One of the best ways to add value to a house is to improve the existing layout and possibly extend. Maximum value will be added by improving the main living spaces, such as the kitchen, dining and living area and the way in which they work together.
- Get a floorplan of the existing layout. Play around adding and removing walls to achieve the optimum layout (Home Visuals can help with this)
- Think about making use of circulation space such as halls and corridors that may not be needed in a home suited to less formal lifestyles
- Think about combining dining room and kitchen to create a dining kitchen and other potential multi-functional living spaces
- Fewer but larger rooms with clear sight lines will make a house seem larger, especially if the flooring and wall finishes continue throughout