Loft Conversions: Why Are They So Popular Today?
We all love a lot more storing space and a room with a view, don’t we?
Research shows that the UK has some of the smallest homes in Europe and practically every household struggles to balance storage and living space.
So, why are loft conversions so popular today?
- It saves you money
Moving home is one of the stressful events in anyone’s lives. If you’ve already done it, you know what a real headache it is and how expensive moving house can be. It’s not only the stamp duty, solicitor fees and property costs that continue to rise. The true cost of moving house seems to get higher every year.
When you are settled in a nice area you don’t want to have to move again. Add children to the mix and you have the added nuisance of moving schools. Additionally, your commute will not change and you will not have to go through the stress of moving house.
That’s why the opportunity to add extra room to your existing home is an excellent option. You will gain valuable space for you and your family, save money on the cost of moving and although you will have to spend money in order to do this loft, the stamp duty fee on a new house might be equal to the cost of a new loft conversion or a home extension.
- A loft conversion gives you the extra room with a view
We have seen a lot of lofts in our time, more than 1950 to be more precise, over 20 years. Most of them look like a torn space full of old memories, which is a real shame when you consider what all these possessions you store really mean to you. By designing bespoke storage solutions, you can make it easier for you to access all of those memories you have locked away.
With a loft conversion, it’s not only the extra room you gain, but a well-planned conversion can provide additional storage underneath your new stairs and decrease the strain on the rest of the rooms in your home as well.
Moreover, adding a natural light source with Velux windows, even Dormers lofts, will get more natural light than any other windows in your home. Plus, your view will not be disrupted by other houses or trees on the street.
- Increases property value
There’s no need to just take our word for it. Property experts agree that loft conversions are one of the best ways you can invest in your home. You’re increasing the actual living space of your home by a quarter (or often more) and this will be adding some serious value to your home.
There is no other form of home improvement that costs so comparatively little which adds so much and, better still, the payback on your investment need not wait until you sell. With attractive tax breaks, available for those renting a room in their house you may wish to use your loft space to take in a lodger or a foreign student and start making money from your extra space immediately.
4. Increases Energy Efficiency
A loft conversion will help you minimise your carbon footprint. Poor insulation in older houses especially can cause you to lose large amounts of energy. When you convert your loft, you improve your energy efficiency, increase the value of your property and increase your living space!
Want to get some of these benefits for your home?
If you are looking into the possibility of a loft conversion why not give our team a call on 020 8537 0361 or email us on email@example.com and book a FREE consultation with one of our experts.
We have been working on houses just like yours in West London for over 20 years and we have completed over 1950 loft conversions. We can help you plan, design and build the extra room that will enhance your house and your lifestyle.