Is your home packed to the rafters with family members and belongings? Perhaps you are, or have taken up a new hobby such as photography or sewing and dream of having your own dark room or dedicated sewing room – then investing in a loft conversion could be a better option than scouring the housing market for a new house. Below are four great reasons for getting your attic transformed.
1) A new room
The first and most important benefit of getting a loft conversion, is that all important extra room. Your attic space can be transformed into a creative space, office, bedroom or even a new bathroom. Not only will having a new room be more beneficial to you and your family, but because it's higher up you can achieve the additional bonus of having a room with a view.
2) Could add value to your property
By creating that extra room, you may add value to your property. Research indicates that by adding an extra room your property price could go up, but you could just break even and get back the money you spent converting your loft. The attic is often considered to be 'dead space' or an area that is only used for storing long forgotten children's toys and items that have been collected over the years. By having a conversion, you are rejuvenating that space and putting it to practical use.
3) Increases overall property space
Getting a loft conversion doesn't just add an extra room to your property, a carefully planned and executed conversion can also create extra storage space too. What's more by converting your attic into a more accessible and useable room, you will reduce the pressures on the other rooms in your home.
4) No need to move
If you thought you had already found your ideal home and due to its perfect location for the daily commutes to school and work, but the only downside to it now is the need for more space – then a loft conversion can help. Depending on how much extra space you require, a conversion can save on the ever increasing costs of moving and it could work out to be cheaper.
If you are now looking at your loft hatch an considering the possibilities of investing in a conversion, then do it. Most builders will offer a few quote, and it's worth considering. Obviously not all lofts can be converted, but if yours can be then you have a lot more to gain than to lose.
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