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

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.

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Home Extension or Renovation – the way to cope with it all….. according  to experts, who know ….AND understand!!

Being in the home extension business for many years, we at Mint Builders are certainly very much aware how responsive we need to be to our customers’ needs and demands when we do indeed begin an extension or renovation project within their homes.   

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Thoughts and ideas for a kitchen extension or renovation… for both style and ‘tip top’ added value!  


As most will be aware, when it comes to a new home extension, for maximum added value and best living effect, the top ‘at home’ extension choice, is more often or not… the kitchen. We at Mint, over the years, have certainly tended to carry out more new kitchen extensions than anything else. 

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Insulating ‘all areas’ at home is now surely more and more an essential….. 

For sure, energy saving and energy efficiency within our homes –  whatever it’s type and size – and whether it is being extended and renovated or not – is without doubt more to the fore in day to day life nowadays than it has probably ever been! Right now, there is THE most keen and extensive focus on ALL energy efficiency and energy bill saving opportunities on all and sundry different areas of our homes.   

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Energy billing ‘tactics’ for your home need some careful thought!                       

For sure, right now, every home extension or renovation project we discuss with clients, very much involves discussion of key measures that must be considered in order to achieve the very best possible energy performance, relating to energy saving and energy efficiency……and no wonder with the up..up..up…trajectory of most people’s energy bills.   

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Paint yourself a whole new kitchen image  and add vital value to your home ….

As we have highlighted on various occasions recently here on this blog, one of the very best ways to add value, to your home for a ‘later on’ home move with an improved sale price – vital in these testing financial times of course  –  is to spruce up, rev-up and improve that all important kitchen of yours.

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So, what’s the outlook now for a home move? Extend and add value for later… its still the best  bet, it seems…

House price growth remains in double digits  with an ongoing shortage of homes for sale holding up current house prices. There are early signs that the market is beginning to cool though. But, it is worth noting buyer demand has indeed eased for the first time in eight months …and as a result mortgage activity has eased off. 

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Understand the ‘ins and outs’ of the latest Permitted Development rules for your home extension….

Recently on this blog, we have been highlighting the fact that there are now, it seems, more reasons than ever why a home extension or renovation – if you need more space – at home, is very much more worth considering in these tough financial times rather, than trying to cope right now with the pressures of a ’full on’ home move.

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A new ‘Heart of Home’ kitchen may mean a review of other living spaces too ….for the very best effect!

Recently on a post here, the Mint team highlighted the range of current trends in vogue for kitchen extensions. Kitchens are, of course, the most popular types of extensions – and this has particularly been the case throughout these more recent pandemic ‘Stay at Home’ times.

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Planning for the very best, most usable new kitchen extension or renovation you can!

A kitchen is – as most say – ‘the heart of the home’ – and we, at Mint, probably handle as many kitchen extensions as we do any other type of project most of the time, that’s for sure. Possibly, it’s fair to say, that very much a key aspect aspect of the planning of a successful kitchen renovation or extension  is getting enough, easy to use, high capacity storage areas within your kitchen plans.

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