HOMES Ren­o­va­tion game

Make your home more valu­able, sell­able and en­joy­able to live in by im­prov­ing it in the right way. JULIE GRAY

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

a rear ex­ten­sion can turn a small kitchen into a big open-plan kitchendiner/fam­ily room (see in­set above) that’s a plea­sure to use and will be a hit with buy­ers when you sell.

This is es­pe­cially the case with 1920s and 1930s houses, which of­ten have kitchens so small they’re im­prac­ti­cal for mod­ern fam­ily life. bed­rooms, you can usu­ally add value, al­though it can be a mis­take to make the prop­erty top heavy, with too many bed­rooms for the amount of liv­ing space down­stairs, or to have too many bed­rooms for the num­ber of bath­rooms.

In some lo­ca­tions, es­pe­cially ex­pen­sive ur­ban ones, turn­ing a one-bed­room prop­erty into a two-bed can pro­pel it into a dif­fer­ent price bracket when you come to sell.

Adding a bed­room may in­volve ex­tend­ing, or con­vert­ing the loft, cel­lar or garage, but it can also be done with­out spend­ing a lot.

Chang­ing the lay­out may en­able you to di­vide one room into two (some main bed­rooms span the en­tire front of the house, for ex­am­ple) or if you have a large liv­ing room, you could put the kitchen in there and use the for­mer kitchen as a bed­room.

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