Every homeowner wants to make their place bigger, better, and of course, more attractive for potential buyers. If you want to add value to your home, then you should think about a house extension.
There are a lot of different things you can do to your place to make it better and here we are going to give you some ideas on how to create better living spaces, new and larger rooms.
As you already know, the more usable space there is in the house, the better it is. So, if you think you’re missing a room or two, you can convert the cellar and make it a livable space.
There are a lot of things you can do to this room, you can transform it into a living room with a kitchen, you can create a whole new flat there or you can just make it into a gaming room. Some people think that the cellar should be used as a laundry, so the washing and drying machines don’t bother the people who live there. Think about what your home is missing, and depending on that transform the cellar into a new space.
If you don’t have a cellar, then you should focus on the loft. A bedroom is a great way to extend the home and to make it look more attractive. It is said that if you create a separate flat in the loft, the home will look more luxurious. You can have just a bedroom and a master bathroom in the loft, or do something unique and special with it.
You can invest in transparent bricks for the roof and make a sunroom out of the loft. No matter what you choose to do with it, you should still convert it and make it into a living space. No one wants an attic that seems like it is from the horror movies. Choose bright pastel colors and make an inviting and warm environment.
3. Convert it to apartments
It is said that if you want to immediately increase the value of your house is to make more livable spaces into one. That means that you should try to convert one house into several different apartments. You don’t have to sell it to several people, just try to have the most important rooms on every floor. For example, have at least one or two bathrooms on every floor, the same amount of bedrooms, one kitchen, and one big space that can be used as a living room. You can have an open-plan concept and make the whole place look even bigger.
It is said that lighting is the most important part to add value, so you should install a lot of windows, as well as lamps and other types of lights.
4. Open Concept
The best way to extend the whole living space is to create an open-space plan. This means connecting the living room, kitchen, and dining room. You will get a lot more space, the whole house will look bigger and the natural light will get to every room.
You need to make sure that everything has a nice flow, and if you still want to put a barrier between the rooms, you can opt for a great counter, a bar or you can divide the open space with the furniture. You can create one big room or have several put together furniture pieces that will represent the different rooms.
When you do this, the new owners will be able to play around with the furniture and decorate the space according to their needs. Statistics say that people are drawn to places with fewer walls than too small, confined spaces.
How the garden looks will make the biggest difference. According to extendaspace.co.uk, the garden is the focal point of the outdoor space, so you should try and make it as beautiful as possible.
You can have one part that is a herb garden, create a patio and if you have a pool, then invest in the space surrounding it, to make it look luxurious. Even if you don’t have enough money to invest in house extensions, you should remodel the outdoor space. It will draw potential customers and when they fall in love with the garden, they will accept the things the house is missing.
6. What to do with the garage?
It is said that what to do with the garage can decrease the price of the home. If it is connected to the house, you can convert it into a separate room, or you can just renovate it to make it good for keeping things.
If it is not connected to the house, then we got some great news! You can build on top of the garage and create a whole new apartment there. It could be used as a guest house or you can rent it and make some money out of it. This type of extension is something people look into when they are interested in converting the home, without doing major renovations.
A home with a lot of natural light is a happy place. Because of that, you need to invest in new windows. Experts say that you should try and create a sunroom in your home that is facing the yard and the trees. That way you will connect the indoors with the outdoors, the whole place will look better and your house value will go up.
When doing this you should invest in quality windows and something that will keep the place insulated in the winter. Talk to building experts to find the best window size for your home and something that will keep it warm in the winter, and cool in the summer.
Extending your home will not only make it more attractive when you decide to sell it, but it will also make it a better place for you to live in. You can also look into adding another floor in the house, but that can be a more expensive investment. You can also extend it to the side and make the whole place bigger. You can start on the back and with one floor only, as time goes by, you can either use that space as balconies for the second floor, or you can make the rooms bigger.