In celebration of Home Improvement Month, we share our top tips for successfully renovating your home.
- Be current
Historically, adding a conservatory to the rear of your property was an effective way of increasing living space at the same time as adding value to your home. However, this can be a costly process and, in most instances, adds little to the sale price, unless it is combined with a kitchen/breakfast room. Kitchens are now the go-to for extensions. When well planned, they not only add value to the selling price, they also appeal to the vast majority of sellers with the added bonus of a relatively small outlay.
- Be prepared to pay
Employing a decent project manager is vital to the success of your extension. It is imperative you spend time on getting the aesthetic look of the extension right in order for it to add value to your home, not detract from its saleability and kerb appeal. An informed and experienced project manager will help you with the process and ensure you add the maximum value.
- Don’t be ‘top heavy’
Loft conversions can add huge value to the selling price of your property. An extra bedroom and bathroom are usually viewed as fail safe investments, but this is only true if you have the living accommodation to support the extra rooms. As top heavy houses are rarely good sellers, it is unlikely that your investment will pay off.
Here are some examples of well renovated properties currently available for purchase.