Whether you are a first time buyer or it is your fourth home you should always be looking to both maximize the space you have and the value of it. By looking to extend your home you can add those features that you wish the house had in the first place, it is rare you get the perfect home especially as a first time buyer so whether it is another bathroom or a second reception room think about getting a quote on what it would cost to get the work done. In this article I will talk about some of the best ways increase the value of your home through various different extensions and additions.
An Additional Bedroom/Bathroom
In terms of value the best thing you can do to increase the worth of your home is to add an additional bedroom, preferably en suite. This can be done in two ways, either an existing room can be extended to make it in to a ‘master double’ and then increase the size of one of the smaller rooms as well or you can move around the existing rooms to make them all a similar size. This latter scenario would suit student accommodation much more and would really increase the earning potential through rent as well potential sale value in the future. A good building company who specialises in extensions in Cirencester is Cornerstone Building & Design.
Conservatory or Orangery
Conservatories are a cheap alternative to a full extension; it enables you to have an extra room in your garden that is still connected to your house without the large price tag of needing roofing and brickwork. A conservatory can either be made entirely out of glass/PVC or can have around 2 to 3 feet of brickwork making it in to more of an orangery. A conservatory is a great place to have a read or draw; it feels like you are outside without the cold and rain that would inevitably be around in the UK.
Loft or Cellar Conversion
Either a loft or a cellar if not both are in most homes, a lot of the time however we don’t make the most of them, we just dump our belongings that we can’t find space for elsewhere in there. A loft conversion is the easier and cheaper option as no damp issues should arise, it is just a matter of putting flooring down on the joists and plaster boarding the walls, it wouldn’t take too long to complete and would be a reasonable price to give you either another bedroom or computer room.