Expert recommends seeking advice on improvements

A property expert has recommended that homeowners consult experts before deciding which home improvement is best for them.

Deciding to add improvements such as a glazed extension can be big decisions for home owners and, given the correct planning, can be very rewarding choices.

National Association of Estate Agents chief executive Peter Bolton King explained that seeking expert advice is essential to make sure the improvement you are considering is right for you.

"Over the years I have had numerous calls from people saying Im thinking of doing this or Im thinking of doing that, what do you think?" he said.

"I think people just assume they can do anything and add value. That can be putting on the wrong extension.

"The answer to all these things is that before you do anything that you think will add value to your property; you should go and seek advice."

Adding a glazed extension can improve a home massively but, as Mr Bolton King says, consulting experts is essential to ensure you get the best value.