Add value to your home with an extension

An extension could be a really good way to add value and extra floor space to your home, but there are several things to consider before you commit to the work. You'll need to look at the current value of the property, calculate how much the project will cost and the amount it will add. A few calculations and you'll know whether the work will pay off or not.

If you want a smaller investment that can deliver value without altering the structure a great deal you can opt for new windows, doors and interior decorations. You could also consider removing partition walls to make rooms larger and get a more open plan feel. Before starting removing walls you'll need to do a structural survey and ensure there won't be any issues. You'll need to pay special attention to the floor above and ensure you don't weaken it.

With rising property prices there is great potential for returns if you can increase the floor space in your property and install modern features like a new kitchen. There are many different options for your extension including converting the loft into a bedroom, expanding out into the garden or adding a garage. Your location and the available space will help to determine which option is best for you.

When choosing which extension to go for it is important to remember what buyers will be interested in. You should go for the option that will add the most value for them and command the best returns. Additional bedrooms and bathrooms are always well received, particularly in urban areas where space is at a premium. Garages are also a good idea because buyers can use them to protect vehicles, as utility rooms or for storage. In family homes you'll need to make sure the kitchen is large enough for everybody to use.

A key thing to remember when extending your home is the impact it will have on the aesthetics of the facade. You'll need to ensure you blend the new part of the building with the old and ensure it is as seamless as possible. Matching the architectural style is a good idea unless you are going for an innovative, modern design.

When doing work on your home you'll need to choose tradesmen with the skills to produce good results. We can offer design and general advice to help you make the right choice for your property. You can put your faith in us to plan, oversee and execute your project to the best of our ability with our expertise for building and property maintenance in Stirling.We are a leading provider of building services and property maintenance in Stirling and Falkirk and proudly offer high quality work