Many people make changes and improvements to their homes in order to increase the value of the property. There are many different reasons why someone might choose to do this; whether it’s to maximise the value of where they live in order to move up the property ladder, or they simply wish to live in a more improved and modern home.
Record house prices have made it harder in recent years to move and many people may have decided to stay in their existing property. Successful improvements could add thousands of pounds to the value of your home, at such a fraction of the cost of moving.
On the other hand, if you have a dream home in mind, adding value to your home through a number of changes could help you get there. Whatever your reason is for improving your home, you will no doubt experience a better quality of living as you make your home even more beautiful than it was previously.
Plan your home improvements
One of the most important parts of trying to add value to your home is to plan. You should first find out the costs of your intended improvements and decide how much value they will actually add. Is the time and effort of making these changes worth it?
Likewise, there will come a point where your property will be capped at the added value. This is known as a ‘ceiling price’; this is the maximum price that you can expect to receive on your property, based on other homes in the area.
Which changes should you choose?
There are a number of changes you can make to your property, from small improvements to large renovations. Some of the most popular improvements that can add value include increasing your curb appeal, converting your loft or even updating your kitchen. These can all have a great impact on the value of your property.
However, one of the most versatile changes you can make is to add a conservatory. Adding around 5% value to your home, it’s a great way of adding living space to your home. You may find that adding a conservatory adds just under £10,000 to an average-priced house.
Benefits of adding a conservatory
There are huge benefits of adding a conservatory to your home, whether you are improving the current layout for your own enjoyment or you are looking to sell. One of the best parts of building is a conservatory is that you are not likely to need planning permission as long as it follows certain regulations.
On top of this, you are adding an extra room that is perfect for you and your family to relax in. It’s important that it is built well and integrated into the rest of your home seamlessly if you are looking to gain the maximum added value out of it! Remember that a south-facing conservatory will gain more heat than it loses, meaning that your conservatory will be that little bit more energy efficient. Build a north-facing conservatory and you could risk actually decreasing the value of your property.
You may even want to take your conservatory a step further and add a solid tiled roof to it. This is great for improving the energy efficiency of your conservatory; it can ensure the temperature of the room is comfortable all year round, turning your conservatory into a useable space no matter what the weather is.
To add a solid tiled roof to your conservatory and improve the conditions of your home, contact Guardian Conservatory Roofs.