Adding extra space or value to a home is something all homeowners aspire to and it’s not as expensive as some people may think. Whether in the form of an extension, conservatory or loft conversion, they can all increase living space and enhance quality of life. Although an extension is probably the best way to add extra space to a home, it is expensive and in conjunction with planning permission and complex rules and regulations it does seem like a lot of hassle. A good alternative to an extension is a loft conversion. With no planning permission needed and less disruption than an extension, a loft conversion is the perfect choice for many people.
Before you start, you need to have a clear idea of what you want to use your loft extension for and whether any space constraints will hinder its intended purpose. Talking to the lead designer at an experienced loft conversion company will give you a good idea of what you can and can’t do with your extra space. Outline what you hope to use it for, and the lead designer will be able to give you an idea about the feasibility of your plan.
Loft Conversion Ideas
Please see below for just a few of the things that people use their loft conversions for. There are more of course, but the selection detailed below are a few of the most popular uses.
- Spare Bedroom – This is probably the most popular reason why people consider a loft conversion. Have a look at loft conversions Teddington and other nearby areas have and you will notice that they’re mainly done to add a bedroom. In a family home, space is always at a premium so an extra bedroom makes perfect sense. It can add also add significant value to the property if you ever decide to put it on the market. A three-bedroom house is a more attractive proposition to potential buyers than a two-bedroom house!
- Games Room – Providing the new space is big enough, it can easily be utilised as a games room. Mini pool table, X-Box and PlayStation are all things that could be easily set up in a new loft conversion and also free up space in the living room and bedrooms.
- Storage Space – The majority of homes suffer from a lack of storage space. For things that are not suitable for garage or shed storage, a loft conversion makes the ideal storage space. Winter clothes, sports equipment, Christmas decorations and more can all be safely stored until they are needed.
- Home Office – If you work at home, you will know just how hard it is to find a quiet place to work in a family home. A home office could be the answer to your prayers and at the top of the house you are unlikely to experience undue foot traffic!
The aforementioned ideas are just a few examples of what you can do with a loft conversion. If you have any other ideas, simply ask your loft conversion company who will be happy to provide you with their expert advice.