A loft conversion or extension can add the most value — but what offers the least?

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An extension or loft conversion were found to be the best way to add value to your home in a Nationwide study (Image credit: Inna Kostukovsky)

Research into the home improvements that add the most value has revealed that an extra bathroom may be the least effective way of investing in a property.

Experts at Nationwide have dug into the best ways to increase your home’s asking price – with extensions and loft conversions topping the list.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.