A few tips & tricks to the Best Ways to Increase the Value of Your House
In an era when high rents and homelessness are on the increase, you’re fortunate if you own your own home. For many years, people have bought a house on the premise that over time, its value will increase and they will either move on, or have a better legacy for their children. Most homeowners recognise that whether or not they intend to sell their property, good maintenance and modernisation are the key to increasing its value.
Doors and Windows
The first thing that people see before they enter your home is the condition of your doors and windows. Potential buyers are often put off when they see that the outside of a property is looking shabby. New doors and windows, research suggests, are one of the primary means of adding value and saleability to a property.
Concern about burglary and theft is on the increase, and security measures attract buyers. If you are either thinking about replacement doors and windows, or are in the middle of having the work done, make sure that you have secure locks installed at the same time.
Are You Looking at Remodelling?
If you want to enlarge your property, perhaps with a conservatory, or by adding an extra bedroom or converting your loft, then you will need to speak with a professional architect. You are far more likely to get your planning permission request through quickly if you can produce architectural plans for the work.
Better use of space is a great way to add value to your home, whether or not you are thinking about selling your current property. You only have to look at the number of TV shows that cover enlarging or remodelling a property to know that this is something that many homeowners and potential buyers are interested in!
No matter what sort of improvements you want to make to increase the value of your home, it is a good idea to seek professional advice at the start. The cost of an extension, for example, can run into many thousands of pounds, so you need to be aware of cost at the outset.
There are certain rules and requirements attached to any major work on a property, and even though you may own it, local regulations could prevent you carrying out your plans. Some improvements, for example an extension, a conservatory, or a loft conversion, will often require planning permission from your local council.
If you live in a listed building then you are unlikely to get permission for extensive remodelling due to the fact that it will not only affect the look of the property, but could decrease its value. A good, local architectural company will know about regulations in your area, and will be able to advise on the best ways to add value to your property without falling foul of local laws.
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