The majority of people are familiar with what exactly a loft conversion is and will no doubt have seen one at some point, if not in person, then on one of the numerous home improvement programs that are on every other television channel these days. But what are the benefits of a Loft Conversion? Below we’ll take a closer look at this.
What are the alternatives?
Extending your home is a great way of gaining that much needed space that everyone craves and a far easier route to take than the stressful, time consuming and very costly process of moving home. A lot of people achieve this extra space by building either a conservatory or adding a ground floor extension to their property. The downside to a ground floor extension though is the amount of garden space that can be lost. The beauty of a loft conversion is it simply makes the most of space that is already there. Adding velux windows to this also gives you lots of natural light and can also give you stunning views of the local area. The beauty of a loft conversion over a conservatory is it offers a lot more versatility in terms of the type of room it can turned into. You don’t have the option of turning a conservatory into a bedroom or bathroom as it just isn’t a viable option, whereas converting a loft gives you the option of transforming it into one, or both, of these.
Adding value to your property
Converting your loft is never really done to simply add value to your home, but the fact that the value of your property will increase as a result of a loft conversion is a massive plus. According to recent Housing Market Research, a quality loft conversion can add up to as much as 20% on the value of a property, in today’s market this could amount to up to £25,000.
Regardless of what type of room you convert your loft into, it will increase the value of your home.
The extra space
The biggest benefit of a loft conversion is the extra space it provides. A loft before a conversion is usually a dusty and empty space just waiting to be put to use and it can be put to good use in many ways. The loft can be converted into a much needed extra bedroom or maybe a second bathroom is needed – the loft is the ideal location for either of these, the options are endless…
If you’re thinking about moving home for extra space, think about your loft first – its likely it has all the space you and your family need!