Adding Value to your Home
A lot of home owners these days consider loft conversions. There are a huge number of reasons for doing this, from adding a new room for a growing family to extending the potential of your property and making the most of all it has to offer. One of the main benefits many people consider when deciding whether or not to build a loft conversion is the value it will add to a home – but is it really worth it?
Will a Loft Conversion Add Value?
If you ask a professional how to add value to a house, they’ll probably tell you that a loft conversion is the simplest way with the biggest rewards. It makes sense – the same home with an extra room is of course going to be valued for more on the market and they’re in high-demand, making your house easier to sell and upping its price. But in terms of money you invest compared to the return, will a loft conversion add value to your property?
The simple answer is yes – as long as it’s designed and completed properly. In fact, a loft conversion could add 20% to the overall value of your home (according to Nationwide Building Society), which is pretty huge when you consider how expensive properties are. A £300,000 home would be increased by £60,000 – that’s not a figure to be sniffed at!
Is Your Home Suitable?
There are a few things to consider before you jump right ahead with a loft conversion now that you know it will add value to your property. The first thing to think about is whether your home is suitable. Different types of roof can make for a more challenging conversion, making the whole thing more of a hassle. To check that your home and roof is suitable for a profitable loft conversion, get a team of professionals to come and take a look.
How Can It Be Used?
Of course, loft conversions aren’t just a solution if you’re looking at how to add value to a house – they have a whole number of perks you can take advantage of in the meantime! You don’t have to sell straight away, after all.
A loft conversion can provide a new bedroom, allowing friends and family to stay over. You could use it as an extra living-area, home cinema, gym or study. You can add an en-suite bathroom and extra storage space; the opportunities are virtually endless!
Is It a Lot of Work for You?
A lot of people brush away the idea of a loft conversion, thinking it’ll be too much hassle, despite the value it can add to your home. These people are making a big mistake. Loft conversions don’t have to be hard work at all!
As long as you have a great team of architects, managers and builders on your side, you’ll only have to put in minimal effort and will be guaranteed great results. Bluelime Home Design are the team who can help make this happen.
We’re experts at loft conversions and can help you design yours and get the ball rolling, sorting out things such as planning permission and checking your building regulations. If you want to see what we can do, just check out our past projects and we’ll show you why we’re the team you need.