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Prefabricated house extensions add value

What Home Improvement Projects Add The Most Value?

Whilst I could come up with figures for the various types of extension and the value they might add I can safely say that value to most people is in what they are gaining with that extra space. If your kitchen is small and you cannot sit in it and eat, then adding a dining area has great value and will also be percieved as so by any potential purchaser of your property for instance.

Likewise there are some home-owners that love contemporary add-ons whilst others prefer a traditional build. In other words regardless of how well you do your project not everyone will like your efforts but if the space is useful and well used then it does not matter.

When it comes to adding value we suggest that you stay safe and do what is popular to that style of property. Alternatively, if you want to add maximum value then take professional advise, give them a brief confirming that you want the property extended in a manner that maximises the appeal whilst delivering the highest return when it comes to adding value.

The truth is that many home-owners browse a few websites, read a few magazines and before you know it are off giving instructions to the builders without any real idea if the proposed works will:

  1. Suit the property;
  2. Increase the value
  3. Make the property more sellable.
  4. Add good well designed useable space

Not all home improvements add value. Also, should you decide to spend £100 per metre on limestone flooring or £15k on a kitchen you could have wasted up to 75% of your money as you may not get it back when you sell.

Different styles of properties require different designs when it comes to extending or refurbishing. Just because your large corner settee looked great in your open plan loft apartment doesn’t mean it will look well in a 3 bedroom 1930’s semi.

In effect, what I’m saying is that any kind of major refurbishment, layout change or addition should be carried out with the the sole intention to add what you do not have and need primarily , and whether modern or traditional - make sure you get good independant professional advise before commiting a lot of money.