What Are the Benefits of a Loft Conversion?

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What Are the Benefits of a Loft Conversion?

There will often come a time when homeowners are desperate for space around the home, and in the first instance it can seem like a costly house move is the only option.

Fortunately, many have been able to put space to use that may otherwise have been overlooked, such as the use of the loft.

Although it can be used for storage, there are limitations, which is why so many make use of a loft conversion, but what benefits can a loft conversion offer?

More Space Around the Home

This will be one of the most common reasons for a loft conversion, and many homeowners find it makes all the difference when trying to keep the home clutter-free.
As well as being able to use the loft for storage, a loft conversion also ensures that anything stored can be arranged in the right way, meaning that the loft doesn’t become a resting place for clutter.

Add More Living Space to the Property

Are you looking to upgrade your sleeping arrangements? Or maybe you want a spare room for when family and friends stay over?
A loft conversion can extend the living interior of the property, giving another area that can be used for an additional bedroom or as a guest room.
The loft conversion can even be used as a retreat for those looking for some respite, the possibilities are truly endless.

Avoids the Hassle of Moving

In some instances, the prospect of moving home can be an exciting one. However, there are other instances that means moving home is because of the lack of space available.

Not only can the costs associated with moving to a new house be plentiful, but there’s also a lot of other factors that need to be considered, such as the cost of commuting.

Being able to introduce space into the home sidesteps all the hassle and expense moving home can bring and offers a more affordable solution in the first instance.

A Loft Conversion Can Increase the Value of the Property

Not only can a loft conversion benefit those looking for more living space, but it can also add additional value to the property from a monetary perspective.
Of course, it’s important that a professional is used to carry out the loft conversion, but in most instances, as much as 20% can be added to the value of the home.
As such, if you are looking to sell the home for a profit in the future, then a professional loft conversion is well worth considering.

Adds a Natural Source of Light into The Home

The loft in its natural guises is the last place you’d look for natural light, but it’s a different story when a loft conversion has been carried out.
The use of Velux windows has been commonplace with many loft conversions and allows for a natural source of light to enter the conversion, giving the loft character that you never knew you had.

In fact, those that decide on a professional loft conversion often find that the source of light becomes the most preferable, simply because of the height and angles used when installing the windows for loft conversions.

Plenty of Options to Choose From

The reasons why some people may not consider a loft conversion is because they believe there is a lack of options available in relation to the style of loft conversions, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Examples of some of the options available when considering loft conversions as follows:

Velux Conversion

A Velux conversion will build on the current shape of the loft but will add an effect of more space thanks to the introduction of Velux windows.
Given that this type of conversion will only be applicable to the current layout, those looking for a change of dimension may be best considering a dormer conversion.

Dormer Conversion

As well as being able to renovate the current space a loft offers, the use of a dormer conversion can also be used to extend the size of the space.
A dormer conversion allows a sloped roof to become vertical and allows for addition headroom, floor space and natural light.

Hip to Gable Conversion

In instances where there is a sloped roof, a loft conversion can be difficult to carry out. Fortunately, a hip to gable conversion implements the use of verticals wall. The hip is the slope, and the gable is the vertical wall put in place.

Planning Permission is Rarely Needed

Although checks should be made in relation to whether planning permission is required or not, many homeowners find that they’re able to have a loft extension without having to complete a slew of paperwork and expenses.

This ensures that loft conversion can not only be carried out in a timely manner but is also more cost-effective when compared to other home extension offers.

Can Be Used to Create Any Kind of Space

Although some will be considering a loft conversion to allow for more living space, the finished loft conversion can be used to for any type of space, including a playroom, games room or even an office.

Everyone will have their own factors to consider as to what type of loft conversion is best suited to them, but ensuring that you employ the services of professionals to carry out the loft conversion ensures that the finished result is safe, comfortable and stylish.

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