You might have noticed them on your street: the roofs of homes suddenly gaining a few extra windows, changing shape entirely, seemingly with a new room attached. These are telltale signs of loft conversions, and they can truly transform what you can do with your home. However, a loft conversion is a considerable change to a property, and it goes without saying that you may need some convincing before committing to such a process.
Increasing your home’s value
There are plenty of things you can do to increase the value of your property, but loft conversions are widely recognised to be a surefire way of boosting your home’s value by up to 20%. Research from Nationwide revealed that a loft conversion can increase the value of an average home by £37,000. When you compare the potential increase in value to the cost of the loft conversion, the rewards are obvious.
Increase the space in your property
More space: there’s rarely a time when you wish your home had less room, and with a loft conversion you can give your property the benefit of an extra area to serve whatever purpose you need it for. Storage space, an office or a playroom for young ones – once the space is there, you can do whatever you like with it. The extra space is particularly ideal for those with burgeoning families – if you’ve got children on the way, an extra bedroom might be required, and your roof space provides the perfect area for such a thing.
Saving money on other options
If you want more space in your home, there are several ways to make that happen, but lots of people often opt for relocation, rather than renovating their house. While the appeal is obvious, the fact is that moving house costs a huge amount of money and requires an immense amount of work and time. By opting for a loft conversion instead of looking to move, you not only save yourself plenty of money, but you will see a significant return on your investment, too.
Avoid major disruption
Moving home presents a number of challenges, with the financial requirements being the main concern for most people. However, once you’ve arranged the purchase of your new home, you are faced with the major upheaval of packing, loading and moving of your belongings in boxes and lorries, and then unpacking said boxes when you arrive at your new home. If you’re doing all this just for some extra space, then a loft conversion can save you all of this hassle and leave you with the room you need to improve your home life.
As you can see, loft conversions boast many benefits to you and your home, from a financial and aesthetic standpoint. Whether you’re in need of more space or you just feel like it’s time for a change at home, a loft conversion could be the way to go. For more information about loft conversions, get in touch with LMB Group today.