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Staging - Spare room

JustinTime19
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I will be selling shortly and thinking about staging.

I have a spare room with double bed/chest of draws/wardrobe. Should I focus on showing the space available, or adding a desk/chair to show that it can function as a home office and a double room as well especially as WFH is very popular these days.

Dimensions of the room 4.25m x 2.35m

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  • silvercar
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    edited 5 January at 9:16AM
    As long as it looks like it works as a bedroom, I'm sure that people would realise it could be used as an office. Better a bedroom than an office as people do wonder how easy a bed would fit.

    My smallest bedroom looks like a left luggage storeroom!
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  • Green_hopeful
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    Our estate agent got us to put a bed in the office to show it would fit because people have limited imagination. 
  • ManuelG
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    Our estate agent got us to put a bed in the office to show it would fit because people have limited imagination. 

    Out of interest...
    My spare room / office fitted a double bed, but we took it out during Covid as who would be staying(!) and it was a tight squeeze to say the least. The room looked bigger without one, it must be said, so it was sold like that.
    So I'm guessing you had a bit more cat swinging space?
  • Skiddaw1
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    For what it is worth, the third (smallest) bedroom in our previous house was used both as a home office and a bedroom (single bed) when required. I think showing both the options for using the room was quite useful when we sold.
  • Doozergirl
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    I will be selling shortly and thinking about staging.

    I have a spare room with double bed/chest of draws/wardrobe. Should I focus on showing the space available, or adding a desk/chair to show that it can function as a home office and a double room as well especially as WFH is very popular these days.

    Dimensions of the room 4.25m x 2.35m
    It looks like you have the length available in the room to do it, so I would.   As long as nothing is impeded then I'd go ahead.   Don't pick anything too big.   
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
  • Make a bed (of sorts) using empty boxes.
    It's a common trick to show a potential purchaser what can be done.

    Much cheaper than buying a bed.

    As an aside, property developers often do this, but make the bed smaller than a standard one to make the room look huge.
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