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Loft conversations yield 25% return on your property

Jason Smith

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Are you in need of more space in your home or are you needing a bigger home? Then why not consider converting your loft space in create that additional space and make your home bigger. The loft is often the simplest and least disruptive space to convert. Converting your loft space is a cost effective and less stressful alternative to moving home. Recently with the economic downturn and property prices dropping too, means that more people are deciding it’s better to move up rather than out. Making use of the otherwise wasted space in your loft is a great solution to making your house bigger and eliminating any current space problems.

A loft conversion is in a nutshell the process of transforming an empty loft space into an additional functional room in your home. A loft conversation can create an additional room in your house which then can be used as say a bedroom, office space, games room, a gym, or simply used as another room for storage.

Arguably the best use of a loft conversation would be to create a new master or guest bedroom within the house with en-suite bath or shower room attached. By adding an additional room to your house will give you the best return on the investment, and would be at the higher end of the budget. However with the rise of the internet many more people are now working from home, so increasingly loft conservation as home offices are being more popular as well.

Loft conversions are one of the most popular forms of home improvement in the UK as a result of their numerous benefits. Loft conversions yield numerous benefits for homeowners, which may be the reason for their increasing popularity

According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the cost of the average loft conversion equates to one third of the cost of moving to a property with an extra room, and the addition of a loft room can increase the value of your home by up to 25%. Their survey into home improvements shows that by creating a loft conversion you could add up to £20,000 to the value of a home. Research carried out by the National Association of Estate Agents shows that more than 40% of its members believe creating additional living space is the best way of increasing the value of a property.

So we know that a loft conversation can be very beneficial to a home owner so now we beg the question of “Is your loft suitable for conversion?” The best way to answer this question is see if you can stand upright at the highest point of the loft. The height needs to be at least 2.3m if your loft is to be converted. Building control regulations will almost always be required if the loft space is being converted into any usable form of accommodation, subject to the local authority requirements.

Converting your loft is certainly a job for the professionals, but if you get it right you not only gain a fabulous light-filled space, you could also get a handsome return on your investment when you sell. Finding a professional company to convert your loft needn’t be a problem. With numerous vetted builders throughout the UK and many of them available for contact online it is easy to find a reputable loft converter. Why not try visiting DMB Solutions website. DMB are a construction company based in Brighton and Hove, operating throughout Sussex. They specialise in loft conversions, kitchens and bathrooms.

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