Top 6 Reasons To Renovate Your House

Many North London and Hampstead homeowners are finding that they are better off keeping their homes rather than selling them in today’s volatile home market. With home valuations rising and homes in these two important areas becoming an even better investment than many people had imagined, homeowners are choosing to renovate their houses instead of purchasing a new house.

A home renovation or home extension can provide a wide range of benefits for today’s homeowners. From making your home more functional and adding space, to adding value to your home if you do decide to sell, a renovation is about more than just improving your home. Let’s take a look at some reasons you should choose a reputable London construction company to renovate your house today.

Top 6 Reasons To Renovate Your House

Add Comfort And Space- a home renovation can make your home more comfortable by adding some much needed space or turning an unused room into a home office or spare bedroom.

Updating Your Outdated Home- as homes grow old, they can become outdated and this is where a home renovation or extension can really make it shine. Using timeless styles and modern construction techniques, a North London renovation company can update your old home giving it a new look and feel.

Financing Is Affordable- the current loan financing rates favour homeowners looking to renovate their homes or add an extension. By borrowing against the equity in your home and putting that money back into your home, you can add more value and comfort quickly and easily.

Adds Value- whether you are renovating your home or an investment property, adding an extension can increase the value of the home making your home easier to sell or your buy to let property easier to let.

Make Your Home Meet Your Needs- as your family grows, so should your home. Adding a home extension or renovating a room to make an additional bedroom can ensure that your home is able to accommodate your needs and the needs of your family.

Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly- the growing trend in home construction and renovation is to make your home eco-friendly and North London construction companies such as Combit Construction specialise in creating home extensions using eco-friendly materials and construction techniques.

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To learn more about home renovations or extensions in the North London and Hampstead areas, contact Combit Construction today!

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4 Surprising Benefits of Remodeling Your Kitchen

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If you are considering remodeling your kitchen, you probably already know that not only will it give it a completely new look, but it will also add more value to your home. In fact, any time you renovate a room in your home, you are adding more value and making your home easier to sell if you decide to list it. With the kitchen being one of the most used rooms in the home, a renovation can make it much more accessible and give your family a beautiful new look they can be proud of.

When remodeling your kitchen, there are some specific benefits that you can expect as well as some that might surprise you. Here are some of the surprising benefits of remodeling your kitchen that you might not know about.

4 Surprising Benefits Of Remodeling Your Kitchen

Improved Functionality- what many homeowners don’t realise, is that there kitchen is not as functional as they would like. This is the number one reason they get a kitchen remodel and it is only after the remodel that they see how functional their kitchen could be.

Reduces Energy Costs- can a kitchen renovation really save money on energy costs? Yes. By updating appliances, adding LED lighting and insulation and replacing old windows, your energy costs could drop considerably after a renovation.

More Sustainable- by using eco-friendly materials such as bamboo, salvage wood, cork and others, your newly renovated kitchen will reduce your carbon footprint and become more sustainable and better for the environment.

Safer And More Comfortable- a properly designed kitchen will not only be more functional, but it can also be safer and more comfortable for your family. Adding more counterspace and more cabinetry to help reduce clutter, additional seating or a breakfast nook and making your cooktop area safer and easier to use are all parts of good kitchen design.

Contact Combit Construction

Combit Construction is a locally owned and operated residential construction company who has built a reputation for quality and value throughout Hampstead and the North London area. Offering industry leading kitchen fitting and renovation services, Combit Construction can gut your old kitchen, remove all waste material and then install new units and appliances in a lot less time and for a lot less money than you could imagine. If you are looking to renovate your old kitchen and want a professional job, contact Combit Construction today!

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The Benefits Of Home Extensions

Do you need more room in your home? Would you like an additional bedroom or a home office? More and more people are adding extensions to their homes instead of selling and buying a larger home because of how easy and affordable home extensions are now. In fact, with the home market constantly changing, a home extension will add more value to your home with less out of pocket costs for you than any other home upgrade.

While there are many benefits to a home extension, we are going to focus on some of the more popular ones that homeowners throughout the UK look for.

3 Benefits Of Adding An Extension On Your Home

Home Extensions Save Homeowners Time And Money- selling your home, searching for a new home and moving into your new home takes a lot of time and it can become expensive especially if you take a loss on your current home.

You Can Custom Tailor Your Home Extension- part of the home buying process if finding the home that is perfect for you. It is the house you have been dreaming of, but in reality, unless you build your own home, you won’t find a home that is custom tailored to your needs. But, when you add a home extension, you can customise that part of your home and make it all your own.

