The Most Popular Home Improvements
Are you desperate to turn that double-storey into a triple-storey extension? Will future house buyers love your bright orange paint job? Quality home improvements can boost the value of your home, and many people undertake home improvements for that reason. Here’s a look at the top ten home improvements.
Adding an Extension
Extending a property is an expensive and ambitious undertaking. Significant building work can cause disruption, but that extra square footage can be a big advantage. Ensure that your plans are in line with your property’s current aesthetics, and that the extension will become a functional living area.
Many home improvements add value, but the most well thought out ones will reap rewards in terms of outlay. Loft conversions represent the best value for money, and most lofts of a roof height of 2.4 metres and above are suitable for conversion. People typically do a loft conversion to add another room to their home, and there is more value to be had when an en-suite is added.
Having the cellar converted is also a cost effective way to increase your living space. Loft conversions and extensions require major building work and require expert help. You can get great ideas from home improvement guides.
Whether you decide to convert or extend your existing space, it can be tempting to add another bedroom. According to estate agents’ statistics, this has a satisfying visible effect, and adding an extra bedroom can increase your property’s value by more than 10 percent. It is a good idea to consider the proportions of your home carefully and try to avoid cramming in more bedrooms unnecessarily.
Opening up Space
There is no sign to suggest that the trend for an open-plan living is going away anytime soon. And rightfully so: the friendly cooking space, natural light, and comfortable living areas appeal to all kinds of house buyers. Just be careful about getting carried away, as efficient family homes do require some separate rooms for pets, children, and household waste and white goods. You will need a professional to assess your home to ensure you won’t be bashing down any load-bearing walls. One of the most stylish open-plan spaces is the kitchen-diner. However, the sitting room has been ranked the most important room in the house according to various surveys.
Adding Central Heating to Your Home
While adding central heating may not sound like the most rousing project but it is an absolute must-do for anyone renovating a property that doesn’t have central heating. While other home improvements always run the risk of going wrong a modern boiler and central heating are a safe bet. In fact, adding central heating can add almost 14 percent to the value of your home.
Even if your current home is already kitted out, investing in a new energy efficient boiler is well worth considering. While they can cost a little more than conventional boilers, they will reduce your utility bills in the long run and attract environmentally conscious buyers.