Do you have enough space for a loft conversion? Never given it any thought? If not, then you may be surprised at the wide range of benefits to converting your attic space. Here are some good reasons to take advantage of that extra space:
- Add Value
It is generally accepted that a loft conversion can add significant value to your property. They are a great way to invest in your home, increasing values by 20%. A loft conversion does not need to cost the earth, but it has the potential to add so much. You do not even have to wait to sell your home to reap the benefits. A loft conversion can easily be used to lease the space to a lodger or foreign students, for example.
- Improve, not move
Moving house can be a very costly affair so choosing to remain in the existing property might be more logical and economical. Choosing to stay in your current home means you will not have to increase your commute to work, change schools for your kids or put yourself through the stresses and strains of packing all your worldly goods.
- Improve Space
Of course, a loft conversion can provide additional space, but you’ll also benefit from the increased storage options under your stairs, which means extra space in other rooms of your home as well. Lofts are essentially a ‘dead’ space, so to transform them into a ‘useable’ space means you do not eat out of your area as you do with the extension of the exterior.
- A Room with a View
The view from the window of a loft conversion is something we are not used to and can give a new unique perspective to our environment. You will be able to see farther and may be surprised at the new spectacular scenery of your surroundings. Velux windows are a popular choice in the loft conversion and they let significantly more light than other windows in your home, creating a beautiful space filled with natural light. The windows are much less likely to be blocked by houses or other tree thanks to the altitude and position of the window. Loft windows can cause draughts though, so to combat this issue, consider Downlight Covers, visit www.thermahooddirect.com/
- Conversion vs. Extension
Extensions cost more and add value to your home much less than a loft conversion. A loft conversion makes sense because most of the required structure is already in place, which also makes them cheaper to install. With an extension, you may have problems with the neighbours property and blocking the light, but you will not have this concern with a loft conversion. Outdoor building is very dependent on the weather, often having to stop until conditions improve. With the loft conversion, the work can usually continue whatever the weather. Most extensions require planning permission but for most conversions, this is not a problem.