There are many reasons as to why a loft conversion could really benefit you and your home; so if you’re thinking about converting your loft or attic space, here we list some of the benefits of loft conversions in Essex.
Increase the value of your property
Loft conversions can raise the value of your home by approximately 22% – following a study by Nationwide Building Society in 2016. The possible increase in the sale value of your home is a good enough reason to consider one if you have the funds to have a loft conversion!
Avoid the added expense of moving
Loft conversions are a lot less expensive and are hassle free in comparison to changing your surroundings and moving home. If you are fed up with your current house and really need some more space for a home office, a home gym or an extra bedroom, why not convert your disused loft?
If you invest in a loft conversion in your current home rather than look to move somewhere else, you will be able to save money and not have to pay extortionate stamp duty, find a new job or have to start afresh somewhere new.
Increase the level of natural light
When you have a loft conversion, you will be able to enjoy more light, thanks to the natural light that beams through Velux windows or dormers in a loft conversion. Because of the windows height, angles, and positioning, they are less likely to be blocked by other houses or trees outside, so you will be able to achieve the maximum amount of natural light possible.
Gain extra living space
Loft conversions are the perfect way to add extra living space to your home. Perhaps you need an extra bedroom, a bigger family bathroom, a playroom for children or a home gym you can use after working all day? Whatever extra space you need in the house, a loft conversion can certainly help.
Don’t sacrifice limited outside space
When people think about extending their home, they often think that a traditional house extension is the answer. Whilst they are useful, having a house extension will often mean that you will need to sacrifice quite a lot of outside space, such as the garden or the driveway. With loft conversions however, you will be building upwards, so you can still enjoy all of the outdoor space that you have. Loft conversions are also considerably cheaper than having a traditional house extension, as they don’t involve major structural work.
Before starting a loft conversion, you will need to speak to a reputable company to discuss planning permission and regulations.