As a home owner you are always looking for ways to improve your property and increase the value of your home. One way to do this is to build an extension to your home. Larger homes are generally more popular and it can be a great way to add value to your property.
Many homeowners agree that the rising costs of houses make it easier to rather spend money on your existing home and improve it, than selling it to find a better property. That’s why you can consider doing an upgrade in terms of an extension.
Popular extensions that homeowners often choose include bathrooms, kitchens, and loft conversions. No wonder the number of planning applications has risen by 25 percent during the last five years. But always keep your budget in mind as you need to do a renovation that you can afford. Get accurate estimates from builders first, before you decide to go ahead.
If you want to build a home extension, keep the following in mind:
- Call in a professional to get the job done properly. Ask friends for recommendations or visit HaMuch to find a local expert close to you.
- Make sure that the extension you choose will suit the style of the house. Modern extensions are always desirable but if it’s a very old house, it may not look as appealing and may influence your property value when it comes to selling.
- Always be realistic. Extra bathrooms and kitchens are often very good choices for family homes and a garage can also add value.
- Lofts are always a good idea. They add value to a home and allow you to maximise the space you have available, for the whole family to enjoy.
If you are ready to build an extension to your home, start by getting a valuation from an expert to assess what you can do to your home, what space is available, what type of extension you can do, and whether you need additional planning permission.
Visit HaMuch to find a building expert in your area to help you build an extension to your home and add value and functionality to your property.