Architects in Kensington
Detailed planning applications and presentations to Local Authorities.
Monitoring of construction works, implementation of building contracts, liaising with contractors including specialists, snagging and valuations.
Experienced negotiation in order to achieve the desired outcome.
Production of comprehensive drawings and specification for building control and construction purposes.
Working closely with developers and entrepreneurs helping them to achieve their business objectives.
Harmonisation of buildings and space internally and externally to ensure an appropriate fit with the environment.
The service has been designed so that you can select those services that suit your budget and your project. You may choose to use your architect across every aspect of the project or just simply for ideas and advice. Importantly, you always stay in control.
Increasing Property Value Through Home Improvements
Even if you have no immediate plans to move, you may be thinking of things you can do to increase the value of your house. Adding value to you house is not only geared towards resell value. Increasing your homes value will also increase the amount of collateral you have, and can help you to get better options for refinancing. Early on, we’re told that our home will be one of the most important investments we ever make. It is for that reason that you should take good care of it.
One of the best ways of increasing the value of the home is of course by carrying out home improvement. However, you will need to know which projects will improve the appearance and value of the home the most.
Below are projects that have withstood time for owners who would like to have a higher value for your there, regardless of their location.
Building More Rooms
There is one project that will instantly increase the value of any home. Just one more room can increase a property’s value dramatically. Even though two houses on your street can have the same value, the three bed and two bath house is going to be worth more than the two bed and one bath house. Obviously, larger homes, built for more people, are worth more.
One popular way of handling additions is to to build rooms directly onto the exterior of your home. Alternatively, if your lot is too small you can also add walls inside your home to split larger rooms into smaller ones. In the majority of cases this is still a value-adding renovation.
Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel
The quality of the kitchen or bathroom can be a deal-breaker for a potential homebuyer. In many people’s minds they want big, open kitchens that are fitted with the latest such as countertops in granite, appliances in stainless steel and brand new cabinets. Of course, a kitchen makeover is an expensive project, but it makes a home much more valuable and appealing to buyers.
Bathrooms are also something buyers give a lot of consideration to. Many buyers are looking for plenty of storage space, jetted tubs, his & her sinks and claw-foot tubs these days. It’s also true that a modern bathroom with all the conveniences will increase your enjoyment as well. That makes sense, considering a lot of time each day is spent in the bathroom!
Update the Heating and Plumbing
Putting money plumbing and heating isn’t as exciting as putting money into a flashy new kitchen. Updating the plumbing as well as the heating definitely increases the value of a home and also can prevent disasters such as leaks. Older homes that rely on gas heat and copper pipes often have these issues. There are some areas where copper pipes aren’t up to code, and there are subsidies available for updating older plumbing systems.
There are other, less elaborate projects to take on, such as roof repairs, replacing windows, cleaning and replacing gutters, and taking extra care of the lawn. Most home improvement projects will increase your home’s value; however, the three above suggestions will provide the greatest value for your money. Whether you decide to build additional rooms, make adjustments to the plumbing, renovate your kitchen and any bathrooms on the property, or even make small changes, you will be able to improve the look of your while increasing its value.
Best wishes on your home improvement projects, and hopefully they will allow you to make your home even more valuable.