One of the enjoyable factors of being a homeowner is that you can turn any area of your house into the type of space you want. This means that if you have multiple bedrooms but don't have a large family, these spaces can be dedicated to different pursuits that you enjoy. When it comes time to put up your home for sale, however, it's often in your best interest to change these rooms around so that they look like bedrooms. Even if a potential buyer knows that the room is technically a bedroom, it may be difficult to envision a bedroom setup if the room is used as something else. If you're using your empty bedrooms for these uses, consider converting them before your house goes on the market.
Working out at home is highly appealing and can also be a cost-effective alternative to paying for a monthly gym membership. If you're a fitness buff, you may have one of your spare bedrooms set up as a workout area, complete with large mirrors on the walls, rubber mats on the floor, and weight and cardio machines throughout. When a potential buyer views this space, he or she may have trouble imagining how a bedroom set would fit the space and how much floor space might be available around these pieces of furniture, so you'd be smart to convert the space accordingly.
Whatever you pursue as a hobby, it's nice to be able to devote an entire room to it. However, unless the potential buyer considering your home also has the same hobby, he or she will likely appreciate seeing the room set up as a bedroom. Whether you have a craft table, a drum kit and several instruments, a woodworking bench, or something else for your hobby, removing these items before the house gets listed can make it feel more appealing to those who may be considering it.
Although home theaters work well in the basement, they can also be suitable in a spare bedroom if that works better for you. However, the couches or large chairs, projector, screen, and other theater elements won't give a potential buyer a clear idea of how the room looks if it were used as a bedroom. By removing these items and setting up the room as a bedroom instead, your real estate listing will be applicable to more buyers checking out the images online and in person.