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En suite, New Kitchen or both?

I currently live in a 2 bed end of terrace with a downstairs bathroom. We aren't going to live here forever but at least another 2 years. The kitchen needs redesigning as it doesn't make use of the space and I think we would benefit from having an en suite in the master bedroom as the boiler is already in the fitted wardrobes. My question is this, I paid £71,000 for the house and according to Zoopla it's now worth £78,000. Would either of these projects add value to my house and if so, which should I do or should I do both?

Asked on Mar 18 2014, Home Improvement in Merthyr Tydfil | Report content

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  • Hi PMAC, I would say that both of these would add value to a home like yours, as well as making your time staying there better, which is almost as important as trying to see the value appreciate over time. One of the first things I would say is that an extra bathroom in a home that only has one is generally thought of to be one of the best ways to increase its value, especially if, like you, you have more than one bedroom. The en suite is almost certain to see your house price rise as an extra bathroom will be very valuable for buyers. In addition to this, though, the kitchen can be a great addition, especially if you think the one you have at current does not have the wow factor. A kitchen is vital when it comes to selling your property, as it is the one room that has an impact with buyers more than any other. So if you are looking to sell your home at some point down the line, I would say that it is definitely worth making sure your kitchen looks fantastic. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Mar 31 2014, Report content
  • Hi, The key question to ask are "will there be a good balance of living to sleeping accommodation?" and "will the property be elevated into the next category of buyer?" For example, it is generally better to add a loft extension to a two bedroom cottage than it is to add a conservatory. We recently blogged about the topic home improvements and extensions which you may find useful:

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    Answered on Apr 10 2014, Report content

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