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Which home improvement or extension adds most to your house price?

Posted by on May 25, 2015

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This is one of the most asked about questions when it comes to wondering whether to extend or to move? Will I recoup the money I have spent, and hopefully more, if I extend my current house when I decide to sell?

There are a lot of factors that determine the answer to that decision. I recently found this article in a major UK newspaper online, and thought it would be worth sharing here. It is of course UK specific, but the main points are relevant wherever you are in the world.

As you can see from this opening paragraph it is relevant to this site and hopefully will be of benefit to us all.

“Which home improvement or extension will add most to your house price? That’s a pressing question for hundreds of thousands of families living in homes too small for their current needs”?

Read the full story here …

Whether that answers your questions or poses more I don’t know, but hopefully there was value in the post.

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Home Space Saving Tips

Posted by on May 21, 2015


Homes, houses and apartments, no matter how big or small they are share the same problem – the problem of space that is final and often less than what we need it to be. If you need more space but don’t know what to do anymore, there are many solutions and tips on how to maximize your space usage, so we bring you some hoping they will help you.

klaffi-01Shelves – one of the best way to utilize your space is to use walls as a storage space. The vertical wall that is over 5 feet tall can hold a lot of stuff demanding very little horizontal space which makes it perfect space conserving option. One bonus pro tip is to always use the space above the door. The fact is that most people have nothing there and mounting a shelf above your door will create a bonus space that is always welcome. Having shelves in your living room or any other room for that matter is also not a bad thing. Your walls can be covered with shelves top to bottom and no one will mind and the space saving is just amazing.

Chests – the trick is as old as the humanity, it seems, but it’s a great one. Using chests or simple boxes that hold your stuff for more than one thing is a great space saving advice. Instead of having a boring coffee table on the middle of the room, change it for a chest or a box and use your new table as a drawer – store books, newspaper, socks or your cat inside and save some precious space. You can do the same for the sitting furniture. Your armchair can have a compartment that can hold many items, only if you think about it.

balcony01Expanding – don’t let those walls hold you, strive to expand beyond and make your living space larger and more enjoying. One great advice we often give to our customers and readers is that they should make a patio or a terrace and make more space by – simply making more space. Expanding your living room with a balcony will create more space, better visual impact and will also make your home versatile – with an open space, you will not only have more space, but also enjoy it more. Don’t be afraid to break down a wall and create something great.

Arranging – not everything is up to space, though. A lot can be benefited with aesthetic changes, where you change the visual impact rather than physical space quantity in your home. Making changes on the fly or thinking about it when you are planning your new home – makes no difference, it’s only important that you understand what you need to do to help your home feel and look bigger and more spacious. Tricks like lighting and space arrangement can help you more than any shelf or torn down wall.

For some really interesting organisational tips and tricks, check out the amazing blog from Chrissy Halton, and get your life and home organised.

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