How A Home Extension Could Boost Your Home’s Value

There are many reasons for people to build house extensions in the West Midlands. It might be the desire to create some more storage space, a response to having a growing family, or to add a ‘granny flat’ for an elderly member of the family to live in.

It is also worth bearing in mind the impact an extension can have in adding value to a home, something worth considering when regional trends in house prices are examined.

Like the rest of the UK, the West Midlands has seen prices rising significantly over the past couple of years and while many experts are predicting a cooling of the market as inflation takes its toll and growth slows, the fact is that, for now at least, the market remains hot.

However, the latest UK House price Index published by the Office For National Statistics (ONS) and the Land Registry this month showed that, while prices in the West Midlands were up 11.8 per cent per cent year-on-year, this was comparatively weak when set against other English regions. Only the north east (10.7 per cent) and London (7.9 per cent) fared worse.

While the overall English average was only a little higher than the West Midlands at 11.9 per cent, dragged down as it was by London, other parts of the UK did much better; Scotland and Wales both experienced increases of 16.2 per cent.

How much value an extension will add will depend on various factors, such as the area, the nature of the extension – for instance whether it is a larger kitchen, a new bathroom or an extra bedroom – and its aesthetic quality.

However, a broad guide can be found in the ONS extension value calculator. For instance, a 25 sq m extension to the typical home in Birmingham would add £43,650, while the figure for Wolverhampton would be £34,875.

This could prove invaluable if, as expected, the weaker wider economy starts to cool the housing market soon.

What To Consider When Planning An Extension

Extending your home may be the next move you make in creating your dream property, but there are several important questions you must consider before going ahead with the project. 

The first question to consider is the reason for your extension. If you are extending your home in order to maximise the space you have at your disposal, think about the long term first. If you plan on moving in the coming years, spending the money on an extension may be a costly venture that you won’t be able to enjoy.

However, one benefit of extending your home even if you plan on moving is that it can increase the value of your home. Extra space is extra money and having a large home increases its potential and may make it more appealing to future buyers. 

If you plan on remaining in your home, an extension may be just what you need to create your dream house if you have the extra land space to do so, adding additional room to your property is a fantastic way to get the most out of your home. 

Another important issue that must be considered is the time it takes for these projects to happen. Ensuring you are having work done by a reputable and trustworthy company means taking the time to research and decide on who you are trusting with such a big job. 

Extensions don’t happen overnight, so be prepared to deal with the transition period from foundations to finish. 

With proper planning, the right construction and time spent planning and designing, an extension can be a fabulous way to maximise your space, giving you and your family more room to spend quality time together, to host guests, or simply to relax in your (almost) brand-new home. 

Considering a house extension for your Telford home? Call  Meyrick Builders And Roofers today.