So you want to know how to add value to your home?


Homes are our biggest assets. And adding value to your home is about more than just the numbers. It’s about improving the time you spend in your home too. Our homes are where our kids take their first steps, where amazing dinners are cooked and where we live life.

So you want to know what improvements make life easier and add value to your home? That’s where we come in. We are Britain’s fastest-growing residential Architecture firm, and we know a thing or two about making a house a home.

Here are our best tips for making improvements which add wow factor and value to your home.

1. A family-proof extension


An extension is about more than the extra space, it can change the way you live. We’ll help you to nail exactly what space you need and make it work. Do you need more space? A multipurpose room? Or maybe just a reconfiguration of your current space.

Either way, an extension is a great way to add value to your home and make it more appealing. Here’s everything you need to know about planning a renovation with HOKO.


2. Built-in storage


Maybe you don’t need more space – you just need better storage. It’s all well and good having more space, but a room with no storage can quickly become a bit of a dumping ground.

When we design your home or new space, we can factor in clever storage solutions you might not have considered.

Excess space within any home is a premium. But even if you don’t have oodles of space, making the most of the space you do have, particularly unused spaces, is a great way to add value.


3. Connect your inside and outside spaces


If you haven’t already read our blog about indoor and outdoor living, you’re missing out. Indoor / Outdoor living is huge at the moment, but we see it as more than a trend and more as a switch in our way of life.

You can add significant value to your home, more than 20%, if you execute indoor/outdoor living well. Not only this, but it can change the way you live, allowing you to keep an eye on the kids while cooking and host epic parties.

And it doesn’t have to be expensive. As Architects, it’s our job to come up with a solution that fits your brief, solving the problems you see in your home. We’ll never push a grand scheme on you – and we’ll follow your lead from start to finish. We can show you what’s possible – and it might be more than you had imagined possible with your budget.


4. Move your bathroom


A quick way to add value to your home is by moving any bathrooms which are in the wrong place. For example, if your main family bathroom is downstairs, the potential for return on investment is huge.

A downstairs bathroom is quite common in older properties, but unfortunately, it’s not always that practical. Moving it upstairs will not only free up space downstairs, but it will make the layout of the housework much better.

5. But isn’t it a pain moving a bathroom?

Well, yes and no. It can be tricky and the cost of doing this depends solely on the position of the soil stack, and whether or not it would need repositioning. HOKO can help you plan every stage of this and tell you what’s possible.


6. Add a utility space


Not only does a utility room make life easier, it also adds value to your home. A well placed utility room can be the difference between muddy footprints making their way through the house and not.

Careful planning and just a tiny amount of space can ensure that your pantry and bulky appliances are out of the kitchen, leaving you space to entertain.

Utility rooms don’t require natural light, which means they can be fitted into plans easily giving you extra space and the plus the ability to shut the door on life’s messes – which is an added bonus if you ask us.


7. Refresh your interiors


It’s easy to let life get in the way of simple home renovations such as painting walls and switching up your colour scheme. We get it. But adding a touch of personality to your home can improve the look and feel of your space as well as up the value of your home.

If you’re looking to sell up, it’s a good idea to keep things neutral so people can imagine how they’d use the space. However, if you’re just looking for a refresh, why not check out HOKO Shop and select timeless pieces which will give your space a premium feel.

Redecorating just one room can help you fall in love with your house all over again as well as help to rezone or repurpose a room. If you need a hand, give us a call.


Find out more about HOKO


Whatever you want to do to your home, HOKO can take you through the whole process. From getting planning permission to adding the finishing touches. We even use VR technology to show you how your new space could look.

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