Are you moving and thinking of selling your house in Scotland? Make sure to get the best deal! There are plenty of ways to increase the value of your home. The way to start? Check with your local estate agent if a major home improvement will add value to your property, and if there are any special areas of the property worth focusing on.
Loft conversion to increase house value
The most recommended way to get an extra room or bathroom is to go for a loft conversion. Many advisers suggest that it is the easiest and the best way to push your home up into the next price bracket. The key thing is to make sure that the access to the loft will be easy and that the conversion will match the rest of the house. This type of change will require strengthening the floor joist, which may sometimes raise the floor level. It is important to make sure that the ceiling height will be sufficient to stand up in.
Keep in mind that for this kind of alteration you will need an architect and a structural engineer. We can recommend reliable local architects and structural engineers. They will make sure that the loft conversion will comply with the latest building regulations. Planning permission may not be required for a standard loft room. However, it is best to check the rules and limits with your local planning department, as you are likely to require a building warrant.
Other options for increasing the value of your home
Another popular way to add a space to your home is to build a conservatory or house extension. It may add far more value to your home than it actually costs. However, you need to make sure that it integrates with the layout of the house, otherwise, it can decrease the value of your property. An architect can make sure that the design of your house extension will be planned properly.
It is considered that the real value lies in increasing your living space. You can create fantastic spaces underneath your home by doing a basement conversion. However, it is a quite serious and fairly expensive way to add a space and a value to your property. It will require hiring specialists to do the design, construction and installations as it may affect the structural load of your property.
The most often changes in the interior design are:
- knocking the walls down to create a bigger kitchen/dining area (kitchen extension or living room extension)
- recreating the layout of rooms so you can add an extra bedroom or bathroom
- adding a storage space
- creating an open plan for the existing layout of a kitchen and a living room
- adding an extra bedroom by converting large kitchen into a bedroom
Regardless of the type of structural changes, you will need an experienced team of builders Glasgow. They should be able to take care of full conversion, including structural works, all the installations (plumbers, electricians, gas engineers) and the final finish.
What else can you do to up the house value?
Most popular, less complicated and faster improvements are
- refurbishment of the kitchen,
- a makeover of existing bathrooms,
- improvement of existing rooms,
- replacing windows and doors.
To make sure that you will get the best value for your property, it is best to fix any structural problems and update all the services (electricity, gas and plumbing). Here you will need advice from professionals. PolBuilt will provide you with both the advice and full service. No matter if you need joiners Glasgow to change the construction, plasterers to fix cracks on the wall or painters and decorators to refresh the interior, we will take care of your home in the best and most professional way.
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