LOFT CONVERSION: As much as 20 per cent can be added to the value of a home if a loft includes a bedroom and bathroom, according to research by Halifax.


An article in The Mail on Sunday reports that a recent survey has shown that, together with a fireplace, a loft conversion can add value to your home.

Here at Mike Leggett Building Plans we can help with any of these projects, even if you want to add a chimney or fireplace to your home.

In short, the article offers the following advice:

Homeowners wanting to ignite their property’s  value and selling potential might consider investing in a working fireplace this  winter.

FIVE MORE  IMPROVEMENTS THAT CAN BOOST PRICES

LOFT  CONVERSION: As much as 20 per cent can be added to the value of a home if  a loft includes a bedroom and bathroom, according to research by Halifax.  The outlay may mean any profit is  eaten up in building costs as conversions typically cost at least £15,000 and  can be as much as £70,000 – but you should not lose money.

KITCHEN OR  BATHROOM MAKEOVER: While a new kitchen or bathroom should help attract  potential buyers it may not boost a property’s value by much.  Adding en-suite bathrooms offers best value.

SOLAR  PANELS: A system can cost £5,400 to install on a roof – with customers  taking 12 years to recover costs. Consider it a long-term investment.

CONSERVATORY: Spend wisely on a structure that is in keeping with the  home. Cheap plastic frames on period properties can actually reduce the value of  a home.

SWIMMING  POOL: Despite the glamorous appeal, it may not be a shrewd investment. 

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