For many of us, the idea of increasing the value of our homes is an enticing one. For some, this may be as simple as undertaking some painting or refurbing tired flooring. However, for those that want to really boost the value of their home, major luxurious projects can hold the key to success.
These project can vary widely depending on the building, the market and the demand for certain home features at any given time. With this in mind, deciding where to invest your cash is a decision that should not be taken lightly.
In this guide, we cover some of the best luxury building project ideas that can increase the value of your home.
Building an extension
Building an extension is probably one of the most obvious and often undertaken projects that can add value to a property. Extensions can span from adding a few extra feet to a room, through to adding multiple rooms to a house.
With the usable space within a home playing such a crucial role in its desirability, undertaking this type of project is definitely a worthwhile consideration. However, extensions can also be one of the most complex and stressful projects.
For example, many extension projects require planning permission from the council and will often require building regulations sign off. The scale of these projects can also mean a serious disruption to your home and specialist safety requirements, depending on the type of build.
Updating your driveways
Laying a new driveway can be a less disruptive way to add value to your property. Undertaking this project is particularly worthwhile in areas where off-street parking is a rarity, highlighting the luxurious fact that your property has dedicated parking space.
The driveway is usually the first thing a prospective buyer will see when approaching a property. Therefore investing in a driveway upgrade is the perfect way to create athe perfect first impression.
Laying a patio
If your property has a generous sized garden, a patio is an excellent way to increase the usable outdoor space year-round. Although flowerbeds and grass can be visually pleasing, they can take a lot of maintaining and aren’t always desirable for busy potential buyers.
Laying patio can be relatively easy to do, although it is important to make sure that you use the correct materials and methods in order to build reliance against the elements which are inevitably faced when building outdoor structures.
HINT: Help potential buyers visualise the use of a patio area by adding functional items such as deck chairs and a BBQ.
Abundant light is becoming more and more desirable in homes. The more natural light in a room, the larger and airier it appears.
Adding windows to your home is a great way to increase the light in each room. This can totally change the feel of even a relatively small property, making it seem bigger and more luxurious. One great way to do this is by adding skylights into the roof of the property, these directly catch the sunlight, filling the spaces below them.
We can see that there are a number of options when it comes to adding value to your home through luxurious projects. These range from smaller undertakings such as laying a patio to increase usable outdoor space through to adding a large extension.
It is worth taking time to decide on which project is the best given the location of your home and the level of disruption you are willing to put up with.