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  • Neil Harrison

Best bet for the New Year ? - Don’t Move - Extend Instead!

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

As last year, with the ongoing political uncertainty and the challenge of property affordability, more homeowners than ever, as we at Mint see it this New Year, will be choosing to stay exactly where they are and instead of moving, take on an exciting home renovation project.

We at Mint, of course, here in Cheltenham and The Cotswolds, can guide your choices and support your plans for a home extension, renovation or refurbishment for the year ahead. We are here to help and have re-launched our ‘Extend Instead’ free quotation scheme again for 2019.


For sure, we’ve reported on some exceptional projects over the past year on this blog, a good few of them from the excellent They report how, inspired by yet another blockbuster season of ‘Grand Designs’, home-owners have been carving their ‘dream homes’ from former factories, derelict properties and unwanted patches of land - excellent indeed - and why not YOUR project in Cheltenham and The Cotswolds too?


If you are chasing ideas for the year ahead, check some of the best of this year's innovative renovations suggested by including a tiny 60sq m micro-flat, which has been kitted out so cleverly it will surely impress.


Meanwhile, another home-owner bought a tiny pad, which they transformed into a spacious home, by building vertically, creating much-needed extra room - clever stuff! One brilliant money-saving idea was to raise the roof rather than digging down into the basement, which meant a renovation saving of £60,000.

joined up

Also, two architects wanted to extend their side return extension, They they joined up with their next-door neighbours to build a shared wall, saving money on costs and party wall agreements. For homeowners looking to add small designer touches to their home spaces, rather than a full remodel, blogger Emily Murray has an answer or two - check it out here.....interiors ....and here too....give a home a new lease of life.....

space saving

Whether you want to add a nifty extension or are looking for space-saving tips to do up your home, there are plenty of inspiring ideas from the ‘crew’ to help you create your own ideal stylish spaces. Take a good look around here:-

Mint can help you get the extension you want most for your home. Refurbishment, improvement and extension - Mint offers a full development and finishing service to add value to your home and we'll help with any questions or concerns you have.

Whatever your need request your ‘Extend Instead’ review or quotation to improve, refurbish or extend your home . Contact Mint Builders on 01242 279739 or email

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