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If your current house is lacking in space and you’re considering moving then make sure you read this first! Moving home can be quite some task so before you start ringing around local estate agents and boxing up your belongings consider the extra space options available in your current home. Here are five suggestions to add extra space some could even increase the value of your home…
1. Build a Conservatory
Whether you’re looking to add additional space to your home for a growing family or you just want somewhere to relax during the summer, a conservatory could be the ideal solution. If your kitchen space is limited then consider building a conservatory which joins on from your kitchen – it could make a fantastic dining area and a great space to eat during the summer when the sun is shining in. From dining rooms to home gyms, there are plenty of options and building a conservatory could add 7-15% to the value of your home.
2. Garage Conversion
If the space around your home is too limited for the construction of a conservatory or you don’t want to give up any of your garden to accommodate one then think about converting unused space in your home.
Converting an attached garage space in your home could add up to 15% to the value of your home. A converted garage is the perfect place for adding a downstairs toilet or small dining area to your home.
Make sure you consider your current parking options – do you have a large enough driveway and are you able to spare your garage space? Having only street parking available could affect the value of your home as well as potentially putting off future buyers!
3. Loft Conversion
If you don’t have an attached garage then how about converting your loft space?
Perhaps you need an extra bedroom? How about a games room which can be enjoyed by the whole family? Alternatively, if actual living space isn’t an issue but storage is then loft storage could be the answer. Loft conversions are often expensive but they can potentially add 12% to the value of your home.
4. Alternative Storage
Another way of dealing with the need for more storage is to think about the different storage options in your home. Where possible, the construction of an under stairs cupboard can be a fantastic way of storing away things such as the ironing board or mop bucket. The garden shed can also be a great space for storing away things such as bikes, freeing up room in your home.
5. Repurpose A Room
Do you ever find yourself having to queue to get into the bathroom? If your home has an unused office then why not transform it into an additional bathroom? Depending on the size of the room you could even transform it into an additional bedroom or dining area. With the popularity of laptops which can be used anywhere and wireless phones and printers you may no longer need a dedicated office space with a desk.