Should we get a house extension or move instead? is something that I have often been asked over many years.
Also another question that follows on by homeowners is what would the expected “uplift” in the value of their property if they make certain alterations’. Therefore you can see the concern, as many ponder – should we extend or move house?
A Right To Light. Many people who move house do so with a view to improving their new property, but whilst planning permission is usually required for anything but the smallest extension, few people consider a potential claim against them for “loss of light.
- Stained Glass Window – Home Improvement Ideas
We all know that home improvements often increase the value or saleability of your home, but whilst most improvements enhance a property, they generally stay with it when it is sold. However, there are improvements you can make that will not only maximize the presentation of your home, but which you can also take with you when you move. Here are some suggestions:
- Use rugs as a flexible way of improving a floor without going to the permanent expense of fitted carpets.
- How about using freestanding new or antique wardrobes and cupboards that you can take with you when you move, rather than installing permanent fitted cupboards? Freestanding kitchen units can also look fantastic.
- How about a concertina screen instead of curtains? Alternatively, a window with a miserable view can become a dramatic feature if you hang a stained glass design in front of it.
- In the garden, stone garden furniture and small water features can give a sense of permanence, but can be easily removed, so can solar-powered outdoor lights.
- If you work from home or need a playroom, a high quality timber structure in the garden is an instant, low-cost, alternative to an extension.
- Plants and shrubs in flower beds prefer to stay there, but planted in pots and troughs, not only can they go with you, they will also provide instant effect in your new home.
Remember you are offering buyers a home – not just a house. But do make sure that everyone is quite clear about what you intend to take with you when you move. Just avoid the phrase “that’s going”. Going with the house, or going with you?!
For more helpful information on moving home or improvements that will add value to your home, contact Tony Lynch of Lynch Sales & Lettings of Woking on 01483 751000 or visit our Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/housesinwoking