Nothing gives your property that kerb appeal like an attractive exterior and it’s becoming more and more popular to render or clad brick houses.
This was a pretty tired 1970s-style house before the owners transformed it by rendering the front and replacing the windows.
Where possible, knocking through walls to create an open-plan living space is a really valuable change to your property.
Also a spacious kitchen breakfast room is a great place to bring your family together but will also enhance the saleability of your property.
There can be real value in converting a garage as this family has done, into an additional downstairs study and utility room.
When it comes to financing these sorts of renovations, there are certain things you can do to help keep your costs down.
Always get several quotes for any works done by tradespeople so you don’t overpay in addition you should also keep a contingency fund of about 10% of the spend, to help cover any unforeseen costs.
It also makes sense to ensure your credit report is well managed.
With a good rating you’re more likely to be approved for a loan to pay for the work and to get a better rate of interest.