Are you planning a home improvement or development project in Sanderstead? There are many aspects that come together to make jobs like property extensions, house renovations and property refurbishments a success. Of course, there’s the quality of the building work involved. It not only provides an exceptional finish, but it also ensures compliance with the UK Building Regulations, where needed.
However, the way in which you purpose a new or rejuvenated living space also influences how you view its success over the long-term. This is why it’s so important for you – and our builders – to have a clearly defined vision from the outset.
It sets your expectations at a realistic level, eliminates unpleasant surprises and allows us to tailor your building work to suit your needs. Our workforce shares over 70 years in the trade, so we can provide innovative ideas and advice that you might not otherwise know about.
Property Extensions and Loft Conversions
Traditionally, the most popular use for new living space in extensions and conversions is the creation of an extra bedroom. This is ideal for growing families who plan to stay in their current Sanderstead home for many years yet. But it’s also appealing if you want to sell in the future, as an extra bedroom will significantly increase your home’s resale value. To ease bathroom congestion in the morning and at night, consider integrating en suite facilities too.
Following the coronavirus pandemic and changes in working practices, however, many of the extensions and conversions our builders complete now focus on creating a home office. This even applies to house renovations and property refurbishments. As more people make the switch to working from home, be it permanently or just more frequently, a dedicated working space is key for optimal productivity.
Perhaps the biggest trend relating to renovations is that they are occurring more often. According to a survey by Houzz, more than half of homeowners planned to undertake renovation work in 2019. This figure has only increased during the pandemic as some homeowners have found they finally have the time and money to invest in long-planned ideas.
When it comes to the renovations themselves, one of the most popular forms of building work is knocking through internal, non-load-bearing walls. This provides multiple benefits for Sanderstead property owners. First, you create a flowing, open-plan space with ample natural light. Second, this improves access around your home. Put simply, with less walls and doors to contend with, you can take a more convenient route to wherever you’re going.
Unlike property extensions and house renovations, refurbishments don’t alter your home’s existing structure. Instead, our builders focus on superficial improvements that upgrade functionality and all-round aesthetics. As such, they rarely involve anything more than minor building work.
Some of the current popular trends influencing property refurbishments in Sanderstead and the neighbouring areas include:
• All-White Kitchens – This neutral, light-enhancing option for your kitchen is growing in popularity. This could reflect a wider desire for clean-looking spaces
• Natural Palettes – Warm, earthy tones like terracotta, burnt umber, clay, turquoise, sage and pine look set to inspire an incorporation of nature into our homes
• Healthy Home – If you have the space, you may want to join other property owners in repurposing it as a dedicated workout area for a home-based health kick
• Multi-Functional – Now more than ever, we recognise the space limitations of our homes. Hybrid designs are helping professionals make the most of what they have