Does open plan increase house value?

Kim J. Clark

Open plan living is still a sought-after feature for many homebuyers, especially in Essex. Favouring large multi-functional areas over several smaller rooms, open plan design gets the most from the existing space no matter how big or small it is.

But how exactly does open plan living add value?… Let’s investigate together.

1. Increasing floor space adds value

A beautiful, yet technically advanced living space

Increasing your floor space by just 10% can add around 5% to the price of your house, with maximum value added in the main living spaces like the kitchen, dining room, and living room.

Fashionable open plan improvement options to consider include:

Potential value added: 20%

Potential value added: 15%

  • A modern kitchen extension

Potential value added: 10%

  • An extension with a roof lantern

Potential value added: 10%

2. Increasing natural light adds value

Natural light is crucial to buyers too, holding the power to make or break a sale. Welcoming and warming, the best open plan living spaces are bathed in re-energising, pure natural light, creating the illusion of more space with ease.

Folding back on themselves to reveal breath-taking open plan layouts with almost a 90% clear opening, cutting-edge bifold doors allow spaces to seamlessly become one with the great outdoors. Alternatively, sleek sliding patio doors make the most of panoramic views, whilst providing easy access to garden and patio spaces. They can even be designed to slide into a concealed pocket for maximum space and flexibility. Taking open plan living to the next level, whether it’s a bifold or patio slider, you can look forward to swathes of gorgeous glazing designed to make the space airier, lighter, and brighter.

3. Increasing kerb appeal adds value

Creating an open plan living space never fails to add kerb appeal where it’s needed most and could add up to 10% for your trouble. Straightforward measures to increase kerb appeal with open plan living firmly in mind include:

sliding doors

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors
  • Glazed walls and doors
  • Storage unit partitions
  • Split level layouts
  • Different lighting styles

Furthermore, our fantastic home improvement finance options can make your dream home a reality in just a few clicks.

Open plan living at its best with quality windows, doors and more

Our vast collection of premium windows, doors, and glazed extensions can create enviable open plan living spaces, whilst adding notable value too. Simply visit your nearest SEHBAC showroom or contact us online to find out more about transforming your home into an open plan dream.

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