Home Improvements

Adding an extension to increase property selling value

Posted on March 22, 2017 at 4:53 am

The idea of embarking on a home improvement project can be daunting for some homeowners who fear that the end result may not be worth the time and effort. We feel your pain, but it is important to know that creating additional space in the house by converting the loft is a very good improvement in the long term, and if the work is carried out correctly, you will without a doubt add value to your home.

A loft conversion is one of the easier methods to add space to your home, as it is much less intrusive than regular extensions. Most of the work can be done from the outside and you don’t have to move out of the house while the work is completed. This means that in comparison to other home improvement projects, it is a relatively painless process.

A loft conversion is appealing to potential buyers for many reasons; extra space and in particular additional rooms are high on the list for everyone when it comes to house hunting. Loft conversions, when done well can also be an attractive feature, creating unusually shaped or designed rooms that add character to an otherwise ‘vanilla’ house. Often, loft conversions are light and spacious as well, particularly those that have sky light windows. This means that for some buyers, a loft room could be the perfect place for an office or study, especially as it is slightly removed from the rest of the house.

That said, there are things to consider, such as the type of conversion, the location of your house and the person or team that will actually carry out the project. For example, loft conversions in big cities, e.g. London, are the most likely to increase a property’s value substantially as houses with a good amount of space are highly sought after and competition for them is strong. It is also useful to have a good idea of the most practical type of room your loft could make. Offices, extra bedrooms and playrooms are much cheaper options than bathrooms and are usually more appealing to buyers.

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