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Due to the spiralling costs associated with moving house, many people are now choosing to stay put and extend their property. Gone are the days when you could automatically consider upgrading to a larger property when space becomes an issue. Extending and improving your current home doesn’t come cheap, but it will be a lot more cost-effective than actually selling up and moving. Home improvements will also add value to your property.

Save Money - Don't Move, Improve!

At first glance it may be impossible to imagine how adding an extension could improve your current living space. There are however companies that offer a solution. For example offer the opportunity to transform preliminary sketches and ideas into photorealistic 3D animations, which will provide all the inspiration you need!

If you love the area in which you live and enjoy being part of the community, choose to improve rather than move!

There are certain home improvements that are guaranteed to add extra value to your property as well as your living space. Read on for inspiration.

Additional bedroom

As your family grows it is likely that bedroom space may become a premium. Bedroom space is sought after by families and changing a house from 3 bedroomed to 4 bedroomed can add up to 10% in value! A spare bedroom has so many uses, it could be used as a playroom or home office. A popular option for fitting in an extra bedroom is by converting the loft or attic, which after all is wasted space.


Increasing the square footage of your living space via an extension is guaranteed to add value. A well-designed extension allows a home to feel light and spacious. You could opt to extend your kitchen, create an open plan living space or add an extra bedroom. If the extension is only going to be a single story it is possible that you may not require planning permission, although you should check the building regulations for your area.

Additional bathroom

Adding an extra bathroom will make family life so much easier. Most new builds are now built with two or more bathrooms, so the addition of an extra bathroom is likely to enhance the future saleability of your property. With careful design and plumbing, it is possible to fit an extra bathroom or ensuite into most houses. An ensuite is a desirable option.


If a conservatory is constructed properly using premium materials, it can be a valuable addition to the property. Conservatories are cheaper to construct than a traditional extension but still add valuable living space.

Ensure that your conservatory is constructed in such a way that it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Ensure that the style of conservatory you choose is in keeping with the style of your property and decorate it in such a way that it blends with the rest of the house

Always take professional advice before embarking on large home improvements and make sure you get quotes and reviews from a number of tradespeople before you choose a company to complete the construction.

Save Money - Don't Move, Improve!

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