17.07.2017

Property Price Advice: Adding Value to a Period Property

Melanie Clear adds her expert knowledge to this article for leading advice website Property Price Advice, which considers ways to add value to period homes, in particular Victorian terraces.

The article explores the potential gains versus the cost of adding an extension, improving the internal layout and what permissions you may need.

“If your budget doesn’t allow for an extension, then consider removing an internal wall to create a larger kitchen or kitchen-diner, and add French or bi-fold doors to the rear to maximise light,” suggests Melanie Clear of Clear Architects.

The features goes on to examine internal features, which elements are worthwhile preserving and what should be replaced:

“When it comes to restoring, go for the elements that will create a real sense of the era, such as fireplaces, radiators, original balustrading on stairs and beautiful flooring,” advises Melanie. “Even if your interior tastes are more contemporary, they will mix and match well, and preserving original features always helps with resale. Period properties are very sought after.”

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