What are the benefits of a loft conversion?
There are many reasons why a loft conversion can benefit you and your home. If you’re considering converting your loft or attic but aren’t sure if it’s worth it, this article lists some of the benefits.
Increase the value of your property
A study by Nationwide Building Society in 2016 has shown that a loft conversion can raise the value of your home by approximately 22%. This is a good reason to convert your loft, especially in the long term when it comes to selling your house.
Avoid the expense of moving
A loft conversion is a less expensive and hassle-free way to change your surroundings without moving. If you’re tired of your current house, or if you simply need more space, why not convert your disused attic? Avoid the cost of moving with a loft conversion. You won’t have to pay stamp duty, find a new job, or make your children move school.
Gain extra living space
A loft conversion is the perfect way to add an extra living space to your house. Do you need an extra bedroom, bathroom, or playroom? Clear out your loft and start planning your conversion project. If you’re starting a family and need an extra bedroom for the new arrival, you might find that a loft conversion is the best option for you.
Increase natural light
Velux windows, and even dormers, let more sunlight in than the other windows in your house because of their height, angles and positioning. They are much less likely to be blocked by other houses or trees outside. Therefore, you will get the maximum amount of natural light in your loft conversion.
Don’t sacrifice outside space
If you were to get a traditional house extension, you would probably need to sacrifice quite a large chunk of outside space (e.g. in the garden or driveway), but this is not true for loft conversions. By building upwards, you can still enjoy your outside space. A loft conversion is also a much cheaper option than an extension as it doesn’t involve major structural work.
Before you can begin your loft conversion, there are considerations such as planning permission and regulations which Altitude Lofts can help you with. In a complimentary consultation, we can determine whether your property is suitable for loft conversion.