Look closely at council guild lines to see what you are allowed to do. For example, you may be able to add and upper bedroom in ceiling space if you don’t interfere with the roof form.
Don’t underestimate the sites potential for inspiration. For example, if you have a magnificent tree, keep it and make it a focus. Removing trees can sometimes cause more damage to property than if you left them in place. In some area’s a large, attractive tree can often add value to your property.
Beware of steep sites as the excavation costs are exorbitant.
Old meets new:
Don’t be afraid to blend old with new. The older parts of a building can add character. Don’t add an extension without thinking carefully about the exterior. Renovations should be sympathetic to the original building.
Create an open-plan living area by taking out interior walls.
When revamping your kitchen use more compact, modern appliances, space efficient storage and a window that looks onto the garden.
Installing bigger windows in your renovation will take advantage of views. A wall of windows brightens a room and draws the eye out into the landscape or yard.
Open up doorways
Renovate doorways, making them as wide and tall as possible .Amplify the look by adding wide molding or side lights. “People tend to think in terms of removing entire walls when enlarging a door can make a huge
The trend is for outdoor living, when doing this type of renovation try to create a usable outdoor space.