I’m sure you are already familiar with what a loft conversion is and no doubt you will have seen one, if not in person, then on the countless DIY and home improvement programs on television. But what are the benefits? Let’s take a look at the loft conversion benefits
Better than the alternatives
Extending the house is a great way of gaining much needed extra space and an ideal alternative to the stressful, time consuming and costly process of moving house. Some people opt to achieve this extra space by building a conservatory or extension on the ground floor of the home. The instant downside to this is the significant garden space that is eaten up. A loft conversion simply makes the most of the space that is already there, roof lights and dormers can also provide stunning views of the local area. Unlike a conservatory, a loft offers versatility in terms of the type of room it can become. Turning a conservatory into a bedroom or bathroom is not a viable option whereas a loft can be transformed into one, or both, of these.
Adding value to your home
While a converting a loft is never really done simply to add value to a home, the fact that your property valuation will increase as a result of a conversion is a definite plus. According to the latest Housing Market Research, a quality conversion can add up to 20% on the value of a property, in today’s market this can equate to around £15,000 – £35,000. Regardless of the type of conversion, simply turning your loft into useful space will increase the value of your home.
You may also decide to turn your loft into a room for guests and lodgers. Advertising a “room for rent” can provide you with a source of extra revenue.
The biggest benefit of all is the added space that a loft conversion provides. The attic is a dark and empty space begging to be used and it can be put to good use in a number of ways. If you have a growing family, the loft can be converted into a much needed extra bedroom. Maybe you already have a large family and a second bathroom is needed – the loft is the ideal location. It could be the space to create the perfect home office for your business, or a playroom for the kids… the list is endless.
If you have ever thought about moving home for extra space, think about the loft first – it probably has all the space you need!