Consider YOUR best Home Improvement choices for 2019



As we at Mint have highlighted over what must be the past year or so, more and more home-owners are set on choosing to stay put and renovate or extend their existing homes, as opposed to moving on to another property.

Aside from the whole BREXIT issue effect, extension and home refurbishments are for sure a simple and effective way to add value to your home and to very much achieve impressive uplift to your existing living space. As our Editor spotted online from the Team Build Construction team, knowing which home improvement to invest in isn’t always an easy decision, and as your property is the biggest investment in your life – for most of us at anyway, engaging in a home ‘makeover’ is not a decision to be taken lightly and needs a bit of focused thought and consideration.

add space

If you don’t have the space already, then adding more space to your home with a conservatory, loft conversion, or extension really is a great way to add that all important value to your home for the future when hopefully moving home will become more favourable than in these difficult BREXIT times.


Adding more square footage to your home is without doubt almost guaranteed to add value to the property if you make the right choices and keep budgets very much in mind. There’s numerous choices to be made of course – you can certainly perhaps choose a single-storey extension which often doesn’t require planning permission and can be used to add additional downstairs space such as for a new kitchen, dining room or office. A great option for sure!

increase value

You could also opt for a double extension and increase upstairs space adding additional bedrooms. No matter what you choose in terms of your new extension space, it IS likely to increase the value of the property for sure IF you will be adding extra space – the right extra space to the right budget. What’s more, you can even ‘add’ space by organising a certain amount of the space you already have in the right way.


When adding any extra space, just be very careful not to reduce your garden size too much. That can very much affect your chance of adding best value to your home. A good way to get key space with the garden as a focus, is to consider a conservatory. This has of course very much been a popular way to add space and style to a home for many years, – and the trend is very much continuing.

new room

A conservatory is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of adding a new room to your home. They are modern, stylish and flexible enough to be used for almost anything you need. If you are considering adding a conservatory to your home, then think carefully about the positioning of it, as you want to maximise the amount of sunlight it receives, and also ensure the view from inside brings the outside ‘in’.

the bathroom

Your bathroom for sure plays a big role in your home and remodelling your bathroom,will certainly, add value to your property, done stylishly and well. If you want to revamp your bathroom and keep costs down, then choose to keep your existing bathroom layout if it works for you, this way you won’t have the added expense of moving pipes.

best options

Think about your motivation for improving your bathroom in order to choose the best options for you. If you are re-modelling simply to add value to your home, then opt for neutral, flexible and simple options that any future buyer could work with. If you have no plans to sell and are looking to improve your bathroom for you and your family, then, of course, you have the freedom to be a bit more creative.

loft conversion

A loft conversion is a really cost-effective way to increase your living space and depending on your property you might have a lot of choice on what you can do with the new room. If you have a large loft with plenty of headroom, then you can convert the space into almost anything you please. It is ideal to consider using the extra loft as an extra bedroom -a key way to increase the value of the property by a fair amount if done well. If space and budget allow then it is also worthwhile considering adding an en-suite bathroom to a master or attic bedroom.

the kitchen

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and for most families, it is the busiest room of the house. Remodelling your kitchen will hopefully add a huge amount of value to your home, and generally improve the look and feel of your entire property. If your space allows, then – as most know now – creating an open plan kitchen and dining area is a No 1 choice and has been so for many in recent years.


The kitchen has become more than just a room for preparing meals, but it is where you socialise, entertain guests, eat, drink and relax, and your kitchen space should reflect all of this. When re-designing your kitchen, your priority should be to create an efficient and attractive space that offers easy and quick access between the key areas of work there – the fridge, cooker and sink. You must also consider your kitchen storage, and if your space is limited then be inventive and get advice, if needed to ensure you include clever storage solutions to maximise each inch of space available, the best you can..

home office

More and more people are enjoying flexible working and are working from home more than ever. If you d9 so, adding a bespoke home office to your property can be a real benefit. If you have the space available, then this is often a fairly simple renovation, and is often a question of organising, re- assigning and improving current spaces within your home, plus including some well-considered fitments

garden ‘makeover’

Finally, a tidy, well-designed garden is a simple way to not only improve your outdoor space but also add that all important value. Creating a garden that is an additional ‘space’ in your home for entertaining and relaxing, as opposed to just a large expanse of grass can add real appeal and value to a property. With gardens think ‘outside’ living space. Organise the space, tidy those fences and get that real ‘outside’ room ‘effect’ by adding decking or a patio to create a quality, well- equipped space for al fresco dining. The more you consider and plan, the more you can make the outside complement and enhance the inside and so add impressively to the total effect and, most importantly perhaps, the value of your home’.

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Mint can help you plan and build the affordable extension that is best for your home as and when you need it. 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. We also have expert contacts to help with your planning guidance.

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