Today’s professionals have grown more aware of everything related to health and fitness, and the focus on staying physically fit is also promoted all over media and the Internet. People are on the lookout for ways to stay fit and healthy in between busy schedules and commitments. Gym memberships and home fitness equipment are also popular with more individuals nowadays, and they are no longer just a fascination of celebrities, athletes, or bodybuilding fanatics. As you put together your home staging plans, a fitness-friendly home is also more marketable.
If the target audience for your property on sale is a younger, more affluent clientele, it is possible that they also prioritize personal health and fitness, and staging a home with simple and efficient fitness activities in mind would make your property more appealing to potential buyers. Truth is, no matter who your target audience is, a fitness-friendly home is something most contemporary home buyers would like, whether they are newly-married and purchasing their first home, or juggling time between three children and busy careers, or perhaps just-retired buyers who want to remain healthy during their retirement years.
Here’s how you can stage a home that is fitness-friendly and appealing to health-conscious home buyers:
Highlight outdoor spaces and activities. Fitness-conscious individuals want to stay active both indoors and outdoors. If you happen to have a backyard pool, or even just a basketball ring or volleyball net in your garage or lawn, make sure to highlight these to your clients. Also, health-conscious parents want to be able to share their interest with their kids, so they would be every happy to see any swing sets or play areas you may have in your outdoor space.
Have a creative home gym. If you already have a home gym, you can use this to your advantage in your home staging plans. More than just the usual fitness equipment, aim for some creativity in the space, like a flat-screen TV for entertainment while at the treadmill, or a juice bar where healthy detox drinks can be whipped-up post-workout. Lighting and ventilation are especially important for a home gym area; if yours has a view, don’t block it with oversized furniture items or heavy curtains.
Fitness equipment can be placed strategically in different areas of the home. If you don’t have space to stage a home gym, you can consider positioning various exercise equipment around different rooms instead. Dumbbells, weights or hand grips, for example, can be placed in the bedroom. A hula hoop, exercise ball, or WII Fit would make great additions to the family den or living room. If you own a treadmill or elliptical machine, these machines are quite bulky and require their own spacious corner or area of the home.
Make space for a yoga corner. Yoga and meditation have also become popular wellness practices, so remember to set up a yoga mat and other meditation fixtures in a corner or area in your home. You don’t necessarily have to transform an entire room into a meditation area; half of a bedroom, or an unused corner of the den or attic would be alright, as long as it has the right lighting and noise control.