A loft conversion can add significant value to your property when built correctly.
Home owners are always prepared to pay more for a home which has extra useable space, so if you’re thinking about converting your loft space be sure to plan wisely to make the most of that extra space that you’ll gain.
Here’s two of the main ways that you can use a loft conversion to increase the value of your property:
Create an Additional Bedroom
It’s a given that using your loft space to create room for another bedroom will increase the value of your home. The extra space, height and light potential that some roof spaces offer make them the ideal space to transform into an additional bedroom, however it’s vital that you make sure your loft space measures up correctly before starting the works. There needs to be enough space for an adult to stand up comfortably and for a wardrobe or closet, should you need to store clothes there. On top of this, you need to plan for the staircase which leads to the new loft space and be sure that your staircase complies with any necessary building regulations.
Add an Additional Bathroom
According to research carried out by the Nationwide Building Society , converting your loft space to make an additional bathroom can add an extra 11% value to your home, making it a very worthwhile venture. However, adding another bathroom can have added complications that extra rooms like a study or bedroom don’t create. This is due to the pluming works and lack of ventilation that can be an issue in some loft spaces, so it’s always recommended that you do your research beforehand. With Burton Roofing, you’ll be able to source roof ventilation and window openers to aid with this should it be a problem.
However, a loft conversion only adds value if it doesn’t cost you too much money to create it, so bear this in mind if you have huge plans for converting your loft space. If your loft is structurally not in the right condition for a loft conversion then preparing it can be hugely costly as well as installing a staircase and the right plumbing, so always keep these additional costs in mind when planning.
When done correctly and cost effectively a loft conversion is the ideal way to increase the value of your home.
Most loft conversions don’t need planning permission, however it is always better to check this out before.
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