Property, whether you are buying a house to live in or to let, represents an enormous financial commitment. This book, by bricks-and-mortar expert Michael Holmes, will show you how to maximise the value of your investment and will reveal the kind of home improvements that make economic sense. Authoritative and detailed text covers all major aspects of home improvement, including conservatories, loft and basement conversions, double-glazing, central heating, kitchens and bathrooms. With sound advice and clear, comprehensive charts and tables, it adds up to an indispensable handbook for any homeowner who is thinking of building on to, extending, altering or selling their property. No other book gives such sensible, practical or authoritative advice on improvements to your home that will really make a difference to the house itself and to its market value.
Michael Holmes began his career in property with a borrowed deposit and has now amassed a portfolio worth over one million pounds. For over ten years he has been editor of Homebuilding and Renovating magazine, the UK's bestselling publication in this category. He has presented over 65 programmes for BBC1 and appeared on many other programmes as a property expert. He writes regularly for national newspapers including The Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph.