Your property is more likely to reward you financially if you look after it and make it more attractive over time. Home improvements, including conversions and extensions, are some of the best ways of adding value to your property. However, not all are practical and budget-friendly. Depending on your requirements, some extensions and conversions can prove much more beneficial and cost-effective in the long run than others. The trick is to determine which home improvement project will provide a practical solution and add value to your property and get someone experienced to handle it from start to finish. If you’re looking for home improvement or conversion ideas that can give you good financial returns at the time of selling your property, here are a few ideas to inspire you:

Garden Office or Gym

Having a large enough garden is quite valuable itself, but if you utilise your garden space wisely and build an office, gym or studio in it, the value of your property can shoot up. Since the pandemic has forced everyone to work and work out from home, having a gym, office, or an extra room in the garden can give you many benefits, practically as well as financially later.

Garage Conversion

If the only purpose of your garage is to store unwanted items from your home, a garage conversion is the best way of creating a dedicated office or gym within your property and add some value to it in the process. Garages can also be converted into home cinemas and hobby rooms, which can add a touch of luxury to your home.

Loft Conversion

Depending on your requirements and budget, you can also choose to build an extension and convert your loft into an extra bedroom, office, or study. Loft conversions are one of the most common ways of extending your property and add very good value to your property.

Outdoor Living Spaces

Many people dream of having an attractive outdoor living area where they can unwind and enjoy quality time with family and friends. However, not everyone has the space to create one. If your house has sufficient space at the back, building a beautiful outdoor living area can add a lot of value to your property and give you an open place to relax within your home.


The most popular means of adding value to a property is that extensions are a great way of creating extra space in your home. Whether you’re extending your property upwards or at the back, you can use the extra space to create an office, playroom, bedroom, kitchen, conservatory, or anything else, depending on your needs and budget. Regardless of what you create in the extension, you are guaranteed to get good value for it at the time of selling the property.

Other Home Improvement Ideas

Several other home improvement ideas can add value to your house. Some of the most popular and cost-effective ones include:

  • Kitchen upgrades and renovation
  • Bathroom renovation
  • Upgrades in central heating
  • Door and window replacements
  • Plumbing upgrades
  • Redecoration and redesign
  • Installation of solar panels

Have you got your home improvement ideas that you think can add value to your property? We’d love to hear them! Exceptional Spaces is a leading home improvement specialist in Leicestershire that can help you build the best home office, home gym, home cinema, garage conversions and outdoor living area extensions that suit your needs. Get in touch to learn more about our services.