Improve not move is an increasing trend for property owners. Whatever your reasons for needing more living space, there are plenty of solutions without the stress of moving home. If you’re looking to sell your property then an internal or external improvement that adds space or visual appeal may significantly increase its value.
Here are 4 ways to add space and value to your home.
1. Home Extension
One of the best ways to add both space and value to your home is with an extension. There are multiple ways to add an extension to your home. You can extend outwards, sideways or upwards depending on the layout and structure of your home. Updating your kitchen to make an open plan kitchen diner, or simply updating worktops, flooring or cupboard doors are great ways of adding value. How much space you gain with an extension depends completely on how big the extension is and how much extra square footage is added.
2. Loft Conversion
In most houses the loft is the space to store clutter. So much so you probably don’t realise how big your loft actually is. Lofts often cover a significant square footage of the home. That can be a pretty big space if only being used to store the Christmas tree and other belongings you don’t want on view! There are lots of different ways to configure a loft depending on the existing roof structure. Loft conversions are a great way of adding extra living space without the added costs of groundwork or extending the footprint of your home.
3. Garage Conversion
Let’s face it, a lot of people don’t use a garage to store a car especially if they already have a driveway. Garages are often a space for storage, clutter or old furniture which makes it a great solution for converting it into a room with a purpose. With the rise of people working from home, garages have been the perfect space to convert into a home office. They are also a great way to add extra bedroom or bathroom. Garage conversions are essentially a change of use so are less complex in terms of planning permission, depending on what you intend to use the space for.
4. Internal Renovation
An internal renovation is a much cheaper alternative to extending or converting your home. Whether it’s relaying flooring or knocking down an internal wall, these can change the perceived space and significantly alter the value of your home. Simple alterations like changing internal doors or redecorating can change the look and feel of a house completely. Switching out dull colours for lighter walls can also add appeal to potential buyers who may not be looking to renovate a property.
Vetted and Approved
If you’re looking to add extra space and value to your home, the Association of Master Tradesmen has finely selected building companies nationwide. Our members are strictly vetted, checked, and continuously monitored throughout their membership to ensure the highest standard of work.
Whether it’s a price for a house extension, garage or loft conversion or an internal renovation, we will find Master Builders who are right for you and what you want to achieve.
Unlike other associations, we don’t automatically match the builders to you. We carefully select the building company that matches your criteria. To find a builder, post your job on our website.