence, flex-space is the repurposing of existing square footage to be adaptable to changing uses, depending on your day-to-day needs.

For example, a finished basement or large family room could be partitioned with temporary modular wall systems, room partitions or cubicles. Most of these are compactable and easily removed. Prices range from a couple hundred dollars to more expensive professional-grade setups. Search websites such as Wayfair, Amazon and Office Max for ideas.

Storage systems can be built-in to garage walls, foyers, or placed under staircases. Dining room areas can be used to expand kitchen storage and prep areas. Roll-out kitchen island carts are always handy when counter space is at a premium.

For outdoor recreation, temporary fencing can be used for privacy and children’s safety. Outdoor gazebos with hardtops and screen walls can give you a bug-free oasis. Snap-lock patio pavers can create or expand a bbq area. Check home improvement stores and websites for ideas!

These strategies may help you see potential in a home that you might otherwise overlook. Of course, we will help you find the best value for your money when you become our Buyer-Client!

As your Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, we serve your best interests at all times! Unlike real estate agents and brokerages who represent sellers, as an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, we only represent you, the buyer, getting you the best price and terms with no conflict of interest at all times.

Understanding this distinction could literally save you thousands of dollars not only on the purchase price and terms, but also on seller concessions and home inspection issues, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced homeowner!

Contact us with your home buying questions! Remember, we are with you every step of the way…all the way home!

Andrew Show
Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, CEBA-M, MCNE, CSP, PSA,e-PRO, CREM, ABRM, AHWD
Buyer’s Resource Realty Services
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