Star letter Renovation revelation
We have just completed a kitchen extension in our previously dreary two bedroom dwelling. The original home was very much unsuitable for our needs, and for a long time we had our hearts set on moving. Unfortunately, it was a real struggle to find a house that ticked all the boxes in our area. We started to consider extending, and after a few hesitations, finally took the plunge. The results are absolutely fantastic – we thoroughly enjoy spending time here now. I would seriously urge anyone to consider whether reworking their current property could be a better option than leaving – and if you decide to move in the future, your house could be worth more, too!
Claire O’hare, via email
Editor’s response: Congratulations on completing your project. A thoughtfully designed extension can add so much value to a property – both in terms of its market worth and your lifestyle, especially if you are happy in the area in which you already reside. For more on extensions, see our in-depth guide here: www.self-build.co.uk/home-extension-guide