If you're considering improving your home, before you bring in the builders it may be a good idea to find out whether a home improvement will add value to your property. Make sure that the cost doesn't outweigh the profit.
It may also be a good idea to hire a professional to ensure the work is properly planned, well thought through and finished to a high standard. Before choosing a professional, try to get at least three quotes and always ask to see examples of their work, along with references.
Here are a few tips to help add value to your home.
Extend your home - If you’re considering adding an extension to your home, pay careful attention to the design and layout since a poorly designed or oversized extension could devalue your home.
Give your home’s exterior a makeover - Buyers often decide whether they like a property before they reach the front door, therefore spending a bit of time on the exterior of your home can reap rewards in terms of saleability.
Add a garage - The value of adding a garage to your home is dependant on where you live and if a garage is not an option on your list then consider off-street parking, which could be a solution for you. Bare in mind that perspective buyers will be looking for a space that is both practical and attractive.
Consider going green - For many of us, rising electricity bills and concerns about the environment have encouraged us to seek alternative ways of running our homes and conserving energy. Why not consider using environmentally friendly features to improve the value of your home? Improvements ranging from heat pumps, solar panels to double glazing and cavity wall insulation will significantly cut running costs and conserve energy.
Arc Design Services Ltd are a fully Accredited Planning Agent in the Trafford Council area, catering for all client aspirations. We work on all types of residential architectural design projects within the South Manchester and Cheshire area relating to residential design, from domestic extensions, loft conversions, remodeled homes, alterations and refurbishments to one-off designed, bespoke new build homes.
If you’d like any help redesigning your home, then contact us today!