Loft conversions are growing in popularity as households look to acquire an extra room in their home for less money than forking out for a full-on extension.
For most growing families, space can be an issue. But what happens if you can’t afford to move to a bigger property? The obvious answer would be to extend. But again, that’s not always practical. And that’s why many homeowners are turning to conversions rather than traditional extensions.
The idea behind any type of home conversion is to release the untapped value that may be lying dormant in your property. In some instances, that can include a garage conversion or perhaps converting a cellar or basement. Loft conversions tend to be the quickest type of conversion – and one of the most cost-effective.
Whether it’s an extension or a conversation, planning is everything – it’s imperative that you design and plan properly. Planning and design needs to be given careful consideration and attention. So before you even consider turning to an architect to draw up plans, check out that dusty old loft space for yourself. It’ll help you to visualise what could be because on paper your loft will probably seem to be bigger than it actually is. Equally important, you need to familiarise yourself with and make sense of the actually amount of available head space.
Once you’ve checked out your dark and dingy loft space and had a good old poke around up there, there are a few things you need to consider, including:
Converting the loft space can be a tricky complicated process. And like any conversion or extension, it’s very important that the job is done right. We have a range of specialist loft conversion firms and building specialists who will be able to take your dreary and dull loft space and take it to lofty (pardon the pun!) new heights, transforming the area into a functional room to be proud of. Complete the Builder Guide quote form today.
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