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dding s uare footage is a sure fire way to add value
to your home. It can also give you much needed
e tra living space. nd it's surging in popularity -
government data show that single storey e tensions
have increased by
One of the best areas to e tend is the kitchen, as
these have now become living work play party ones
- not just a place to prepare meals.
ore than a third
of estate agents report
that enlarging a kitchen is the best way to boost the
price of your property. o e tending outwards, or
knocking down a wall to create a kitchen diner,
could be a very good option.
uilding an e tension is a big project, though, so
if unsure, speak to local estate agents about the likely
return on your investment if you sell. ead our feature
on e tensions on pg
for more information.
Halifax Insurance surveyed 2,000
regions of Britain show preferences
for particular home projects. London
residents lean towards applications for
tennis courts and home gyms, while
people in Wales prefer a games room.
Those in the South West are keen on
building their own swimming pools.
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