April 26, 2019
What Luxury Additions Can Do for Your Home
Whether the property in question is the place you rest your head at the end of the day, a second home from which to escape the daily grind, or simply an investment property, adding luxury additions is not only an excellent way of creating a serious wow factor to your property but also to increase its value. So, what are your options?
The conservatory has come a long way since its original function as a sunroom, although we still maintain that one of life’s simplest joys is sinking into a couch and losing ourselves in a book as the sunshine beats down on us. However, with a little extra consideration to your personal needs, you’ll see it’s a space that can do much more.
For those working from home, an often dark and uninspiring office is certainly not conducive to productivity. Rather than feeling chained to your desk as life goes on outside, by moving your workspace into your conservatory, you’ll feel much more present in your home, be that through watching your children play in the garden or simply the birds in the trees.
If you prefer to complete your daily exercise regime in privacy, meanwhile, your own personal gym or pool could be the perfect use for a conservatory. Struggling to get in touch with your spiritual side? Fill the space with plants to create an oasis of calm and the ultimate meditation space.
Though they’re most often found in master bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom in a guest room can really make a space feel like a home away from home for out-of-town visitors. It’s recommended that one bathroom serve two to three bedrooms, but if space is limited, sacrificing a little bedroom floor space might be worth your guests’ comfort.
On average, an extra bathroom can add around 6% to your property’s value – though we’d get one to avoid the morning bathroom queue alone.
Of all the home improvements, an extension has the most significant investment potential has the most significant investment potential. However, it is also likely to be the priciest luxury addition to your home. Luckily with remortgage approval rates at a nine-year high, this is the ideal time to improve your property. And not only can remortgaging help you reduce your monthly fees and access funds to make upgrades, doing so will also ultimately add value to your property if and when you choose to sell.
Planning permission aside, there are myriad things you can do with an extension. Got a teenager in the house? Trusting them with their own independent living space is a great way of teaching responsibility in preparation for their transition into adulthood.
Likewise, there’s nothing wrong with a little hard-earned indulgence. Whether it’s a home cinema, games room or the ultimate walk-in closet you’ve always fantasised about, the only thing holding you back is your imagination – and with a little brick and mortar, your dream home truly has the potential to become a reality.