Being aware of the value of your property can be a great way to upgrade in the future. How? Comparing your home’s value over time to its original cost can help you make money on your property.
Any additions and renovations you make can increase the value of a property so you can resell for more. Not only can you make more money if you sell, but you can also enjoy the upgrades while you’re living there.
One terrific way to increase your property value is to add balconies with glass balustrades. These additions add more living space and improve the view, both inside and out.
Read on to learn about estimating the value of a property’s uses, about balconies with glass balustrades, and how to use them to increase the value of your property!
Increase Property Value with Balconies and Glass Balustrades
When it comes to residential property, regardless of the type, balconies with the perfect balustrades can be a fantastic addition.
Balconies can come in all different shapes and sizes, rendering themselves completely customisable to the intended use and demands of the space. Balustrades are just as flexible, allowing you to decide on the size and design.
The latest trends in balcony additions prove that property owners can truly use their new outdoor space for anything. Whether you’re looking to work, relax, or entertain, your new balcony can serve you.
When you’re ready to sell, you can impress and persuade potential buyers by explaining all the benefits that your balconies add to your property.
Invite More Light
Right off the bat, adding a balcony means inviting more light into your home. Having windows that start a few feet off the floor is good, but only do so much. Replacing your windows with sliding glass doors that lead to your new balcony will at least double the amount of light you receive.
You can choose to block this off with curtains and blinds when you need the dark. When you want the light, you can enjoy it starting right at the floor and all the way up to your wall.
Yes, all types of balconies will allow you to have a sliding glass door, but a balcony with a glass balustrade will allow even more light. Having glass bannisters will allow the light to come through from bottom to top while keeping the safety of a fenced-in balcony.
If you choose to do a balcony that you can’t walk out onto but can open up the doors to get fresh air and light, you can choose a glass Juliet balcony. This type of balcony allows you to still invite light in through your whole wall while staying safe with a glass banister.
More Outdoor Space
When renters are looking for a perfect flat, one of the key selling points is the inclusion of balconies. People who live in flats generally don’t have outdoor space, so they enjoy the ability to be outside privately.
If you have outdoor space, but it’s not enough for your needs, adding balconies can add to it. If you like to entertain, you can allow your guests to choose your ground-floor outdoor space or your upstairs balcony.
If you have an entertainment area within your home, like a great kitchen and living area, you can extend this area with a balcony. You can choose to leave the doors open to extend your entertainment space, or you can offer the balcony as an alternative to get fresh air.
If you do have sufficient outdoor space already, you can provide a different type of outdoor space with a balcony. Gardens are nice because they provide greenery, and you might have a pool or firepit. When you’re enjoying your garden, though, you might also be sharing it with the less desirable side of nature.
A balcony removes you from nature a bit without you sacrificing the view. You can furnish it, build a bar, or even set up an outdoor kitchen. You’ll be further up so pests can’t reach you, too.
To top it all off, adding living space seriously increases the value of a home. Just like finishing a basement or adding a room, adding a balcony increases the square footage of your house. With more square footage comes a higher price!
With glass balustrades, you won’t need to sacrifice the view of your beautiful garden, either. You can be safe on your balcony while still having a full panorama.
If you have a home in the midst of expansive valleys and rolling hills, the last thing you want to do is take away from the beautiful view. Having a balcony will add to the living space where you can enjoy your panorama. Adding a balcony with glass balustrades will open up the view even more.
If you’re adding glass balustrades because of your view, your best options are the balustrades without posts. You can choose to have full sheets of glass line your balcony with no posts to cover even the tiniest parts of your view. Try the base shoe, standoff, or spigot balustrade options.
The base shoe option installs the glass so that it’s held up on both sides by a solid metal “shoe” along the entire bottom of the balcony. Spigots hold up the glass sheets on both sides with only peg-like stands. The standoff option is the most minimalistic choice, holding up the glass with small, yet strong metal cylinders drilled through the glass and into the side of the balcony.
When it comes to property value, beautiful views come at top dollar. Location is key to selling a property, so capitalising on the amazing panorama your property has will seriously increase its value.
Less Dramatic Change to Your Home’s Exterior
Balconies have always been an architectural choice that can seriously alter the look of your home. Sometimes, this change is beautiful and adds to the architecture. Other times, it doesn’t look right.
Modern homes would look wrong if the balconies were not also modern. One of the most modern choices you can make for your home is to add balconies with glass balustrades.
Glass balustrades give a very sleek look to your balcony. Instead of metal posts, your sides are see-through. If you want to add an even more industrial look, you can choose glass balustrades that have metal posts holding up the sheets.
Stainless steel posts can be used in several ways to change the look of your balcony as well. You can choose to only have supporting posts between the sheets of glass, or you can have a metal bar that grips the glass along the top. You can also have both or a variation of these.
If you don’t have a modern home, but don’t want to seriously alter the look of the property, glass balustrades will make sure the addition is not very noticeable.
What Will It Cost?
When you’re considering the cost of adding balconies with glass balustrades, you’ll want to consider how this change factors into property value. You’ll need to know how much the property was worth when you bought it, how much the balconies will cost, and how much the property will be valued after the change.
How to Find the Appraised Value of a Property
What is the assessed value of a property? If you’re wondering about how to find out the land value of a property, there are many great tools online and in your area. You can:
- Hire an appraiser
- Check other comparable properties
- Search “home value estimator” online
To get the most accurate estimate, you’ll want to hire an appraiser or use a combination of the available DIY tools. Determining the land value of a property can be complicated and often requires experience or intense research. You can use the price you paid for your property as a guide, but you should remember that the price paid can be determined by more than just objective property value.
Glass Balustrade Costs
When it comes to adding glass balustrades to your balconies, the costs can range widely due to area, style, the complexity of the project, and professional experience. This is not a project you can do on your own, so you should hire a professional.
On average, you should expect to pay about £110-615 per foot of glass balustrades. This means that for ten feet of railing, the average cost is between £1,900-6,140. More complex jobs can cost £7,200.
Compare Costs to Property Value Increase
It’s estimated that adding balconies to your home can increase property value by 12-20%. If you’re choosing to add balconies based on property value increases, this is big news. Compare the quote you’ve received on your glass balcony project to how much these balconies would add to your property value. If you’ll gain more money than you’ll spend, that’s a good deal!
Start Your Glass Balcony Project
There’s no reason to hesitate any longer. Adding balconies with glass balustrades will do wonders for both the value of a property and for your experience living there.
Bespoke Frameless Glass has won several awards for its beautiful finished projects on many properties. If you’re looking for a luxurious upgrade, contact us today for your free quote!