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Home extension and renovation ‘added value’ projects can surely aid a ‘challenging’ home move? 

Updated: May 30, 2023

Home extensions and renovations these days, since the pandemic crisis, have perhaps become more of a fundamental factor than ever before, reference the overall operational financial performance of the homes property marketplace.

Through the rest of this year - and for a good period of time going forward, we would say, home extension and renovating projects can certainly continue to impact as a fundamental part of the ‘moving home’ decision.

viable consideration

Extending and renovating is being viewed nowadays, it seems, as an important viable consideration when financially weighing up if and when the time is indeed right and most feasible to make a home move.


Homeowners - many of them - seem more aware than ever before of the ‘tactic’ of ‘money proofing’ their home to an extent, with a renovation or extension, whether that be a major alteration or a few smaller, subtle changes.

added value advantage

An extension or renovation project can, of course when required, offer vital home added value ‘advantage’ which can help homeowners achieve a ‘more surefooted’ financial result to a future home move …as and when it is made.

financially feasible

So, what type of home extension options are there to help achieve that key ‘added value’ that could make that ‘later on’ home so much more surefooted and financially feasible. Found online from Property Press Online were home renovation and extension options to consider to achieve that vital added value.

loft conversion

There’s the loft conversion, apparently one of the most popular house extensions in London these days. Say the property online team - Practical, cost-effective, stylish, and achievable with minimum disruption to everyday living – these are a few of the reasons that we’ll keep seeing loft conversions.

relative ease

They add….If your roof has sufficient space, a Velux loft conversion can be achieved with relative ease. It’s simply a case of strengthening the floor, putting roof windows into the existing structure, and installing a staircase

rear extensions

Next to consider is the rear extension. Explain the property online team, Rear extensions can be either single or double-storey, depending on the design of your home and the extent of your budget, and can often include kitchens, dining/living areas, and space for a home office. These extensions add perfect open plan space, and, as we at Mint find they are, a popular choice.

popular choice

The Side Return Extension is an extension where space is challenging. It is though a popular choice. Such an extension is all about including that unused space at the side of the home. This project can very much make a difference to space at home for now and also offer that much sought after ‘added value’ when that ‘later on’ home move is ready to take place.


As the Property Online team report, this extension can offer all sorts of space making opportunities …it can enlarge the kitchen, add room for a home office, include a home gym or hobby area, or create a playroom for the kids. If garden space is at a premium, this might be your ticket to achieving that extra bit of space you so desperately need.

kitchen renovation

Many will be aware too for sure, that when it comes to best vital home ‘added value’, the kitchen renovation is - as we too at Mint find - a top choice! As they say …Whether you plan to alter the footprint of your existing kitchen or simply update what’s already there, a beautiful kitchen makeover is always an excellent investment.A fresh coat of paint on walls and cupboard fronts, new countertops, and some modern handles and drawer pulls and … hey presto!

on trend

The result can be staggering! Flooding your kitchen with natural light is right on trend, so think about how you can maximise all available light to create that bright, airy feel. Oversized windows, glass panels in the doors, ceiling windows be prepared to think outside the box and bring in as much light as possible.

Super trendy

Replacing the flooring is another way to lift the look of your kitchen. Tiles, vinyl plank, bamboo and cork are all durable and super trendy flooring options that are worth considering.

convenience appeal

The team also pondered how popular the home gym project has become. They are right that it is not a winner in the added value stakes. They point out though how valuable it’s convenience appeal can be to a buyer!


As a final thought… add Property Online ….When it’s done right, a home extension can literally transform the practicality and functionality of your home. And focussing on the end result will help you to work through the stages of building a home extension… and stay sane in the process!

We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas relating to all your new home extensions or renovation ideas and plans whether for Autumn this year or well on into 2023 . We can also assist with all your 2022 and 2023 home renovation priority planning and project organisation of all kinds.

Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more energy saving ‘liveability’ and vital increased future protective money making added sales value. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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