We may be half way through the year – but there’s still so much you can do to make the most of your living space and improve your home this year. 

Since we’re all spending a lot more time at home these days, many of us are realising that our homes are not cut out for the way we live. If you’re dreaming of improving your space, here are five things you can do to improve your home this year. 

1. Convert your garage to living space

Completing a garage conversion is a great way to add value and space to your home. Instead of storing golf clubs or old photos, turning your garage into usable living space can offer you endless possibilities. A garage conversion can also add up to 20% on to the value of your home.

Not only can you gain more usable space, garage conversions are rarely a planning issue which makes them relatively easy to do. Although it’s best to consult an Architect before undertaking any work to get a realistic plan and budget in place. HOKO will guide you through every step of improving your home – and you can get in touch day or night via our client dashboard. 

Read about how to make sure your garage conversion is a worthwhile investment, or check out our Quick Quote Calculator.

2. Add a skylight or an oriel window

Adding a skylight or statement window is a relatively easy way to flood your space with light and add a touch of drama and dimension to your space. 

Whilst it doesn’t add any more space, it can improve the quality of light in your home which not only looks good, it also has many great health benefits. Our homes are our castles, and taking the time to make your house the best it can be is a fantastic way to enjoy a better quality of living. 

If you need some inspiration, check out these stunning examples. And if you decide a new skylight is a good way to go, be sure to get in touch

3. Connect your kitchen and garden with an extension

The kitchen is the heart of the home and where most family time is spent these days. It might even be where you’ve been working from home recently. 

Extending your kitchen not only adds value to your home, it can also dramatically improve your quality of living – which is the goal of all great architecture. This is easily on of the best improvements you can make to your home for a smaller budget than you might think.

Whether you’re extending to the side or the rear, we can help you plan, cost and build your extension. We’ve created the HOKO process to be as simple and stress-free as possible, with fixed project pricing for your architectural plans, set professional costs and great communication at the heart of everything we do. 

4. Add a loft conversion

When you can’t go out, go up. If your loft is full of old boxes and Christmas decorations, you could be missing a trick. 

Adding a loft conversion can add serious value to your home and leave you with anything from a whole extra bedroom, luxurious home office or even just a chill out zone. Improving your home sometimes isn’t about adding extra space – but making use of the space you already have.

HOKO can take you through the whole process from getting planning permission to adding the finishing touches. We even use VR technology to show you how your new space could look. If you’re still considering your options, we suggest reading our guide to loft conversions.

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