This is one of a few areas of the house is where you can add real value. A side return is a passage way that runs along the side of the house to the rear garden in a typical terraced or semi-detached house. Extending the kitchen into the side return and to the full width of the rest of the house means you gain valuable space and can also improve the layout.
You’ll still have to comply with building regulations, and work will be inspected at key stages of the build, either by the local authority building department or by an approved independent inspector. If you’re thinking about a side-return extension, remember that you could lose windows and the light they’d bring in. Roof lights over the extension will fix this, or you could install a partially or fully glazed roof to keep the space light and airy.
The kitchen is one of the main selling points in any property, by upgrading or installing a new kitchen, an attractive kitchen will increase the value of your property.
A typical loft conversion will usually cost around €500 per sqm. By utilising this space and turning it into an extra bedroom, this will be great investment and is certain to add value to your property. Typically a loft conversion does not need planning permission, however if you want to use the space as a bedroom you will need to get it certified, you should check with your local council prior to any work being carried out. An extra bedroom can add up 15% to the value of your property.
Most properties these days have double glazed windows, however, if your property does not have double glazed windows adding these in will add considerable value to your property. Also, if you property is from a period when sash windows would have been an original feature, adding these back to the property will add value.
Similar to upgrading your kitchen, the bathrooms are a key selling feature. By upgrading your bathrooms with new tiles, showers, fixtures & fittings and bath tubs, by adding a touch of luxury to a bathroom can add substantial value to your home without the larger
Open plan living is very much in demand at the moment. If you do not want to build an entire extension you can transform your home and save on the cost by knocking down the wall that separates your kitchen and living room. This will increase the value of your property and will set you apart from other properties for sale in the same area.
By tackling the smaller superficial things in your property you can add real value as a whole.
Making sure your garden is not only attractive and well designed, but also tidy, can not only add value but will also help to make the property more appealing to buyers.
Considering the following will help you to get started:
Even if you do not makeover your garden, make sure you carry out at least the basics:
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