Improve, don’t move! 3 ways to add lots of value to your home
Although average UK property prices increased by £27.81 per day in 2020, with homes in Windsor, Berkshire experiencing the biggest rise nationally, current predictions point to a downturn for UK property prices this Spring. As well as high levels of uncertainty surrounding how Brexit will affect the UK housing market long-term, more and more homeowners are realising it’s a better time than any to improve rather than move.
So, if you’re wondering what the best ways are to add considerable value to your home, look no further as we’ve done the hard work for you!
Add a side-return extension
If you want to add more space without sacrificing precious garden space, a side return extension could be the answer. Able to add up to 15%, the popular side return utilises the narrow alley that runs adjacent to the kitchen space, typical of terraced or semi-detached homes throughout Hampshire and the South East. Usually avoiding planning permission, as long as certain criteria are followed, let the light flood in with the inclusion of a full or partially glazed roof.
If your home and budget permits, build a wrap-around extension by combining a side return and rear extension for bigger, brighter and more breathtaking results.
Add a conservatory or garden room
Conservatories have been a British staple since the ’80s. Thanks to innovations in materials and construction, conservatories, orangeries, and garden rooms remain a firm favourite when extra space, light and enjoyment is needed – capable of adding up to 10% to the value of the property. With a range of innovative materials, styles, glazing and finishing touches to choose from, coupled with the fact that conservatories often fall within permitted development rules, it’s never been easier to create the glazed extension of your dreams.
Lean-to conservatories are ideal for homes limited by space, budget or height restrictions, while an elegant orangery will blend beautifully with your home’s unique aesthetic without having to go to the trouble of building a full-scale extension.
Improve your home’s energy efficiency
Energy efficiency plays an integral role in tackling the climate emergency and lowering household energy bills, but are you aware that making essential energy-saving improvements in the home also has the power to bolster property value by up to 14%? Your existing EPC will guide you towards specific steps on how to reduce your home’s energy consumption, but here are eight of the most profitable energy efficiency improvements to consider:
- Update your heating e.g. replace your boiler
- Insulate your roof or loft
- Insulate cavity walls
- Update single glazing with modern double glazing or secondary glazing
- Replace windows and doors
- Update or replace inefficient glazed extensions, e.g.
tiled roof replacement
- Floor insulation
- Generate some of your own heat or power with solar panels
Improving the building’s thermal efficiency will create a much more attractive prospect to future homebuyers too.
Improve, don’t move! With high-performance home improvements from Sherborne Windows
With over 30 years’ experience, we’re one of the longest-serving installers working in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, and South-West London. So, if you want to make your home more valuable and sell faster when the time comes to sell-up, give our double glazing experts a call on 01252 370917, book a virtual appointment or make an online enquiry.
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