Do you want to add some value to your home? Maybe you just want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to really improve the aesthetic appearance. Either way, you can find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know, right here.
Convert your Cellar
Did you know that you can potentially add 30% onto your property’s value by simply converting your cellar? Transforming an existing cellar into a liveable space can really boost your home’s potential. You just need to make sure that your build cost per square foot is less than the square foot total of the area. Converting your cellar is also one of the easiest conversions you can make, and one of the main reasons for this is because you won’t even need to file for planning permission. If you don’t have a cellar, then dig down and add some more room to your home. You will need to hire a team of experts and specialists if you want to do this. If you don’t hire the right people from the get-go, then you may find that you end up running into even more problems in the future and this is the last thing that you need.
Convert your Garage
If your garage isn’t being used right now to house a car then it may make sense for you to convert it into some kind of living space. This is especially the case if you have parking outside. Your first, initial step should be for you to seek planning permission. In most cases, a garage will be classed as being a permitted development, so you won’t have to actually get it, but it’s always a good idea for you to check to see if you are going to need it. A garage conversion is subject to the current building regulations as this will make sure that it is structurally sound. You can use your council’s building control service, or you can choose to use an independent inspector if you want. Now would be the time for you to invest in concrete driveway cleaning as well, as this will improve the entire outside of your home.
Extend your Kitchen
A side return is usually a narrow alley that runs down the side of your kitchen. Extending the kitchen into your side return will mean that you can gain valuable space and that you can also improve the layout too. A single-storey extension will usually be a permitted development as long as you meet certain requirements. You will have to make sure that you comply with the building regulations that are in place and that you get the work done by a reputable tradesmen as well. If you don’t then you may find that you run into even more issues later on but all of this can be avoided. If you are unsure about anything to do with your planning permission then your local council will be able to help you out so make sure that you contact them if you can, before you start the work.