Could a Home Extension in London Earn You a Fortune Next Year?

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A home extension in London could be used to create a completely new flat.

It’s arguable that 2014 will be remembered as the year that house prices in London went barmy and properties as small as a single garage in West London are currently listed for hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Of course, that’s not because it’s so much better at holding lawn mowers and bicycles than other garages. It’s because forward thinking property developers could snap it up for thousands, then transform it into a reasonably sized one bedroom apartment and get millions back.

With this in mind, are you sitting on a potential goldmine of your own?

With a home extension in London, property owners could add a decent sized bedroom or living area to their existing property and increase the amount of rent they are able to earn from their property. In fact, with the right plot and planning permission they could even expand to add an entirely new flat.

Instead of earning another bedroom’s worth of rent, they could earn enough for an entirely new flat. They could even sell it altogether for greater profit.

It all adds up to even more reasons to consider home improvements in 2015.

Of course, it’s the time of year that resolutions start to formulate in people’s minds. Some opt to cut back on certain foods or make time to pursue that long delayed hobby. Others leave self improvement at the door and choose home improvement instead.

This could result in a bigger and better home to enjoy next year, if they have no intention to sell or rent. If they are however looking to cash in, the cost of a London home extension pales in comparison to the prices which properties are going for in the current market.

Food for thought ahead of the New Year.

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Hot Stuff – 5 Ways to Heat Your Home Extension This Winter with Simply Extend

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A typical home extension with underfloor heating

It’s probably not the first thing you think of when dreaming up your new home extension but once the cold snap kicks in, you’ll probably appreciate the heating option more than anything else.

So which heating options are available to you and which should you choose Simply Extend for your home extension?

In today’s blog we’re rounding up our favourite 5 Ways to Heat Your Home Extension in London and you’ll find something to suit any taste or budget on the list. Take a look through the options and decide which home heater is best for you.

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is fast becoming the most popular solution for loft conversions since it allows home owners to maintain a clean and minimalist look for their new rooms; and also means they don’t suffer cold feet when they climb out of bed in the morning. Thanks to underfloor heating, you can choose any flooring solution from wood to tile or even slate without feeling the chill.

Radiator

It’s not the most glamorous or aesthetically pleasing option on the list but radiators are a fixture in virtually every home in the country for a reason: they get the job done. They’re efficient and they’re cost effective. They just don’t add a lot to the aesthetic of the home extension. That’s where a more dramatic option works best.

Statement Radiator

Radiators don’t have to be stuffy and conventional. Choose the right one and it can complement the look of your new space. Statement radiators are a popular new heating option because they don’t just heat the room, they turn heads. They’re available in wide variety of styles and finishes. Unfortunately, you’ll pay more for the look than the functionality.

Towel Rail

Adding a downstairs bathroom to your home? Heated towel rails will ensure that your towels stay warm and dry. In the process, they’ll also heat the entirety of the room and make stepping out of the shower a lot more bearable in winter months. Towel rails are often considered an ideal second heating solution, to work in tandem with another, so probably not one for the tightest budgets.

Trench Heating

If your home extension features large windows, or patio doors, which could be responsible for letting heat out of the room, and letting cold air in, trench heating is a fantastic option. The heating system sits within the aforementioned trench and a grille filters the heat while complementing the aesthetic of the room. A variety of grilles are available and the cost of the system will depend upon your choice of materials.

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