Is your family growing quicker than expected? Maybe you need more space to work from home? If you’re finding yourselves on top of each other all the time, your home could probably use an extension. You might have considered moving but have you considered improving your current home? Let’s look at what would be the best for you; move or improve?
What hidden potential does your property have?
More and more families are finding that they need more space. Look at your property’s potential, do you have an unused loft, garage or garden space? This could all be converted into usable space at a price often more affordable than moving. Bear in mind your area too; have property prices increased dramatically since you bought your home?
Move or improve; what is best for you?
Moving home means you can start looking for homes that give you the extra space you need but there are disadvantages too. As well as the cost of the property itself, solicitor’s fees, stamp duty and other fees associated with moving can be hefty. It is also often easier to get a loan for improvements rather than increase your mortgage to move.
Stay in the place you love
When you’ve lived in an area for several years, you become a part of the community. If you’re happy with your neighbours and the locality you’re in, why change it? If you decide to extend, you’re able to create something suited exactly to your needs rather than the previous occupant.
Consider your priorities
It’s important to add value to your home when you’re extending, especially if you want to sell in the future. However, this shouldn’t be the biggest motivation. You want to create a beautiful space that you and your family will love. It should be a room or space that is comfortable, full of light and is suitable for your needs. In this day and age, low energy is also an important consideration. Over time, this will add considerable value to your home. Especially if it becomes a loved part of your home that feels like it’s always been there.
Get the best advice
Always get advice before starting any major home improvements. Firstly, find out your street’s ceiling price. If adding value and selling later are a priority, you don’t want to put more money into your home than you will get back. If you’re not sure exactly what it is you need or what your budget can afford, talk to our knowledgeable team. We’re experienced with transforming homes of all sizes and can create an extension that fits perfectly into your lifestyle.
Any sized project can transform your home
Simple can often be best. If you don’t want a massive extension, consider taking out an internal wall to make your home open plan. However you choose to transform your home, our expert team can work with you to create the perfect design. We can advise on all aspects of home improvements so no matter how big or small our input is, we want to help.
Your experts in home transformations
From single-storey extensions to orangeries and garden rooms, here at Crystal Living we have a unique vision. We want to transform your home into your dream property. We have combined the perfect team of designers, builders, architects and project managers to allow you to relax. Just tell us what you want and how you use your home and we’ll do all the hard work.