Move or Improve?

Whether you are looking to move, improve or just make the most of your home. We show you the home renovations that add the most value to your property, as well as useful style tips from the professionals. Helping you to add a touch of luxury to your home. Click on a room below and begin to explore…

Kitchen

Kitchen

Remodelling your kitchen on average adds 5% to the value of your property. The average investment can range from £2k – 8k.
Source: HomeProtect

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1.Natural light

You need to maximise the natural daylight in the heart of your home.

Floor to ceiling windows or bi-folding doors not only flood the kitchen with natural light, they also extend the space – great for outdoor entertaining and summer evenings.

2.Worktops / Dining space

Extend your worktops into a breakfast bar or create a dedicated separate dining area.

This adds further functionality to your kitchen whilst also saving valuable preparation space.

3.Storage

Possibly the most important aspect of a kitchen.

Top quality fixtures & fittings ensures durability to help withstand the occasional drawer slam!

Make the most of the vertical height in your kitchen – use the space for much needed storage.

Be extra careful with island storage to ensure it doesn’t encroach on valuable seating space.

4.Large floor tiles

Large floor tiles create the feeling of a larger space.

Using smaller tiles in your kitchen means more grout is visible and will reduce the sense of space.

Flooring is a great way to bring your kitchen design together.

5.Christine from Little House On The Corner

"The most important aspect of your kitchen to get right is the layout.

The best and most practical kitchens are planned around the working triangle between the fridge, cooker and sink.

Consider using pan drawers instead of cupboards to maximise storage space and keep clutter at bay."

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Kitchen

Remodelling your kitchen on average adds 5% to the value of your property. The average investment can range from £2k – 8k.
Source: HomeProtect

  • Natural light

    You need to maximise the natural daylight in the heart of your home. Floor to ceiling windows or bi-folding doors not only flood the kitchen with natural light, they also extend the space – great for outdoor entertaining and summer evenings.

  • Worktops/Dining space

    Extend your worktops into a breakfast bar or create a dedicated separate dining area. This adds further functionality to your kitchen whilst also saving valuable preparation space.

  • Storage

    Possibly the most important aspect of a kitchen. Top quality fixtures & fittings ensures durability and will help your kitchen withstand the occasional drawer slam! Make the most of the vertical height in your kitchen with cabinets that go to the ceiling providing much needed extra storage. Be extra careful with island or breakfast bar storage to ensure it doesn't encroach on valuable seating space.

  • Large floor tiles

    Large floor tiles create the feeling of a larger space. Using smaller tiles in your kitchen means more grout is visible and will reduce the sense of space. Flooring is a great way to bring your kitchen design together.

  • Christine from Little House On The Corner

    "The most important aspect of your kitchen to get right is the layout. The best and most practical kitchens are planned around the working triangle between the fridge, cooker and sink. Include as much storage as possible and consider using pan drawers instead of normal cupboards to maximise your usable storage space and keep clutter at bay."

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Bathroom

Bathroom

Adding a bathroom can increase the value of your home by approximately 5%. The average investment cost is between £3k – 8k.
Source: Nationwide & HomeProtect

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1.On the wall storage

On the wall storage ensures you maximise the limited space on the sink top.

Great for cotton buds, toothbrushes and toothpaste

2.Chrome towel rail

A chrome towel rail is a very popular bathroom accessory, so much so it's now rare to not see one.

There are plenty of options available with a variety of shapes and colours to help add a modern touch of to your bathroom.

And somewhere to hang those soggy towels!

3.Glass shower screen

If you have a free standing shower AND a bath – lucky you! Alternatively, you can get the best of both worlds by having an over bath shower.

Add a more luxurious feel by ditching the shower curtain and replacing with a glass screen.

4.Displayed storage

Storage is an important feature to consider when renovating your bathroom.

And organising doesn't always mean hiding – displayed storage can be both attractive and functional.

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Bathroom

Adding a bathroom can increase the value of your home by approximately 5%. The average investment cost is between £3k – 8k.
Source: Nationwide & HomeProtect

  • On the wall storage

    On the wall storage ensures you maximise the limited space on the sink top. Great for cotton buds, toothbrushes and toothpaste

  • Chrome towel rail

    A chrome towel rail is a very popular bathroom accessory, so much so it's now rare to not see one. There are plenty of options available with a variety of shapes and colours to help add a modern touch of to your bathroom. And somewhere to hang those soggy towels!

