Whether you are looking to sell your property immediately or not, you should always consider the value that is added to or removed from your home when you make any changes. An extension, for example, not only provides you with a means to increase the useful living area that is found in your home but it can also greatly increase your property value should you come to sell in the future.
Depending on the size of your home, the size of your proposed extension, and whether any extensions have previously been added to your home, it may be possible to extend your home without having to apply for planning permission. This can speed up the process and minimise the cost of the extension but you should determine whether or not you need planning permission before you start otherwise you could even face legal action further down the line and you may struggle to sell the property without the appropriate permissions.
The most common way to extend a property is to add to the ground floor at the rear of the house. You can gain a lot of useful room by adding even a few feet, although to really make it worth your while you should try to maximise the amount of space you gain. You can consider extending both floors and even extending out from the side of your property too.
A conservatory can be used in the same way as an extension to your home. There are many designs and there are those conservatories that are deemed permanent as well as those that are not. You can heat conservatories so that your new room can be used as anything from a relaxation room to an office or even a games room for the kids.
Extending a house is a great way to add value and increase the beneficial use of a property. You don’t have to spend a fortune on your new extension in order to enjoy the benefits and, as well as adding additional floor space to your home, you can add what is basically a new room with the construction of a conservatory.