Loft conversions: Are they worth it?

More people than ever before are choosing to stay put and upgrade their homes rather than upping sticks and not achieving that much more in return. Families are constantly trying to decide whether or not it is worth investing in their current property or start afresh somewhere new.

Loft Conversions

For many people, converting their property in the form of loft conversion is a cheaper option than moving house and often provides families with the much needed space they crave. Plus, it also allows you to avoid the upheaval of a house move and all the additional costs associated with moving. Once you start looking into it, there’s so much that you may have never thought about.

Loft conversions are definitely worth it if you like where you currently live, just a lack of space or a lack of future space is an issue to most people. Loft conversions are ideal for creating additional living space in your property without taking away any outside space to our property. As loft conversions are as you would guess, in the loft area, you are only adding square footage to your property rather than taking them away.

One of the great benefits of loft conversions is that as long your loft conversion meets a certain criteria, it will be classed as a permitted development, so will require no planning permission. It is important to get this checking with any builder, architect and the local planning office, but if you don’t need planning permission this can greatly speed up the building process. But if the loft conversion is outside of the permitted developments guidelines, it is often still worth gaining planning permission to maximise your property, it will just take a little bit longer.

Typically loft conversions are a fairly speedy way to extend a property, especially as a lot of the work can be done on the exterior of the property. This also provides minimum fuss and inconvenience to families living within the property at the current time.

Loft conversions can be used for absolutely anything, even a kitchen! From providing additional bedrooms and bathrooms to the perfect home office, converting your loft space gives you and your family the room the expand and the chance to spread out. Adding space can be real indulgence for most families. With the cost of properties constantly on the up rise in the UK there is a chance that if you moved, you wouldn’t actually be able to afford anything that can provide any additional space for your family.

Adding an additional bedroom and bathroom through a loft conversion can increase the value of your home by as much as 20%. This information is according to the Housing Market Research, highlighting that home improvement through extensions and loft conversions really can increase the value of your property.

The benefits of having a loft conversion are endless. With lots of home owners increasing the size of their home instead of moving house at the moment, it truly is a great way to optimise space that is readily available.

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