Home Extensions Increase The Value Of Your Home- any time you upgrade your home you are adding value to it. When you decide to sell, you will often get a lot more than you paid for as the value of your home has increased dramatically. Not all home upgrades add the same amount of value to your home and home extensions are typically the best way to increase the value of your home by thousands over the cost of the extension itself. By adding more square footage to your home, the value increases. By adding custom touches to your home extension, the value increases. In fact, every part of your home extension will increase the value of your home.

Being able to upgrade your home with a home extension from Combit Construction is the best way to create the home of your dreams and style, square footage and value to your home. From an extra bedroom or bathroom, to a home office or entertainment room, the team of builders at Combit Construction are standing by to build your dream home today!

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Why The Kitchen Is The Most Important Room In The House

Without a doubt, the kitchen is the most important room in your home. While that is a very bold statement, it is also very true. When new homebuyers look at a house, the first room the look at is the kitchen. While they might have to walk through a couple other rooms to get there, they are focused on that kitchen and it can be one of the most important selling points.

But what about your family? Why is the kitchen them most important room in the home to them? When you stop to think about it, you do start your day in the kitchen making your morning coffee and you often end the day in that room just before you retire to your bedroom. Today’s kitchens get a lot of use and that has made it even more important for builders to create high quality, full-featured kitchens that make it easy for you to feed your family.

What are some other reasons that the kitchen is the most important room in the house? Let’s take a look:

When we spend more time in our kitchens, studies show that we are often healthier and happier. How so? Researchers at Cambridge University have found a link between cooking more healthy meals at home with human longevity and that is a definite plus for your kitchen.

The kitchen isn’t just good for cooking meals, it is also a social spot where your family can have conversations or just grab a quick snack and some much needed social interaction. In fact, a large portion of the manners and social skills we learned as children, were learned in that very room.

Another benefit that today’s modern kitchens offer was found in a study conducted by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. It showed that children who spent more time in the kitchen cooking meals with their parents and having casual conversations were less likely to use alcohol, drugs or cigarettes. The same study also showed that children who ate more meals at home did better in school and received better grades than children who didn’t spend as much time eating meals at home. Most of us didn’t need a study to tell us that though.

If having a beautiful kitchen is important to you and your family, contact the kitchen experts at Combit Construction today and see why they have a reputation for quality and value throughout Hampstead and across North London. Combit Construction is the leading UK kitchen renovation service offering industry leading quality and attention to detail with every kitchen project they complete.

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6 Benefits of a Loft Conversion

Are you considering a loft conversion for your home but aren’t really sure if it is worth it or if you will receive any benefits from the project? Like many homeowners, especially those whose space is at a premium, are looking into ways to increase the value of their home and add more usable space at the same time. For some, a tight budget is a factor in their decision and one of the best ways to adhere to a budget is a loft conversion.

Loft conversions offer many benefits that you might not even realise and they are often completed in less time than a typical room renovation. If you are considering a loft conversion, keep reading as we are going to share some benefits of a loft conversion for your home.

Benefits of a Loft Conversion

A Loft Conversion Is Affordable- loft conversions are an affordable way to add more space to your home without sacrificing time. Loft conversions are relatively quick from design to completion and, when compared to an extension, they are also less likely to cause structural issues.

A Loft Conversion Adds Value To Your Home- a typical loft conversion can add as much as 20% to your home’s value which makes the project more than pay for itself. There is no other home improvement that costs so little and adds that much value and you can turn your new loft space into an additional bedroom, a home office or a bathroom.

You Won’t Have To Move To a New Home For More Space- for many UK homeowners, if they want more space, they usually move to a larger home. This costs money and can take up a lot of time trying to find a new home, purchasing the home with the possibility of taking a loss on the sale of their home and having to settle into a new community with new schools and possibly even a new job.

Loft Conversions Offer More Space- loft conversions add more space to your home, but they can also provide additional storage through built-ins, under stair closets and more. This means that you can take clutter from other rooms, store it and get more space throughout your home.

A Loft Conversion Can Give You A View- of your home doesn’t have a good view because of tree lines or the way your home is situated on your property, a well-designed loft conversion can give you that view and let some natural light into your home as well.

Adds Natural Light- speaking of natural light, loft conversions can offer some much needed natural light that will help decrease your energy bills and make your home seem much larger than it is.

