What home improvements can add the most value to your home and lifestyle.
There are many reasons people may choose to up-size but the upheaval of moving home in order to gain more space might not be favourable. Instead many are opting to extend their home and in this blog we round up some of the most popular choices.
Smart Homes – We’ve all become accustomed to the inclusion of smart phones in our lives that do everything from browse the web to record your sleep pattern. Smart homes are the next big thing in automated technology and via your smart phone you can remotely adjust your central heating, turn on lights, open security gates, view live security video footage and even pre-heat your oven from your car, the office, on holiday, anywhere. This is a big trend that’s gaining momentum. Not only is this a desirable addition to the household it is likely to add value to the lucrative young professional buyers.
Bi-Fold Doors – Making the transition between the outdoors and indoors bi-fold doors are becoming increasingly popular addition to the home. They open up the room by making the space brighter and lighter, and with a simple movement opening the doors increases your living space out into the garden. They are also used to separate internal rooms.
Garden Rooms – Looking for an extra bedroom, home office or play room. A great alternative to the standard extension is a bespoke garden room. These wooden structures are fully lockable, can have mains electric and plumbing. They can be erected in a matter of days and they mostly require no planning permission. Our friends at Harrison James Contemporary Garden Rooms recently completed this project in Dorking, Surrey.
Conservatories – The humble conservatory is gaining in popularity in 2015, increasing the space in your home for entertaining, relaxing, enjoying your morning coffee or evening reading and to experience the outdoor feeling in the comfort of indoors. The huge variety of materials and styles available mean that there’s always one to suit every home. On average adding a conservatory to your home gives a return on investment of 108%.
If you would like to consider some home improvements, now is an excellent time to investigate your re-mortgaging options while interest rates are so low. This case study tells you how we helped one of our other customers with their re-mortgaging requirements.