5 things to think about before investing in an extension

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One of the best ways to add value to your property and make it more attractive to buyers in the long term is to build an extension. Building an extension is not only about increasing space, it is also a chance to think about how best to utilize the space you already have. Taking on a big extension project can often make homeowners rethink their whole approach to space. Here are some tips if you are considering making an investment in an extension.

  1. Call the professionals and make sure you have the job done properly. It is best not to fall foul of planning restrictions and building regulations as you will find difficulties further down the line.

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  1. Although a modern extension can look good on an older property, when it comes to selling on it is important to appeal to the average buyer's taste. It is often a good idea for an extension to match the architectural style of the existing house. A good architect will help you make the right decision.
  2. Think about the type of property you own and where an extension will add the most value. Bathrooms and large kitchens tend to be good investments in family-sized homes. In a busy urban area a garage may add significant value.
  3. Victorian or 1930s houses are ideal for loft conversions because of their high roof pitches. A loft room may also require less planning and building requirements than a bedroom. Do your research and speak to surveyors and architects.loft conversion
  4. The room that often benefits the most from enlarging is the kitchen. Large kitchens make your average property more desirable.

If you have the budget to increase the space in your property it is a great thing to do.

 

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Robin Davie

Property Manager Email: robin.davie@blaircadell.com