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When is the Best Time to do a Renovation and Why?

It can be challenging to keep our homes up-to-date and functional. Things degrade naturally and progressively, and our homes are no different. With many factors making up a home, including appliances, fixtures, structural issues and design aesthetics, there is sure to be something that could be repaired or updated on your home. The question is, when? Do you wait until something needs repair, or do you repair or replace certain aspects of your home to keep it looking updated and modern?

If you are considering a home renovation but aren’t exactly sure when to do it, keep reading as we are going to share with you some common problems that homes have and when you should consider a renovation.

Outdated design: If the surrounding houses in your neighbourhood have been renovated with new designs, it may be a good idea for you to do the same. Not all old houses have that elegant, vintage or rustic feel; most of the time, they are just plain outdated. If you are planning to sell your house, renovating it will help increase the overall price.

Faulty and old fixtures: Leaky taps and malfunctioning toilets can be troublesome for any homeowner. If issues are accumulating in your house, it may mean that a major renovation is needed and you may need to do it as soon as possible before things get out of control. Simple repairs won’t prevent these problems from coming back in near future.

Huge utility bills: Old appliances are inefficient and they could consume more energy or water, compared to new ones. Renovating your house could allow you to replace heaters or air conditioners that become energy vampires. You should also replace dryers, refrigerators, TV’s and other appliances with higher Energy Star rated ones.

Structural issues: There is no compromise in this situation. If the structure of your home is failing, you need to renovate it as soon as possible to prevent much bigger problems. Cracks and various foundation problems should become clear indications that major renovations are essential. It is very dangerous to live in a structure that’s bound to fall apart anytime soon. Termites could also cause structural issues to homes that use wood as part of the structural components.

Aesthetics degradation: Your house may still have a strong structure, but its aesthetic appeal may be starting to decline. Flooring is exposed to a lot of abuse each day, so wear and tear is inevitable. Paint could also start to chip, making your house look dilapidated and older than it really is.

If your home is looking old and outdated, it could be time for a renovation. If so, contact Combit Construction today for a no-obligation consultation to see what we can do for your home.

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5 Reasons to Convert Your Garage into a Bedroom

If you want to add more living space to your home, a garage conversion could be the solution. Garages can be converted into anything including a kitchen, a living room or a bedroom. Any homeowner should understand the cost and benefits of the garage conversion project before deciding to take on such a project. Based on the available budget, they can decide on the extent of the conversion.

Here are some reasons why a garage conversion project can benefit you:

  1. Utilizing unused garage space: Converting half of a two-car garage can give you a good-sized bedroom while keeping some garage space for your car.
  2. Extra living space: As your family grows, so you can your home by turning that unused garage into a bedroom for your children.
  3. A new guest bedroom: If you have guests often, it is better to give them full comfort and privacy of their own bedroom.
  4. You can rent the room: An empty garage space doesn’t give you any benefit. If there’s a demand for room in the area, it’s a good idea to consider converting the garage.
  5. It’s cheaper: Converting a garage is cheaper than building a new extension of your house from scratch. The cost of converting a garage wouldn’t be higher than £5,000. However, a new extension may cost £20,000 or more.

 

 

 

Project 13

It was another Combit success, clients are extremely happy.
We removed structural walls making the kitchen more specious. A storage has been converted into a shower room. New kitchen has been installed. Underfloor heating and engineering laminate floor was fitted. New electrics and plumbing as a part of the project.

House renovation in Barnet:

  • Structural alterations
  • Electric underfloor heating installed
  • Hard wood floors installed
  • New kitchen installed
  • New shower room installed

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Project 12

It was another Combit success! Clients are extremely happy.

We alternated some of the rooms and added en-suites in two bedrooms. Underfloor heating throughout of the flat adding to the comfort. Custom made furniture in the entrance, living room and bedrooms has been made as well. LED covings and alcoves were added to the interior design. New kitchen, engineering laminate floor and custom made doors were fitted with sharp attention to the details. New electrics and plumbing as a part of the project.

Flat renovation in Edgware:

  • Structural alterations
  • Wet underfloor heating installed
  • LED covings and alcoves installed
  • Hardwood floors installed
  • New kitchen installed
  • New bathrooms installed

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Project 11

Recently, Combit Construction completed work on our latest remodel project which we aptly named, Project 11. Located in Archway, London, Project 11 consisted of a loft conversion and house refurbishment bringing a dated home into the modern world and creating a brighter, more usable space for the homeowners.

 

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