Architectural renovations: 

One of the most effective ways to increase the value of any residence is through architectural renovations. This can involve expanding the living space, adding unique architectural features, a guest house or self-contained apartment. Modernising property to your tastes and preferences is essential for a truly luxurious experience.

High-end interior design:

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Thoughtful interior design can transform a house into a sophisticated and stylish home. Selecting premium materials, such as marble, granite and exotic woods for floors, countertops and fixtures can create a lavish atmosphere. Custom furniture and artwork can further emphasise the property’s exclusivity.

Smart home integration:

Incorporating the latest in smart home technology can significantly enhance the functionality and convenience of a high-net-worth residence. Features like automated lighting, security systems, climate control and entertainment systems not only increase the property’s value but improve daily life.

Landscaping and outdoor amenities:

The exterior of a residence is just as important as the interior. Landscaping can add substantial value by creating a lush, inviting environment. Consider adding amenities such as a swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen, and a well-maintained garden to elevate the property’s appeal.

Sustainable and eco-friendly features:

In today’s world, eco credentials are sought after, catering to an increasing environmentally conscious market. Even luxury properties can benefit– not only by reducing their environmental impact but also cut operating costs. Installing energy efficient appliances, solar panels, and advanced insulation can reduce utility costs while increasing the value of the property.

Security and privacy enhancements:

High-net worth individuals often prioritise security and privacy. Implementing state of the art security systems, surveillance cameras, and secure entry gates can make a residence more appealing whilst maintaining privacy with landscaping, high walls and smart access control can further enhance the property’s value.

High-end kitchens and bathrooms:

Kitchens and bathrooms are focal points in any home and a major selling point. Investing in top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, and quality counter tops can make these areas stand out. Features such as a spa-like bathroom with a jacuzzi, steam shower, and heated floors can add tremendous value to your property.

Entertainment and recitation areas: 

Creating entertainment and recreation areas can make a residence more desirable. Consider adding a home theatre, wine cellar, or a dedicated games room. These spaces can be customised to suit the owners’ interests making the property a personal oasis.

Home gym and wellness facilities: 

Health and wellness have become a central focus for many individuals. Incorporating a well-equipped home gym, yoga studio, or even a wellness spa can set the residence apart and increase its value.

Unique features:

Lastly, consider adding unique features that set the property apart from others. This could be a private rooftop garden, an underground wine cellar, an elevator in multi-storey homes adds convenience and a touch of extravagance. These distinctive elements can significantly increase the residences allure and value.

Hilton adds; “Enhancing the value or luxury of your property requires careful planning, a keen eye for detail, and a willingness to invest in premium materials and technologies. Collaboration with experienced architects, designers, and contractors who specialise in high-end projects is crucial to achieving the desired results. There are a number of options to create a remarkable and valuable home.

“Ultimately, a luxurious and well-improved home not only provides an opulent living experience but can also be a wise investment for the future making your home a unique and highly sought after piece of real estate.”

So what key additional features should people consider when looking to upgrade their home to add value? 

Hilton suggests, “If we look at what’s most appealing to buyers, features such as an extra bathroom or ensuite, a garden office or just more square footage (i.e. an extension) tend to be the most common. Depending on your budget, it should be possible to deduce what will give you the most return on your investment.”

More information can be found at https://www.arbuthnotlatham.co.uk/insights/how-add-value-your-luxury-property

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James Hilton, Regulated Mortgage Adviser at Arbuthnot Latham, 

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