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hough the most expensive way to add value, extending will yield the biggest return on your investment. It can also make a dramatic difference to your life at home, as even just adding on a very modest extension, such as filling in the side return, can transform the usability of a space. However, if you would need to build an oversized extension to achieve the space you want, then reconsider, as it could completely destroy the house’s character. The best options for increasing value are enlarging the kitchen to create a familyfriendly kitchen-diner with access to the garden – like this London terrace, which was extended by just two metres – and adding bedrooms and bathrooms. Depending on location and materials choice, works will cost anything between £1,500–£3,000 per m2, but more substantial additions can add 25 per cent to for more details. To get the best result, it is important to hire an architect and tradespeople with experience of working on period properties.

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