  • Glass shower screen

    If you have a free standing shower AND a bath – lucky you! Alternatively, you can get the best of both worlds by having an over bath shower. Add a more luxurious feel by ditching the shower curtain and replacing with a glass screen.

  • Displayed storage

    Storage is an important feature to consider when renovating your bathroom. And organising doesn't always mean hiding – displayed storage can be both attractive and functional.

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Bedroom

Bedroom

An additional bedroom in a two bedroom house can increase the value of your home by 11%.
Source: Nationwide

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1.Calming colours

Bedroom styling is a very personal choice.

A neutral yet sophisticated palette appeals to most and has a calming effect – perfect for an afternoon cat nap!

Add a large throw and cushions for a luxurious feel.

2.Position bed

It's important to ensure that the bed is positioned correctly to make the most of the space, views and a feature wall (if you have one).

3.Seating area

If you are lucky enough to have the space available, adding a reading nook or chaise longue creates additional function to your bedroom.

4.Christine from Little House On The Corner

"Sanding original floorboards is an easy, diyable and cost effective way to add style and period charm to any home as well as being very practical and hardwearing, too.

Add soft rugs to create more texture and coziness in your bedroom while still showing off your beautiful timber floors."

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Bedroom

An additional bedroom in a two bedroom house can increase the value of your home by 11%.
Source: Nationwide

  • Calming colours

    Bedroom styling is a very personal choice. A neutral yet sophisticated palette appeals to most and has a calming effect – perfect for an afternoon cat nap! Add a large throw and cushions for a luxurious feel.

  • Position bed

    It's important to ensure that the bed is positioned correctly to make the most of the space, views and a feature wall (if you have one).

  • Seating area

    If you are lucky enough to have the space available, adding a reading nook or chaise longue creates additional function to your bedroom.

  • Christine from Little House On The Corner

    "Sanding original floorboards is an easy, diyable and cost effective way to add style and period charm to any home as well as being very practical and hardwearing, too. Add soft rugs to create more texture and coziness in your bedroom while still showing off your beautiful timber floors."

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Conservatory

Conservatory

A conservatory, if built considerately and in keeping with the rest of the house, can add around 7% to the value of your home. Investment required is between £5k - £8k.
Source: Phil Spencer, Telegraph & HomeProtect

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1.Becky from A Beautiful Space

"Conservatories need to be light and bright to create an illusion of space and make the most of the windows.

It’s important to make them feel homely too, so add comfortable seating and textured rugs and cushions.

Too often conservatories are just for show."

2.Functional aspects

Your conservatory should face south to make the most of the heat – never build a north facing conservatory.

Flooring and glazing need to be energy efficient to allow use of the space throughout the year.

Ventilation is also very important to prevent condensation.

3.Flow and space

Enhance the feeling of extended space offered from conservatory and install the same flooring throughout your living area.

4.Integration into your home

It is important to ensure that a conservatory is designed and integrated into the rest of your home.

Do this by ensuring it matches the style and compliments the rest of your house.

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Conservatory

A conservatory, if built considerately and in keeping with the rest of the house, can add around 7% to the value of your home. Investment required is between £5k - £8k.
Source: Phil Spencer, Telegraph & HomeProtect

  • Becky from A Beautiful Space

    "Conservatories need to be light and bright to create an illusion of space and make the most of the windows. It’s important to make them feel homely too, so add comfortable seating and textured rugs and cushions. Too often conservatories are just for show."

  • Functional aspects

    Your conservatory should face south to make the most of the heat – never build a north facing conservatory. Flooring and glazing need to be energy efficient to allow use of the space throughout the year. Ventilation is also very important to prevent condensation.

  • Flow and space

    Enhance the feeling of extended space offered from conservatory and install the same flooring throughout your living area.

  • Integration into your home

    It is important to ensure that a conservatory is designed and integrated into the rest of your home. Do this by ensuring it matches the style and compliments the rest of your house.

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