Shopping for a house is a trying endeavor. You have a list of things you must have and possibly an idea of what you can live without. However, if your new home will also double as your home-based bakery business, your shopping process can get even more complicated. You need a place for you and your family to dwell, but you also need a functional place to run your business operation from your home. In truth, finding a single-family home that will work for both purposes can be hard. However, there are three primary attributes to be looking for while you check out real estate listings in your preferred areas.
Look for a home that has ample kitchen space.
This seems like a given if you will be using a residence for a bakery business, so it is something you will probably be looking for anyway. However, you do have to think carefully about how big of a kitchen you will need. Consider:
How many cakes you will be making on an average day and how that could get in the way of usual kitchen activities
How large the cakes will be that you need to bake, decorate, and store in your kitchen
How the size of necessary appliances for your home bakery business will fit into a kitchen
Look for a home that has ample parking space.
When you have a customer come to your home bakery to pick up their custom cake order, you definitely don't want them to have to park out in the street. This will make it a hassle for them to get the order to their car, but it will also be bothersome for others who live in the area. Make sure any house you are seriously considering does have a nice sizeable driveway where a few of your customers can park when they stop in for a visit.
Look for a home that has an available office space.
Even with a home-based bakery, there are things that you would normally keep in an office at a regular business property. For example, a printer that you use to create edible images and picture displays for your customers to view, copies of cake order forms, and sales receipts are all items you will want to be contained to a specific area. Having a small room in your new home that can function as an office for your business will give you room for storing these business-related items.
Contact a realty team near you for more information on single family homes in your area.