Unused or empty spaces can be seen as spacious and open when it looks strategic however sometimes to potential buyers or visitors it can look lazy or unfinished. These spaces look as if there was meant to be something there but is completely empty. This once boring space can be utilized in ways that are luxurious and impressive. Here are two resale value boosting solutions for unused spaces.
In the Victorian era there were separate rooms for every stage of food preparation. The kitchen was for cooking, while food storage was done in a storeroom. Food preparation before cooking was done in a larder, and dishwashing was done in a scullery.
The butler’s pantry was the room that stored the china, silver, and some beverages.
Today’s butler’s pantries are utilized for dinnerware, silverware, beverages, and cleaning supplies.
As you can imagine, this is not only useful for impressively entertaining but clears up storage in the kitchen that would otherwise be used up holding plates, bowls, cups, and eating utensils.
Mud rooms are spaces with cabinets, coat racks, shoe cubbies, and a bench. They are highly useful for kids with backpacks, keys, exercise wear/equipment, and umbrellas.
Mud rooms are not totally rare in homes, in places with colder climates they are fairly commonplace. However they are not considered a necessity and are sometimes replaced with coat closets or racks.
However having a mudroom can create a homey and organized atmosphere. It brings character and life into the home and displays that a family lives there.