Whether to extend or move: this is the question on some homeowners’ minds at the moment. No doubt this is a difficult decision to make in light of what is going on in the UK’s property market: prices are soaring and acquiring that larger property is becoming more difficult without substantial capital. However, the good news is you don’t have to buy, you could just take the easier (in many ways) route and add a few home improvements or build an extension. There are two main reasons for embarking on such an adventure and these are to either add value to your home, or to make the most of what you have.
Maxmimising unused space like the loft, can not only increase profit should you sell but give you or your children a special place to play in if you have them. The good news is that whatever the economic climate, these types of improvements can prove to be invaluable. With all the upheaval and monetary costs associated with moving, many homeowners are realising that it’s well worth swapping upgrading for improving.
To some people, the idea of extending the family home may well be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. The important thing to remember is that regardless of whether you actually go through with your building project; a property with planning permission will always sell for more money than one without. Luckily we’re here to give you a few tips, so before you go ahead with any changes to your property, here are a few things to consider: