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5 Property Extension Ideas That Can Add Value To Your Property

Extending your property is a great way to increase its value while improving your living space. With the right execution and the help of an architectural designer, a well-planned extension can transform your home, providing more room for your family and enhancing your quality of life. Here are five property extension ideas that can add significant value to your home:

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Glass room extensions

Glass room extensions, such as orangeries or conservatories, maximise natural light and create a bright, welcoming atmosphere. These structures can serve as additional living areas, dining rooms, or home offices. With the right heating and insulation, they can be used year-round, providing a seamless connection to the outdoors with large glass panels offering uninterrupted garden views.

Loft conversions

Utilising the unused space in your loft can be a highly effective way to add extra bedrooms or a home office, especially in urban areas where space is limited. Loft conversions are often more cost-effective than building new extensions and provide added privacy, creating a quiet retreat away from the main living areas. By converting your loft, you can increase your home's livable space without altering its footprint, making it a smart and efficient choice.

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Open-plan kitchen extensions

A kitchen extension can transform your home by creating a larger, more functional space that serves as the heart of family life. Modern, open-plan kitchen-dining areas are highly desirable and can significantly boost your property's value. This type of extension provides a spacious feel, making it perfect for entertaining guests and family gatherings. A well-designed kitchen extension can blend naturally with your existing living space, enhancing both its aesthetic appeal and functionality.

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Basement conversions

If you have a basement or cellar, converting it into a usable living space can be a great way to add value. Basements can be transformed into , home cinemas, office spaces, gyms, or additional bedrooms, offering versatility depending on your needs. This type of conversion can substantially increase your home's square footage without altering its exterior. A well-executed basement conversion can provide a unique and functional space that enhances your property's overall value.

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Side return extensions

Side return extensions optimise narrow spaces adjacent to your kitchen or living room, creating a wider and more open area. This type of extension is especially popular in Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses. By extending into the narrow alleyway alongside your home, you can enhance the existing structure without a significant increase in footprint. Modern side return extensions often incorporate skylights or large windows to maximise natural light, creating a bright and airy space that blends with the existing aesthetics of your home.

How can we help?

When it comes to property extension, while it’s important to consider the potential added value the project might generate, more crucial is its ability to improve your living conditions. Consulting a professional architectural designer will ensure your extension is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, all the while looking to maximise the potential return on your investment. If you’d like to discuss your extension project with Maidenhead Planning, please do get in touch or book a free video consultation.

Posted on May 23rd 2024

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