Architectural features that boost your property’s value

Architectural features can make your property more attractive to buyers and also influence how much they are willing to pay. Here we take a look at some of the features that can catch the attention of potential purchasers and help get the best possible price for your property.
Custom woodwork

Custom woodwork with a quality finish can add value to your home. For example, custom window seating or painted bookshelves can elevate a room and make it appealing to buyers.

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Decorative crown moulding

This has experienced a revival in recent times and adds instant interest and elegance. Moulding can be put into any room and is particularly appealing when featured throughout the property. It adds character and, when installed at the greatest height possible, can add perceived value to the property by increasing height.

Brise soleil

Brise soleil fitted by specialists such as can appeal to buyers due to its ability to reduce a building’s heat gain by reflecting sunlight. This can make for a more comfortable and relaxing environment, something that can persuade buyers to pay a premium price. You can read more about brise soleil on the BBC website here.

Decorative beams

Architectural beams attract many buyers who love a modern rustic look. Ceiling beams are a more laid-back alternative to mouldings. A box-beam ceiling, for example, can create a sophisticated yet relaxed look and beams in general can add value to higher-end properties in particular.

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If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace – or more than one – then you should make the most of it by paying particular attention to the surround, overmantel and mantel. A grand fireplace can add instant impact and create a focal point.