Why Convert your Loft? 8 Top Reasons for a Loft Conversion

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Converting an attic or loft into a functional area is one of the best ways to add living space to your home, not to mention adding value to your property! Many people mention these reasons in passing, but we know that a loft conversion can be a pretty big decision – that’s why we’ve gone more into detail on eight great reasons why you should convert your loft. With these benefits explained in-depth, you’ll have no doubts left in your mind about whether an attic conversion is right for you…

1. Say hello to extra living space…

Whether you convert your loft into a bedroom, office, gym, study, or hobby room, everyone in your home will be able to benefit from the extra living space. By using even a basic loft conversion to add a bedroom (and potentially an extra bathroom) to your house, there will be more room to breathe for everyone. That’s why you may hear the terms ‘loft extension’ or ‘attic extension’ thrown around: most people are talking about converting the attic without any kind of addition to the exterior, but because this can ‘extend’ the home living space so much, many feel ‘extension’ is the perfect word. It’s surprising just how much fantastic living space is going to waste when your loft isn’t converted – even a small loft conversion will make your house feel like it has grown a lot. (If you like the idea of converting your loft space but you’re unsure of exactly what to do with it, be sure to check out these Loft Conversion Ideas for some inspiration!)

2. Say goodbye to planning permission…

Adding any kind of extension to your property can often feel like a no-go just because of how much fuss it can cause. Fortunately though, loft conversions are usually fairly simple in terms of legislations. Unless you plan to alter the exterior of the building, you’re unlikely to encounter any kind of red tape – most attic conversions do not require planning permission! This means that creating a loft room is the quickest. easiest, and most hassle-free way of adding extra living space to your home!

3. Save your precious outdoor space…

Another reason why an attic remodel may suit you much better than a conventional extension is that it can add extra space without sacrificing your garden. Outdoor garden space is a rare luxury these days, and one that is getting increasingly difficult to come by. If you have garden space, you should be making the most of it – so don’t take it for granted by building on top of it! A roof space conversion means you can extend upwards instead of outwards, so you won’t be eating away at what precious space you have outdoors.

 

4. You don’t have to disrupt home life…

While we are on the topic of avoiding the conversion of your outdoor space, it’s worth mentioning that an attic conversion is one of the least disruptive ways to extend your home. With work taking place almost entirely inside the loft room, you’ll find that during the conversion the rest of your home will remain almost untouched. This makes for a lot less mess than extending your home outdoors – say ‘no thanks’ to big holes and piles of dirt in your garden!

5. Add increased value to your property…

‘Can a loft extension add value to my house? and How much value can a loft conversion add to my house? are two questions that we get asked very frequently! Answering the first is simple: Yes. One of the biggest and best reasons to consider a loft conversion is that it can increase the value of your home. Answering the second question is a little more complicated, as we can’t tell you exactly how much value your attic conversion will add. However, in general, adding any kind of good, functional space to your house can increase its value by up to 25%. And since loft conversions tend to be far cheaper than other types of extension, the increase in value to your property will likely outweigh initial work costs – so converting your loft is a great idea in terms of return-on-investment.

6. Insulate your home…

Did you know that a large percentage of heat lost from your home escapes through the roof? When converting an attic or loft space, reinforcements are made to the walls, ceilings, and floors which immediately add insulation to your home. So, even without intentionally installing added insulation methods, just creating a functional living space inside your converted roof room will help you save on those heating bills by keeping a bit of extra warmth trapped inside your property!

7. Accommodate a growing family without making sacrifices…

If you have kids on the way (or you already have them but they’re simply growing up far too fast!) you may be looking to move to a house with more space. As we’ve already discussed, if you convert your attic space you’ll be able to make far more room for living. What we haven’t discussed though, are the benefits of going through with a loft conversion rather than just moving house. Converting your roof space means you will be making far less sacrifices: you won’t have to move out of your current catchment area, so your kids won’t have to leave their school or friends. You also won’t have to put your children through the unnecessary upheaval of a big move – they are probably far more attached to your home than you know. Not to mention, you can make ‘adding a new room into the roof’ a really fun and exciting experience for their young imaginations!

8. Adapt to multi-generational living…

Whereas many people in need of extra space to accommodate the growing young people in their lives, some are struggling with the opposite! With life expectancy ever growing, multi-generational living is becoming the norm for many families across the country. If you find yourself in the situation when your elderly parent(s) need to move in with you, creating more space is obligatory! Elderly people need their independence and personal space just like the rest of us, and simply moving them into the spare bedroom can damage their quality of life and create unnecessary strain on the whole family. The great thing about loft conversions is that a loft room design can often include a bedroom, a bathroom, and if you are lucky enough to have the space, perhaps even a small kitchenette area! With an attic room that functions as its own independent living area, multiple generations can live happily and comfortably alongside each other – all under one roof!

 

With all of these great reasons to convert your loft in mind, all that’s left now is to figure out which loft conversion company is best for the job… and that’s where we come in!

 

Alvaston Loft Conversions is known for being a leading Loft Conversion West Midlands company because we always take care of design, building regulations, and anything else that could cause a fuss. This means that all you have to do is worry about the fun part – decor! Our team can provide expert advice, as well as a free quotation and design service – get in touch today and see how we can make converting your loft a stress-free experience.

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